4 Secrets for Achieving Internal Success

4 Secrets for Achieving Internal Success

 

All small business owners want to be successful. Since childhood, being successful has been ingrained in many of our minds as the great aim of life. This isn’t a bad thing. However, we need to better understand that success varies greatly. Not only in how it is measured, quantified or qualified but also whether it is external or internal. What is an internal success? And can you achieve it? For starters, personal and emotional success, are an integral part of business success.  Success is about achieving goals. To do so you should always assess the how and why of your goals first. Plainly put, begin with the end in mind and then begin to understand the person in the mirror who controls the journey to that end. To begin your self-assessment, here are the four secrets that can help you achieve internal success before and during your business. 

#1 Be Accountable to Yourself by Setting Goals

It is vital that you set your goals for your personal and professional life, in order to provide a target for you to aim for. List your goals, then write down the steps you are going to take to achieve them.  This does not need to be an essay. Simple bullet points with target dates will suffice. Add who or what can help you as a column in your list. Lastly, find an accountability partner, friend, family member, group or coach.  If you are looking for a business coach talk to a BVE Success Advisor who can support you.

#2 Remember Your Personal and Professional Lives Are Interdependent

You may think that your career and personal goals are separate. However, they are interdependent. Your career relies on your well-being. Which impacts your family, relationships, health, and happiness. Your happiness influences the quality of your relationships and health all of which will affect your career or business.  You are your company culture. If you’re not happy at work or doing a job that you love, it impacts your emotional and physical wellbeing and your personal life.

Focus on one area at a time and the success will bleed into the other areas.

#3 Find Your Passion and Purpose

If your personal and professional lives are interdependent, then to be successful in them you will need to discover your passion and purpose. These internal attributes will require some level of introspection.  This may be a great time to meditate. Through introspection, you will feel re-energized to drive determination, enhance your creativity and spark inspiration in your activities. For all the 9 to 5ers thinking about leaving their jobs this will be a great exercise for you.  For those with existing businesses, this can help you get realigned personally and professionally.

#4 Don’t Focus on Money.  Instead, Focus on Passion and Purpose

I know this may seem like a strange thing to read coming from a business strategist, but it’s true.  Chasing money instead of passion and purpose can lead many to find that success is tainted by misery. While people consider amassing wealth to be a sign of success, that should not be your end goal or sole success indicator.  

Instead, focus on your mindset, lifestyle, and wellbeing.  What will your life look and feel like when you have truly achieved internal success?  How will your family, friends, employees, co-workers, strategic partners and others feel?  Create a vision board with words, quotes, and pictures showing your life as you want it to be?  Our suggestion is to make it an actionable vision board by putting dates of intended achievement on each picture.  

When thinking about your professional success consider how you will know you’ve succeeded. What will your position be? How will you be making an impact in your company and in the wider community?  What will your working day look like? How will your company change people’s lives? Think about work/life balance and the effect on your family and relationships with friends. How will your new role or business affect your time, health and happiness?

In Conclusion

While success can mean different things to different people, one thing all definitions have in common is that success is measured by achieving goals that make you feel positive emotions and that if measured internally, not by external assets.  We believe you will find the greatest success comes when you use your passions to create your goals that will solve real problems and improve the lives that you touch.

 

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Discover – Create – Implement

There’s nothing more empowering in entrepreneurship than coming to the realization that you can have, do and be anything you want! In today’s world of social media this thought is echoed louder than ever.

Often, the problem for many is disbelief. Thinking that it’s already been done, results in thinking our product or service isn’t good enough. Or we doubt that we have a Unique Value Proposition strong enough to separate ourselves from the marketplace.

What do you think?

How do you feel about the opportunity to establish and/or grow your business?

At Bold Vision Enterprise we believe you can do it. It will not be easy and you have to be mentally prepared for the ups and downs, but it is completely doable. Even if it has been done before.

The classic adage “seek and ye shall find” still stands true. If you look for proof that achieving big goals, big dreams and living a life of excitement and success is possible, you will find it. If you look for proof that life is difficult, big goals are impossible to achieve and success is reserved only for a select few, well you are certain to find that as well. Attitude is EVERYTHING! We all have a story about the difficulties life has dealt us. You already know what you’ve been through, and there no reason to tell every person you meet. Let’s make today the day you come to the realization that you can have, do and be anything you want!

An exciting future awaits you. But you have to name it and claim it. Your journey begins now. If you want to speak to a BVE Success Advisor feel free to schedule an appointment today.  Bold Vision Enterprise stands ready to help!

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Learn What Failure and Starting Your Business Have in Common

What Failure and Starting Your Business Have in Common

Starting your business and failure have more in common than you may think. The fear of failure often results in a person doing everything they can to avoid failure, even if it means stagnation and unfulfilled dreams. Many do this because they think if they try and do not succeed, they will be perceived as an overall failure to their employees, friends and/or family. Are you this person? Is there a business you want to start, but feel paralyzed by fear?

As social media plays back highlight reels depicting success, it is easy to assume that success is laid at the feet of entrepreneur’s who choose to pursue their dreams. When you look closely, however, you discover a different picture. Entrepreneurship is messy. You don’t see the dozens of ideas they tried that didn’t work prior to being successful. The most prominent unseen factor is the fear of failure that often still rests within them. Yes, they have a fear of failure too, but they didn’t keep it from letting them start their business.


“Fail often, but intelligently. Fail fast, but forward. Then step over the failure, and grow from the lesson.”
Brent Simpson of Bold Vision Enterprise


Failure is a great tool to figure out what not to do the next time around and is necessary for learning and growing. If you try something and it doesn’t work, it is no reason to give up on your entrepreneurial dreams. It should be used as a road map to identify what went wrong, reevaluate your idea, and make adjustments to try and make it work. Find a mentor or an advisor who can help you have a smarter, more strategic launch. Preferably one who has been there and conquered that place or space you wish to operate in. In many cases, having a team helps too.

Avoid being the entrepreneur who talks about their many failures before reaching success. At Bold Vision Enterprise our tagline reads, “Let our knowledge and experience be your company’s head start” because we understand the benefits of leveraging good advisors. So, it may be worth your while to find an advisor who can evaluate what you are doing and help you to get back or stay on track toward success. This may require an upfront investment, but good advisors are certainly worth it if they can produce results for you. Choose wisely, but definitely choose someone bold. If you’re interested feel free to let Bold Vision Enterprise help reduce the fear and confusion of getting started.