Your Goals and Dreams

Business and your Dreams
Everything begins with a dream. Launching a business begins with a dream. It comes with the notion that you will be in charge of your destiny and you will be able to do what you want, when you want and how you want. You will basically be your own boss, and in charge of your life.

Many people give the goal of achieving security for their family as part of the reason for starting up in business. Women running businesses from home, have goals of running an operation where they can be close to their children. The urge to be independent and the desire to be close to the family are powerful dreams.

Be careful that your dreams don’t compel you forward without planning. Too many people focus on their dreams and go into business without thinking of the risks involved. Unfortunately, many have their dreams dashed against the rocks in their quest to create wealth for their family.

It is estimated that over 50% of all businesses fail during the first couple of years. The statistics around the world are that over 70% of small businesses fail within the first five years. Even businesses can fail to satisfy the entrepreneur’s dream.

For people who look to satisfy the double dream of having a family based home business there is always the double risk of financial stress, as well as stress to home life. You can soon find yourself with less time than expected for family life, and the business suffering from neglect.

They say that only a few people launch a business with the stated single goal of becoming fabulously wealthy. Most entrepreneurs seek independence, as well as time for themselves, where that independence includes financial as well as personal. Money is often a measure of success, rather than an end in itself. As the business grows, the entrepreneur becomes wealthy, but fails to achieve a deeper goal of independence in time and family enjoyment.

The dream of running your own operation is not as simple as setting up a company and running it happily. Most dreams are not simple. You may have to make major changes, which can include changes to your circumstances and your preferences.

If you have a dream of running a business and being independent, make sure you take one step at a time and examine all the risks involved, as well as the benefits.

You Personal Strategic Plan

It’s a good idea to develop a personal strategic plan. This plan will help you clarify and focus on your preferred future and goals. There are a few aspects of your personal life that are important to you.

Generally these are:

  • Family
  • Spiritual
  • Health
  • Intellectual growth.
  • Financial health.
  • Social involvement.

In each area, try and develop a crystal clear vision of where you are going. They represent a picture of your future, as you would prefer it. Articulate a clear vision of your preferred future, because the vision will help you set goals and directions. It provides you with motivation, energy, purpose and direction, and will help you communicate with other people you need to network with.

If you develop and pursue your personal strategic plan, you will find a sense of satisfaction and happiness.

Most people may be content to stay as they are, but if that is not you, then get busy and develop a plan to get yourself a happier life.