I remember a conversation I had with a financial planner client. And a lot of the conversation was about saving money. And, at one point, he shared his simple top 3 reasons for saving money. An emergency fund. For purchases. And as either a supplemental income or to give it away. He said he keeps it that simple for his customers so they can be sure to focus on what’s important to them.
Sounds simple. But saving money to give it away?
Wow. If you’re gonna do that…or be able to do that…you gotta focus.
Because focus is how you achieve anything. Even saving money to give away. And that got me thinking about how I can help you focus. So, I want to share some reasons to build your business better and faster.
If you follow any business social media, then you’ve probably seen business consultants mention your “why”. And that just means you have a clear idea of why you wanna own or run a business.
And right now I want you to think hard and serious about your top three reasons for building a foundationally secure business. A business that can sustain you. Day in and day out. And if you only have one or two, that’s OK. But think about them right now.
I’ll help you out and share my top three reasons. My family. Financial security. And working on my own terms. See? My financial planner client’s reasons included saving money so he could give more away. It doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that.
So, are you thinking hard and serious?
Can you see your reasons in your mind’s eye? Great! Because when you keep them in focus, they’ll be your your guiding light to help you get to the finish line.
Your reasons might not be the same as mine. But, whatever they are, never let them out of your head.
If you can’t quickly and easily say what they are right this very minute, stop reading this. And put everything else down, too. Grab a pen or pencil and paper. And don’t do anything else until you write down your reasons and read ’em out loud to yourself.
My guess is…you already know what they are.
But you might be letting frustration or daily challenges blur your vision. I’ve been there. We all have. But keep your eyes on the prize.
Owning and running your own business is hard work.
But keep your WHY in your mind’s eye. And they’ll be your driving force. And that driving force will turn into the work you love.
Oh, by the way, my RondaReady course, YOUniversity, can help young people just starting out in the work force to figure out their WHY. I’ll be launching it out to the public in just a little while. To be one of the first to get it (either for yourself OR for a teen you know), click that link to get my daily emails. You can opt out any time.