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Now What?

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Guest post by licensed Right-Brain Business Plan® Facilitator Cass Mullane

I’ve been working toward something for a long time… a professional studio space outside my home. It’s been on my vision board for several years… now it’s a reality! WOO HOO!!

So, now what?

First, I celebrate! I do a big happy dance in over 500 square feet of endless possibilities.

Next, I drop a fun note into my Cool Stuff Jar. This studio definitely rates really high on the Cool Stuff ‘o’ Meter!

Then, I could choose to bury myself in the details. After all, I have to figure out how to balance serving my clients and serving myself with the joy of making my own art. I have to figure out what to bring to the new studio and what to leave at home. I have to figure out how to do my coaching and my art in two different locations instead of simply walking across the hall. I have to figure out how to best market and sell artwork out of the studio. But, those are just the details. They’re the day to day activities that I’ll figure out as I go along.

Instead, I think what’s most important now is that I take a look at the big picture and think about what’s next. Now that I’ve achieved the Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) of opening a studio, I need to decide what the next BHAG is that I can put on my Vision Board!

Many of us have vision boards that we’ve created over the years. But how many of us keep them up to date? This is a critical step that is easily overlooked in the day to day running of our businesses and our lives.

Our vision boards are visual representations of what we’d like to have, to be and to do in our lives. Why would we want to keep old words and images on them? Our brains work on what we feed them to work on, including the visual stimulus from our vision boards.

So here’s my challenge to you: Dust off your vision board and bring it up to date. Cover up the old words and images with current ones. Make sure it still represents your big vision for yourself and for your life. Who knows, it may be time to create a whole new vision board. Or if you have not yet created a vision board, now’s the time to do it!

Obviously you can make a vision board by yourself, but why not choose to do it with some of your friends or peers and make it a fun event. Not only will you get your vision board created and updated, you’ll have some built in accountability from the other people in your group.

So what’s my next BHAG? Publish The Cool Stuff Jar, and tour the world spreading happiness, creativity, abundance , gratitude and good business practices, of course!

Cass Mullane’s calm, comfortable approach consistently yields positive results for clients. Her business and personal coaching practice, www.ProsperCreatively.com, specializes in delivering solid left brain business skills to right brainers and creatives in a fun, visual way. Cass is is one of our licensed Right-Brain Business Plan® Facilitators.

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