Building reality futures

Building reality into your decision-making.

Will your toolkit take you to the future

Be sure you are not running away from your problems because it is a race you’ll never win. While it’s never too late to start over, be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Once start moving from your current reality and commit to building a better future, run fast and don’t try to be perfect. Like most things that are good, it takes the time to get it right, and that is part of the enjoyment. Whatever you decide to do, be sure it will make you happy and fulfil your dream.

Security is an elusive goal

To find it you have to risk it. Feeling safe and secure is very valuable and worth working to achieve. But, the reality is most people err on the side of security. Don’t let insecurity block your progress.  Security will come about as you start to take positive actions. It is your mistakes and failures that are your best teachers. Sometimes progress can be hard to see, mainly if you don’t have a good plan to follow. Innovation and better use of technology will also ease the way forward.

The present is essential

While the past is necessary and is something you can learn from, the today is even more critical because it is where your starts to unfold. It is your current thoughts that trigger your emotions, focus your energy on what causes you to take action on potential future outcomes. Smaller organisations have a clear competitive advantage; they can become agiler in adapting to the future.

Let go of your fears

Fears are a part of your reality. Good things begin to happen when you face your fears. Your worries and struggles become part of your story. Concerns are often hard to overcome, and one of the reasons is because you do not allocate the time and courage to fight them. The happiness you will have in your future will depend on the quality of your current thoughts.

Grow hope, it’s like a tonic

Have you ever thought about what will happen if you keep thinking about the past and all the problems you faced? Hope is difficult to generate if you’re stuck in the past. Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to your better future. If you want everything to turn out well for your future, then don’t leave things to chance.

Learn something new, do something creative

Be selective with what you watch on TV, what you read and who you talk to about creativity. You become what you feed your mind, free up your time to learn or create something new. Your mind thrives on stimulation, and a new skill or creative pursuit opens you up to new opportunities. Observe how you and the people around you feel when you outline your new future.

Set exciting goals for your future

Goal setting is a robust process for thinking about your future reality.  Use goals for motivating yourself, and turning your vision of your desired future into reality. The method of setting goals helps you choose the actions you need to take. Develop a new goal setting habit and make it stick? Don’t regret your goal setting of the past; learn from it and move forward. Your quality of life will increase the moment you begin to establish new goals. Your journey should be a process of setting and achieving your goals.

Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail

The famous quote by Charles Kettering has been proven to me over and over again.  If you stand up for yourself and believe in what you want to be doing in the future, that’s all that matters. It’s your life and your right to fail. How will you know if you don’t try?

Don’t be distracted by money issues

Financial matters, particularly cash flow will have a significant impact on your future reality, but it is not the only thing. Managing money is time-consuming, so you need to become financially savvy,  Raising more capital won’t necessarily guarantee success. The funds will solve surprisingly few of your problems, so don’t become preoccupied with it. When raising new money, you should have clear sight lines as to how it will be put to use in building your better future.

Have the plan to acquire customers from the outset

Every new venture needs to gain new customers to make the business work. Ensure that your products and services will address the problems, frustrations, wants and needs of your customers. The reality is that customers will not flock to your business just because you are there.

Rely on your planning

A good Business Plan well executed now is far better than a perfect plan arriving in a few months. A good plan helps you identify your customers and competitors and develop a strategy to make your business stand out. It assists you in integrating all the parts of your business and ensuring a systematic approach to developing products and services to create an outstanding customer’s experience. The One-Page Business Plan will help you get started,

Technology is probably the most neglected asset

Information and communication technology is well well-known for not only supporting current business strategies but providing opportunities previously unknown. Innovation and productivity gains are the essences of an organisation’s competitiveness and profitability. Information technology plays the critical leadership role of an ‘enabler’.

Make better use of information and knowledge

Your measure of success will be determined by what you do with what you have. So, it makes sense to acquire information and knowledge that is practical and useful for building you a better future. Your enthusiasm will open doors to information and expertise that can deliver direction and achievement.

Go mobile

Having mobility and flexibility built into your working environment is not all about working from home. Mobility is about you, and your employees are working from wherever you want or, need to be. Working from home may not be a suitable option for everyone, but there are many new and different ways of working. If your working environment is enjoyable, it can have considerable benefits in productivity and employee morale. People now work in all sorts of places at all times of day and night and mobility is becoming increasingly important to them.

You don’t have to be aggressive

It’s tempting to buy into the idea that leaders must be bold and confrontational, but the truth is entirely different. Most successful leaders take a more conciliatory approach behind the scenes. “Understanding the limits of confrontation and seeing the other side of any issue are critical skills leaders must master,

Perhaps a new lifestyle

Not happy with your job, or past experiences, been retrenched, need to readjust your business to suit your lifestyle? Like to move out of the city for a quieter country lifestyle?  Well, stop majoring in minor decisions and get moving. There has never been a better time to start your own lifestyle business, where opportunities abound.

Who said you couldn’t change anything

Ask yourself, “Can I go back to a certain situation and change it, or adapt it to my new thinking?” No matter how bad your past has been, there will always be something to learn from it.

Slow down, speed kills – If life were comfortable and not so fast, you wouldn’t think about the past, you would have already moved on. What is your recipe for building a lifestyle and a business that works? It’s easy to tell those people who understand how things work and those who have a strategy to create the results they want. Don’t keep stumbling along wishing and hoping and always complaining you never seem to get a break, as you will be the loser. Start changing the way you want to live and work. Change the culture you operate in and bring about a balance in your life. You make the breaks.

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Make new friends – Friends are an essential part of your social life, without which you cannot enjoy the fruits of your labour. Good friends are not only great sounding boards, but they also brighten your lives.

Become healthier – Good health equals a healthy business, or is it the other way around? Good health is fundamental to maintaining and living life to the fullest. What will improve your health as you move to a better future?

Your reality check can identify what you leave behind?

Less bad days

You all have bad days where your moods leave something to be desired. Your baggage from the past can bring with it bad feelings, which then causes negative energy to be passed to your new future. Dump the old baggage before it impacts your new future.

Avoid stressful situations

Stress has one of the worst impacts on your health. While you live in a fast-paced life, you cannot eliminate, the reality of stress. Some stress and fear are good. Understand eustress (the good stress you generate doing what you enjoy) can have just as much impact on your life as distress.

Freedom at last

Something you all desire and treasure. Freedom is about doing whatever you want, whenever you want. Flexibility is a must in a modern work environment if you want a better future, old habits recurring – What happens after you’ve tried new routines to avoid past mistakes and you find yourself slipping right back to where you started? Do you give up? Or work once more with renewed determination to make the new habits stick? They say if you practice a new pattern for 30 days it will hold.

Your past is now only your history

While your account should be left in the past, there will be many valuable lessons to be taken from it. Don’t ignore your history; review it for new opportunities whose time has come.

Avoid the same old problems occurring

You don’t want the same old issues reoccurring.  You need to resolve any ongoing issues, so they don’t keep nagging you. Avoid the stressors of the past; you want to start living the new reality.

Low self-esteem must become a thing of the past

Focusing on history can never help you boost your self-esteem and confidence. However, living the journey to a better future will help you improve your self-esteem and confidence. You should be able to see it growing day by day, once you have your future vision in sharp focus.

Quotable quotes

“I believe it’s our collective duty and primary responsibility to elevate, lift and to inspire motivation and achievement in one another”. Peter Sergeant

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams”. Dr Seuss

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