To start or grow a business, first, plan your life. Then plan your business around it. Some of the most successful and happy people we know are business people and entrepreneurs who created businesses that perfectly in sync and fits who they are and what they want in life.
If you do what you love, you'd work better, harder and happier.
In this step we will focus on: Life Planning - Elements and Practical Applications
My example manifesto:
As the founder in NigelChua.com, I define
Work Is Purpose In Action, when I work, I bring values and principles I believe and stand for to the people whom I serve. My purpose is to help individuals to increase their quality of life and living by increasing their income through businesses, employing solid and simple personal finances, and to grow personally. That is what that keeps me growing, makes me cry when people achieve happiness as I help them, and makes me want to do better and serve more. I love what I do. There's nothing more thrilling to me. I also define
Work As Freedom - I work to deliver top value to my readers, my clients, my family, my friends. I don't work for the benefit of some nameless and faceless corporation. I'm free to choose and deliver the value of business I conduct. I'm free to choose the way I spend my time - if I so determine I'd like to spend more time with my family or my readers, it's up to me. I'm free. And so are you. Lastly, I define
Work As Friends because I enjoy working with people whom I know and like. Often, in a new working environment, I'd go looking for people to meet and connect with, so that I know all the people whom I work with. This was I feel that we're all connected, have a common focus and purpose, trust and respect. This empowers me and this pushes me to do my best, knowing that there's people whom I know who'd need me to do my part.
Here's some simple actionable plans you must develop and take to change your Life plan Survey to a real-time action plan. So at this point in time, you'd know where you're at, where you want to go, what you enjoy and do well, and the kind of work settings you prefer.
Keep this Life Plan in a place where you can see it clearly and plainly - seeing and knowing that it's nearby will constantly serve to remind you of what you want, your priority and what you need to do next.
Of course, you should periodically relook over your Life Plan to measure, compare and assess successes and failures and make adjustments wherever necessary. It's alright if things change over time - life is dynamic and changes are natural.
Now that you have your Life Plan in place, use it and bear it in mind whenever and wherever you need to make strategic planning and decisions; including niches you choose to work in, business models you'd opt for, if you will have employees or not, if you'd be home based or have an office.
Most important is that it will help you position yourselfe to do what you love and that will bring out the best in you, your business, your relationships, your life.
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