When I started my business, it was because I had true passion for doing great work in the world. And I wanted to serve. Serve at a level that would allow others to experience transformation. And I honestly, I thought that my passion to serve would make building a business easier.
You see, when it comes to building a business, there is work that needs to be done. And the work that needs to be done is not just the client service delivery work. It’s about marketing, sales, strategy and tons of other “not-so-fun” components that are essential to moving the needle in a business.
And this is why I totally understand how Janet is feeling right now. Check out her question which I’m answering in this week’s episode of Incredible Factor TV:
“Hi Darnyelle, listen, I am going to keep it real with you because I need you to keep it real with me. I’m at the point in my business where I’m not loving it. I need to know what to do otherwise I am going to get a job, what do you suggest?”
See my response to Janet’s question here:
As I break down in the episode, building a business is not always fun, sunshine and rainbows…. But, if you’re not loving your business it’s likely that you haven’t built a business that serves you. More than likely, you’re working from your vantage point and not your vision point.
Here’s what I mean:
Vantage point business builders find themselves stuck and stagnant because they are not in alignment with their true purpose and connected to God in a way that gives them true confidence in spite of the adversity. There is a process to building a business. And everyone must go through the process. Some of us, get to the finish line and success sooner and it is often because we’ve shifted to building a business from our vision point.
Vision point business builders focus on what they love. They find connection and gratitude in all things and never let their energies or thoughts shift beyond what serves them. I know this because I too was a vantage point builder until I took the time to get clear, and therefore focused on building a business that would serve me.
So, if you’re finding yourself like Janet, completely out of love with your business, here are three keys I recommend trying:
1. Get clear on your big why. I always say that if you feel like you’ve lost, it’s because you are lost. We get lost when we fail to connect with the reason why we do what we do. Don’t get me wrong, it can happen to anyone. But those of us who stay in connection with our purpose and reason, stay focused and moving toward our clear goals. If you’ve lost sight of why you’re building a business, take this time to reconnect. Start by grabbing a journal and writing down why you quit your job to build a business. If the reasons why are all about you, dig deeper. The truth is, having your own business has little to do with you and a lot to do with the purpose of your existence.
2. Create a vision board that supports your why and reinforces what’s most important to you. If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. When it comes to creating a vision board, we are forced to think at a higher level. The great thing about thinking higher is that we tend to move in the direction of our thoughts. If you’re lost and your business isn’t making you feel warm and fuzzy, think higher by updating or creating a vision board. You’ll be asked to think at a level that both scares and excites you and that is where the magic is.
3. Figure out what it is about your business that you’re not loving. Maybe it’s your business model or the clients you’re attracting or that you’re stuck behind a desk all day that’s got you out of love… No matter the reason, you’ll need to reinvent your business to get access to something new. After all, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a new result.
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