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Bridging the Gap

Introduction

Closing the gap between where you are and where you want to go can be daunting. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the countless obstacles that stand between where you are now and where you want to be. But if you’re willing to focus on what’s going on around you and make it work for you, then it’s possible to close that gap fast. Here are some tips:

The gap between where you are and where you want to go can be daunting.

The gap between where you are and where you want to go can be daunting. It’s easy to look at the distance between your current position and where you want to be, and feel discouraged by how much work it will take for you to get there.

But don’t let that discourage you! The fact that there is a gap means that both of these things exist: 1) a difference between what is happening now and what could happen; 2) an opportunity for growth if we choose it.

Open your eyes to what’s going on around you and make it work for you.

  • Look at what is happening in your industry.
  • Look at what is happening in your business.
  • Look at your customers and their wants and needs, then try to figure out how you can use that information to help them solve their problems and make their lives better.
  • Look at your competitors, especially those who are doing things differently than you are (or even better than you).

Clarify your goals with a clear vision of what is possible.

As you start to get serious about your fitness goals, it’s important to define the problem before starting on a solution. The first step in setting your own personal goal is to figure out what you want and why you want it.

For example: “I want to run a marathon.” That’s great, but why? Is running a marathon going to help you achieve something else? What does achieving this goal mean for your overall health and happiness? If we look at running as an end in itself–as most people do–it becomes less than useful because there’s no reason behind the endeavor other than “because.” If we take another look at this same statement from another angle though…

Get in the mindset that your business is a vehicle for delivering value.

Your business is a vehicle for delivering value.

What is a vehicle? It’s the thing you use to get from point A to point B.

What is value? It’s what your customers think they need, want, or desire when they interact with your product or service. If a customer doesn’t get what they expect from you (in terms of quality, price and timeline), then there was no value delivered on their behalf. This means that if someone buys something from Amazon but has an issue with their order–say it arrives late or broken–then Amazon hasn’t delivered any real value at all! They’ve just given someone something cheap enough so that people will keep coming back again and again…but why would anyone want that kind of relationship with their business?!

Focus on what it will take to achieve your specific outcomes.

Now that you’ve identified your goals, it’s time to focus on what it will take to achieve them. It’s important to remember that no two people have the same journey or destination. What worked for someone else may not be right for you, so don’t compare yourself with others and their accomplishments!

Instead of comparing yourself with others, think about what’s going on around you right now: What can I control? Where am I headed? How do these things relate to my goals? In order for any goal-setting process to work effectively, we must first identify our own unique paths and determine how best we can navigate those paths in order reach our destinations successfully.

Find a coach who can help keep you on track as you build momentum.

Finding a coach is the best way to stay on track as you build momentum. A coach can help you set goals, stay motivated and focused, and achieve your goals. A good coach will also be able to give feedback on how well your business is doing so that it continues growing at an optimal rate.

You can close the gap between where you are today and where you need to be, by focusing on the right things, setting clear goals and sticking to them long enough to make them real.

You can close the gap between where you are today and where you need to be, by focusing on the right things, setting clear goals and sticking to them long enough to make them real.

  • Focus on what matters most: It’s easy for entrepreneurs to get distracted by shiny objects. But if there’s one thing that will help keep your startup alive and well in its early stages–when cash flow is tight and resources limited–it’s focus on the things that matter most. Those may be customer acquisition channels or partnerships with other businesses in your industry or even selling products at trade shows (if those are part of your business model). Whatever they are, ensure that every decision made around these activities has an impact on getting closer to reaching those goals before considering anything else.
  • Set clear goals: If someone asked me what my goal was as an entrepreneur today I would answer with two words: “Scale fast.” That means my primary focus right now is growing our business as quickly as possible so we can generate revenue faster than expenses (so we don’t run out of money before finding more).

Conclusion

It’s time to close the gap between where you are today and where you need to be. We’ve talked about how important it is to set clear goals, focus on what matters most, and find a coach who can help keep you on track as you build momentum. The key takeaway here is that there’s no one right way to close this gap – everyone has different strengths and weaknesses when it comes down to closing that gap between where they started and where they want go next. But if we all work together by sharing our stories with each other, we can all get closer together towards our shared goal of making the world better than before!

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