Why a Vision is the First Thing You Need
with Martin Holland
Martin Holland has devoted his last several years to sharing his unique views and experiences with business owners to help reduce their stress and increase the performance of their business.
I met Martin in the fall of 2016 and I am proud to call him my coach. We have weekly talks that are focused on my business and what my current ONE THING is.
The big takeaway from this conversation with Martin is that a company needs a vision. It seems that the largest majority of businesses do not have a defined vision.
If you don’t have a vision for where you are going, how do you intend to get there? Those are not Martin’s exact words, but they are a paraphrase of what I have heard several times over and over in our coaching sessions.
A vision draws a very long line that you should not be able to see the end of. When the line is drawn, every decision for the business reflects back to make sure it reconciles with the vision. If you or the company you work for is making a decision about the direction of the company, ask the question “Does this align to the company vision?”
Before you can ever start to run financial or engineering calculations, you must first make sure that the choice is aligned well with the vision.
With Martin as my coach, I not only have a vision for the first time in my life, but more importantly, my whole organization is aligned to it. For me, that is the greatest thing that a business coach brings: alignment. As I said to Martin early on, ‘I always felt like I was driving a bus, but I couldn’t seem to get everyone on with me at the same time.’
Vision, alignment, accountability. Three great reasons to get a business coach or mentor. Invest in yourself and amazing things can happen, I am living proof!
We hope you enjoy this episode of the Push Thru Podcast!
Best advice or quote
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else” -Yogi Berra
Personal habit/trait that makes you more successful
"I read at least twenty pages a day."
What does the future of outsourcing look like?
"Absolute fan of inbound marketing. Not only is it the most modern and natural way to market your business, but it makes your business better at the same time."
1 resource, app, or anything that makes you better
1 book that you consider to be your favorite
"I have a favorite for each area of business - I start all my clients with The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. My favorite recent non business book is The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley. It shows great future promise for mankind."
If you don’t have a vision for where you are going, how do you intend to get there?
Martin Holland has devoted his last several years sharing his unique views and experiences with business owners to help reduce their stress and increase the performance of their business. In this conversation with Martin, we tackle the importance of having a clear and intentional vision. A vision draws a very long line that you should not be able to see the end of. When the line is drawn, every decision for the business reflects back to make sure it reconciles with the vision.
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