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3 Simple Steps to Your Next Business Level


Career Advice, Leadership & Professional Development, Entrepreneurship, Education

There’s always a higher level of achievement regardless of who you are and what you’ve done so far. Even the best of us tend to settle into our comfort zones not knowing that pride and fear are the ultimate enemies of our full potential. Imagine being able to conceive and achieve on demand …

#1 Nothing happens without the MVP.

Change is driven by dissatisfaction from the status quo, desire for something new, and inspiration to help others. When mixed with our deepest emotions these intentions take life and find a way to manifest themselves outwardly. MVP stands for mission, vision and purpose, getting clarity on what they are is the very first step to getting back on our journey of personal growth.

Your mission is what you would write down on your office wall for your employees and clients to see every day. It describes what your overall goal is in the shortest amounts of words possible. Your vision is how you see things in the future. It may sound idealistic or farfetched today, but it will push you to be disruptive and innovative in everything you do. Your purpose is the practical impact you want to have on others. It’s more specific than the other 2 and it outlines all the areas and results you will have influence over as you carry out your mission and achieve your goals.

#2 RAS takes over

RAS stands for the reticular activating system. It causes your brain to tune out distractions and simultaneously heighten you level of awareness allowing you to see more of the things that really matter. Although it happens automatically after moments of intense clarity the key here is to write down your thoughts so you can visualize and capitalize on them right away

I remember the first time it worked for me. I was contemplating leaving my 9-to-5 to go in business full time but fears of failure and uncertainty were holding me back. I was reading “Think and Grow Rich” By Napoleon Hill at the time and the book recommended that I write down my definite chief aim, a statement of what I was committed to give wholeheartedly in exchange for the life I wanted to live.

Shortly after writing my statement down on paper I began to see new opportunities that I had not thought about before. I made a list, assigned them a potential income amount and added notes on what the next step would be for each. The list kept growing and within the span of few weeks I saw, on paper, how their potential far outweighed the salary and benefits I had settled for.

#3 Act everyday

I’ve yet to meet a life or business coach that doesn’t recommend writing goals down to get to the next level. It tricks you into acting in the right direction so long as you something about it every day.

Don’t over complicate things by trying to make your MVP perfect on the very first attempt, review and adjust it daily instead.  The same goes for your pipeline of opportunities, update it with what the next steps are as you go and start to assign approximate dates as to when you will cash in on them. It will keep you focused and will produce results that you’ll be proud of.

You are well on your way, here’s a few famous quotes to support this.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”  Napoleon Hill

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1, The New King James Version

“You can have everything you want in life if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar

“We overestimate what we can do in the short run, and underestimate what we can do in the long run.” Bill Gates

Handy Luigi
Handy Luigi

Handy Luigi is a financial services professional that organizes networking and professional development events for startup entrepreneurs, business owners and young professionals. With 11 years of experience in the insurance and retirement planning industry he was recently recognized as the 2018 and 2017 New Org Agent of The Year, NAIFA’s 2017 4 under 40, and the 2015 Rookie of The Year Award all during his ongoing tenure with the Southern Connecticut office of The New York Life Insurance Company based in Fairfield County Connecticut. Handy holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business, a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management and is a Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer from The John Maxwell team. You can check out his business networking and professional development organization by going to www.thebusinessmeetup.com

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