Over two decades I have taught, coached and mentored hundreds of hopeful entrepreneurs. Initially, I suggest that they sit down in a quiet place and envision how the can reach the American Dream of starting and succeeding in their own business. This exercise becomes the creation of the future vision of how they will see their business in five years. I developed this specific approach from researching the life of Ray Kroc who was a visionary that successfully created his McDonald’s empire of over 35,000 stores worldwide.
My aspiring students all start by envisioning their business after five years of operation. Their goal is to imagine what it looks like.
"I have an abundance of customers coming and going, numerous cars in the huge parking lot, my twenty employees are happy and busy, expansions are underway, my business loan is paid off. I have no outstanding debt and my business operation can effectively operate while I’m establishing my second new site."
I think and act big and tell myself that there is energy and excitement everywhere I go in my business venture. This lets me anticipate and live the part of the owner of the greatest business of all times and my success is bound to follow.
As Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motors once stated: “There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than they think they can”. I have discovered how true this is!