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Living A Purposeful Vision

by  David Greer  |  Books
Living a Purposeful Vision

I have a vision. I want to help 100,000 entrepreneurs step into their single biggest challenge by December 31, 2017. What lets me come up with such a vision?

I can set remarkable goals for myself because I am fully living my purpose in life. I have had extraordinary help in my entrepreneurial journey.

Last year, I realized that my career going forward is to help other entrepreneurs as I have been helped. The best way for me to do that is to get entrepreneurs to step into the biggest thing that is blocking them from going forward.

Finding Purpose

My new book Wind In Your Sails draws from the ideas of Jim Collins and Guy Kawasaki, among others. In the both book Good To Great and the article Aligning Action & Values, Jim Collins elaborates on purpose. He explains that it is not sufficient to document your purpose and core values. You must have specific measures and actions that demonstrate that people are living and in alignment with your purpose.

Meaning Matters

In The Art Of The Start, Guy Kawasaki asks us to act with meaning by creating a product or service that makes the world a better place. While you need to be clear where you will be in three years, what markets you will be serving, and what your brand promise is, people are motivated by having meaning in their lives.

Vision & Purpose In Alignment Accelerate Growth

Since many people spend much of their lives at work, you will only get high performance when you, your management team, and your employees are aligned in the purpose and culture of your organization.

I am aligning my purpose, vision, and actions to fully live every day by shooting for a clearly articulated goal.

What challenge will you step into today to fully live your purpose?
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What People Are Saying

Page Cole  |  03 Apr 2015  |  Reply

I know this is probably in the book, but how do you help dreamers find out what that “thing” is? I find in my interactions with them that many times they are so overwhelmed that they don’t know! Any tips or advice for helping them find that clarity?

John Smith  |  03 Apr 2015  |  Reply

Hi, David – thanks for this interesting article.

I’m enjoying reading your book, although I’ve had to temporarily set it aside … not from seasickness, but because of some urgent matters:)

The learning that comes out for me from your thoughts is that determining our purpose, creating a vision, and installing specific measures and action steps all give us one important thing; Focus.

The “Focus” word is almost overused these days, but that does not take away from its importance. If we take the time to clarify what we want, why we want it, how we will know we have it, and what we need to do to get it, we have truly focused on that thing.

This, in turn, makes it much more likely that we will actually achieve it:)

Great thoughts and I am looking forward to reengaging with your book.

John

David Greer  |  08 Apr 2015  |  Reply

Page, you need to be relentless with dreamers when you need them to focus on outcomes or goals. I am not afraid to interrupt them with powerful questions:

1. What do you want to get out of this time together?
2. What’s the #1 thing you want to achieve?
3. What impact do you want to make?
4. Of all the things you have mentioned, which is the one you want to choose now?

It’s a skill for sure. As a coach I have built a toolbox with a lot of them.

As an entrepreneur, I’ve worked with dreamers all of my career. Fortunately, I am a dreamer and a doer, so I can relate to the dreamer while making sure that a finish line is drawn in the sand for all of us, dreamers included.

David Greer  |  08 Apr 2015  |  Reply

Thanks John for you kind comments.

As I mentioned to Page in my previous comment, you have to help people to get clear on what to focus on. Then you need to work hard to everyone (including myself) focused on that one vision and goal.

The key is to start the process, write it down, and then share progress with everyone as you reach towards the goal.

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