In the first post of this 5 day series 5 days to Change for Success – Day 1: Clear the decks! we started to clear the path ready for creating strong foundations. Once you have cleared the decks, you are ready to start putting your strong foundations in place.
Why are strong foundations important?
If a builder didn’t put strong foundations in place, what he is building is likely to fall down and not be fit for purpose.
The same is true for creating success in your business, lifestyle or family life – the stronger the foundations, the better results you will get.
Four essentials to create strong foundations for success
The following four points are an essential part of building strong foundations because without them you will not be creating success and freedom on your own terms.
Important note: Suspend your belief of what is possible when doing this exercise. Imagine you have no limitations at all – anything is possible:
1. Create a vision.
What does your business and lifestyle look like when it is ideal?
Write it down using the present tense. Be really specific. Put it somewhere you will see it every day. Find images that reflect each aspect of your vision and create an inspiring and motivating vision board.
2. Create a B.H.A.G.
This as a Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Create a goal that is so big it fills you with excitement and inspires you.
3. Clarify your values.
For true success, freedom and fulfilment you have to build your business, lifestyle and family life around your core values. What are the most important things to you? What do you value most? Get clear and specific.
4. Create your Success Definition.
In the blog post Whose definition of success are you living by? I explained why this is so important. I recommend reading it before doing this exercise.
Create a definition of success for your business, lifestyle and family life. Ensure this is based on your core values. Be careful you are not listing down other people’s idea of success. It’s time to create success on your own terms. Listen to your gut.
Once you have completed these points you will have created the foundations for building success in all areas of your business and life. Now it’s time to create the road map to get there. That is what we will be focussing on in the next post – Day 3 – Getting into Action.
In the meantime, have fun playing with creating your strong foundations and do let me know how you get on.