Gist Series for Entrepreneurs: Strategy 1|Three-Year Vision
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Transformative Results for Life & Business
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Created by Don Sardella
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • On any initiative, business start-up, existing business, non-profit or enterprise, students will have the tools, processes and skills to repeatedly create their own authentic, compelling, passionate 3 year vision and communicate it clearly and powerfully to others. They will be lit up, energized and inspired every time they read it and share it. They can teach others to create their own version, with the intention to fully align, synergize and co-create whatever they choose, with professional excellence, personal satisfaction and tremendous fulfillment. The student will clarify for themselves, in writing, their core values, as well as their personal and professional mission statements. They will understand the power of 90 Day Goals as a practice for establishing new habits, systems and breakthroughs and then design, in writing, their next 90 Day Game Plan. They will understand the power and the practice of writing a Monthly Absolute List, as a simple tool to create focused energy for consistent accomplishment. They will have access to a Professional Practice Checklist and a Quality of Life Checklist, to repeatedly use as tools to get and keep themselves on track. Once completing this program and all the exercises with, they can do it again and again, until it becomes second nature for them. They can teach it to others, to expand capacities around them and reinforce their own mastery. We become what we teach. Often times, the end of a year and/or the beginning of a new year are fantastic times to freshly go through this process. Many of our clients report that mid to late summer are also great times for these exercises, be it for a start up or for a tune-up refresher on an existing biz. As they access their previously untapped or underdeveloped creative ingenuity, the student will be more vibrantly alive and fully self-expressed, as they whole-heartedly pursue the life and the business of their dreams and enthusiastically collaborate with others. Finally, we will continue to add bonuses to the course, as our program continues to evolve. Best - Don
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  • The course starts when you register. Determine, in writing, your BIG WHY for taking this course. (at least 7-10 compelling reasons) how you want this course to make a huge difference for you. Start journaling and/or keep a file folder to collect great notes about any ideas/inspirations you may have about who you most want to be (or would love to see yourself to be) and how you are going to bring that to life/form as a set of products and services for the most opportunistic demands and attractive trends in the marketplace. Determine what's already working or not working for you. What do you see/think you most need to work on, to make the biggest difference for you to move yourself forward, onwards and upwards. Who are your biggest, best role models? Who has served you as a warning sign? Why?

Why take this course?

For some of you, this course may serve as a guide or a refresher checklist, to reinforce your focus and accelerate your performance on all you’ve learned and accomplished to date. For others, this may serve as a cornerstone for a new beginning for your career in business.

When we talk about results, I am first asking you to consider what, for you, constitutes an authentically great life, a life well lived, a life for which you are grateful for and proud of, regardless of pressing circumstances and possibly innumerable challenges encountered along the way? On that basis of those starting questions, I then think we’re ready to seriously talk about how to best organize yourself, your business models and your professional practices to be who you want to be and to get where you want to go.

The high ground here, in my opinion, is not that you merely achieve numerical results and milestones, but you especially get to create the life and business you want with the best people you can access, with a great future for growth together - a celebratory joy ride for all involved.

As you continue to grow into all that you aspire to be as a person and a professional, you also can have the satisfaction that you are pioneering new frontiers in your own creative ingenuity and unique self-expression, giving shape to the art that your life and your business can be, with your personal fingerprint stamped all over it, with impeccable integrity and tremendous dignity.

This first course is part of our Gist Series for Entrepreneurs: “8 Key Strategies for Your Total Business Success.”

This Course is about creating a compelling, passionate, three-year vision for yourself.

Let's get started. Here is what you will learn in this course.

1. How to create a compelling, passionate, three-year vision for yourself.

  • Define and solve real problems in the marketplace – find pressing needs with audiences that can pay
  • What do you most love to do? What are you really good at? What is your irresistible value proposition?
  • How to find and work with A+ players/talent - good people don’t cost money. Think win-win investment.

We will be working on the following: 

#1) You get to live by design, not by default. Invest at least 1 hour to write out the following:

  • What will your life look like in 3 years, if you are really living your life the way you want to live?
  • If we were meeting here, in 3 years time, looking back over the previous 36 months, what would have to have happened, both personally and professionally, for you to be happy with your progress?
  • This is totally worth investing your precious time – it’s your rocket launch plan for your “moon shot"!

#2) Create a Master Dream List for Your Whole Life 

“Whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill

  • What are Your Major Personal Dreams and Goals? (anything and everything you can possibly imagine)
  • What are Your Major Professional Dreams and Goals? (anything and everything you can possibly imagine)

#3) Complete a 90 Day Goal Sheet

  • What do I want in my life that I do not have right now?
  • What do I want to have more or less of?
  • What are Your Top 3 Business Goals and Top 3 Personal Goals, each with 2-3 Action Steps 

#4) Create Your Monthly Absolute Must List with Your Top 5 Most Important Priorities

  • Does Your Monthly Absolute Must List absolutely excite you? 
  • Will it inspire you to harness your focus and to execute your most important priorities? 
  • Will it energize you to do what you must do to follow through, to create the life and the business of your dreams?

We are looking forward to getting to know you and to partner with you on the learning journey of your dreams! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, including non-profit leaders. Anyone (including solopreneurs) who is seriously thinking to start a business or any kind initiative. Anyone who, knowing what they now know, wants to take a fresh look at existing initiatives and/or is considering additional initiatives, projects or enterprises.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
Start Here: Writing Out Your 3-Year Vision
6 Lectures 25:56

Construct a Powerful 3-Year Vision: Go to your workbook

Why Do We Create a 3-Year Vision?

How Do We Create a 3-Year Vision?
4 Lectures 06:04
What Are Your Values?

Values - Why Should We Do This?

How To Form Your Values List

Commit To Write Out Your Values List
Identify Your Roles
4 Lectures 06:34
Identify Your Roles

Why Do We Identify Our Roles

How Do We Identify Our Roles

Let's Get It Done
Roles and Goals Part 1
4 Lectures 04:58
Roles and Goals - Part 1

Roles and Goals - Part 1 - Why are we doing this?

Roles and Goals - Part 1 - How do we do this?

Roles and Goals - Part 1- It's time to commit to action.
Roles and Goals Part 2
2 Lectures 04:43
Roles and Goals - Part 2

Roles and Goals - Part 2 - Why?
Plan Time To Plan
2 Lectures 04:36
Construct your Mission Statement
4 Lectures 09:55
Construct your Mission Statement

Construct Your Mission Statement - Why?

Construct Your Mission Statement - How?

Construct Your Mission Statement - Commit!
What’s your Mission?
4 Lectures 09:58
What's Your Mission?

What's Your Mission - Why?

What's Your Mission - How?

What's Your Mission - Commit!
What am I Tolerating?
4 Lectures 07:24
What Are You Tolerating?

What Are You Tolerating - Why?

What Are You Tolerating? - How?

What Are You Tolerating? Make a List!
Conclusion - Tying It All Together.
1 Lecture 02:37
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About the Instructor
Don Sardella
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Professional Coaching, Consulting and Facilitating

Don Sardella has been professionally coaching, consulting and facilitating for business clients since 1987. The majority of his most recent 20+ years has been primarily working in the financial services industry, incorporating his broader, entrepreneurial development resources along the way. Utilizing his previous training as a design engineer, Don’s process is very systematic and organized. 

Clients report their experiences as personally energizing and engaging, interactive and synergistic, readily applicable and rewarding. Don’s primary goal is to help participants and clients apply what they have learned to make an authentic difference towards living a life they love and to support their sustainability for living their optimal life.

Don has helped thousands of entrepreneurs successfully increase their professionalism, productivity and profitability, measurably improving their life and business performance. 

Over the years, in the financial services industry, advisors report increased annualized production as much as 28-42% over and above what they were previously on track to achieve. 50% of his clients went on to double their business revenues within 2-3 years, if that was their goal. Many focused on improving their current business model.

Don is actively engaged and credentialed with several global consultant and coaching associations. Don has also facilitated hundreds of workshops on such key topics as Exceptional Leadership Skills, Communicating with Tact and Professionalism, Innovative Thinking and Creative Strategies, and Successfully Making Career Transitions.


After understanding a client’s basic vision and goals, Don works to optimize their operational efficiencies, freeing up extremely valuable time and resources. We then focus on strengthening value-added services and elevating their own client’s experience. From there, we develop marketing and referral programs, to create a robust pipeline of future opportunities that can be converted into meaningful results.