I have had the spirit of an entrepreneur burning inside of my since sixth grade when I started my first business. I learned a lot during those early years about managing finances, paying bills, developing processes and most importantly satisfying my customers.
The desire to run my own business is yet again sparking up inside of me. This time around I am doing things a little different. I am making a plan that is more detailed than go get clients and make money. I am seeking outside help and mentorship from people that have more business experience than I do. The funnest thing I am doing is meeting with other successful entrepreneurs in Bend to hear their stories.
Ultimately I want to run a successful business that provides me with the freedom to choose my own hours and create a great deal of wealth. So what does that look like to me?
My ideal successful business generates $1,000,000 / year in revenue. We keep our operating expenses very low and profit margin high. Profits are distributed fairly and my favorite charity “myself” will make a very decent living. A portion of this revenue will be donated to improving the community and environment we live in. This revenue is generated through a mix of products and services that align with our values.
At our foundation the business helps people succeed. This means that employees and customers are driven to work with us because of our balanced lifestyles and ever continuing desire to better ourselves and the world we live in. We recognize that everyone has a different perception of success and it is our goal to help each person we touch realize their own success. This is why “Summit as friends!” is one of our core values.
Part of my business vision is also to write a successful book. This book will help people improve their lives and motivate them to make positive changes that go beyond diet and exercise. I will write about such topics as life balance, healthy habits, overcoming unhealthy habits, a routine that rocks, productivity, life hacks or 30 day challenges such as this one I am working on now.
Creating enough value so that we do not have to push our products and services will also be a huge part of our success. This will allow us to put more focus and resources on improving what we deliver and less on pushing products and services to customers that may not even want them in the first place.
I am setting out to achieve this passion one step at a time. I do not fear failure nor do I fear success. I know that failure will be a part of my path to success. The road may be rocky at times, but I have the will and desire to persevere and the humility to ask or help when I need it. Success is for those who really want it. Those who are willing to make sacrifices.
Summit as friends!
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