I have a suggestion for the New Year. Let’s anticipate an extraordinary 2016 right now and claim it!
In Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, he introduces the concept that, “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” So, what does your dream have to do with your job, your career, or your business? Everything! Your dream is why you’re doing what you do. The best way to achieve the dream is to keep it in your sights.
Here are a few important points to keep in mind as you conceive and work toward achieving your clearly defined company’s goals and objectives and your dream:
- You first, as the leader of your organization, must have a clearly defined dream and should be willing to share it with your leadership team.
- Understand the difference between your company’s goals and objectives and your personal dream. Achieving your company’s ultimate objective yields your personal dream.
- As you grow your company and are working to surround yourself with positive motivated leaders, ask them at the outset about their dreams and make sure they have one.
Applying the Pearl
When I am in consulting situations with clients, my first question is always “What is your dream?” Almost always, the client starts articulating their company goals or their personal career objectives. I call a “time out” then pose another question:
“Assume you have reached a point in your career or business where you find yourself totally financially free as a result of a liquidity event. You have acquired everything you had ever hoped to acquire. What are you going to do?”
As your company’s owner and principal, answering this question for yourself will set you up to create and develop a leadership team of people who can answer that question succinctly.
The next Pearl of the Week will focus on applying the concept of surrounding yourself with people who have a dream that you can “hold hands and run with.”
Ask yourself, how many people who are currently in your sphere of influence have a dream? You may be surprised by the answer.
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