Connect with us

Success Advice

How to Incorporate the Vision of Others for Business Success



Image Credit: Unsplash

When you start a business, it’s your vision of a better solution that gets you started. For me, it was the vision of providing a better way for businesses to manage their accounting processes and streamline the fulfillment processes. From the beginning, I knew I couldn’t do it alone and although it started as my own vision for business and my own vision of success, I quickly realized that it in order to empower and encourage my employees and business partners, that I’d need to incorporate their visions of success into my own if I wanted my business to truly succeed.

Even my vision of success has changed throughout the years since I’ve owned and operated my business… Originally, I was dead set on a number. My success was predicated on my ability to become a millionaire. That was it. If I was a millionaire, I would be successful. If I could prove “everybody” wrong and show them that I was capable of earning a million dollars, then I could sleep well at night knowing that I had achieved success. 

Well, I shortly realized that my definition of success was attainable but that it wasn’t actually going to help me feel fully fulfilled. I’d already learned after getting my girlfriend pregnant in high school that I could provide for myself and others. I learned how valuable sales are to a business and how to build deep relationships with potential customers and clients. Once you realize that becoming a millionaire is attainable, and a huge boost to your confidence, but not the thing that will actually lead you to feeling fulfilled, you have to revisit the drawing board and look at a better way to create that feeling of success. 

For me, I realized that I had to start incorporating the visions of those that had bought into mine. First and foremost, I had to have shared conviction with my business partner, Trevor Cowley. I had to sit down and have conversations with him about what he wanted from the business, I had to figure out what his vision of success was. 

This required a level of vulnerability that I didn’t know it was going to… The thought of not owning complete control of the direction of my business was something that seemed threatening to my idea of success. It was counterintuitive but would be one of the best decisions I ever made in business. 

Napoleon Hill says a mastermind is, “The coordination of knowledge and effort between two or more people who work towards a definite purpose in a spirit of harmony…no two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.” Until I was able to incorporate the visions of Trevor in my business, I wasn’t able to truly understand or tap into this idea of a mastermind. I was unable to tap into the power of a unified force that was more powerful than the sum of its parts.

“A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains.” – Kevin Rose

That doesn’t mean all conversations were easy or that we always had the same vision. When you start looking for business partners and looking to share a vision with others. They will inevitably have a different vision and idea of what success looks like to them. You won’t always agree on what that exact vision is and it will require some amount of negotiation in order to accomplish that shared vision. There will be “give and take,” and sometimes you’ll have to adjust your idea of what success looks like in order to allow both visions to fit into the larger puzzle. 

Be prepared to have these conversations and to negotiate with your business partners about what success looks like to them. Tim Ferriss says “your success in life is in proportion to the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have and how well you negotiate them,” I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment and it’s proved true with my business and personal conversations…

Next comes the question of how to incorporate the visions of those who have bought into your long-term vision but aren’t partners in the company… After some time, it was clear that Trevor and I had a shared vision of success and that we were moving forward towards it with momentum. It was also clear that we had inspired some of those who worked for us in a big way. They were fully committed to our vision of success and we wanted to reward them. We wanted them to know that we care about their vision of success as much as they cared about our business. 

We knew we had key players in our business that needed to be valued more than just the salary and compensation package that we were currently providing, but we didn’t want to give them equity in the company. It’s easy for a business owner to want to give equity to those that are working hard for your business’s success… but I’ve found that it’s not always the best decision for your business. More effectively, we’ve found that sharing in the profit of the company and giving monetary incentive in the case of buyout is a great way to show your key players how much you care about them without giving away principal ownership. 

On top of that, giving key players in your company a voice and listening to their vision of what the company could be gives you valuable information about the direction of your company and ways that you can grow and expand your business to provide better service for more customers. 

At the end of the day, I’ve realized that personal success is good but creating success for others is great and a great way to ensure that my business continues to grow. I’ve realized that now that my networth is well north of a million, that I want to provide that for others. It’s amazing to see how much the vision for my business has changed. The new vision for Trevor and I is to create millionaires with our business and allow our customers to spend more time doing what they love with their family. 

Kale Goodman has been a serial entrepreneur since starting his first business in 2006. Kale owns five businesses that collectively produce in the eight figures. He is the CEO and the co-founder of Easier Accounting. He and his partners are on a mission to change the standard of small business accounting. His businesses are second only to his true love and passion which is his family. Kale is a devoted husband and father of five children. His greatest goal is to become the best version of himself and believes the best gift he can give his children is to lead by example.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Success Advice

How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success (1)
Image Credit: Midjourney

Pause for a moment and ponder two pandemic-era beliefs: First, closing schools will control the spread of a serious virus. Second, the consequences of such school closures—particularly social interruption and the prevention of immunity—are worse than becoming sick with the virus. (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



Image Credit: Midjourney

In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

Continue Reading

Success Advice

Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



How to boost your confidence
Image Credit: Midjourney

We all have been told that confidence is a key factor in achieving success and happiness in life. But what is it exactly? (more…)

Continue Reading

Success Advice

Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



Toxic leadership
Image Credit: Midjourney

Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

Continue Reading