Whether you’re already working as a freelance creative, or your preparing to leave your job and turn your side hustle into full-time biz , it takes hard work, tenacity and drive to create a successful business. But unfortunately, a lot of new businesses fail after only the first few years.
So what can we do to lessen our chances of failure and not only survive, but thrive?
The Four Pillars of Success is a process I have been using to create my own success and the success of my clients. These 4 pillars are the most practical and solid way to establish, visualize, and reach your business goals, no matter what industry you’re in. What’s so awesome about these four pillars is that it can be applied to only your business, but all areas of your life.
Pillar #1: intent. Are you living intentionally or reactively? It’s easy to complain and focus on what’s not working. But that approach only hinders our growth and stops us from progressing forward.
It’s super important that you take the time to really ask what you want and be super specific.
It’s like punching in an address in your GPS. When you’re specific about your destination, you’ll have a clear roadmap to help get you there. It’s when we don’t have a destination we lose time and become frustrated.
When you have an intentional goal set it will be easier for you to create results crazy fast. Because if you don’t know where you’re going how do you know when you get there?
Pillar #2: Vision. Vision is crucial because it’s how you anchor your intent. It’s how you take your imagination to bring it into reality. If you have a goal, you need to be able to see yourself achieving it. Really get detailed about the end results.
So if you want work from anywhere in the world, having amazing clients who seek you out rather than always looking, or have a solid creative time under you, take the time to truly see how that would appear in your life. Where in the world would you be working? What does that amazing client look like? What does that creative team look like?
Don’t half-ass this! You have to visualize your goals as if it were true.
Pillar #3: Action. Once you have your plan, the biggest challenge is to stop procrastinating and take action. You’ve come a long way! You have you’re intent. You have your vision. Don’t mess it up because you didn’t do anything!
The secret is creating a solid plan and take bold and repeatable action. Set daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly goals for yourself. And no goal is too small. The more you hit your daily goals, the easier it will be to hit your weekly goals, which will help you reach your monthly goals, and so on.
Pillar #4: Clarity. Clarity is the secret sauce to staying on track with your goals. Without it, we’ll tell ourselves we deserve a break put our projects on the back burner, let our emails pile up, and we’ll be for cash to be able to pay our rent. When you are super focused about your intent, vision, and actions you need to take, you the faster it will be for you to reach your goals. Now I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is simple. Consistency is key!
Just like learning new software, a new coding language, or a new technique, it takes commitment and daily practice to achieve that mastery.
And with clarity comes sacrifice. You might have to sacrifice spending time with your friends, buying that car, or traveling overseas. And if you’re not willing to sacrifice those things to create the business and life you love then maybe you need to revisit your intent.
Just follow these four pillars and you can’t fail. It’s not fluff! It’s proven to work. Stop just sitting on the sideline wishing and start doing. Commit yourself to these pillars every day and see how much life, business, and creativity will sky-rocket.
Hope this information helped!
And if you’re ready to level-up your confidence, creativity, and cash flow, then schedule a complimentary Creative Clarity call with me. During this 45 minute session, we’ll get super clear on your business goals and we’ll create a personalized action plan to help you achieve them. Just click HERE access my calendar and choose a date and time that works for you.
Take Care & Keep Creating!