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Why Vision And Plan Is Compulsory For Evey Successful Business

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START WITH A VISION

Every great achievement began with a vision in someone's heart. To succeed in life you must have a clear vision of what you intend to accomplish. A vision is the pictures of the end result you want to produce. it is what you to achieve ,a clear road map of where you are headed in life. Nothing significant ever happens without a vision. Many people are dabbling in life because they have no clarity to direction. They dabble into whatever comes their way as long as it holds a promise of financial reward.

But you must understand that vision in your heart is more powerful than money. Vision is what secures and guarantees your  financial destiny Being financially destitute is not as bad as being vision destitute. A person who lacks  direction in life will end up a failure no matter how much he may start his life with. What guarantees success is a clear vision backed by plans and consistent action

Vision is received through prayer, meditation and silence. Write down your vision where you can read it daily until it becomes an integral part of you. When you have clarity, you will move confidently towards your destiny.

START WITH A PLAN

To actualise the dream in your heart, you must break it down into little portions then develop a plan to carry them out. Without a plan,your dream will never become a reality. Planning brings order into your life. Order is the first law of success. Without order, you will keep on going in circles and accomplish little or noting.

At the planning stage,you consider the cost of your intended project. In luke 14:28, the Bible says “for which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost whether he had sufficient to finish it?”

You must sit down and carefully map out a strategy to bring your idea or dream to life. Map out all necessary steps to take before your dream becomes reality. If you win on paper,it is possible that you will win reality, but if you cannot think through on paper and solve all your potential problems and challenges, you will not succeed in the pursuit of your dream.

At the planning stage,you will discover your possibilities and challenges. This is when the strengths, weakness, opportunities and potential threats to your idea or dream or dream will arise. This is what is referred to as the SWOT analysis of your idea.  The more through you are with this analysis, the easier it is for you to execute it. If you don't deal with your problems during the planning stage,they will become stumbling blocks when you begin the execution of your plan.

To succeed, you should have at least two backup plans in case the first one encounters some unforeseen problems in future.  Having plans A,B,C, and D is not a sign of fear or lack of faith, it is a sign that you have thought through your plan and considered every possible things that could go wrong in its execution. You have factored in the unknown and proffered solutions to them before they ever arise.  Every conceivable scenario has been played out and you have solutions to them.  People who and pack up did not think through on their opportunities and challenges.  In fact, you should create challenges in your mind and come up with solutions to them so that are never scared of unforeseen problems.

Before going into any business, ask this question,“what is the worst thing that could possibly happen?” This question prepares you for any eventualities or unforeseen contingencies. When you answer this question, you prepare yourself to meet whatever challenge arises in the course of pursuing your dream or idea.

I sold books for several years before i started writig my own books. Before i invested in any opportunity,  I always  asked myself, “What is the worst thing that could possibly happen if I don't sell these books?” Books are imperishable so the worst case scenario, if i didn't sell my stock immediately, was to keep them until i had the right client to sell them to. I reason that i had enough back up capital to sustain myself and business until  I sold those books,so I usually went ahead to invest in very interesting books. If you want to succeed in your business, you must learn to ask and answer this crucial question.

During this planning stage, you should write down your goals. A goal is a dream with a deadline. If your goal doesn't have a time frame within which you must achieve it, then it is merely a wish and nothing more. Write down measurable, realistic, achievable and believable goals. You should have short term ,medium term and long term goals. Do something positive about your goals daily. Updating your goals. As you accomplish those on your list, set new and more exciting goals to pursue.


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The Benefits Of Starting Business With A Small Scale

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Their are many benefits of starting a business with small, which am going to list and explain in full details. Here we go

1.LOW START UP COST

starting small will save you the usual high cost of setting up a business. It is the high cost of starting a business that scares most people from trying in the first place. If you start small, you save a lot of investment capital which you can use to support your business until it starts making profit.

If you are stepping out on your own, starting small means that you don't have to rent a very expensive office space to begin your business. You can start from your home and build up your business capital until you can afford of raise the money to rent an office space. Unless your product is office space, you don't need to have one to begin with. People are interested in what you can offer them, not his fanciful your office kook like at the one set. They are interested in your business performance, your ability to add value and deliver on your promises.

2. MISTAKES

When you start small, your mistakes will be small, if you start big, your mistakes will be very big and costly to you. No matter how perfect you are in what you do, she  starting a business, you are bound to make a several mistakes. If these mistakes are huge, they may discourage you and chase you to give up on your business. If you take on huge challenges when you start out, they may just overwhelm you because you lack the finance, mental and emotional resources to deal with them.

When you start small, you will make small mistakes which are easier to correct or rectify. When you are small, your mistakes are usually in hundreds or a couple of thousands, but if you start big, you will make mistakes worth tens of thousands or even more. If you make mistakes when your customers are about ten or twenty, you  can easily correct it, but when you have hundreds of customers, every mistakes will automatically reflect on your bottom line.

3. STAFF

Starting small will also enable you to carefully and progressive recruit quality staff. Quality staff are hard to come by. If you start out hiring so many people to help you with your business or enterprise, you may hire the wrong people. It is better to start out with one or two people, train them and assess their performed on the job.

In my next post, am going to explain on the remaining two reasons why you must start small in every business you went to launch or start.

4. LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Starting small will enable you develop your leadership skills. The success of your enterprise or business depends on the quality of your leadership. If your staff make mistakes, you will be able to handle just two people instead of having ten dissatisfied employees on your hands. In your former place of employments,. you may not be able to read the signals of employees dissatisfaction. But if you've develop your leadership skills in your former place of employments, you may not be able to read the signals of employee dissatisfaction. But if you've learned to relate and communicate successfully with your first employee, you  can now apply your skill to the other employees you will be hiring in culture.

One thing you must realise is that your employees will make or break you so, hire smart. God for quality and not just quantity. Remember that if you pay peanuts, you will have monkey s for staff. Pay well and treat your employees with respect.

5. Success 
When you start small, you are able to handle your success as it grows. If you succeed too fast, it may eventually hurt your business. Sources if it comes too fast, can be detrimental to your business health. Overnight bossiness success is not something you should pray for. If you don't have structure in place to manage your success, it may result in failure. You should  archive it or may just overwhelm you.

Am I saying that you shouldn't believe God to prosper your business? By all means you should but you should believed for success that you can handle. For instance, you open a restaurant and withing a few weeks you become successful beyond your expectations. Your tables are fully booked, many prospective customers Come in .only to find out that there are not tables for them.

This success scenario may play out in two ways. First, your potential customers may return to book a table because of your reputation for providing mouth watering dishes. Secondly, your potential customers may just go and have lunch across the road and forget about you. Unless you  offer a very unique cuisine , your potential customers may not refute and that is not return and that's is not good for your business. What you should do is strategically growth your clientele until the restaurant becomes fully booked. This way, you prepare for a success which you can handle. The secret of a successful business is return customers. You should do everything possible to ensure repeat patronage by your customers.


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Reasons Why Business Should Be Start WithSmall Scale For Every Business Dreamers

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You obviously want to accomplish more with the life God gave you that is why you are reading this blog. There is a principle of achievements which can be applied to succeeded in the past have left us clues as to how they succeeded. You can intelligently follow their clues and created the same  level of success in your life. Looking for some difficult, complicated and mind blowing process to success is a waste of your time. The easier the principle, the quicker your success will appear. If you want to succeed, you must start, here are some clues successful people have left us about how to start and launch our ideas or dreams.

START SMALL
Little acorns grow into big oaks. The principle of life is that if you must succeed, you must start small. Every achiever knows that success comes in little seeds, therefore they look for the smallest possible way to start and launch their ideas or dreams. Failures on the other hand look for the most complicated means if launching their ideas or dream and never get it off the ground.

What most people find challenging is how to break down their dreams into small workable plans that can be tackled one small bit at a time. If you try to handle tour dreams all at once, it may seem so overwhelming and that is the reason many people given up. The secret of successfully execute your dream or launch your idea is to start as small as you possibly can.

Starting small is relative depending on the kind of business you are engaged in. There are some businesses you cannot afford to start too small if you want to succeed. Let me explain. If you want to start a restaurant, you cannot start with two tables and chairs in an obscure area of town where no one will be able to see and patronise you. You must pay for a good location, good equipment, beautiful interior decor and hire some staff. To start small, you may need to get some other investors involved or else your restaurant may not be recognised as a quality place dine. Your restaurant may not be been g, but it should be a cozy place for people to eat. That is starting small. When you succeed at your small stage, you can then source for financing to expand your business. If you don't have finance to launch out with your main idea immediately, you can start a business from which you will generate the required capital to launch your main business. The simplest way to raise capital is to buy and sell. Loom for a valuable product to sell.

The reason some people fail in business is because they listen to wrong counsel and start from the top, instead of working their way from the bottom up. The only thing you start from the top is a grave. If you start from the top, you may be overwhelmed by the demands, stress and the level if commitment required to stay at the top. You face challenges you are not prepared to handle. You don't have the necessary experience, hurdles you face. In a little while, those challenges will bug you down emotionally, mentally and spirituality and you may eventually give up on the whole project.

Starting from the top is the pathway to mediocrity or outright failure. It is true that failure is one of the prerequisite for success but you don't deliberately set yourself up to fail by taking on what your emotional, mental or spiritual muscles are not developed enough to carry.

A young man was out of work. Someone suggested a new line of business to him and gave him some leads. He immediately began his business with a telephone in his living room. He made all the international calls in his apartment until business started coming in. Today, he has a very beautiful office in a highbrow area of Lagos. If he had waited for the perfect space, he would probably still be looking for money yo start his own business.

Dr. David Oyedepo, chancellor of covenant University Nigeria said he started small. When he began his ministry, the international headquarters' of his ministry was a table tennis board! He arranged some chairs around the tennis board and there with his staff, held strategic meetings from morning until evening when he had to quit the board for the players who used it regularly in the evening time. But today, the ministry has built an international headquarters, it has the largest church auditorium in the world and a university sitting on hundreds of acres of land. If he wasn't willing to start small, he wouldn't be where he is today.

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How To Start A Business With A Little Capital You Have (Case Study)

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When we want to embark on a venture, most times, we don't take enough time to assess all our resources. What we do is talk about what we don't have and exaggerate our areas of weakness and lack. If you took time out to properly assess your resources, you will discover to your astonishment that you actually possess far  more resources than you though you did. What do I presently have  in my life that I can creatively use to move into the next level of my life?

What do you have in your life that is an asset to you and your dream? What do you possess in your life that can be leveraged to accelerate your success and progress in life?

YOUR INNER RESOURCES

We all are gifted in one unique way or another. God endowed us with some talents and abilities. These talents are within us. Whether we believe they exist or not is of no consequence, they are within us waiting to deployed to produce the kind of results we desire to see in our lives.

The bible says in proverbs 18:16 that your gift will make room for you and bring you before great life's work and achievement are inextricably connected to the gift and ability within you. To ignore this fact is to condemn yourself to a life of unproductive struggle and mediocrity. Most people who struggle financially through life are under utilising their inner resources. One of the ways to know whether you have actually deployed your inner resources or not is the financial reward you have to show for it.

Struggle without commensurate financial compensation or reward is is not an indication of an existing curse on one's life as it is erroneously and popularly believed; it is just an indication of gross mismanagement of one's talents and inner resources.

Our religious conditions sometimes set the ground for us to abdicate all responsibility for our personal failures and blame them on some external, unseen force. But the truth is that there is no spiritual force potent enough to hinder or stop your progress in life unless you collaborate with or assist it. If you don't give away your personal power, no one can take it away from you. You will ultimately discover that your external enemies are nothing compared to your internal enemy. Someone said I've discovered the enemy and it is me. You are the major cause of your stagnation or slow progress in life. Your greatest enemy is not your next door neighbour, neither is it your uncles, aunties, siblings and other distance relatives. Your greatest enemy is you. No one can stop you unless you want to be stopped.

In Mathew 25:12-30 we read about the parable of talents. Three men were given talents to trade with. A talent in this parable was the local currency at that time in history. Two of these men successfully engaged themselves in deploying their talents and they made some good profit with which their master was pleased. Their master publicity commended and rewarded them for their efforts.

But one man refused to deploy his talent and he was reprimanded. In fact his master called him wicked and lazy. His wickedness was primarily to himself and his immediate family. Because he refused to deploy his talents, this man condemned himself and his dependant to a life of struggle,  shame and penury.

The talent was freely given to him by his master. He had the right and liberty to employ it in the best possible way he knew to generate profits, but he did nothing productive with what he was given, rather he buried it. May I also add what this man probably despised the gift he was given by his master. He might have compared his one gift to the multi gift of the first and second servants and in doing so limited himself.

Some of us desire to be what we are not gifted to be. Not everyone can be a singer, a brain surgeon, an inventor, a rocket scientist or a software designer. We all are uniquely and differently gifted and wired. But there are so many things you can achieve with the gifts and life God has blessed you with. Comparison will ultimately result in self loathing and it will hold you back from attempting great things with your life. God nwve measures us against others. Rather, He measures us against what we can possibly be if we diligently apply ourselves and assert our gifts in the word's market place.

Whose fault was it that this servant failed and was poor? Whose fault was it that his tale rs were not creatively deployed. Whose fault was it that he was condemned to a life of struggle, penury and shame? Whose fault was it that that he wasn't financially rewarded like the others were? It was entirely his fault. His master said he was lazy. He didn't accuse an external force for holding him down, he said it was his laziness that tied him down to a life of lack. He didn't blame evil forces for his predicament. He blamed him.

People who fail usually blame others for their failure and are also quick to attribute the success of superior performers to either luck of dishonestly. If luck was responsible for the success of superior performers, why don't we just look for the source of this elusive luck and apply it to our lives? The truth is that there is no such thing as luck. You make your own luck. You create a luck charged atmosphere in your life by the application of universal principles of achievement like diligence, faith, vision, persistence, courage, goal setting and planing. You attract luck by the person you become.

What about the other men who creatively deployed their talents and were rewarded by their master, were they better than him mentally, emotionally or spiritually? Perhaps they had connections which this man had no access to? Maybe they had god fathers who gave them opportunities this man didn't have? Were any of these responsible for their success? Of course not!

These men succeeded because  they utilised their talents. Period. They deployed their talents in the world's market place and made a way for themselves. Had they waited for someone to help and assist them before they started, they would comes to us most times,  after we make an attempt is to step out in the direction of our dreams.

The world  will send aside and let you pass if it sees that you know what you want, you know where you are going and you are confident about it. Confident a d focused people who know what want get ahead in his world. The double minded and the timid are sidelined stagnated because they forever wait for some future supernatural occurrence, winch will transform their situation for the better , but it no never happens. You will succeed if you simply follow the example of successfully people. Do something with what you have.

If you have been involved in a job or business where your gifts are not creatively deployed, you have been cutting yourself short and hindering your own success in life. There are people who are involved in a professions in which they have no talent for or interest in. They under price, under sell themselves and settle for less when they could have demanded for more from life by asserting themselves.

If you've found yourself at the cross roads of life where you need to make q change, ask yourself some questions.

1. What are my gifts and talents?

2. What I been actively employing them in any life's work up till this moments?

3. Which of these talents have created the most success for me in the past?

4. What if my friends and people around me say I'm good at?

5. What are my most enjoyable hobbies that  I could convert into business?

6. What creative endeavor was I  involved in but dropped by the wayside because I was discouraged, impatient or immature?

7. In what ways have I undersold my talents and how can I reverse that trend now?

8. How can I archive a better and more profitable combination of my gifts and talents right now to created a more successful life?

What others resources do you process? These resources include your degrees, work experience, achievements, relationships and possession. In any difficult situation you find yourself in life, there is always something or someone you have in your life that can help you solve that problems. This is how God works.

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4 Bulletproof Strategies for Achieving Your Dreams And Ideas Toward Your Success

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When you can pinpoint your actual location in your life's journey, them you will be able to take accurate stock of your current resources. A woman living in a one room apartment tell herself that she is prosperous. Her feverish praying doesn't change the reality of her situation. Her confessions will not magically transform that one room apartment into a mansion. She may be rich emotionally, spiritually and mentally, but the reality of her financial situation is what she is poor.

Take stock of your resources. When you do, you will realise that there are some resources you are not making of. Make a list. Include your talents, educational qualifications, friends, connections, expertise, experience and skills. Also include your financial and material possessions like stocks, bonds, landed property, houses, and other property that can be sold and converted into cash. Now read this list; it is the description of where you are presently in life. It may not be palatable, but it is truth. If you can look at the truth in the eyes and accept it, you are half way to overcoming the situation.

Where you are is not where you wish to be. Your wishes are not your reality. You may wish that you are a millionaire living on your own island but that doesn't mean you are one. Fantasy cannot change your reality. What will change it is action. You can take positive action only after you've taken a firm grip on your present reality.

After knowing exactly where you are, you can now write a comprehensive list of where you want to be in life. What kind of job do you want? Where do you want to live? What does your dream home look like? What kind of business do you want to run? How much do you want to earn per annum? Where do you want to spend your holidays? What kind of cars do you want to ride? How much do you want to earn after your retirement? Be as specific as possible.

Change always begins from within. What you see in your mind's eye will soon become your reality. The formula for change is be, do, have. You must first experience internal change by the transformation of your mind. When we open our possibilities. With a new frame of reference, we are able to dare for more than we did in the past. With passing time, we will experience, accomplish and possess more than we did in the past. So the first step to transformation is opening our minds to receive new concepts. Jim Rohn said success is attracted to you by the person you become.

New concepts can be found in books, tapes, CD's and magazines. The more you read, the more you learn. The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the easier it becomes for you to manage your life and resources better than you did in the past. Mysles Munroe, diplomat, author and speaker said success is the product of managing your inner and external resources intelligently. When we begin to act strategically with purpose, we will accomplish more with our lives than we did in the past.

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How Thoughts And Beliefs Affect Your Success?

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Where you are in life shows you if your beliefs are helping you succeed or limiting you from becoming the very possible best you can be. If your beliefs have been empowering you to achieve your goals, then you are on the right path. But if your beliefs have constituted an obstacle to your progress in life, then you need to change them. Many of us hold onto limiting beliefs and never generally accepted by our group if friends and associates.

Many of us subscribe to belief's presented to us by our leaders in the circular and spiritual arenas without taking time to question their  veracity. We tell ourselves that these beliefs must be true because of the caliber of people that propound them. But what I have come to discover is that the status of a person does not necessarily mean he or she knows what they are taking about. They may be wrong about some of these beliefs and even they themselves need some tutoring.

You must learn to question those beliefs which are disempowering and constitute an obstacle to the realisation of your ideas and dreams. In some organisations, asking your leaders question is considered rebellion of some sort so, most people follow blindly without question. Even when they feel that there is something wrong with a certain belief system, they are scared to question it because they may be called rebels.

But since the Guyana tragedy when Jim Jones, a self proclaimed  prophet led over 800 men and women to their untimely deaths in the name of religion, more people tend to question popularly accepted beliefs. These men and women entrusted their lives to the hands of a lunatic and they did not bother to question his beliefs and it ultimately cost them their lives.

There were several signs pointing to the possibility that Mr Jones was out of his mind and that his organisation was a cult. He called himself God and ostracised himself from other religious organisations. He moved his whole congregation to the island of Guyana, isolated them and his word became law. Anyone who questioned his orders was severely chastised. In spite of these signs, many people were still mesmerised and led to their deaths because they refused to question his beliefs. They probably believed he was an authority figure and he knew what he was talking about.

Here is the point: there are many beliefs you hold unto tenaciously without question because they originate from an authority figure whom you revere. These beliefs may be leading you in the direction of failure, pain and misery, but if you want to succeed in life, you must have an open mind and be ready to ask questions. Asking questions can save your life. I make it a result habit to question my beliefs and assumptions. I want to be sure that I am not just blandly following someone else's beliefs. But I know exactly for my life and I always want to be sure that what I believe is empowering and ultimately going to help me actualise my ideas and dreams.

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Why Your Success Depends On The Strength Of Your Relationships?

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Where you are in life is a reflection of the quality of people you've surrounded with. Your friends influence you in more ways than you realise. Our lives most times mirror the lives of our closest friends and confidants. Without having a written agreement with any of your friends to live the way they do, you will discover that one day, you all are headed in the same direction. It is the law if association at work.

The bible says in proverbs 13:20, that he who walks with wise men becomes wise, but a companion of fools is depraved. If you want to have a future different from your past, you must be willing to change some of your friends. If you are obstinately attached to them, you will inevitably imprison yourself in the kind if life you ate presently experiencing. If this is what you desire for yourself, good for you.

But if you want more from life, then be ready to reposition some of your relationships and build new and more strategic ones. Your future is a product of the people you choose to move with. Building a strategic relationship is your choice. Don't allow anyone to force an unwanted friendship or relationship down your throat. Be proactive in building your relationships.

Look out for you the kind of people you want to be in your circle of influence. Make a move to know them. Mike Murdock says, the proof of desire is pursuit. What you are not willing to pursue, you don't respect. And what you don't respect, you will never attract.

If you want quality people in your life, you should do all it takes to invest your time to connect with them. I am not taking about trying to .manipulate people and use them for your own selfish purpose. Look for like minded people in whom you can invest your life and who can do the same for you. One of the spiritual prerequisites for success is to invest tour resources in the lives of your closest friends without demanding for anything in return. By doing this, you will automatically set in motion the  law of sowing and reap the rewards of the seeds of love you've down I to invest he lives of your friends. Good things don't happen to us by chance, we make them happen.

Success is the product of a well thought out and planned action. To become all we can be in life, we must dare to act on our ideas and dreams.

We all here on divine assignment. Life places a burden on us to birth our ideas and dreams, it demands for us to take confident strides to accomplish our divine assignment. Life is more than accumulating wealth; it is all about making a contribution, making a phenomenal differences in the world. Some people who are financially successful secretly feel like failures because they abandoned their dreams and followed a path which left them unfulfilled. Don't  make that mistake.

There are several  destinies connected to your success; millions of people await the manifestation of your ideas and dreams. Make a quality decision today to live an extraordinary life and positively affect your generation for good.

You have been given the success tools. You can develop or hire the necessary skills required to launch your ideas and dream. Your success journey continues from here. With God's help, you will accomplish your God ordained purpose in life as you start with what you have, from where you are.

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