January 17, 2022
Let me ask you a question: what do you dream about, what would your ideal life be like?
I’m pretty sure you’ll find an answer to this question, because we all know what we would like to do.
This could be something like: open an online shop, work in the crypto currency market, become a singer, develop a specific market, increase your income….
No matter who you’ve been; an entrepreneur for 10 years or someone who’d like to quit your job to launch your own business. We all have that great vision of how our life could be, what we want to achieve or where we want to go.
I have to admit that I’m a bit teasing sometimes, and my next question often is “And so, what are you waiting for?”
After a million traditional excuses like “I can’t, I have kids”,” I don’t have the time”, “I’m too scared”, etc… what I hear most is “I don’t know where to start!” Well, it’s pretty right and fair. So many people have incredible ideas, beautiful ambitions that they could achieve, if only they knew the way to reach them.
After spending hours, days, months, years talking to people, I understood that before talking about marketing or any sales technique, we need to know where to start. Because the vision can be as clear as I want it to be, it’s just an idea, a concept, a dream, but when you sit every day in front of your computer and think “Increase my income”, this not a task that you can do before breakfast or before your next phone call (unless you work in a certain kind of domain!)
Thinking about that, I’ve decided to share my model which is a 3 LEVEL STRATEGY, to turn a vision into reality.
It doesn’t need to be clear at all, but it needs to be specific. As said before, it can be “open an online shop” but it would be even better to know what you’d like to sell: “Open an online shop to sell baby clothes” would be a perfect vision. Write it down at the top of a piece of paper.
From this vision, we’re going to find a few big goals, like 3 or 4. Continuing with the example of our baby clothes shop, some big goals could be: “Create the website”, “Design the clothes”, and “Create my branding”. It has to be more specific for you to be able to divide your vision in smaller ideas.
My “tip” to know what to put in there, is to ask to yourself “HOW?”
From here, we can now design all the daily tasks, the small steps. The idea is now to take your agenda and to schedule each of them directly over there, every week, for each day of your week. The tasks have to be as specific as possible, for you to know exactly what to do. For example, “Finding a platform to welcome my website”, “Find a designer for my logo”, “Create my Instagram account”, “Design 3 t-shirts today”, etc…
You can start every “Task” by “Today I will……….” If you can’t fill out this sentence, it means that your task is not specific enough!
This 3 LEVEL CONCEPT is the tool that I use every single day when I have a new idea. I use my PLANNER FOR ENTREPRENEURS to dissect each of them to create smaller goals and then daily tasks.
It’s also the best way to not be discouraged, seeing the big dream that far away from you. Take one step at a time and look at each of them as a small victory!