Your vision is a powerful force. Think big and watch your business grow.

Your vision is a powerful force. Think big and watch your business grow.

It’s one of the most important tools you have to move you from where your business currently is to where you want it to be. If you have a picture in your mind of what you want your business to look like, you’ll find that it’s much easier to make this vision into a reality.

If you don’t know where you want to go, how will you know what to do? You don’t jump into your car and start driving, with no destination in mind. Before you start the engine, you have in your mind where you want to go, so you know whether to turn left or right at the bottom of the driveway! The same principle applies to your business.

So what I would like to ask you to do today is imagine another version of you.

Imagine yourself running a more successful business. You’re happier with how your business is progressing. Maybe you have more clients. Maybe you’re working fewer hours. Maybe you’ve expanded into new markets. Your vision will be unique to you and to your business. Not everyone wants a big school—maybe you want to keep yours small and intimate. There is nothing wrong with that. However, keep in mind that if you can get to the point where you can hire several teachers you will have a much great sense of security. For example, if you were to get injured or if you had the flu or were sick, you would have options if you weren’t the only teacher in your business. Another idea is to bring in a teacher who offers a style you are not that familiar with; this allows you to give your students more in terms of curriculum and better service their needs.

Imagine what this business would be like, what your experience of a typical working day would be like. Start imagining it now because it’s available to you.

It’s so important to recognize that this starts with YOU. Your business has to be built around your vision. You are driving your business, so it’s based on what you want.

Ask yourself this question:

If I could have my business set up any way I wanted, what would it be?

Bear in mind that the perfect solution for you may not be the perfect solution for the next person. And that’s fine–every business is unique because your talents are unique. But regardless of what your perfect solution is, it starts in your mind. I highly recommend that you read the book Think & Grow Rich. It is not all about making money! Read it and use the techniques in the book to enhance every aspect of your life.

If you’re really serious about expanding your business, you need to identify the routine or basic administrative tasks that can be given to someone whose hourly rate is a lot less than yours. Next, you need to develop the ability to find the right people at the right price to help you. These people will be able to get things done quickly for you, to allow you to spend more time envisioning the future and making it happen.

The purpose of having a vision is to imagine what you’re trying to achieve and to act as though it’s already in place so that you’re moving toward it. This is essentially acting as if you already have the outcome you desire.

If you want to make a certain sum of money, write it down, look at it every day and act as though you already are taking in this amount. If you want a certain student count, write down that number and move forward with the mindset that will help you identify how you can achieve this desired enrollment.

Something happens when you make the conscious decision that you’re ready to change and you want to do things differently. If you don’t make this a priority, you’re still going to be in exactly the same situation three months from now, six months from now, a year from now.

So start creating your vision today – I know that, whatever vision you have for yourself, it can come true!