A Vision Is Great. A Game Plan Is Even Better
Written by: Greg Weiss
I speak to entrepreneurs on a daily basis, and almost without fail one trait always comes through loud and clear: entrepreneurs are visionaries. They can paint me a beautiful picture of where they want their company to be, what values it has, what amazing things it will do for their clients. But if I ask them: “How?” … Well, the vision stops there. They just don’t know how.
Daydreaming is fun, and it’s even more fun at first to go out and try to make it happen. But with no game plan for how to do that, the happy daydream can quickly turn into more of a nightmare as you struggle to break through to what you know in your heart could be amazing.
Sadly, the world doesn’t only run on ideas. There has to be a mechanism for bringing those ideas into reality. There has to be a game plan.
What you need is an operational soulmate: someone who shares your passion for your company and what it can become, but who has the ability to take a step back from each new idea, assess its merits and weaknesses and put in place a game plan to bring the idea to fruition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greg authored 3 practical Career Books, and 1 Book helping Visionary leaders scale their businesses. He is one of Australia’s most experienced HR consultants and leading career coaches. He is the founder and owner of Soulidify and Career365. As an entrepreneur/business owner, Greg has experienced first-hand the joys and frustrations of starting and growing one’s own business.