10 Think Big Tips for Starting Your New Business

Feb 04, 2024


Every successful business starts with a compelling vision. It is the driving force behind innovation, growth, and achievement. When you think big and unleash your potential, you open up a world of possibilities for your business. In this blog post, we will explore how to think big and craft a compelling vision that will propel your business to new heights.

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Crafting a clear and compelling vision requires imagination and the ability to see beyond the present.

Visualize the future of your business, imagine the impact you want to create, and articulate it in a concise and inspiring manner. Your vision should serve as a guiding light, providing direction and motivation for your team.  Start with your purpose first and then reverse engineer the systems, processes, assets and offerings that your business will need to have in order to fulfill that purpose.  Think of your core purpose as the building and all of the "pieces" as scaffolding to support the build.

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1. Embrace a Growth Mindset

Thinking big starts with adopting a growth mindset. Believe that you have the ability to learn, grow, and overcome challenges. Embrace failure as a stepping stone to success and see setbacks as opportunities for learning and improvement.The first step to thinking big is to cultivate a growth mindset. Embrace the belief that your abilities can be developed through dedication, effort, and a willingness to learn. Emphasize learning from failures and see challenges as opportunities for growth. By adopting this mindset, you'll be open to new possibilities and more likely to think beyond your current limitations.

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2. Define Your Purpose

Before you can craft a compelling vision for your business, you need to define your purpose. What problem does your business solve? What value do you bring to your customers? Understanding your purpose will give you clarity and direction in setting your vision. Crafting a compelling vision starts with understanding your values and purpose. Ask yourself: What does your business stand for? What impact do you want to make? By aligning your business with your core values and a higher purpose, you'll find the motivation and passion needed to think big and overcome obstacles along the way.

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3. Set Audacious Goals

To think big, you must set audacious goals that stretch your limits. Break free from the constraints of what you think is possible and aim for greatness. Set goals that inspire and motivate you and your team to push beyond your comfort zones. To think big, you must set ambitious goals that stretch your limits. Stop playing it small and always going for the path of least resistance! Break down your vision into actionable and measurable goals. SMART GOALS

Make them specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time based. When you set BIG hairy, scary audacious goals, you're more likely to push yourself and your team to new heights, expanding what you thought was possible. This is uncomfortable and outside your comfort zone.

4. Visualize Success

Visualization is a powerful tool for crafting a compelling vision. Close your eyes and imagine your business achieving its goals. What does success look like? How does it feel? Visualizing success helps you align your actions with your vision and keeps you focused on the bigger picture.

A great friend of mine Alan Heary is a sports psychologist. Alan coaches professional athletes about the connection between our mental rehearsal and physical success. By visualising critical moments in your mind and how you will react to them, you are programming your mind to manage problems, build confidence and ultimately improve your mental toughness. https://alanheary.com/

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5. Create a Roadmap

A compelling vision needs a roadmap to turn dreams into reality. Break down your vision into actionable steps and create a strategic plan to achieve each milestone. Your roadmap will serve as a guide to keep you on track and measure your progress along the way.

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Overcoming self-doubt often involves taking action despite fear or uncertainty. Break down barriers by creating a step-by-step plan to turn your vision into reality. Focus on small, achievable milestones and celebrate each success along the way. This gradual progress will boost your confidence and propel you forward towards your bigger goals.  If there are barriers in your way, write them down and create a plan of action to attack and overcome them one-by-one 

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6. Surround Yourself with Support

If you are the smartest person in the room, you need to find a new room.  The power of proximity is so important when you're growing a business. Building a strong support system is crucial for overcoming self-doubt. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who inspire and challenge you. Seek mentors, join entrepreneur communities, and engage in networking events.

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Seek out thought leaders on LinkedIn and other social networks, subscribe to podcasts that serve your niche and make sure to stay on top of industry trends and developments. Sharing experiences and learning from others who have already achieved remarkable success doing what you're trying to do will help you expand your horizons and will provide a path that you can follow. 


At the very earliest stages of starting any business, the founder has a number of crucial jobs. First, the founder has to build the most outstanding team possible. This might start with finding a co-founder or making the first few hires, which will likely set the trajectory of the endeavor more than any other factor.

Building a successful business requires a strong support system. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who believe in your vision and can offer guidance and support. Seek out mentors, join networking groups, and collaborate with others who share your passion for success.

7. Stay Agile and Adapt

In today's fast-paced business environment, it's crucial to stay agile and adapt to changing circumstances. Be open to new ideas, embrace innovation, and be willing to pivot if necessary. A compelling vision is not set in stone but evolves as your business grows and the market changes.

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The journey towards a compelling vision is not a straight path. Embrace a mindset of continuous learning and adaptation. Stay curious, seek feedback from customers and mentors, and be willing to pivot when necessary.


I can't emphasize enough how important it is to stay connected to your ideal customer by going out and actually asking what they need and listening to their response. By remaining agile and open to new ideas, you'll be better equipped to navigate challenges and seize opportunities.

8. Understand Funding

The founder is responsible for securing funding. The most common form of investment in ventures that are just starting is from friends, family, and angel investors. Once again, a founder is much more likely to garner funding from friends or angel investors when he or she gets the word out.

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You NEED to understand Funding models. The most important thing that any founder needs to be continually doing is learning. In some cases, this might be learning about funding and investment. In other cases it might be about pitching and mergers and acquisitions. Learning might take the form of receiving hard and often critical feedback about your solution, business model, go-to-market strategy, and so on. Be prepared for a steep learning curve and have an exit strategy!

9. Celebrate Milestones

As you make progress towards your vision, take the time to celebrate milestones along the way. Recognize and reward yourself and your team for their hard work and achievements. Celebrating milestones boosts morale, motivates continued effort, and reinforces the importance of your vision.

To be successful, you will repeat this process over and over throughout the lifetime of your business. Success is not a one-and-done phenomena. It's a never-ending process of observation, innovation, trial and error. You dreamt it, you worked hard to achieve it, nobody else understands what this means to you. Now go celebrate that milestone!

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10. Don't get intimidated 

When you  size up the competition, you may not like what they see. Often, major players in their industry are already well ahead of you, drawing in the customers or clients you are trying to connect with, cornering the market on the best employees, and pushing around through their sheer size anyone who dares take them on. Certainly, major corporations have plenty of advantages over startups, from the assets they have available to the years of brand recognition they have worked to achieve.

You don't have to feel intimidated. You can take more risks, change strategies faster and react quicker to opportunities.atical clients and customers. Establish yourself as the authorit and  go-to person in your field allows you to create an unfair advantage in the marketplace by immediately positioning you above others in the same field. Create a community of experts and turn your customers and clients into raving fans.


Thinking big and crafting a compelling vision for your business is the key to unlocking your full potential. Embrace a growth mindset, define your purpose, set audacious goals, visualize success, create a roadmap, surround yourself with support, stay agile, understand funding and celebrate milestones.

One of the best ways to find a co-founder or key hire is through connections, and your network will not know to make an introduction if they are unaware of your work.

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By following the actionable tips and guidelines I have provided in this blog, you can overcome self-doubt, unleash your potential, and set your business on a path to remarkable success. The critical thing is to tell others about what you are doing, why, and how and listen intently to their questions and comments.

The better you are at absorbing and acting on the information that you get from others, the higher your probability of success will be.  Embrace the power of thinking big and watch as your vision transforms into reality, making a lasting impact in the world and taking your business to new heights.