When Afrin & I started Red Elephant, we wanted out of the corporate world. We wanted financial freedom and choice. We wanted control, and we saw entrepreneurship as the vehicle that could give us those things.
But that wasn’t the main reason we started Red Elephant.
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you didn’t start your business just to make money. You started your business (or you plan to start your business) because you have a vision of how you want the world to be.
You started your business because you know there is a difference that you can make in the world, and your business is the catalyst that will ignite that change.
And your unique reason, whatever it is, will also drive the success of your business.
We call that reason your “Stand.”
What does “stand” mean?
It’s the thing, person, or cause that you stand for. It’s that situation in the world you see over and over again that pisses you off or moves you in some way and you are on a mission to change.
Your stand is the one thing on Earth that you can no longer do nothing about. It’s something you dedicate your life to. It’s what makes you do what you do and be who you are.
And it’s the most important ingredient in the recipe for a thriving business.
Let us tell you why.
Successful businesses aren’t successful because they have good marketing, great customer service, or a solid sales team. Successful businesses are successful because they know how to create a movement. Movements create raving fans. Raving fans turn into leads. Leads turn into clients.
Would you rather have a client roster full of people that sort-of believe in what you do, or a group of clients that are excited about what you’re creating and can’t wait to share it with their friends?
If that’s why you started your business, don’t you think you should be connected to that reason? To that purpose? To that mission?
Wouldn’t you be more authentic and genuine if you started every business conversation connecting to the reasons you started your business, and not just thinking about the next sale or the next big opportunity to make money?
And if you were more genuine, wouldn’t that turn into raving fans?
It would – and raving fans turn into clients. The best kind of clients.
That’s why you should care about your stand, and why you should connect to it.
Here are those three questions we want you asking yourself again
- Who do you want to impact?
- How do you want to impact them?
- Why do you want to do this?
Tell us your stand please! Comment below!
Want help figuring out your stand? Reach out to our team for help! Contact us at [email protected].