“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.”
~ Susan Polis Schutz
Then we DO
Two weeks ago, I started addressing the idea that everyone has their own definition of what it means to be successful. My job, as a coach, is to help you figure out what will make your business be the success that you envision it to be.
Last week, we addressed how you want to BE and FELL in your life thanks to your successful business. In part two of this 3-part series, we’ll address what you want to DO on a day to day basis both with your life and your business.
A pretty simple question, but probably not something you’ve every really given all too much thought to.
Basically, how do you want your days, your months and your years to look? Imagine everything…across all you do, both in your personal life and in your business.
I find it easier to break things down in chunks with this one.
Think about your work life and your home life. Again, the money you make from your business determines the lifestyle you’ll live. So if it’s important that you have plenty of free time to DO things with family, friends, charities, organizations, etc., that should be outlined here as well.
- What does the typical work day look like?
- How long (or short) are your workdays?
- What does your workweek (and your month and your year) look like?
- Who do you work with as your clients and customers?
- How often do you work with your clients?
- Do you have any non-client, additional streams of income?
- Are you teaching or training?
- Do you license or certify people to do the work you do?
- Do you have a team working for you?
- Are you working with any partnerships?
- What does the typical non-work day look like?
- How do you spend your free time?
- Where is your home?
- Where is your office? How’s the commute?
The above list is by no means a complete and thorough list of things to noodle over and consider. This is your vision, your business, your life and your take on success. Don’t be afraid to get outside that box.
I suggest that you use the questions as a starting point and go with the flow. Remember, this is your life and your business that we’re talking about. There are no wrong answers, so play around with it.
ACTION PLAN: Set a timer for 15 minutes and brainstorm how you want your day, month, and year to look and what you’ll be DOING each day. Be sure to go into detail and do your best to describe everything…work stuff, fun stuff, family stuff, you name it. Once the timer rings, put this list aside in a safe place (we’ll be revisiting after week 3).
Again, you’re more than welcome to work on it over the next week, but after this initial session, I’d suggest you limit yourself to a 5-minute block.