LESSON #13: Getting a Vision for Your Business

By | July 16, 2008

Up until this point, we’ve essentially been covering the requirements and prerequisite knowledge necessary to increase your chances of building a successful online business.

Today marks a turning point.

It’s time to begin focusing on your personal situation, and to turn our attention to your future business…

(Watch this video…)

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Main points:

  • Without vision, your business probably won’t succeed.

  • I describe vision as being able to “see” a clear picture of your fulfilled goals in your mind.

  • It’s like the box cover of a difficult puzzle…

  • You must begin with the end in mind.

  • Almost every success in my life has come AFTER having a vision for it. (For example, when I won the state championship, and every time I launch a product)

  • The successful business owners that I’ve known ALL have vision.

  • It’s kind of like looking at the world from 30,000 feet. You see the big picture, and not the problems.

  • If you lose sight of your vision, you lose hope. And if you lose hope, it’s game over.

  • As we progress in the lessons, we’ll keep moving forward step by step, but if you don’t start by getting a vision, further efforts could be somewhat futile.

  • If you set your target too low, you may hit it, but there is almost no chance that you will exceed it. On the other hand, if you set your target too high, you may fail, but you will be further along than the “low” target. Therefore it’s better to set your vision higher.

  • One of the biggest things I see holding people back is a “victim mentality”.

  • “Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture. Never think of yourself as failing; never doubt the reality of the mental image. That is most dangerous, for the mind always tries to complete what it pictures. So always picture ‘success’ no matter how badly things seem to be going at the moment.” – Norman Vincent Peale

  • Many of us have taken on a “just get by” mentality.

  • The size of your vision will dictate the size of the result.

  • YOU are valuable. Don’t sell yourself short.

  • Here’s my “disclaimer” that I forgot to include in the video…. “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Prov. 16:9)

    Action steps:

    I want you to take a moment to tell me your vision for your business. The vision can involve other areas of your life too, but since we’re working on building your business, it should be focused on your business.

    It’s important to write your vision down, so go ahead and post it in the comments below. This is YOUR vision, and there is NO wrong answer.

    Focus on the big picture. Don’t worry about the details of how you will get there. We’ll worry about that stuff when we learn about goal setting and business plans, and I’ll be talking about those things in the next lesson.

    As always, you are welcome to post your questions and comments below.

    Have a great day!

  • 1,837 thoughts on “LESSON #13: Getting a Vision for Your Business

    1. Diana

      My vision is to influence millions of people all around the world with advice, tips and practical help on how to develop enjoyable and fulfilling lives in all areas, from relationships, social, financial,and not last helping others achieve the same, and create legacy.

    2. Joseph F Theriault

      My vision is to have a successful online business in the affiliate marketing arena. I will work from anywhere that I have an internet connection and be able to spend more time with my family. I will bring in an average of $5000 monthly by offering services and products that will help others excel. This type of income will allow me to go on several vacations each year and this extra income will afford myself and my wife to be able to enjoy our retired lifestyle.

    3. John Turner

      My vision is to have a successful online business centered around information products. I will work from home, and spend a lot of with my love ones. I will work less than 40 hours per week, and my business will bring in $2 million per year. I will give back to my church and community and I will go on several vacations each year.

    4. Johnny Frey

      I have a vision that includes helping other people achieve the kind of life that they should be living, as I do the sane (sic). This life includes financial independence, and living life on our own terms. It includes living life on our own terms, not life’s terms. I have future paced this a few times so far, and I am going to future pace this every day for now on. I can see it, and I’m independently wealthy. I guess some would call it a self made millionaire. I don’t give a damn about the terminology. I really can see it, and what’s funny is that I’m already overcoming hurdles in my life that I never knew possible.

    5. Monicah

      My vision is to have a successful business online.I will work from home and spend a lot of time with my family.I will work less than 40hours per week and my business will bring in $2million per year.I will help my family and also the community and also pay for my masters degree.

    6. Abigail ibrahim

      My vision is to have a successful online business centered around my passion. To be able to solve a problem through the products I will be selling and to also train others and become a mentor. To create a stream of unlimited amount of income and travel round the world and to change the standard of living of my family.


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