"What you are [going] to be, you are now becoming"
After our first few months out and about, we've seen some HUGE potential to lead our clients and future clients to the next level! The current "economic climate" has presented its challenges to quite a lot of businesses, but our question is - what can YOU do to change that? How do you CREATE the environment in which you can bring YOUR dream into REALITY?
At Inspire CA, we have recently implemented Verne Harnish's 'Quarterly Themes'. In summary, these themes are used to get the whole firm on the same page and focused on our quarterly targets. To kick off the first 90 days, our theme is 'Seed or Tree'. As we have launched Inspire CA in the early part of 2013, we thought it prudent to adjust the focus from us as a 'start up' or 'seed' to our vision 'Not just adding value, we're multiplying it' or our 'tree'. This is where we want to be an integral part of our clients' businesses, that we're not only going to have an effect on them, but they will in turn have an effect on their clients, staff and friends. We want to be an accounting firm so inspirational, you won't recognise us as the 'accountant' stigma. We want the best for our clients, our friends and our family and pushing them towards greatness is part of the process.
1) You've got to have VISION
Everybody has 'SIGHT' very few people have 'VISION'. You are the captain of your own ship, the choice of destination is 100% yours. You don't need a co-signer on your dreams! Our recommendation is to set these goals high, to set them so ridiculously outstanding that they seem unachievable. We find that most people only push themselves as far as they can currently see... Impossible is Nothing, so we say go for it!
Our challenge: Write down an AWESOME vision for your life, business or career.
2) Create the right ENVIRONMENT
One of our beliefs is that you are the average of the closest five people around you. This can be a positive influence or a negative influence... There's going to be plenty of people who think you can't, or you're unprepared, or you need a certain certificate or need this or that - forget them!! Find people that are going to SUPPORT your dream; find people that INSPIRE you; find people that ENCOURAGE you and follow these people!! If they're out there getting it, join in and go get it!
Our challenge: Invest in those who think you CAN and forget those who think you can't...
3) Believe in YOU
The first step, the first move forward is believing that you CAN. You are POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE and at Inspire CA, we really want our clients, our staff and our friends to take ownership of the FACT that they are powerful beyond measure. Sometimes we can get focused on what has gone wrong in the past or we can focus on our weakness or what holds us back and this discourages us. Failing does not make you a failure!! We challenge you to focus on what has gone RIGHT and focus on what you have been called to do. We know that everyone has a skill set, a gift or a talent that is on a level that ordinary people do not possess. We want to urge you to use this gift to take your life or your business to the next level! If you need any encouragement on this point, please check out Eric Thomas' video 'Powerful Beyond Measure'.
Our challenge: Don't settle for average - believe in yourself regardless of your circumstances. BE PHENOMENAL!
So what do you see in your life or your business or your career? Do you see the seed, or do you see the tree?