Startup Tip 68: Why thinking too big can be fatal & thinking too small can be deadly

Every entrepreneur has it.

The tension between the grand vision of what they see their business could become and the stark reality of where they are now.

How do you bridge the chasm without getting overwhelmed on one hand or stuck in the minutiae of day to day tasks on the other? I’ve recorded a short video for you today about walking this tightrope.

I’m talking about:

  • Why it’s important to keep a balance between big vision and day to day tasks
  • The dangers of only focusing on your big picture
  • What you miss out on when you only focus on managing tasks
  • The method I use to keep the two in balance.

There’s also a free download template of the method I use to keep my big vision in front of me and also keep focused on the next step.


Grab your free template for balancing your vision and day to day tasks and fill it out. Keep it somewhere where you can see it and review it regularly.

Join the Conversation:

Tell us how you balance these two things in the comments.


  1. Hi Susan,

    Thanks for posting this video. It was really great and exactly what I needed right now. I’ve been running my website for little over 2 months now and I was definitely focussing too much on the little steps without having any real idea of what my goal was. I’m looking forward to using your template to help me balance on the tight rope!

  2. Hi, I have clicked on the template submission and it’s not coming through to my email.

    Can you help please?

    • Nicola, you need to go to your inbox and find the email that’s headed “One quick thing to do before we can send your information.” Once you click on the link in there your template will be emailed to you automatically. Let me know if you have trouble with this.

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