What? I need a business plan?
I am new to the business world and keep hearing words such as:
I know what I have created and intend to create, but to put it into words seems an unattainable challenge.
How can I verbalize my heart’s purpose? The process of learning what works for me and what doesn’t has been enlightening to say the least.
When I first started to talk to my builder - landlord - and quazi mentor (hereafter referred to as BLQM) about my plans to open a Pilates studio he said, “Do you have a business plan? You have to have a business plan.”
What does a business plan look like? What constitutes a wise plan? Where do I start?
YES! Google does have business plan examples AND that is where I began to develop ideas.
I sketched out a simple plan and happily reported back to my BLQM I was now prepared to be an entrepreneur. I am forever grateful for the direction he pointed me, but I still had (have) a lot to learn.
Around this same time the term VISION BOARD (not to be confused with Vision Statement) kept repeatedly coming at me. My son, his friend and a self actualizing program in Utah...each had ideas on how to create this manifestation tool.
Again Google, and a few conversations later, I had created my first digital Vision Board.
Would you like to guess which method is working?
Do you know what I found out about myself and how I was making my business dreams become a reality?
Hi, my name is Nicki and I am a “WOO WOO”!
In other words, Vision Boarding worked for me.
Bonus...Thanks to the Google search, I was now receiving information on a program to teach others how to make their own AND gain clarity on how to get the most from the process through special tools and exercises. I now get to help others bring their future selves into view.
I find myself quoting more pop culture…”If you build it, they will come.”
People are coming in to what I have built.
People who need to be seen.
People who want to be themselves again, physically, mentally, socially, SPIRITUALLY.
People who want to love their bodies.
People who want to enjoy moving and feel better.
People who are tired of pain.
People who help ME to be more myself!
People who teach me how to teach even better than before.
People who inspire me to grow and become the leader I am meant to be.
My tribe is growing and I can’t wait to see who will be joining it next. Maybe it’s you or someone you know…
p.s. This is not the end of my story...far from it. I think I wrote my Manifesto in the last post thanks to Renae Gregoire creating space for me to write again. I look forward to finding and sharing my motto and vision statement, also!