Drafting a business plan is simpler than you think, but what stops most people from taking this vital first step is the belief that they deserve to stay where they are.
The reality is that you will never build wealth or live your ultimate life if you keep waiting for the perfect job.
Moreover, if you don't own a business, not only will you stay broke or continue to live from hand to mouth each month, but your unique message and gift to the world will remain buried beneath the time you spend making someone else rich.
It is not so much from scarcity, as it is from an aching need and burning desire to fulfill his commitment to himself that Trainer, Speaker & Author T. Harv Eker turned his passion into the purpose of becoming a business owner as well as obscenely rich.
For many years preceding his personal success, he was part of building other people’s businesses, helping them fulfill their dreams, until one day he realized that he is worth more.
He encourages people to do the same by helping them grow their mindsets from where they are, to powerful.
No employment will give you the kind of satisfaction you will derive from creating something you love.
As of right now, you are encouraged to stop attracting a job and instead, start creating your business plan so you can find your best-suited success.
The common mind of most people equates work to having employment.
Yet how many people do you know who simply detest their job or complain about it all the time?
How many times have you heard of people looking for a new job or for a job where their passions and skills can be put to use?
If what you’re looking for is a way to find a better job, you won’t find the answer here.
Harv’s the guy who will tell you to stop trying to earn a living, kick your butt into confidence and encourage you to rather invest your time and resources in doing something you love!
If you continue only earning a living, that’s precisely what you’ll get!
You’ll earn your basic minimum wage and never ever get rich.
You will never become wealthy.
Are you still waiting for things to change for you?
To “attract your dream job?”
That’s old, OK!
Don’t “attract” the job of your dreams…damn well create it and spend that search time creating a flaming business plan!
Sure it’s risky telling it like it is because the truth hurts, and that’s fine.
There’s no prejudice or belittling of your circumstance, particularly because it's very common for millions of people to scrape by daily just to “earn a living”.
However, if you’re reading this, you know you want and deserve more.
Something inside you wants to come out to play big and win big.
So do just that! It doesn’t matter what your “thing” is.
If you’re a trainer, then do training, seriously, you don’t need a job to be doing that.
In fact, what you need is your own business!
The business you own could provide a contract service to other companies if you so choose, but if your thing is being a trainer, you need work for no one else.
How will you know what training to do and what your unique message is?
It’s as simple as asking, and keeping in mind 2 things:
Be particular, on a particular problem you can help people solve now.
Offer a solution that is in demand, not limited only to things you know.
Yes, some homework is required.
Stop pottering around with pocket money, everybody!
Find influencers with an existing audience.
Get on stages that have space for hundreds or even a thousand people.
And how do you get yourself on that stage?
By putting together a unique and exceptional program or a talk that could really help people.
If you have information, a workshop, a talk, a seminar, or even a technique that someone will find helpful, introduce it to the world in a coordinated format.
Present to a large audience, teach them what you must, spill what you have, and let them get in contact with you.
If Harv had to walk into an event where five or six participants were waiting to hear his message, how do you think he would feel?
And although he would still do the same event, he would undoubtedly be thinking to himself, “What the hell is wrong here? I don’t want five. I want 500. Actually, I don’t want 500. I want 5,000!”.
Don’t wait to get there.
Whatever you have going for you now, you’re likely able to do only one thing that could double your client base in a week.
Get on social media.
Get your persona in magazines.
Write a kickass article.
Play bigger - don’t stall!
Get into the mindset of a business owner and stop wasting time waiting for the perfect job to open up. Instead, use your time and energy to reach out, make contact, develop and distribute information.
Generate sizable audiences who will benefit from the knowledge and experience you will share.
Don’t waste time trying to convince people, fill needs that exist in real-time.
After all, you’re reading this because you’ve earned and learned for long enough.
Now it’s time you start teaching others.
Now it’s your turn to thrive.
Record your vision and mission statement as these will be tied to your core values.
Describe your unique solution to problems in your industry and explain what sets your company apart from others who may have similar solutions or be targeting the same audience.
Showcase the structure within your enterprise so that responsibilities are clearly defined.
List services, products and existing customers to paint a vivid image of your solutions and the impact you have.
If you don’t have existing customers yet, list the industries and customers that would benefit from doing business with you and by highlighting the needs or gaps in the industry, you are actively working on being proactive in your approach to solving real problems in real time.
Provide a marketing strategy as well as operational and logistical plans to show you’ve done your homework and have the necessary requirements in place to supply existing demand.
First and foremost, to create momentum towards achieving your planned goals.
The basic purpose for your business plan is to have a growth strategy documented and in place, create clarity on the range of resources you require to operate successfully and to provide confidence to potential shareholders and investors who need to trust you will deliver on promise.
By wrapping your basic business plan in an attractive bow consisting of timeous measurable objectives and targets which are achievable, specific and realistic, you present not only a plan for growth, funding and supply of demand, but essentially a roadmap to customer satisfaction.