When you think of a business plan, you probably think of pages of text and graphs and boring stats and numbers. You know, the kind of thing you’d nervously push across the desk to a bank officer in hopes of securing a loan.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anything I like less than to have to piece together that kind of stiff, formal business plan. Luckily, I have better tools—and so do you!
The Business Plan That Isn’t
What if you could plan your business with fun, colorful photos and inspirational quotes and phrases instead? What would that do for your daily motivation?
Well that’s exactly what a vision board will do for you. By collecting images that represent your dreams and aspirations, you’ll have a constant reminder of where it is you’re going, and even why you started your business in the first place. Maybe you want to spend more time with your kids as they’re growing up, or have enough money to finally take that vacation to Europe. What about that house in the country you’ve always dreamed of owning, or the sporty little red car that’s been calling your name.
None of these things will find a place in a traditional business plan, but they’re perfect for your vision board. More importantly, they’re critical to your long-term success. Without your dreams, it’s nearly impossible to remain focused and on track when it comes to business growth, but with these reminders, it’s easy!
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Why Vision Boards Work
Does all this feel pretty airy-fairy to you? You’re not alone. Lots of us were raised to believe that business had to be all about numbers and stats, and that there was no room for fun when it comes to making money.
I completely disagree!
In fact, some of the most successful people in the world routinely use vision boards to help clarify their dreams and keep their goals front of mind. And that’s precisely why vision boards work so well. They allow you to easily see exactly what it is you’re working toward, whether it’s a shiny new car or a big, beautiful home, or an exotic vacation.
By keeping visual reminders within sight, you’re constantly aware of your “why,” and that’s a powerful motivator, no matter what you’re working on.
Of course, no banker is going to accept your vision board as proof of viability and give you a loan based on it. But when it comes to clarifying your dreams, pinpointing your real goals, and getting excited about your business again, you just can’t beat a personal, colorful vision board. Give it a try. You might just surprise yourself!
Tired of Setting Goals You Never Achieve?
Then join me on January 20th at 9am CST/10am EST for the Goal and Vision Board Workshop: Manifest your Success and learn the strategy that is the key to long-term success and fulfillment.
- Why everything you know about goal setting is wrong—and the simple steps you should be taking instead.
- Why “fake it till you make it” is the most powerful strategy in your arsenal—but only if you do it the right way.
- Three things you must know before you can grow your business—including the one thing that’s responsible for more business failures than any other.
If you started out with a business you love, but now find yourself overwhelmed and burned out, then chances are you’ve run up against a common entrepreneurial trouble spot: a lack of vision. For some solopreneurs, that business they once loved has become a clever trap they fear they’ll never escape.
If that sounds like you, then do yourself a favor and join me on for this special training, and discover how you can finally achieve your dreams. You’ve got what it takes, you just need a plan.
Learn more here.