On my blog at ASuccessfulWoman.com, I invite new members to post what their goals are. So far, most of the declarations have been about transforming energy in some way: such as financial (“double my income”) or spiritual (“get back to the basics in my life”), or interpersonal (“increase my Twitter or Facebook followers”)
I have been thinking a lot about energy transfer lately — some themes that have been floating around my mind include:
- energy is something that we each have and that we each share
- I feel most energized when I do what I love and share that knowledge and skill, and get paid for it
- as entrepreneurs, our task is to provide more value to more people by creating systems and processes
- we have an ability to go green and transform the economy by using sustainable, organic, and holistic methods
- to grow a business, we desire the growth of a core community of clients who grow along with us
- listening to customers helps us understand what new products and services they request
- love is a form of energy, and money is a form of energy
So for 2010, I encourage you to consider your business (or personal) goals in the context of energy.
For example, if you’d like to double your company’s revenue, what are you really saying?
My sense is that you are saying that you are ready to take on the challenge of being a leader in your community, and you are ready for your business to shine a light of hope and opportunity.
If you’d like to get back to basics, what are you really saying?
My sense is that you are saying you are returning to our core, root principles: the things that make us happy, the activities we’re good at, and the people we like to be around. Any business relies on good feelings like those basic feelings.
If you’d like to increase your following, what are you really saying?
My sense is that you are saying that you are ready to share your message with a larger audience, and you feel ready, willing, and able to commit to performing at a greater level than that required of just friends and family.
Let’s get back to the basics and commit to creating a 2010 that is filled with profitability, sharing, connections, innovation, and a positive change in our environment and our economy.
I invite you to bookmark WomenonBusiness.com and share your journey with us.
Enjoyed reading your article Monica though I think making assumptions on what people are really thinking when they say something, is dangerous.
A great way to get feedback and test ideas before putting energy towards a new course of action is by becoming part of a success circle, a carefully chosen group of peers who are committed to offering encouragement, support, ideas, resources and most importantly, an objective opinion.
Once a decision is made they will help you on track and motivated.
Monica S Flores says
You’re so right, Laurel —
I’m not seeing things as they are — I’m seeing things as *I* am.
And love, love the idea of being a part of a success circle — I’ve blogged about accountability before and I have seen in my own efforts that a group of people working together in a mastermind-type format does wonders for actually achieving one’s goals.
Readers — check out Laurel’s tips on creating a success circle: