I’m a very fortunate guy! Over the last few decades, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of assisting dozens and dozens of small business owners around the globe step into their power.

For most, that power wasn’t easy to come by. They had to work hard for it. They had to get clear on exactly what they wanted and why… both for themselves and their respective business(es).

These very smart small business owners had to have a clear company vision. And it wasn’t until they did, that their business began to take off.

One HUGE lesson learned from delivering all of those business coaching experiences… every small business needs to have a proper Company Visionperiod!

What follows are 10 powerful company vision quotes from some of the greatest minds our world has offered up so far and I’d like to share them with you in hopes of inspiring you to lift your game.

Here goes:

❶ A Simple Definition

Vision is a destination – a fixed point to which we focus all effort.

Simon Sinek – British-American Author Tweet

This simple quote on company vision is a great place to start. 

So… where do you want to take your business? It is a choice. Your choice. And be careful here. In the words of one of my heroes, the late, great Neil Peart of the band Rush… “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”

Choose your destination. Otherwise, in the absence of your leadership here, you open the doors for others to operate from their limitations and agendas. Don’t let the inmates run the asylum so to speak.

❷ A Great Company Vision Analogy

Ones vision is not a road map but a compass.

Peter Block – American Author, Consultant, and Speaker Tweet

A sound company vision provides direction for all involved. It points the way… much like a compass.

❸ Set Your Company Up To Win

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Seneca the Younger – Roman Philosopher Tweet

Ever notice how when you get clear as to what you want and why you want it, the right things tend to unfold perfectly in front of you?

Empower the stars to align in your favor. Help the universe (and others around you) to help you!

Think BIG... Make It Bigger Than You

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.

John Scully III – American Businessman and Investor Tweet

It’s probably safe to say that people likely won’t rally around you, let alone go over-and-above on your behalf, if the purpose of doing so is solely to make you rich. Sorry to say, but that’s not an inspiring vision for anyone. Deep down, probably not even for you.

Your company vision must be bigger than you! People want to be part of something big… something bigger than themselves. A movement that inspires them into action.

Running your business as a member of the “me too” movement certainly won’t attract the best this world has to offer toward you.

So my suggestion… make your vision BIG… make it exciting. Make it one that others want to be part of. 

This makes you magnetic! This exponentially increases your chances of owning your market.

❺ Nothing Happens Until Something Moves

Vision without execution is hallucination.

Thomas Alva Edison – American Inventor and Businessman Tweet

In order to achieve any worthwhile goal, you must take action… massive action if it’s important enough to you.

Otherwise, your vision isn’t really a vision at all. It’s a pipe dream.

❻ The Importance Of Vision To Your Team

People only see what they are prepared to see.

Ralph Waldo Emerson – American Essayist, Lecturer, Philosopher, and Poet Tweet

After logging well over ten thousand hours coaching small business owners, this one pains me greatly.

Why? Because it affects not only the company’s ability to level up, but each team member’s ability to evolve. And then we wonder why they are seemingly underachieving. Ooh… that one may sting a little.

Help them, help you better!

How?

By providing a clear and distinct company vision that they both understand and buy into. Additionally, make it clear to them how they fit into the big picture.

This not only motivates but inspires! The better they do, the better your company does.

❼ Leverage The Natural Law of Attraction

Pain pushes until vision pulls.

Michael Beckwith – American Author Tweet

Have you ever noticed that time seems to fly when you are doing something meaningful that you enjoy? The right things seem to show up at the right time?

Well this is no coincidence. It’s the Law of Attraction at play here.

When we are clear about what we want and why, the pain of pushing forward seems to dissipate. In it’s place… the pleasure of achievement!

❽ Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy.

Rumi – Persian Poet and Sufi Master Tweet

Yes. Establishing a vision can be a bit overwhelming at first. Outright scary if you really want to know the truth. These feelings of uncertainty, doubt and fear can certainly stifle imagination here. The key… acknowledge the fear and push through it!

❾ Squandering Vision Is A Sin

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

Helen Keller – American Author, Political Activist, and Lecturer Tweet

Wasted ability. It pains me even saying it.

Having a vision for your company is not a only afforded to specific people or businesses. Any leader can set a vision.

❿ Clarity From The Greatest Story Ever Told

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Now I’m not going to interpret the Bible for you here. However, I love this quote when applied in the context of a company vision.

In the absence of strong leadership providing clear vision, teams will tend to flounder or worse yet, run amok chasing their own interpretations and/or desires. Eventually killing the heart and soul of the business.

Wrapping Up Company Vision Quotes

Pretty cool stuff here hah?!

Resonate with any of these quotes on company vision? Any of the commentary light you up or piss you off?

Either way GOOD we’re stirring emotions! Emotions are a conduit to action! 

So in closing, I have a little homework assignment for you. Pick the quote that resonated with (or scared) you the most. Grab a pen and paper. Go somewhere quiet where you can focus. Now ponder the quote. Take as long as you need… I recommend 10 minutes or so.

Understand the quote… dissect it. Think of ways to apply it.

When done, jot down the one thing you will do in the next 15 minutes to implement your thoughts.

There is gold here… go for it!

If you feel so inclined, I love to hear from you. Let me know what transpired for you. 

Here’s to your success!

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