1 Step to Clarify Your Vision

Picture this…

I was on the beach. I’d cleared my schedule so I could meditate and write and to clarify my vision of the next level of my business.

I came up with… nothing.

So I took deep breaths and let it go and…


Hours of nothing.

The relaxing day at the beach turned into a day of pure frustration.

I was so aggravated, I started saying crazy things to myself.

“Maybe I shouldn’t have this business at all.”

“Maybe I’m just selfish and don’t really care about people.”

“Maybe I should just buy a lottery ticket.”

I carried this crazy headspace into the next week. And the next.

Then in a seemingly unrelated event, I made a very difficult and emotional decision to let go of something that played a big role in my business.

The minute I made that decision, my vision snapped into sharp focus.

I was holding on so tightly to something that was no longer working that it eclipsed my entire vision.

With hindsight, it is so obvious.

But in the moment, with all that beach around me and the sound of the waves and space in my schedule with no pressure, and still coming up with no answers, all I could think was, “What’s wrong with me?”

In the future, I will do my best to remember that I’m smart and very motivated, and then ask a better question: “What do I need to let go of in order to welcome in something new?”

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Mary Cravets

Founder Mary Cravets started Simply Get Clients because she saw small business owners complicating growing their businesses. Or falling victim to the "build it and they will come" myth. So she developed the simple structure to cut through all the noise of social media, "experts", online funnels, advertising and more to focus on the central problem of business owners: getting more clients. And you know what? There is NOT a one-size-fits-all solution.

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  1. Becky says

    I have had similar experience when I’ve tried to set time aside like that to focus on my business. My thoughts swirl, and it’s not productive. I think having to answer a specific question would be more helpful, maybe as you’ve shared, what do I need to let go of and how would it help. Thanks for sharing your story!

    • Mary Cravets says

      You’re welcome, Becky! And sometimes even having a specific question doesn’t move me forward. So I resort to pushing and forcing… which doesn’t work either! Some days I just have to let it gooo… let it goooooo!

  2. Bernice Feaster says

    I love reading your story. That is where I am in my business. I have to remind myself that I am smart and very motivated. But I need to learn how to end the necessary ending.

    “What do I need to let go of in order to welcome in something new?”

    • Mary Cravets says

      Hey Bernice – I’ll admit, some days I feel smarter than others and the down days are tough. I’m curious if you came up with an answer of something you need to let go of?