Have you defined your business vision? Your vision of yourself and for your business? Think about what is most important to you and what you want for your future. As health care providers we often think of what is most important for our patients and clients, our focus is to help them achieve their vision and goals. How often do you think about your business vision, what is most important to you?
A vision for your business is important as it helps to define your ‘why’ and it helps to guide your priority setting and your business decisions.
For me creating my vision was initially very challenging. I am a very structured, and practical thinker. I think through my options, I weigh pros and cons and I make decisions based on the most predictable and favorable outcome. Although this type of thinking is useful in some aspects of business, it creates a challenge when it comes to creating a vision.
A great vision is highly motivating!
Creating a vision takes some ‘blue sky’ thinking of what could be, it takes creativity and imagination and trust to develop a great vision. Creating my vision required me to let my thinking be more ‘free’ than would normally be comfortable for me.
Here are some tips for creating your business vision
1. Be Unpredictable
Being predictable, having routine habits and structure is beneficial at times, it often makes our relationships with others a little easier as they know what to expect from us. When it comes to personal and professional development it is important to stretch our thinking and in particular our attitude and vision towards what we want to achieve. Go where you might be a bit uncomfortable – you can always go back to your ‘comfort zone’ although with patience and commitment to your vision you may not want to.
Your vision is just that, it is “yours”, it is personal. It is that image you have of yourself, your business, your children, your health, your relationship in the future. What is your Vision for these parts of your life?
2. Picture your Vision
Your business vision is attainable with the right attitude. Many people have a vision of being rich, being a millionaire. I would challenge you to think is this really what means for you? I will give you an example I learned from Timothy Ferris, author the Four Hour Work Week. Is your vision to have millions of dollars in the bank, so you can go online and see your money? Or is your vision to live like a millionaire? There is a difference. Take a moment to think about what a life of living like this would look like. Do you have the right attitude?
3. Think Abundance
To me living like a millionaire would be living a life of abundance. This is something that I can envision, a life of abundance for me includes being healthy, happy, being able to be there for my family and friends. A great book on how to live a life of abundance is Healthy, Wealthy and Wise by Derrick Sweet, The Common Sense Guide to Building Abundance in your Life.
Your business vision can be big or small – even if it is ‘blue sky’ it is attainable. Your vision will have greater influence than you expect. Nelson Mandela’s vision for forgiveness, reconciliation and peace transcended beyond South Africa – his influence was global and created a legacy. Even with setbacks he moved his vision forward. Your vision is attainable.
Are you ready to set your vision and share it with the world? I would love to hear about your vision and how it will contribute to you having a life of abundance. How will you climb over or go through setbacks or barriers to achieve your vision?
Are you ready to get going but not sure if you have a great business idea or what next step you should take click here to schedule your Get Ignited 30 Minute Business Idea or Strategy Consultation with me – it will be a great, productive 30 minutes where you will gain clarity as to your immediate next steps and confidence to move forward.
Here’s to igniting your vision!