Clarifying Your Vision By Ryan Hill

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

It’s 2:30 in the afternoon and you’ve been running like a rabbit since the moment you woke up.

You are exhausted and frustrated that you haven’t been given a single minute to work your business today and the thought of getting started now, at 2:30, is more than you can emotionally overcome.

Every person on the planet is equally bombarded with distractions and interruptions that pull us away from our best intentions for the day. Sadly, too often we willingly climb into the bumper car, choose to let ourselves get plowed into from all sides, and through the whiplash and headaches we mutter, “I guess this is just how it is.” The person who has resigned to that philosophy about life hasn’t taken enough time to truly see, define, and clarify a vision for his or her business.

Create Your Vision

Create your vision by first dreaming about where you want to be in the next year, 3 years, or 5 years.

Think deeply about all the possibilities, the achievements, and the people you will serve. List the future gifts, awards, and accomplishments with which you will be blessed. Describe what you are feeling at the moment your vision becomes reality. In your mind’s eye, shake the hands and offer hugs to your family and those who are there with you. Smile as you celebrate and have fun. Give yourself some time to really contemplate the future and your desires for your business. In time, a vision for what you want in your business will start to emerge. It will inspire you. This is powerful and meaningful work.

Start to get all those thoughts down on paper or in a document on your computer. Add to it as new thoughts come to you. As you start to see it coming together on paper and in your mind, begin to write your vision to make it permanent.


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A vision for you business includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Action-oriented - contains language that empowers disciplined and focused action
  • Confident - suggests a moment in time and a place you will meet yourself, because in your mind, you’re already there.
  • Emotional - when read, it stirs your heart to relentless activity.
  • Imaginative - shows freedom to imagine a new reality.
  • Proactive - demonstrates that our behaviors are within our control.
  • Specific - includes powerful verbs and descriptive words that paint a picture; it’s your masterpiece.

Congratulations!  You have just captured your vision for your business.

It’s the flag in the ground to which each day of the journey brings you a little closer. Keep it in front of you. Read it once daily until it becomes part of you. Review it periodically when you feel yourself getting off track or overly distracted. Share it with trusted friends and family members, and bring them along on the journey for support as well.

Having a vision won’t completely eliminate exhaustion and frustration. It’s ability to re-center us on what we have set out to accomplish is its power.

About Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill has over 20 years in education as a teacher, an administrator, and a leadership trainer.

He has also been involved with the direct sales profession for more than 18 years. As an educational leader, Ryan has worked closely with educational teams all over the country. He is eager to work closely with you and your team to support your vision, goals, and action.  You can reach him at ryan@dswa.org.

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