As the leader of your business, building a solid foundation is key to not only the health of the business but YOUR overall health and happiness. Building your business on a solid foundation greatly increases the chance of creating a lasting legacy for you, your family, and your business.
Having a vision for your business and your life is the foundation. There is no way around it. Everything you do is built on the vision you had when you started the business. There’s a reason you got into the business you did and most likely it was more than just to make money. Your values, your family, where you want to live, who you want to hang out with, what kind of car you drive are all part of this vision.
Aligning your personal values to your business vision can help you have more fun at work and even lower your stress levels.
Do your days fly by and when your head hits the pillow at night it takes some time to figure out what you did the past 10, 12, or even 14 hours. Setting your short term and long term goals and working towards them everyday will help you get closer to the business and freedom you want. Annual Goals, Quarterly Sprints, Monthly Planning, Weekly Time Blocking, and Daily Habits aligned to the business and your vision will allow you to accomplished more than you thought possible.
When you reflect on the past day, week, month, and year, you’ll have achieved more than you thought possible. And you’ll realize the power of planning and reflection.
Leadership of an organization is a tough job whether you are leading one person or a team of hundreds. And it’s not only about the people. Sure, you’re a role model for your staff but what about your family, customers, suppliers, and the community? How you represent yourself to all your constituents is based on your vision. Lead with integrity in everything you do.