You cannot begin to create a business plan for business success without a clear vision of what you want and why. See why this is vital for your success.

Your Vision

houseYour vision for your life might be a new home, to pay off the mortgage of your existing home, a new car, more time to spend with your family or some other desire you have. If you can clearly visualize what you desire most and know WHY you want it, you can create a plan that will be your blueprint for making your desire your reality.

This vision and the rewards it offers are the motivating factors that will help you do the tasks that may be unpleasant or boring but necessary.

Running a home based business, like a brick and mortar store, requires a daily commitment of both time and money. You usually don’t have a boss watching you so your vision of what you will achieve by consistently taking action is your motivator, guide and anchor.

You WILL get frustrated, angry and you may take the wrong path a few times but your vision will keep you going in the right direction as long as you truly desire what you claim you do.

Your Business Plan

Your business plan is your roadmap. It has clearly defined goals that you can use to measure your progress, or lack of progress, towards the dollar amount needed to turn your vision into your reality.

If you know the new home you want is going to cost you $250,000 and about $5,000 per month to cover taxes, upkeep, insurance, utilities and the other expenses homeowners incur, you can set your business goals accordingly.

You can take those numbers and break them down into goals spread across the timeline you’ve created to achieve your dream. These smaller goals are easier to visualize as achievable and you can more easily see the progress you are making.

As you reach each of your mini goals, reward yourself for the accomplishment. Acknowledging your successes is vital for your morale and desire to reach the next goal on the way to fulfilling your dream.

You can achieve anything you can clearly envision if you truly desire it and are willing to create a sound plan to achieve it and consistently work that plan until you have reached the ultimate goal.

Do You Have A Clear Vision For Your Business?

4 thoughts on “Do You Have A Clear Vision For Your Business?

  • May 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Hi Jerry, it’s not often that I post a comment on a blog, but this post hits home for me as a Internet Marketing and Business Coach.

    Most people do not realize the importance of goal setting, they tend to skip over that part because the focus is usually on “earning money fast”, instead of “I will create a plan that will earn money today and for years to come.”

    Goal planning is essential to success. Start small – achieve your goal and create a bigger goal – one step at a time. Success leaves clues – your business plan to success is your clue.

    Business plans do not have to be elaborate. I’ve seen simple plans written on napkins, coasters, even the palm of the hand. If you have ideas for a great business and business plan, jot the ideas down quickly or you may forget them.

    Start your business plan today and obtain your goals as planned.

    Coach Gina 🙂

    • May 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      Gina, you are correct in stating most people do not realize the importance of their goals and plans.

      If people took the time to think about it. their goals and business plans are their version of a set of blueprints used to build everything from a dog house to a high rise building. By ignoring the creation of a plan, they waste time and money because the resulting structure will NOT be solid enough to last.


  • May 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Excellent post Jerry! I hate to admit it but I am guilty of this myself and I should know better.

    I didn’t learn to play golf by stepping up on the first tee with a driver in my hand and blasting away. I had to build up to the driver. I had to learn the grip, the stance, the take away, the follow-thru.

    There are steps to everything in life and none are more important that the first few. And the first one when building a sustainable income producing business is the Business Plan.

    I hate using a cliche but… You don’t plan to fail… Most fail to Plan.

    Again Jerry Excellent Post – I hope every person that fancies themselves an online entrepreneur reads this and absorbs it.

    BTW- Thanks for the kick in the pants whether you meant it or not!

    Mike Tansey

    • May 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

      Thanks Mike.

      The business plan is only useful AFTER you have your vision of why you are starting your business and what the money generated will be for. The vision might be earning enough to cover a car payment each month or it might be much, much more.



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