Creating Your Vision

Having a clear vision will help you define what sort of business you should build that works for you.  It’s one of the best things you can do for your business, but so often gets completely missed out.  Without a vision, you will get carried along for the ride without knowing where you’re going.

Many complementary practitioners are driven by their passion for their approach and helping people.  They build a business similar to their peers because they think that’s what’s expected.  Before they know it, they’re floundering and don’t know which way to turn.

If you’ve fallen into a working pattern that isn’t right for you, it’s time to take a step back and start with the end in mind.

how to create your vision

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What’s a vision?

In this context, it’s about how you want your life and business to look and feel in the future.  Knowing what you want your lifestyle to be will help you to create a business that supports it, in the right way for you.

Having a clear vision will give you direction and help to reduce overwhelm by making good decisions.  It will help you say yes to certain activities, and no to others.

You will avoid getting sidetracked by the things you think you ‘should’ be doing and instead, focus on the right things.  Your vision will give you a sense of clarity for your life and business and help you achieve balance and order.

Creating your vision

Take time out somewhere you have the space to think clearly.  Moving to a different environment and away from any distractions is useful.

Imagine your life and business in five years from now:

Write down the different elements of your life and business so you have a detailed description of how life will work for you.

Now spend some time imagining working in this way, does it feel right?  Is it how you want to be living and working?  Is this the ideal life and business for you?

Dreaming big

Does this vision live up to your big dreams?  You know those secret, scary dreams that you keep hidden!

Does it reflect how you really want to live or are you limiting your vision in any way?

What fears do you have about allowing yourself to dream big?

If there were no limits, what would change about your vision?

Now review your vision and make sure it includes space for your big dreams.

cheshire cat quoteSetting your vision

Get creative and find a way of representing the vision that works for you.  This is something you want to be able to refer to.  It will act as a compass to help you navigate your way through the decisions you make in your life and business.

A few suggestions are:

Do whatever works for you.  Find a way to represent exactly how you imagine yourself living and working.

Having a vision will help you create a plan that’s right for you and your business.  It will help you to make the right decisions and navigate the maze of choices available, to build your business on your terms.

Contact me if you need help creating a vision for your business.

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