Sharing Your Vision
By Guest Blogger – Nicole B. Simpson
This challenging economic season has created an opportunity for everyone to think outside of the box and create a plan of action utilizes your natural talents and abilities. Consideration to establish your own business is both personally fulfilling and a satisfactory financial vehicle as well.
It is imperative to identify your talent, write a vision and make it plain. Then, you must share your vision with others. This is what I want to discuss today. You’ve determined your true calling, you’ve envisioned yourself walking into your destiny and now how do you make that happen? Sharing your vision based on your talent with others will allow those individuals to assist you creatively with options of how to get started. After all, that is what deters people most often.
They don’t know where to begin.
I recall sharing the challenges I faced when I first became an author. I wasn’t certain if I accomplished my goals and objectives. Fear of rejection made me keep the thoughts of my perceived failure to myself. To share that intimate information and allow myself to be open to criticism was new for me. After all, a reason why we don’t succeed is because we talk ourselves out of our destiny being afraid of what others might think. Or perhaps we didn’t get the results we were seeking the first time we tried. Maybe, you shared your ideas with the wrong people and they told you that you were chasing a dream, it wasn’t possible, you can’t achieve… I could go on. But I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had more to accomplish. So I went back to the drawing board. I had already identified the gift and I wrote the vision. It never changed. This time around I shared the vision with other people.
You see, I was independently successful the first time around based on my own skills.
But when I shared my vision with other people, they began to add creative ideas and suggestions I never considered.
What am I saying to you? Moderate success isn’t enough. When we follow our dreams without help, without guidance, without support, we can suffer from burn out and we may limit our potential. But often, we place ourselves in that position. This time around I decided to share the gift God had given to me with others. The more I began to share, the more opportunities began to present themselves to me. People started to help me by sharing their resources and committing to support my vision. All I had to do was open my mouth and make myself vulnerable to criticism. But the feedback is progressive, not regressive. Certainly you must be prepared for the non-believers and the people who will not be supportive. But the next step in your journey will almost always be revealed by another person.
Trust your instinct! You are a business and every business must have a team to become successful.
I want to share one final example about how important this link is to your success overall. Several years ago I met a young lady who had recently started a new magazine. She had the desire to become a publisher since she was a little girl but it a life altering encounter that finally persuaded her move forward in pursuit of her dreams. When we met, she was at a transition in her life. She had taken the business as far as she could go individually and realized she needed assistance to move forward. If you spoke with her, she will share with you that she exhausted many options and needed a fresh perspective. She shared her vision with women with different levels of expertise.
Three months later, she had a team of people working with her as if the vision was birth by them independently.
If you trust your instincts, you will find yourself always traveling in the right direction.
Share the vision!
Nicole B. Simpson – A Certified Public Account – She was there! And she survived!
Do you have what it takes to look certain death in the face and fight back? Our newest guest blogger here at StopStressingNow.Com did just that. In what is quite possibly the most famous terrorist attack in history, this inspiring lady dug deep within and found the sheer will to survive.
Her story has touched me personally, so I asked her to share with us some of what she has learned since the day the world stood still. She was there inside tower two on the 44th floor when the second plane hit just above her at the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001.