Below is an excerpt from our book Startups Made Simple: How to Start, Grow and Systemize Your Dream Business. Learn more about the book here.
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Japanese proverb
Vision includes not only the ability to see things clearly into the future, but also how you envision your company, including an obsession with building a great product. Those with great vision can often think ahead to where they want to be and reverse engineer the steps needed to realize their vision, starting with their next logical step.
Superpower #5: Clear Vision
Having a big or clear vision is almost synonymous with being an entrepreneur. Whether you think big with your ideas or not, you more than likely have a pretty clear vision of what you want. You want to develop this skill as much as possible by thinking in a very detailed way. Walt Disney didn’t imagine your average county fair carnival when he imagined Disneyland; he dreamed up something magical.
Don’t just think that you’ll have a cool business in a few years; instead, write the very specific details of what it looks like, how many employees you have, what the offices are like, what you do all day, and how you feel. Get excited about this, and then make sure you clearly communicate this vision to your team. That’s pretty much it for Vision. Think big, think clearly, and communicate this to everyone on your team. We’ll go over this much more in Step 1: Imagine it.
The problem is that a lot of visionaries are procrastinators and are even worse if they think really big because they’re paralyzed by the enormity of their vision. This is why you must focus on one idea and make it a reality via execution, which we discuss in the next chapter and why Part Two has six distinct steps to take you from idea to a fully systemized business.
This was an excerpt from our book Startups Made Simple: How to Start, Grow and Systemize Your Dream Business. Learn more about the book here or see our previous excerpts here.
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