Many times when you start a business you are really excited about it. You have a ton of ideas, you have a mission and you have a strong belief for what you are selling or providing for your customers. After awhile the day to day tasks and challenges can start to take precedence over your passion and the bottom line becomes the top dog. In this post I’ll share: 3 Questions to Help You Find Clarity and Be Great.
I’ve been struggling to find the heart of my blog again. I absolutely love blogging, sharing what I learn and connecting with others. I want to continue to grow my platform and create a life that is beneficial to my family, my well-being and blesses others. I decided to enroll in Michael Hyatt’s Platform University in order to learn more tips on how to do a better job at the things I’m already doing online as well as get over my fear of creating products to sell.
In one of the Platform University forums someone asked a question about finding their niche. I thought that was a great question because I’ve been feeling like my focus has been getting unclear here at The Inspired Cafe. I don’t want to feel like I have to create a focus and then write towards that focus. I wanted to take the core of who I am, what I’m passionate about and create a focus around that. This way I can still feel excited and inspired to write and create.
In one of the forums someone suggested watching Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk called: Start With Why-How Great Leaders Inspire Action.
This was well worth the 20 minutes it took to watch this video. It really dialed in on a perspective that I think is present in all humans but just not well articulated. He simply broke down what separates the greats from the “meh”. Seems like common sense that the “why” in what you are doing or selling is the most important thing in being effective, doesn’t it? But sometimes we need to be reminded and given a clear strategy for not forgetting or why in the future, and identifying what makes the “why” disappear.
After processing for another 30 minutes I came up with a new mission statement for The Inspired Cafe that better incompasses what I’m trying to express here on this blog.
The questions I had to go back to is:
What do I believe?
- What are your core beliefs and worldviews?
Why is that important?
- How does this belief help others?
What do I do to help others?
- What is your business? What is your vehicle to deliver your belief/dream/message to others?
All of a sudden things started to fall into place and I felt more authentic in my goal for the blog and more inspired to create products that follow that belief system. So what I’m created feels genuine and from the heart. (That stuff is important to me.)
I also wanted to share a video from Marie Forleo where she shares an experience she had on a visit to Morocco with her husband when they went to purchase a rug. She knew that she didn’t need the rug but the owner of the rug shop reminded her that you aren’t buying a rug with your mind you are buying it with your heart. The rug was going to be a reminder of her trip as well as a way to have a piece of Moroccan art in their home.
Here are the videos that you can check out!
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