What’s your dream?
When I started my photography business, I wanted to do something I loved, and have more time to spend with my family. I imagined glamorous photo shoots in awesome locations, a warm and inviting studio, clients who became like good friends.
I imagined working from home, sleeping in, cuddles with my new baby. I imagined being able to spend time cooking delicious meals and taking Otto out to discover new places.
Instead, I was working over 60 hours a week. The majority of the work wasn’t glamorous or even fun…Editing, customer service, album design, print ordering, packaging. I had no weekends free and even less time to spend with my family. And my business wasn’t making me feel fulfilled or satisfied like I always imagined it would.
Forget your five year plan
I know I’m probably supposed to tell you to write a five year plan right about now. I should tell you to imagine where you want your business to be in five years…the financials, the products, the assets…
But instead we’re going to have more fun. Studies have shown – repeatedly – that numbers and statistics don’t motivate people as much as feelings do.
So forget the five year business plan!
Instead, I want you to imagine what your perfect life would be like. After all, who wants an uber-successful business if it means you can’t see your family or your friends, you can’t enjoy extra snuggles or long coffee breaks or walks in the woods?!
The Business Plan Project Homework
1. Open your Freakin’ Awesome Business Plan document.
2. This section is about where you want your business to be.
3. Imagine what your perfect business and life would be like. Write down as much detail as you can. This is your goal. This is where you want to be. This is where you have to work towards.
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