It’s easy to create an inspiring mission statement and vocalize a clear vision when you’re starting a business. You might be passionate about bringing sustainability to a certain area of the health and wellness market or exploring the health-related application of new technological breakthroughs.
Over time, though, that vision can start to get blurred. Even if you’re successful in launching a business, as you make day-to-day decisions and tend to dull responsibilities like logistics and administrative duties, you can lose sight of the things that inspired you to start your thriving enterprise in the first place.
If you’re struggling to maintain the vision for your business over time, here are a few suggestions to help you stay focused on what really matters.
Stay Simple and Repeat
As your business grows, it’s important to maintain a sweet-and-simple core message to guide your enterprise. A multi-page mission statement might help you flesh out your convictions and ideas as you get started. As you go along, though, you want something that is poignant and concise to keep you focused on why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Make sure you have a version of your vision that is around two to three sentences or 35 words long. Then, make sure you communicate that potent message to yourself and your team on a consistent basis.
Build a Team Committed to Your Vision
When you hire employees, it’s important to line up their skills with your brand’s needs. But you also want to look beyond each person’s talents and consider if they’re a good fit for your vision.
Of course, it’s often difficult to find people who are as passionate as an owner about their company — that’s only natural. You’re the one who was convicted about something to the point where you turned it into a business. Even so, make sure to look for talent that can not just effectively work for you but invest in the vision of your company as they do so.
Find Partners Who Can Align With and Enable Your Vision
As your company grows, chances are you’ll start to outsource certain activities. You might hire an outside accounting firm to tackle your taxes or bring a freelance writer on board to help with content creation. As is the case with hiring, when you do seek out a partner to help your company, look for those who are able to reinforce your vision.
This is a big part of why TruLife has found so much success with our clients. We are a health and wellness-focused marketing and distribution agency, which gives us the passion and interest to align ourselves with growing brands in that industry. We’re also highly experienced, which equips our team to provide targeted support that accelerates growth in line with a health and wellness-infused vision. Whoever you work with over time, make sure they can align with and enable your vision.
Support Nonprofits Who Understand Your Vision
One of the best ways to maintain a passionate commitment to your vision is through charity. Every business is expected to donate to worthy causes, and supporting any good nonprofit is always helpful. However, you can also use this as an opportunity to maintain your vision.
As you seek out ways to invest your hard-earned revenue into helping those in need, look for causes that align with your vision statement. If you’re all about sustainability, find an eco-conscious organization. If you’re promoting holistic health, look for a charity that invests in public health awareness. You get the idea.
Your vision lies at the center of your business. It’s why you do what you do, and it is important to keep it alive over time. Create a concise, easily repeatable vision statement. Then repeat it often and weave it into your hiring, partnerships, and charities. That way, you can keep your passion alive and well, no matter where your business takes you.