I’ve always been a big fan of the saying, “the best way to predict your future is to create it”.
Maybe because it emphasizes the idea that we are constantly co-creating our reality.
Side note: I said co-creating, as I am also a believer of the magic of the unknown and the things we cannot see coming. Good or bad. All growing experiences.
So, if we are clear about what we want in the future, we can use that information as the guiding light for our day to day actions to get us there.
So let’s keep it simple and break down how:
1. Get honest about where you want to be in the future.
▫️Pick dates- I recommend using 3 months, 1 year, 3 years as a good guide for your long term vision.
▫️Write down the things you want to achieve, the way you want to feel, and the quality of people you want surrounding you.
2. Reverse engineer from big picture down to day to day.
The power of having a vision for your future means you actually know what you want and who you want to be. So you can start showing up as the business owner (and person) you want to be today. Looking at your closest future goal (this would be your 3 month category), determine:
▫️What are the big accomplishments you hope to achieve in this time frame?
▫️What are the action items to get you there?
▫️What key performance indicators do you need to put into your plan to make sure you’re on track?
3. Surround yourself with those goals and action items.
▫️Write them down and keep them visible. Without a reminder of what you want to achieve and that big picture vision, we can forget about them when we get weeded in our day to day tasks.
▫️Take time at least once a week to revisit your goals and check your progress.
Then audit, tweak, rinse, repeat and on and on kinda forever. No big deal, right?
The key ingredient is making it a fun practice! My go-to? Pour a glass of wine, light a candle, and have some fun future mapping! Who else loves a good vision planning sesh?