Famous words indeed. They have a decreasing impact as time goes on. These words can not only be used for countries but businesses and individuals alike.
Sitting around a table on more than occasion, discussing the ins and outs of corporate life, I have said one thing that scares people. You have to dream but you have to dream bigger than you could ever think possible.
After asking what that would look like, the response is “I don’t know, I have never thought about it”.
Do you have dreams for your business? What was that “crazy goal” that made you take the pludge into business? Have you reached that goal?
There are 2 types of these “crazy goals’:
1. Financial freedom. Basically more money.
2. Freedom of time. Being able to do what you need (or want) to do when you need (or want) to do it.
Financial freedom is more intricate to quantify because, as the saying goes, everyone is different. The range involved could be from earn enough to support your family to build an empire and retire in 5 years.
The second one is fairly simple to picture. Take this simple situation as an example. A family made up of 2 parents and 2 young children. Dad is running his own business after working for a company for many years. He started on his own because he wanted to spend more time with his kids. With planning, he now attends special days at the school and fetches the kids from school earlier than he used to and can spendtime with them. This situation alleviates pressure from mom who works full time. He goes shopping etc when he can.
There is a downside to setting these types of goals. They are vague and difficult to quantify. Whatever you aim or dreams and goals are for your business, the simple undertone is always the same. Make sure you know what they are and what they look like.