The problem with most wantrepreneurs is that we must constantly be motivated to make any progress.
We are told that we need to have goals, write affirmations, meditate and focus our chi.
So we do. We get pumped for like three minutes and then we are back in a doubtful place.
It occurred to me one day that I did want to accomplish a few things. I want to build a business. I want to live here, drive this, write this, publish that….
While you are supposed to know what you want to do and be, it seemed to me that those things didn’t motivate me at all. I was excited but it became much like the Lottery fantasy that a lot of us have. “If I win 100 million in the lottery, I am going to……” We immediately think about stuff.
Do you feel like your goals are too Me-centric…all about what YOU want?
I felt that way. I wondered why MY goals weren’t exactly motivating me to take that next step.
Well, here’s why…
My goals weren’t connected to who I wanted to serve. I wasn’t that mature. I wanted stuff and I wanted to be stuff.
Why are you doing what you are doing? Who is it for and why isn’t that the priority in your mission?
Whether you want to be a coach, speaker, author or dog walker…how will you serve your people in a way that will change your world and theirs?
Get YOU off of your mind. It’s not about you.
Your mission and my mission should have goals for our customers. This is something I rarely hear: What are your goals for your clients?
It is about improving the lives of the people you touch, not about what you are going to get.
I’ve heard that you get what you give. The universe is reciprocity.
Wantrepreneurs remain wound up, wanting everything but not really wanting to release anything.
Have you ever thought, “Well if I give everything away, I won’t have anything to sell.”
The more you give away, the more people will learn from you, in turn, you create trust. In addition to trust, you will get more insight as to what your audience REALLY needs. This will lead to designing products and services that you know they will support.
I sat for years making goal lists and visioning my 10-bedroom castle. I don’t think that I ever once thought about that one person, saying to me, little old me, “You have changed my life.”
Stuff is stuff. Helping someone get out of pain, is more than stuff. I believe it’s the reason why we are all here. The energy that you get from helping someone get from point A to point B returns back to you, making you want to help more people….and those you help now want to help people too.
It’s not about you and your goals unless your goals include how you are planning to serve.
How can you redesign your goals so that they focus more on service? What are your goals for your clients and customers? What will they get, achieve, and most importantly, what will they be able to pay forward that you have inspired in them?