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Since vision and purpose are so important when creating a successful business, I would love to hear your vision and purpose. why do you do what you do why are you in business and what are you going to accomplish.

Money is not an acceptable answer.

If you a in business solely for money massive wealth and success will be speculative and by chance.

If you have vision and purpose your success is guaranteed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
    Sorry, but the whole point of a business IS money. It's sad I have to point that out on a business forum.

    How long would you operate your business if it made no money?

    Success is NOT guaranteed by having vision or purpose or anything else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      ah, you see that's where I totally disagree. Success should not be measured by how much money one has. I don't have gobs of money yet, but I consider myself a success. As an example of what I mean: I successfully quit smoking last August (2007) after smoking for 40 long years. I can think of any number of examples. Everyone is successful at something, I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author tim_benedict
    Personally, money is a means to an end, not the end in and of itself. Me and a group of friends are banding together to build a non-profit prayer/retreat center that will double as a youth camp/ranch, and foster homes for an overloaded foster care system in Idaho. Internet Marketing is the vehicle I have chosen to get me to where I have both the time and money to invest into my real passion, this new youth ranch. You can get to the project site through my second signature file link. Internet Marketing money is just the means to the end.
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    • Profile picture of the author ktlasm
      The question I think is very vague and not able to be answerd especially considering making "money" obsolete when speaking of business. The idea of money not being acceptable is pretty confusing when most business do have a bottom line to either serve for a truly higher purpose like Tim's - or for a simple pencuinary gain to eridate a unpleasant circumstance in someones life that only money can solve. Hope ya feel me on that!

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      • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
        I understand that you need money to run a business, I wouldnt of been it business for the past 5 years if I didnt have money. I make very good money, but thats not why I got into business.

        Its just that money cant be the sole reason for running your business,

        The question is what are you trying to accomplish with your business, how are you contributing to the world with your business.


        Every successful business has a vision and purpose.

        some just call it a mission statement.
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  • Profile picture of the author igorkheifets
    Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

    Since vision and purpose are so important when creating a successful business, I would love to hear your vision and purpose. why do you do what you do why are you in business and what are you going to accomplish.

    Money is not an acceptable answer.

    If you a in business solely for money massive wealth and success will be speculative and by chance.

    If you have vision and purpose your success is guaranteed.
    Money is only a BioProduct.
    My personal purpouse and vision is Total and Ultimate Freedom. Freedom in means of time, spirit and resources.

    I am making my point about this in this video.

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  • Profile picture of the author QuantumSuccess
    Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

    Since vision and purpose are so important when creating a successful business, I would love to hear your vision and purpose. why do you do what you do why are you in business and what are you going to accomplish.

    Money is not an acceptable answer.

    If you a in business solely for money massive wealth and success will be speculative and by chance.

    If you have vision and purpose your success is guaranteed.
    Hi nicholasb,

    Firstly, when you have a business, your purpose should be first to discover and then to apply all your unique gifts and talents to add the most possible value to your customers/clients life (that should be your vision).

    Secondly, fact is that having purpose and vision does NOT automatically guarantee success. You have to add a healthy, supportive and positive belief system to achieve any kind of significant success.

    If you have any limiting beliefs regarding your business, your purpose and vision WON'T make you successful. Your self-imposed limits will ALWAYS sabotage success - no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try! Sad but true.

    Hope this helps.

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author KeepFaith
    First goal is to get my family out of the **** hole we are currently in and long term goal is to support kids in 3 world countries and help them get out of the **** hole they are in!
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  • Profile picture of the author SeoWizzard
    My vision is to work for a few years and accomplish a nice income, then just relax and work when I feel to without affecting my income.. I think this is what most of us are after.
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  • Profile picture of the author vpsean
    Make an incredible positive impact on the world.

    With Love & Gratitude,
    --Sean Patrick Simpson
    Co-Founder of Adventures in Manifesting
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  • Profile picture of the author marilynsmoonwalk
    My vision to succeed and I go up in poverty with my family.
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  • Profile picture of the author deborahshelton
    same with you marilynsmoonwalk....
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Money is an essential commodity that helps you run your life. Exchanging goods for goods is an old practice and without any money, you cannot buy anything you wish. Philosophically speaking, money cannot buy everything but practically money is the basic thing that is used for calculating the status ofany person.
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  • Profile picture of the author QuelThalas
    yes, money isn't everything but i think we need money to get more money. not even to expand but even when we start something like business as an asset.

    cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Japles
    My vision is to influence and help as many people as possible. It's more than a vision though, it's an addiction.

    I find that the more successful I become, the stronger this addiction gets.

    The more money I HAVE, the more I want to GIVE.

    I believe that the more you give, the more you will get.
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    YOU are awesome :)

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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

    why do you do what you do why are you in business and what are you going to accomplish.
    why do you do what you do = i enjoy it

    why are you in business = to make profit

    what are you going to accomplish = leave a happy life and have a profitable business

    I don't agree on your comment about money.. We are in this business to make money.

    If this is not your primary focus you will fail.

    Cheers,

    Gary
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