I am ready to kick off the week, are you? I am participating in a month long “lab” with the AMAZING Britt Bolnick of In Arms Coaching. The name of the program is called “Creating Aligned Marketing That Doesn’t Feel Douchey“. This virtual month long program brings together 32 awesome women from all over the country who are ready to grow their business.
I have been thinking a lot about what I want my business to look like and how I want to feel when I head into my office. I LOVE my Thirty One business but I felt like something was missing. I had an AHA vision about a month ago and I realized that my why is not about trips, or how much money I can make or even about the next promotion.
Most say that our “why” is what motivates us towards our vision. It is the emotional connection that you have every day with why you are doing what you are doing. For some this takes time to find – I can attest to that. For others, it is very easy.
Here is my emotional why:
I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to help women plan their first party in their home after a messy divorce. I want to make people smile when they are down with my silly happy mail. I want to help raise funds for that family that just can’t afford to pay for their child’s extra activities or medical expenses.
Yes, I still need to pay bills. Yes, I would love to earn a free trip. The truth is that I am not a carrot chaser. I am not the one to race to a goal to get a prize. My prize is actually the smiles on the faces of the women that I talk to or the thank you note that lets me know that I made a difference.
After answering a series of questions during our first week, praying and a lot of writing, I was able to tweak my vision. Visions are a broad picture about what you are passionate about, the thing that you talk about and would shout from the rafters. Your mission may change but your vision remains the same. Here is my vision statement for my business:
“My vision is for a world where women are not judged on their circumstances but empowered to learn from them so that they can have harmony in their life and make a difference in the lives of those around them.”
I want to be able to use my Thirty One business to CELEBRATE -ENCOURAGE – REWARD women who are struggling. I don’t want to be that person that just wants to book a party or sell a product or grow her team. I want to touch the lives of women and let them know that God has a plan for each of them; even during their struggles. I want to be the light that shines in their life.
My mission is to combine my passion for empowering women with my love for Thirty One Gifts products. I will use my skills to support women who have or had life struggles and believe that those struggles define their life. I will carry this out by offering opportunities via fundraising, gatherings with friends and 1-1 coaching where they can learn how to let their light shine.
The vision is cast and my mission is clear. Now, to work on a plan to build my business or as others would like to call it a “business plan“.
What is your DREAM or VISION that seems impossible? Share it with us.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!