I just chilled out in my hammock, closed my eyes and visualized where I was going to be professionally and personally in three years.
In the end, I detail that future in a 3-4 page document known as a Vivid Vision (formerly Painted Picture).
I want as many people as possible to read this Vivid Vision, and not only because I think it’s a pretty interesting read. The more friends, colleagues, suppliers and contacts who see where I want to go, the bigger the network I have on my side helping to make it come true. You’ll find it on my website, in my book and right in your inbox if you want it. I’m not shy.
So where do I see myself by the end of 2016, you might ask? Well, I’m not quite the Leader of the Free World (yet) but I will have grown my company by leaps and bounds, and sprinkled in a little world travel to boot.
You see, helping entrepreneurs is what I love to do. So it makes sense that I’ll still be doing it in three years. Only by then, I envision helping higher profile clients and speaking at prestigious events at exotic locals around the world.
By 2016, I envision companies so hungry to align themselves with me and everything I stand for, they’ll advertise on my iPhone, my laptop, my website etc. And to ensure the clients I work with see their logos, these same companies are willing supply me with clothes, luggage and car leases.
The media will constantly turn to me as an expert when it comes to my areas of expertise. Expect to see me on CNBC, CNN, BNN and other major news networks when they need an expert in entrepreneurship, franchising, growing companies and more.
Future me is a very balanced, happy individual. I don’t get caught up in scanning the horizon because I’ll already be “there”. I have the luxury of picking and choosing my clients, which gives me time to spend with my family. I’ll even bring them along for some of the more exciting speaking tours I undertake.
Some of you might argue that this future is a little too perfect or overly optimistic. But that’s the point! Where’s the fun in envisioning a future where you maintain the status quo?
I dream big, I set it out on paper and I busy myself making it come true. It’s what’s always worked (it got me where I am today) and it’s what will make this optimistic vision come true by 2016.
Yup, my future looks pretty awesome. Now, it’s up to me to get to work making it happen. What’s in store for you?