Entrepreneurs are that small percentage of the population that gets up every morning, travels into the future, create a new reality, then comes back to the present and demands it becomes real.
Alex Charfen, a business growth coach who helps entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses, gives practical, tangible, and actionable tips that you can implement into your business right now.
We are visionaries. People who create the future that isn't there yet. In fact, the future of the world exists right now in the minds of visionaries that are getting ready to make it happen.
Our ability to be visionary, to create the future, to see around corners, is one of the most important skills we have that will make us successful entrepreneurs.
Here is how I have become a more effective visionary, and you can too…
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723 - How to Become a More Effective Visionary
Entrepreneurs are that small percentage of the population that gets up every morning, travels into the future, create a new reality, then comes back to the present and demands it becomes real.
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Visionaries are entrepreneurs by thing off. And we talked about how do I become a better entrepreneur and we don't actually ask the question, how do I become a better Visionary? How do I get better at the part of Entrepreneurship? That is visionary. Entrepreneurs, we have that small percentage of the population that gets up every morning. Goes into the future creates a new reality, comes back to the present and demands, it becomes real. That is what it's all about to be a Visionary and I'll be in a better entrepreneur. That's about time management. That's about understanding, how to make yourself better at what you're doing at a communicate better with your team. And a lot of the things we do to become a better entrepreneur. Also make us a better Visionary, but today, I want to talk specifically about being the person in your organization in your company that is leading the future, that's creating the future. That is creating that Vision. That is bringing the vision to the table and making it happen.
I'm Alex, sharp Menendez, is the momentum podcast made for Empire. Builders game changers, Trailblazer shock. Take those Among Us who can turn it on and don't know why anyone would want to. But we challenge complacency destroy. Apathy and we are obsessed with creating momentum. So we can roll over bureaucracy and make our greatest contribution. Should we pay attention to their rules? But only so that we can bend them break them. Then rewrite them around our own, will we don't accept our destiny, we Define it. We don't understand the feet because you only lose it if you stopped. And we don't know how well the rest of the world strives for average and cleans desperately to the status quo. We are the minority, the few who are willing to hallucinate, there could be a better future and instead of just Day Dreaming of what could be, we endure the vulnerability and exposure. It takes to make it real. We Are The evolutionary Hunters. Clearly the most important
the world because entrepreneurs are the only source of consistent, positive, human evolution and we always will be
I want to share it, like why? I was that's over this. So, in my twenties, I built a pretty significant company and I had massive opportunity and I didn't understand what it took to be a Visionary. I didn't understand what I should be doing for myself to be a Visionary, and here's what happened. I grew it. So when I was in my early twenties, I had this crazy opportunity. I was only Twenty-One and signed a contract with Fuji media. I had to come out of a contract with a contract with food in South Florida, where I had a manufacturer's rep from worth Fuji media was one of my first client, then I had SanDisk. The flash memory company that has booty, digital cameras, and all the sudden, I had this company where I was working with multinational organizations. They were acquiring a ton of attention from me. I was like, buried and I did everything I could to be a better entrepreneur. The way that the world talks about being a better option or here's what I did. I hustle, I got up early.
I had a morning routine, I stayed up late. I work weekend, I put more time and I put more effort in. I did all of the things that most people would have, you believe would make you a better entrepreneur. And I was relatively successful, but I really wasn't like, let me tell you why. I build this business in my Twenties that by the time I was in my late twenties when it was doing as well as it ever done, when was at its highest level at its most profitable when we have the most business was when I wanted to get out of it. The fastest I wanted to get away from it more then than at any other point in time and the reason is I didn't become a better Visionary. I just stayed in that entrepreneur place of hustling and doing everything at try and everything and I didn't actually say, how do I Elevate? How do I get to the place where I'm contributing to higher level? How do I become that person is building a better vision for this company in. Here's what happened as the company grew. And as I built my team, I had Offices here in the US and Latin America. I kept doing everything I got buried
I I did the hustle, anything, I did the working hard thing. I actually felt this is, this is my belief in my twenties, the harder I worked, and the more I did, the more successful my company would be and here's what happened. The harder I worked. And the more I did, the more I created a glass ceiling for my company and the more I created paying for myself, I want to let that sink in because I think in the entrepreneurial World, their disbelief, the harder I work in the more I do, the more successful, I'm going to be off until people that when were as entrepreneurs, when we start our business, we do everything. And then if we experienced success, starting a successful business, conditions us to do everything. And that's what I did in my twenties, I kept doing everything right up until I met my wife Katie, I decided I didn't want to be in the business anymore. I was traveling way too much was taking way too much of my time. I want to spend more time with her and I sold it but like not for what I could have done for it. It's kind of what kind of
By ourselves, because I wanted out. And I had elevated to the status of visionary. I had an elevated to the status of just creating a future for the company. The reason I had to fire it was I was so involved that when I was pulled out of the business, it took a ton to keep it going. And basically, I just ended up selling contract that were already doing what I was doing and transitioning business people. And, yes, there was an exit, and yes, I made some money, but I could have done so much better. I just didn't have the perspective of how to protect myself as a Visionary and let me tell you what, I mean, I actually took some notes cuz this is really important. So when you look at, what does it really take to be a Visionary? What division are is due to be a Visionary. You need creativity vulnerability. You have to have to have a vision of what's possible and when pressure and noise and it goes up when there is noise in the Tactical, when we get overwhelmed, here's what we know. I mean, this is fat, when there is more noise, when pressure goes up, creativity goes down. Boner ability goes down view of
Actually goes down. This is scientific and let me share with you the science behind it. When we get overwhelmed when there's pressure in noise, we get triggered in the firefighter free system. This is an evolutionary system that they just happen. Now if we're in, that fight flight freeze. Here's what literally happened. The options, we see in the world becoming fewer, the future we see in the world that becomes closer. We start getting in that temporary like in the moment panic mode, even if you're not feeling it, cuz it's entrepreneurs often times, we don't know where they are, but we're in that place where we are literally doing everything we can to turn off our Visionary abilities.
I should I say that to you, I realize, I guess I'm saying I got chills and I got some weird goose bumps on my arm because I realized in my twenties, I did everything I could to look for me for what I thought was going to grow a business. But in retrospect, I did everything I could to stop myself from being a missionary to stay in the Tactical to stay buried. That's why I got rid of that company. Like I did. And thankfully, I learned from that experience and I didn't want to put myself in a position to get more. I built a business right around me, because here's what I realize, it takes to be a Visionary and take space. It takes time, it takes movement, it takes doing things that inspire you just what I mean by it, take space as a Visionary. We need to create the space so that we are not tactically overwhelmed. This is once you have a team, once you start building the company. Once you're in a place where you have a team where there's an organization around you space is critically important in my space. I mean, time on your calendar. Whiteface where you can go for a walk, get inspired, spend time with other people, do whatever you need to do where you
Not physically, overwhelming yourself to be unexpected missionary, takes time. It takes time to give yourself time to think. Give yourself time to read to absorb information, to talk to people to have an inspiring conversation. That is, how Visionaries create the future and it takes movement. I'd when I say movement, I mean actual physical movement. If you're a Visionary in your stuff, get up and walk around, go for a walk outside, go lift some weights, go ride, a bike, go, jump in the pool, whatever it is for you. You know, often times when I'm stuck at these days, when I was stuck in my twenties, I would just sit at my desk and power through, and I can tell you now, that that might even remember some of the times where I did that, that there was a massive diminishing returns, the more I powered through. The more challenging my ideas were, the more I powered through the West Innovation. There was the more I powered through the more work. I ended up doing until you become a more effective Visionary. And the key is lowering the pressure and noise in your life as much as you can, when you lower the pressure and the noise in your life.
When you get out of tactical pressure. Here's what happened. Creativity goes up. Vulnerability goes up, our ability to build trust and connection with the people around us. Goes up do when we're not in that. Tactical overwhelmed, we build trust, we do connections. We had the right conversations. We see more possible, we see more of what's possible. And when we have, when it, when we're in this place,
Lowering the pressure in noise and creating some movement and having some space and having some time. Here's what happened. We create trust and connection with the people around us, we create with our team, the people who are helping us grow our future, as we grow more connection with our family. You know, I always tell entrepreneurs, if you want your business to grow. Focus on process with your family, focus on connection with your family, focus on trust with your family, your business will do better because it's not distracting you from what you need to do, that will lower the pressure annoyed and when we can and we create the space and the trust with our clients, with our members, with our Market, that's where our business just absolutely takes off. And so
When we as entrepreneurs, when we reduce pressure, in noise in our lives, everything changes. And here's how you reduce pressure in noise in your business. There are three things required for your business for yourself, for your members, of your team to be in momentum. If everyone on your team, including you as clear outcomes, you know where you're headed, you know, where you're headed and Company level, you know, where you're headed in departmental level and you know where each person's outcomes are for the week for the month for the quarter. When you have that information, it lowers the noise like crazy everyone, on the team knows exactly where they're going to be successful. When you add to the clear outcomes, transparency and transparency for me, it's scoreboards. I want to create a transparent company where everybody knows what's going on. The one, each one, each person has the scoreboard, scoreboard scoreboard. You get into even more momentum. And then the third part, lowering pressuring noise in the business.
People giving each person clear out comes clear scoreboards and clear accountability. If each person on your team knows their role in what's going on, it will be infinitely easier for you as the entrepreneur. Running the business to become a better Visionary to see a bigger future. And you know there's there's two types of strategies and business growth. There's a linear growth strategies like I'm going to put a new funnel out and I'm going to get more business or I'm going to get another sales person. They're going to sell more for me and then there's exponential growth strategies that don't just go up like this. They actually kind of swing up and and hockey sticks straight up an exponential growth. Strategies are things like making yourself a better leader or supporting yourself in a better way. Give me some personal house to offload, pressure and noise. One of the biggest exponential growth strategies that there is
Is becoming a better Visionary in your company creating the conditions in your company, or you will be a better Visionary. Here's why.
You know, as an entrepreneur, you have changed your life and your world in a day. You know, you've made decisions before that have completely shifted the trajectory of your life for the positive and put you into a place where you wanted to be and as entrepreneurs big decisions that we make the day-to-day decision-making that we have, the day-to-day inspiration that causes us to go in a direction is what is going to create our future. And so when you get put the conditions in your business where you become a better Visionary, will you have more clarity where you see the future, where you see the possibility of what can really happen? That is how you put your business on a growth curve. That is exponential, not linear.
This is one of the most exponential, or one of those affected exponential growth strategies. I know we teach every one of our members had to put these these systems. This this this I have a good nations in place so that they lower the noise in their business and they become a better Visionary for me. This is been life-changing in my twenties. I used to drive most of what I did in business, through fear, or anger there almost the same emotion. I would get frustrated with somebody or irritated with somebody and then that was what would rise me. Doing what I needed to do. I lived my life intact or tactical overwhelmed and even though in my early twenties I was in really good shape by the time I was Thirty I was 300 pounds on five different medications cortisol that like crazy and I had a hard time. Even paying attention, sometimes I had so much brain fog from all of the stress and the frustration in the pain. I put myself through and I want to make it clear at the pain. I put myself through that was me doing that because I thought you would have thought. That's what I need to do to Be an Effective entrepreneur.
I contrast that with how I run businesses today, I've had a spacious day today. I even have some time to go pick up my daughter. I had it a couple moments of inspiration to a really exciting. I share those with my team today. I run my business not from the place of Muslims, Rule and pushing through it, but from a place of creating exactly what I told you space-time movement inspiration, so that I can lead my team with the 50,000 to 100000 foot. Level decisions that are the right decisions that put us on the right trajectory so that we go out and we make the impact that we want and let's get real. I've said it before the income that we want as well. And so one of the fastest ways to move in this direction is to create a strategic plan for your team. When you have a strategic plan that the details, all the projects are going to accomplish in a month. All the process is you're going to document or improves. All the policies are going to put in place. The people you're going to hire or promote worship their position. When you have a strategic plan, this spells out everything, you're going to do as a company in a month.
You create massive Clarity in your business. That's first thing that I said, everyone needs a clear outcome that clear outcome is created all at once, for the entire business, for the entire team. And next week on Thursday, I'm going to be doing a webinar again that we just did a couple last week that was incredibly well-received. In fact, it was the first two times we did the webinar and we had conversion rates did indicate where people who joined at the end of the weather, are they indicated? It was a very well received and I want you to see it. Now, you can just attend the webinar and I'm going to give you a tremendous amount of information on how you can create clear outcomes in your business through a strategic plan. Because here's what happens when everyone on your team knows where the business is going when everyone on your team understands the outcomes and understands the destination it lowers, the noise like crazy for you. You get tired of being the biggest bottleneck. You, you get your team out in front of you instead of having them behind you, tap me on the shoulder, asking where we going, you can move into running your business from a passing.
See where you are not doing any of the tactics, you're only in the strategy and someone else is setting everything up and running everything and doing the things for you so that you can exclusively moving to the, to the Visionary. Move into being a more effective Visionary that this is impossible. If your team doesn't understand the clear outcomes that you have, if your team doesn't know where you're going, it's near impossible to do this. So, next week on Thursday, join me on this webinar at the URL is sharpened. Calm grow. And I'm going to spend about 90 minutes explaining, why you need a strategic plan, what is going to do in your business? What is required to have an effective strategic plan? And by the end of this webinar, you are going to understand how to become a more effective Visionary, which will completely shifted the trajectory of your business. So I want to thank you for being here with me today. I appreciate it. It means the world to me. I appreciate you being here. And so take a minute, go to sharpen.com. Grow register for the webinar,
To see you there.
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