Your vision is a portrait of your future—an image that inspires you, that you feel deeply passionate about and that you are willing to work toward. It articulates your heart’s desires and your values. Your vision motivates you to take actions that may enlarge your comfort zone, and that are necessary to realize your dream.
When you have a clear, compelling vision, it informs every choice you make. You are aware that every action you take–whether small or large–is either a step closer to or a step further away from the business of your dreams, and essentially, from the life of your dreams.
First, let’s start with envisioning your end game, which is what you want your business to look like in a few years. Do you want to create a lifestyle business, perhaps a business that generates a terrific revenue stream and you run for many years to come? Or do you want to build up your business and one day exit it, via a merger, acquisition or initial public offering? There’s no right answer. And today’s answer could change tomorrow.
The reason I want you to consider this is because where you want your business to go determines how you set it up, how you run it, and who you bring into it.
Let’s do a quick vision exercise.
* Engages your heart and your spirit
* Expresses your deepest desires for yourself and the ones you love
* Provides meaning to the work you are doing
* Is the release of unexpressed desires
* Is ever-evolving and ever-growing
* Often expresses your longing for a greater quality of life, financial independence, an improvement in the quality of your relationships, surroundings and experiences.
Your vision is your own, and is unaffected by others’ desires, expectations or beliefs in you. Be bold in creating your vision, and reach not just for what you want, but also for what you want for your loved ones. Make your vision so powerful that, each time you revisit it, you are moved, inspired and reconnected with your reason for working on your business, and the legacy you want to leave.
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Christine Comaford, CEO Freedom Fighter
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author of “Rules for Renegades”