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Do you really want to leave the fate of your business, family time, socialising, and overall happiness to chance?

People that can wing it in business are few and far between, almost mythical…

In fact, I am yet to meet someone like that. All of my multiple 6/7/8 figure mentors and friends have had to put in the time to get to where they are today, and they followed a plan!

Running a business that is an authentic reflection of you has to become a way of life if it’s going to be successful.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

Your business needs a plan (I am not talking about 100-page business plans) but a macro/top-level strategic vision of where you want to be at the end of the year, along with the activities/steps that you are going to take to make it happen.

Too many people turn running a business into a cross between the proverbial search for the pot of gold and a rollercoaster of hustle and burnouts.

Business success is not about big budgets, it’s about creating efficiencies and increasing productivity, and for that, you need to have a plan.

Something that:

  1. Maximises the time and resources you have.
  2. Generates the maximum value for your business.

“It’s not about how much you work, it’s about how much value you create for your business in the time you have” Abigail Barnes

You also need a vision, an idea of what you are doing it for. Your vision can be anything from a 4-day work week to 6-month projects, remote working, five clients a year, a lifestyle business or the next unicorn.

Your vision is what will keep you going on the days when things get tough, and they will. Running your own business will be as challenging as it is rewarding, it’s an emotional rollercoaster that a strong vision will help you survive with a genuine smile on your face.