Here are the five steps you should follow to transform your idea into a flourishing business.
1. Find Your Big Idea
You’re going to be running with this idea for a long time, so it’s got to get your pulse racing.
Here are some questions I use to help entrepreneurs find their big idea:
- What ideas excite you so much you can’t sleep when you think about them?
- If you were guaranteed not to fail, what idea would you pursue?
- What does your mind return to when you’re relaxed?
2. Break it Down
Once you’ve found your big idea, you need to break your vision down. You know your end goal, but what steps do you need to follow to make it happen?
At this stage, you might not be sure of everything you need to do. So do the best you can with the knowledge you have available.
By creating a step-by-step roadmap, you drastically increase your chances of success.
3. Tap Your Resources
It’s unlikely that you already have everything you need to make your business a success. You’ll pick up a lot of what you need to know along the way, and you’ll surprise yourself with what you’re capable of.
Don’t be afraid of reaching out to ask for help. Talking of asking for help…
4. Build Your Dream Team
There are plenty of entrepreneurs who have trodden a similar path to you. Seek them out, make them your role models, and tap them for insight.
Find out the mindset, strategies and processes they used to get where they are today.
5. Be Extraordinary
Get to work! To be sure of success, you must work harder, smarter and faster than the competition.