How to Get Traction as a Visionary
Today, let’s talk about those of your that are visionaries.
Before we get down to it – how do you know if you’re a visionary?
If you have a ton of ideas, projects, and ambitious goals, but you find that you’re losing your momentum when you start the actual building process, then you might be a visionary.
Or, if you’re always adding just one more project to your team’s plate or to-do list, that’s another sign.
And, if you work this way, it can be difficult to get momentum because working through nitty-gritty details isn’t the best place for you to operate. It’ll likely feel uncomfortable, boring, or tedious to do those pieces.
The actual step-by-step methodology might not be your sweet spot or area of expertise. And that’s fine.
But how do you work to your advantage when you are the idea generator?
How do you bring those ideas to life and connect them all?
Very often, I see that a lot of visionaries get stuck in the ideation and fail to get any traction in the building because it’s just not their area of operation.
It very quickly becomes a slog to get through that kind of work for them.
If you’re this kind of person – the kind to constantly generate great ideas that you’d love to get traction on – how do you get that much-needed momentum?
First of all, you have to find help or get a team around you. You need to have at least a person or two that can help you execute your vision.
What people should you be looking for? They’re probably close to the opposite of you. They need a little more information, and maybe they are more grounded.
Furthermore, they have more of a detail-oriented view of things, or even a more linear logical thought pattern for getting something up and running.
After finding this person, the second thing I’m going to suggest – especially if you’re lacking personnel – is that you cut back on your goals.
… I know. This is the last thing you want to hear.
I work with a lot of visionaries and can identify as one myself to a large degree – so I know what it’s like to have a deluge of ideas that you want to get off the ground now.
If you absolutely cannot hire someone, bring on a part-time team member, or even outsource things to a VA, the next best thing to do as a visionary is to scale back, right?
Hit pause, don’t try and bring all the projects online all at once. Pick the one biggest, ripest opportunity for you at this moment and see it one through as much as possible by yourself.
It’ll likely be difficult, especially if you’re a deep visionary have many opportunities and ideas coming to you. Without a team, however, the only way to pare down your project list is to simply prioritize and scale back.
Otherwise, a team is what you need to go after.
That’s what will help you lift more than one project at a time and you’ll get that gratification as you see them all moving forward.
Then, what do you need to do to execute?
Clearly define what it is you want to build. What will it look like in the end – whether you have a team or not – and what goals are you striving for?
I mention this because I notice a lot of visionaries that I work with having a grandiose idea… but not the full picture. No full vision.
And, of course, we’re not talking the nitty-gritty implementation details from earlier before that a team would help you with, but the full vision of what your project or goal is.
With this in mind, you can start building and chunking down those pieces. Then parcel and pass it along to team members so that they can get to building it, right?
All in all, if you’re a visionary and find yourself uncomfortable with having to do the build every little detail yourself, drop me a line below and let me know what you’re thinking.
This is my area of expertise, and I’m always happy to give feedback or hop on a call and talk about how we can get you clear on your ideas and goals.
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