Give Life to Your Dream Business

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” —James Allen

LightTo create your successful business, you need to start with the part nobody else sees, the hidden part of your iceberg—your vision. The seed of your business is the vision. People tend to be focused on the how, thinking that is where the answer lies, but it’s not. Yes, eventually you need to learn all sorts of “hows” crucial to the success of your business. But the real key to building your dream business lies in the clarity and strength of the idea—the seed.

That is why “more capital” is rarely the answer to business start-up challenges. People often believe that lack of funding is one of a new business’s major problems. It’s not. In the same way that air, water and sunlight are not hard to find, financing is not all that hard to find—if you have a compelling and clearly viable idea and strategic plan for growth.

The world around you is absolutely flooded with money, ready to flow toward you and nourish your sprouting business. Just when we think resources are dwindling, we find new resources that can achieve the same things.

Develop your vision.

The way the right note, sung clearly and loudly enough, can cause a tuning fork to vibrate and even shatter glass, is the same way the right thought, held clearly and strongly enough, can cause events in the physical world to happen. A single thought, held clearly and firmly can defeat an empire, as Gandhi demonstrated. And the right thoughts—held clearly and resolutely can build your dream business.

 

Create the seed of your business with great precision and clarity. This is the groundwork for every successful business that has ever been and ever will be. A vaguely formed, ambiguous seed will never sprout or take route. For a seed to flourish, it must be viable.

o   Write down the vision of your idea with specifics.

o   Make sure your vision is clear and strong.

o Figuring out the “how” comes after the vision and the decision. The How will always come after the What, when your Why is big enough.

 

Be patient.

Nature takes time to work, and so will the seed of your business. It’s called the Law of Gestation. A carrot seed takes about 70 days from the time you plant it until the time you have a fully grown carrot, ready for the eating. A lamb has a gestation period of 145 days. Human beings? About 280 days.

How long will it take the world to wrap you in the right set of circumstances for your business? I don’t know. But it will take some time. And I know this: If you keep digging up those seeds after you’ve planted them, you’ll stop the process cold. Gardens don’t work that way and neither does the picture of your dream business. You have to allow an idea the time to germinate and grow, to take root and find its resources in its own time. Let go of impatience.

 

Start putting your trust in your own resourcefulness and in the universe around you. The universe is ready to give you everything you want, once you are clear on what it is and patient enough to let it do its work.

 

Nothing is limited—not resources or anything else. You can only limit yourself in your mind.

The Answer for you: Your need the clarity and focus of a magnifying glass to create your dream business.

 

Comments

  1. Thank you for this John. It is very timely.

  2. g,day John and friends , time is related to effort it speeds up the requested outcome thanks

  3. Right on John. Most people seem to skip these steps and think all they have to do is open the doors and sell their product cheaper than the competition.

  4. Hey John, as always, very good advice, and I never tire of hearing it no matter how many times or how many ways. I must point out though, even if John Allen wrote the treatise “As A Man Thinketh” he is not the originator of the aphorism. Unless I’m mistaken, it was Solomon who was inspired by God in Proverbs chapter 23 verse 7, and ironically, but very much in keeping with Allen’s overall thesis, the context is along the lines of being aware of how deceitful the hearts of those who would entice you with “sweets” can be. Our hearts (figuratively) are the innermost depth of our beings, that which makes us as individuals who we are (whether good or not so good).
    In Mark 11:23-24, Jesus presents the same importance of our believing emanating from the depth of our heart as the key to getting what we want. I’ve always considered this the biblical documentation of the law of attraction.

  5. Suzettefern says:

    This is so true–gestation is finally working for me and patience is always a work in progress! 😉

  6. This email couldn’t have come at a better time. Like you read my mind! But you’re absolutely right there, John. Everything has to have a “gestation period” and my life has begun it’s process of change for the better but as humans…..we’d like things faster!
    You’re awesome. I’m so thankful to have come across you a few years ago in, “The Secret”! That was the beginning of my new life.

  7. Great article!! Thanks for your commitment to personal development and for all you share with us!

  8. Tommy Voris says:

    How true,

    Great post John. I have seen it over and over again its the “busy” entrepreneur. They continuously run from project to project from meeting to meeting in high speed. They have no time, and unfortunately no direction or focus. At the end of the day, they cant figure out why they have such a lack of results. After all they were so busy.

    Without taking the time to “Develop Your Vision” (as mentioned above) its hard to get any traction. Its when you have clarity, focus, and an actual game plan that the wheels stop spinning and you begin to really get momentum. Sometimes its by moving slower that we move faster…

    Thanks again, I appreciate your work John.

  9. Wow- this is excellent… Another great post John~

  10. Thanks for the article.
    Though I used to focus on one thing at a time, I had not realized its power! It is only now, after reading “a single thought, held clearly and firmly can defeat an empire, as Gandhi demonstrated…” it hit me.

    Shankar, India

  11. Great article! Thanks so much for the continual inspiration!

  12. Terrific article John ! Remembering to allow for a gestation period when building a new business is sooo important.

  13. Jamal Hamouqa says:

    Very nice & sooo True 🙂 and I enjoy playing and applying it… Especially the “You have to allow an idea the time to germinate and grow, to take root and find its resources in its own time.”

  14. Great!

    Quote from SECRET,” Just when we think resources are dwindling, we find new resources that can achieve the same things.”

  15. Irina Ponizova says:

    Dear John ! Great start this morning with notice from You with call ” Give life to your dream business ” .
    Clearly superb explanation ” For a seed to flourish, it must be viable ” and best of all
    ” the How will always come after the What, when your Why is big enough” !
    Stunning statement !!!

  16. Awesome!
    Thanks a billion for such great insightful teaching.

  17. Thanks, John, for all your inspirations. I now know that I need to be clearer about my dreams. I always enjoy hearing from you. Meeting you, one day, and seeing your beautiful home is in my plans. You are an amazing human being!

  18. Hi John, great article.It takes a while to practice being patient 🙂 But yes, that is the way.& I’m learning that the ‘how’ will come and not to worry about that too much. Malti

  19. John……….thanks for the reminder, patience,,,,,,love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Great post John…thanks for sharing. I struggled with the “impatience” part in the past, and what you wrote is very true.
    Nick Garcia, MBA
    http://www.salesanswer.blogspot.com

  21. Great post John…thanks for sharing. I struggled with the “impatience” part in the past, and what you wrote is very true.
    Nick Garcia, MBA
    http://www.salesanswer.blogspot.com

  22. Thanks so much. Exactly what I needed to hear right now!

  23. Big smiles from UNLIMITED ME!! Thank you John.

  24. thank you John. Very timely for me. Looking to create a new career path and I know my biggest challenge is ME. I keep getting in the way. I want to know up front the HOW first and control the process. Anyway, as usual the universe delivers right on time every time! THANKS

  25. Litterateur47 says:

    The perfect words in the perfect moment.

  26. Jjackson_jasmine says:

    This article is very good. Sometimes we forget to be patient. Thank you John.

  27. This is so true.

  28. Thanks John Love your statement; The How will always come after the What, when your Why is big enough. Learning to be patient and to trust the dream that you have will take you where you want to go.