The Power of Business Imagination | Entrepreneur.com

You were born to believe, not bend to ego, so that you can be at your best and imagine a positive work lifestyle. Imagination is your pilot through unfamiliar skies.

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Think about how you do business this way: You focus your thoughts on the strengths of your business, accepting the unfamiliar changes, and filter out the negative characteristics. Next you cooperate with a team of positive people whom you’ve chosen to attract, who compare and compete rarely, and you complement one another quite well, confirming, validating and expanding positivity throughout your business. Then Team [Company Name Here] Positive — customers and clients, employees and suppliers alike — believe together that your business can grow in phenomenal ways, and begin to imagine a broader range of positive solutions you can offer and achieve based on a positive work lifestyle.

See how it works?

Imagination is the key to your business success. You perceive, conceive and believe based on more than what you alone can see, hear, taste, touch and smell, and primarily on what you can imagine. The impossible becomes possible. The unexpected happens. The unexplainable occurs and all you can do is shrug, and say to your partners, “All I know is it actually happened.”

Your company’s success is the culmination of how you think about it, partner with others to think about it, and then collectively imagine outcomes that seem unrealistic at the moment, but are achievable as all of you believe.

When I speak to business groups of executives, entrepreneurs, and owners, I pass out apples to the audience. Then I ask, “How many apples are you holding in your hand?”

Of course, the first answer I get is “One” and usually the person says, “Hey, that wasn’t so hard.” I say, “OK, one. Anyone have another answer?”

The room gets quiet and then, usually from the back of the room, I hear someone say, “A bushel.” And I ask, “How so?”

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This person says, “Well, you can plant the seeds in this apple and grow a bushel of other apples.”

And then I ask, “Just a bushel?”

Someone else answers, “No, you can get an orchard out of this apple.”

“An orchard?” I say.

And then someone else says, “Oh, more than an orchard. There’s an infinite number of apples in this apple.”

“How’s that?” I ask.

“You plant these seeds and they produce an orchard of apples. And from the seeds of those apples, you grow other orchards and those orchards grow still more orchards and pretty soon you can’t count all the orchards.”

You’ll succeed when you imagine that you hold in your hand everything and even more than you could ever want to enjoy a positive work lifestyle. When bent to ego, you hold only what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell — the dimensions of your company that you perceive you can influence, control and manipulate. Your business holds so much more in store for you . . . if you will only believe that your focused, filtered, positive thoughts, conceived in a complementary relationship, can produce an infinite harvest.

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