In all my businesses, not one came out instantaneously successful and flawless. They are always unresolved problems that come my way. And sometimes, I can’t even pin point what the problem was, I just know that there is something wrong. How I managed it? I made some new visions and changes. Remember new stuff is always cool, and people tend to look and crave for anything that is new. This might sound easy, but it’s actually difficult to just make a change to your old plans, especially when you don’t know if it actually works or not.
In order for these new changes and visions to come to reality, you must find and build your support frameworks. They say entrepreneurship is one of the loneliest professions. Other people might find you extrovert because you are doing your best to sell, but in fact you are solitary. Why? Because they don’t think the same way you do. Their minds are too busy choosing the best things to buy, while you are there trying to convince them that yours is the best. To escape reality, befriend the solitary people of your same kind. Build a network with other people with business ventures. Go to networking events and get yourself exposed to their businesses.
Once you build your network, you can now start solving your problems. Again, in order to succeed, you must make those necessary new changes and visions. The vital steps are of three steps. First, make the decision to change and share changes to support structures. Second, ask them for your feedback. Share your visions and changes, and listen to their ideas. They might have encountered the same problems that you are facing now, and whatever their feedbacks are, it will definitely help you succeed. And third, ask them to help hold you accountable to achieving those things.
The aforementioned three things is not a onetime deal. Problems in businesses do not only happen once, but it happens all time, in a cycle. So if another problem comes your way that does is not in compatible anymore with your visions, then go back to step one. Improve. Do a regular review of your business venture.
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Hey folks! Thom Rigsby here from thomrigsby.com. Today it’s Friday we’re putting a wrap on this week, making your vision a reality. Today we’re talking about how to find and build your support framework. Stay tuned, 7 Minutes In the Morning is next.
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Hey folks, this is 7 Minutes In the Morning, your daily dose from the business coach. My name is Thom Rigsby and I am your business coach. Well this week we’ve been talking about making your visions for your business a reality. We talked about the difficulty that’s gonna come with making the decision to change and then with dealing with the change. We also talked about some of the fears that go along with change. Some of the stakeholders that have invested interest in your business and yesterday we talked about some of the structures that we can put together and construct to make a support system for you and your business. So today I wanna talk a little bit more about that and how you use those structures to make your vision a reality. So yesterday we talked about masterminds, accountability, partners and coaches, one of the best ways to find the people that can help you with your business is by networking. You know I said yesterday that entrepreneurship is one of the loneliest professions and that’s the truth but because we tend to be solitary people even though we might be in amongst hundreds or thousands of other people, they just don’t think the same way we do. They don’t see opportunity the same way so we tend to be a little bit alone. So I want you to get out and network, go to networking events – Chamber of Commerce, BNI, whatever the case maybe, find a way to network with other business owners. Maybe you have to do it virtually, if you’ve managed to succeed and you’re off on an island by yourself somewhere you have to do that virtually but, whatever the case is find a way to get some exposure to other business owners. You will naturally gravitate towards some who would be able to help you, so very important to get out there and talk, shake hands, just create relationships with other entrepreneurs it will make a huge difference.
Okay so now once we have made those connections what do we do, how does all of these help us make our vision a reality. Well I said on Monday you have to make the decision to change and I asked you to write down three things that need to be changed the most. Well now with these support structures and frameworks in place I want you to start sharing those three things in that structure. Go to your wife, go to your husband, “honey, I need to reduce the amount of time that I spend working. How can I do that?” Talk to other business owners. I will tell you one of the ways you can reduce the amount of work is to get help, hire a VA, hire an employee, outsource some of the work that you are doing. So, just by having exposure to other people and their experiences they can share those with and help you overcome those. They don’t have to be the huge daunting tasks that they look like or that they appear to be today.
So number one, share those changes with your support structure. Number two, ask them for their feedback. This is the vision that I have for my life, these are the changes that I think I need to make, are they gonna make me, are they gonna push me closer to this vision. The more closely related your stakeholder is to you, the better the answer you’re gonna get back, I guarantee you that. But they also will have an idea. Me, I’m on my 7th business now, I’ve got some experiences with how businesses grow and operate and decline. I’d be happy to share that experience with you and with anybody who comes to ask, here’s what I’m gonna get to, here’s the things I think I need to do, am I on the right track? So, that’s number one, number one share those things, number two ask for their feedback and number three, ask them to help hold you accountable to achieving those things. To say I need to spend lost time and the change I need to make is to hire a VA or hire a staff member, okay those are great, now let’s make it happen. This is where in lot of cases where coaches can do a better job than stakeholders, friends, or family. They’re gonna tamper their feedback to you more than a coach would. I’m gonna tell you, Bill, John, Sue you have said you need to hire a VA before the end of the month, it is the 20th of the month who have you hired? And I’ll ask you that everyday until you get one. I’m not gonna be mean about it but I am gonna prod you into achieving that result that you said you wanted. So if that’s the kind of support that you need, people may be on the look out for a coach. But those are the three things you need whatever your support structure is those are the three things you need to do. Share the vision and the change with them, ask for their feedback and then ask them to hold you accountable to achieving those results.
Now, here’s the final bonus tidbit that I haven’t talked about all week, this is not a one time deal, it’s not do it once and you’re done. You can’t go away for a long weekend, do all these work then come back and keep doing the same things you’ve always done. After you knocked all those top three things off the list and you master whatever the replacement for those is, do this exercise again because there are three more, those are just the top 3. What’s top 4, 5, 6? 7,8, 9,10, 11 12? What are the next three challenges that you need to tackle. If you make this a continuous improvement process then, over time I mean think about where you can be a year from now. If you knock off one problem a week, just one problem a week means that by this time next year you will have overcome the top 52 problems your business faces. How significant would that be toward moving you toward your vision of success, I think it will be pretty big time. Think about all the things we’ve talked about this week and certainly you can bookmark this week’s episode if they helped you. But this is not a do it once and done, this is every week, every month, every quarter maybe but that’s really stretching it out. If you do this every month, have a month-in review and a month-in forecast then you can make these plans and knock these things out. You will only have to overcome one problem a week, just one! I think that’s within the grasp of anybody here on the show.
So I hope that this week’s episodes have helped you out. You are really getting some of the value that I bring to my coaching clients here, this is the process that we go through, we get in to what their vision is, a little more deeply we get in to what their challenges are more deeply. We talk about their stakeholders and what’s their support framework gonna look like and what that vision is that they want to achieve. This is kind of a self-paced coaching program that you’ve been through this week, if it has helped you please let me know. I wanna hear back from you, what your thoughts are about this week. But if you’ve made a decision to change, shoot me that email, “Thom, I’ve made the decision” send that email to Thom at thomrigsby.com or give me just feedback about the episodes this week I love to hear that also and send those to me via email also. I loved for you to follow me on twitter at @thomrigsby or you can hear me up at Facebook. Facebook.com/thomsrigsbycoaching.
I hope you had a great week. We’ve been at the lake this week, we’ll be here through the weekend. Just kinda recharging our batteries so we can continue to bring you the value that help your business.
So until Monday, it’s the weekend. If you’re working this weekend I hope it’s profitable for you. If you’re resting I hope you get the recharge that you need. Until then, my name is Thom Rigsby and I’m your business coach.