What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?



Once again I find myself in need of taking my own advice.

When I'm coaching people who feel stuck in their careers I ask them to do a pretty classic exercise. Visualize what you are doing a year or two from now. Fill the vision with details. That's important. Some create a vision board with photos and words that describe their vision. What are you wearing? What does the work environment look like, feel like, smell like? Who else is there? What are they like? What are you doing? What tasks are the things you love and what are things you don't like so much? How does the rest of your life, family, need for base income to pay the bills, hobbies, fit in?

We play around with this vision until it feels good. Then we deconstruct from there to create the path to success.

Somewhere along the achievement highway I passed my own vision. I didn't even realize it until Steve pointed it out to me.

It's kind like those dumb commercials, "Now that you've won the Superbowl, what are you going to do now!?"

It's not enough to say 'I want to write a book' or 'I want EWN to continue to be successful.' I need to fill in the details. Decisions need to be made, priorities set. That's a big part of why I'm here in California, going through my own personal business retreat: To figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

What a great place to be six weeks away from my 57th birthday. 

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