When you feel you’ve come as far as you can, you have to go back to the basics to figure out what you want to do next.
Step #1 - Write Your 10 Year Vison or “Ideal Scene”
At some point, you put pen to paper to envision the business you have now. You imagined what you would be doing, what your customers would be like, and what your product would be.
If you never did this, you might be especially prone to disliking the business you have. This is very common and it’s never too late to reevaluate your goals and reenvision what you want.
Get a pen and paper* (or pull up your favorite note-keeping app) and answer these questions. The benefits of doing this task can not be understated.
If you find your brain fighting you with things like “I don’t have time" "What’s the use?" "Nothing will change”, thank it for trying to keep you safe and do it anyway. Start your 10-year vision with the following questions. Sign up for our increase your revenue download below to get our full vision exercise in your inbox.
How much do you want to work?
How much do you want to make?
Who do you want to be working with?
What do you want to be doing?
What percentage of your time are you:
Physical or stationary
Creating new products
Producing and delivering products to clients
Selling & marketing
Managing people or the business
Step #2 - Reevaluate your (personal) purpose and values.
Your purpose is what makes life meaningful and your values guide your decisions.
It's no small thing to figure out your purpose and values. If you are ready to explore yours, book a chemistry chat.
Coming next in the 3rd installment for creative business owners: What's possible?
*The benefits of pen and paper and the way it helps solidify whatever your learning in your brain are well documented (Huberman lab), but if you’re like us and do this stuff on trains or during kids’ swim lessons - pick up the tool you have, probably a notes app on your phone.