Posts Tagged ‘Clarity’

The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour (Photo credit: The Uprooted Photographer)

Clarity. It is required to get what you want. Your thoughts have to be clear of fear and overbearing. Clarity is the absence of fog and haze. Clarity shines brightly. Clarity comes in steps. One step is to start with the end.

Create a goal

One step of the road to clarity is having a well defined goal. Not a wishy-washy, pie in the sky, maybe someday I’ll have that goal. Not a goal where you are waiting for your ship to arrive. A goal that you can describe and touch. One that you know by heart. One were you can describe the smell and the sound. One you can touch. One that burns in your mind. Yes, one clearly define. A wishing goal will never be reached. A someday goal will never be had.

Get that goal down. Define every part of it. How will you feel when you reach it? How does a person at that goal talk and act? What will your life be like when you have reached that goal? Seeing your goal is not enough. See yourself at that goal.

Building a path

If you don’t have a path, any road will get you there. Build that path by working

backward to you. Create your path to that goal. Define major milestones along the way. Discover the changes and tasks that will lead to those milestones. The result will be your path.

Let’s say you want to be the a great Internet Entrepreneur. That is the end goal. Discover all the aspects of that goal. One will be a great website that pulls traffic. Forget all the chatter and noise on how to get such a website. Work backward on step. A business needs leads, lots of them. Another step back is traffic. How to drive traffic? What do you like to do? Write? Do videos? Place ads? Write that down. That’s your next step. All these steps are your milestones. Create the tasks for each milestone.

Generating a routine

Did you choose writing articles? Would you rather do video? Choose one and do it. Find a site on which to write articles. Perhaps use WordPress or HubPages. Start writing. Don’t worry about topics, just write. Write what you feel. Write what you believe. Write about your passion. Write. Set a goal to write once a week. Hit that and set the goal to twice. Hit that, set the goal to three times per week. Write longer articles. Write with more passion. After content has been created, now use Google to find key words related to your topics. Write and write and write. Content creates volume. Content creates awareness. Content creates mass. Content creates expertise. Content creates clarity.

Do not move to another marketing avenue until you have mastered one. Do not try all of the avenues at once. Choose one and be the rest there ever was at it. Research what the experts are doing and model yourself after them. No need to copy them. No need to imitate. Use your voice. Tell your story. Move alone your path.

Goal reached, next

Success will come when your goals are well defined. Success will come when you create your plan to each those goals. Clarity comes from creating the plan. Creating comes from defining your goals in every aspect. See where you want to be. Be where you want to be. Only one thing, only one person, only one circumstance will ever hold you back. That one thing is You. Don’t let Yourself do that. Go!

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"Some Mondays are a dreadful way to spend...

“Some Mondays are a dreadful way to spend 1/7th of your life” ~ EXPLORED (Photo credit: turtlemom4bacon)

What a week this has been for me. It started with no clear direction or reason to be in business. Tuesday night, while the rest of my team was trying to get a new version of our Point of Sale system live, I was on a call with JT DeBolt. The call itself was scheduled for an hour and went two. From that call came one very shiny spot: I need clarity.

The need for clarity

The largest part missing from my success is not a lack of training, knowledge or skill. I can generate leads. I can make calls. I know the system. What I miss more than anything, more than a reason, more than a why, is clarity on WHAT I want to accomplish. Not some grand idea. I very clear vision, all the way down to the smell of the carpets and flowers. Every aspect of WHAT I want to accomplish. I know why I want to be in business. I know which vehicles I want to use. I do not know what the goal looks like. What is the end game?

Clarity is the process of fully defining the goals, the objectives. Clarity of purpose. Clarity of reason. Clarity of direction. Finding clarity is a journey that never ends. Clarity can change. Directions can be updated. Goals adjustable. Clarity proceeds action. Clarity pushes direction. Clarity is the force. Why is the center.

To this aim, I am striving to find clarity. I know I want to positively impact 3 people a month. I don’t yet know how. I know why. Helping people is a central part of who I am. After all, I have been a member of the National Ski Patrol for 17 years. I also have a need and desire to train others. To see others come alive and realize their potential. Now to find a target that will blend them. Helping people by showing them they are more than they ever thought possible. Helping people by showing them 99% of what they need to succeed is already inside them. They control their own destiny. They do not need to be blown about by the wind.

Simon Synek’s “Start With Why” is the right place to begin. The next step is to clearly define how to use the why and what it is that will be created. The weeks ahead are going to be something else. It will be fun. It will be scary. It will test. It will reward. Clarity is out there. Time to find it.

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