Creating Your Vision for Your Business, Career, and Life
Many people go through their daily lives feeling overwhelmed. There are so many things to do, and there never seems to be enough time or energy to do them all. Is this how you feel about your business, career, or life?
Have you promised yourself that you will make some profound changes this month, but you just aren't sure what those changes need to be?
Think about laying out a vision but make it a big vision. One that encompasses your passion in life and the gifts you have come to share. No matter what the focus of your business or career, you have a lot to offer. You are unique, and only you can contribute your strengths in your special way. Whether staying at home and raising a family, making the best widget there is, the CEO of a company, etc., life is not a dress rehearsal, so create your vision of what you want and then take inspired action steps to attract it you.
These are the same steps I take with my clients to help them change focus and habits that bring them meaningful results. First, you must be willing to act.
Without changing your focus and habits, you will never be able to change the results.
Without acting, you will never move forward and reach the results you want. Coaching is about getting results, listening to what the client really wants and working together, setting out the measurable steps to be taken that result in action and success.
You are responsible for the momentum; it will be up to you to take the actions on your own unless you choose to have the support, encouragement, guidance, and accountability that a coach provides.
Without the forward momentum and inspired actions, it's just a good thought. For your business to be successful, to be happy and fulfilled in your career, or prosperous and content in your life, you need to have one common thread. Vision.
The process of creation starts with a thought, a great idea, a passionate want, or a dream of something magnificent to achieve. These are the intangible sparks that ignite our drive to move forward and turn the intangible into our reality.
Begin by brainstorming on paper; yes, you must write it down to bring clarity, to make it real.
The first brainstorming session should be free-flowing, don't edit your thoughts or ideas. Start with the personal vision if you are working on your personal vision and your work vision to define what you want and how you want to spend your time.
This will give you absolute clarity about what is important to you, what you want, and the things in your life you are passionate about and that make you feel fulfilled. From there, you can create the vision of your ideal business or career and take action to bring what you really want into your life. Focus on what you really want, be very specific. Don't just say you want lots of money, a lovely home, and no stress. Create a picture in your mind of precisely what you want, down to the color of the carpet and the list of clients, and then using words, draw that picture until your vision is clear. For example:
I want a profitable and fulfilling holistic health practice.
I want to see clients in three different specialties plus passive income revenue streams.
I will work five days a week between noon and six devoting the rest of the day to self-care, gardening, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.
I will make 100,000 a year and take five weeks’ vacation throughout the year.
I love to learn, so I will spend three weeks a year in educational workshops and training programs to advance my career and myself.
I have several tape sets, workbooks, & learning products that fit into my personal and vision statement, providing my client with excellent value and tools that help them get on track with their lives.
I have redesigned my home to be bright and airy, laid out the gardens for ease of care, and provided color and fragrance from my flowers and tastes and aromas from my organic vegetables. I avoid stress by focusing on the positive and focusing my energy on the essential things, and I just let the rest go.
You create what you put your energy on. If you concentrate on all the things you don't want, on all the things you don't have enough of, that is what you will create more of. Start making what you do want.
Start with your vision; lay out your life, career, and business vision, and then take steps to make it your reality. One of the steps might include hiring a coach to make it happen faster for you.