* The following is an excerpt taken from the 90 Day Business Builder Challenge by Equine Business Coaching. Sign up below to receive the full module..
The important thing to remember here is that everything takes time. EVERYTHING! Looking at any situation as a monumental leap from here to there will always seem impossible, but breaking it down into smaller pieces, perhaps dividing it into two years, and then again chunking it down into even smaller pieces, quarters. Makes it seem much more manageable. From here, breaking it down into months, weeks and lastly days… Well, anything is possible.
Let’s look at this situation another way. As I write this I am sitting on my farm in South Africa. Now, I can have a look on a map and see my home country, Ireland and look at all the land and sea (mostly land) between South Africa and Ireland and decide that it is far too vast a distance for me to ever cover to get home again. And looking at it like that, even stepping outside my front door here on the farm and just imagining Ireland, from my perceived reality right now, yes it is a MASSIVE distance. However, depending on how I decide to go about getting ‘home’, if I start today, within 6 months, I will be there (all going to plan!). The quickest way to achieve that is by having the necessary cash on hand to purchase a plane ticket. Yes, I will still have to drive the hour to the nearest airport, catch the first flight, transfer at another airport, catch the second flight, transfer again at a third airport, but after catching the final flight, I will depart that third plane in Ireland – and all in less than 24 hours than when I began my trip!! Now, If funds are not available, I could if I wanted, set out on foot tomorrow morning, plotting a trail up through Africa, crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe and, after crossing Europe, catch a ferry to Ireland. It would take me longer, it is risky and the path will probably twist and turn, often leading me in a direction away from my desired destination… But after 6 to 8 months, a very exhausted, but far more learned and experienced me, would arrive in Ireland. It is the longer route, it is far more risky, and is not for the faint hearted. It will involve me using all my resources, contacts, skills and knowledge but, it is do-able.
This is how you should look at your journey from where you are with your business to where you want to get your business to. If you have money available to spend, you can use it to ‘buy a plane ticket’ and move you faster from A to B. But, if you don’t, you can also use what you have and achieve the same result, but with a little more time and energy spent.
Chunk it down… Break it into smaller ‘stages’… Divide those into smaller pieces… And finally you will be left with the ‘steps’ you can take, one by one, to get you to your desired destination.
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