In this Expert Insight Interview, Victoria Whitfield discusses what it means to be a visionary in this day and age. Victoria Whitfield is a business reiki master for entrepreneurs. She preaches loving yourself and loving your business at the same time.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The problem of workaholism and burnout
- The mindset shifts necessary to achieve great success
- The concept of the inner visionary and the inner anti-visionary
Burnout and Workaholism
Workaholism is very real. We are rewarded for working hard, and we define people as good or bad depending on how hard they work. That approach can get us onto a slippery slope where we keep working harder and harder to prove ourselves.
Unfortunately, this is not a sustainable way to live, and many people end up working so hard that they work themselves into the hospital or into burnout. Entrepreneurs also often burn out their teams because they just keep adding more and more tasks.
We know most of these things intellectually, but it is a question of actually putting the changes required into practice. The truth is that we live many different lives during a lifetime, and sometimes we get stuck with a perception of ourselves from the past instead of taking a step back and realizing that we have evolved, developed, and increased our experience.
Unfortunately, many people seem to believe that they must remain within whatever persona they have existed in for most of their lives, and we could name this persona the anti-visionary.
Visionary vs Anti-Visionary
Inside each and every one of us, there is an inner visionary. This is the part of our personality that pulls us forward and helps us make quantum leaps in our lives and businesses. It is there to shake up not just our lives but our business and perhaps even the industry we operate in.
On the other hand, the anti-visionary is the part of our subconscious that wants to play it safe and not “upset the apple cart.” This side of our personality is cautious and does its best to handle quality control. The anti-visionary is essential too because everybody wants stability in their life. However, at the end of the day, if you’re going to achieve massive success, you can only reach it by listening to your inner visionary.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.