If your business was a cinematic universe - are you DC or are you Marvel? (Even if you're not into super hero movies, stick with me! I have a point, I promise!!) See, I'm of the opinion that most DC movies...well, they usually suck. Not all of them necessarily, but they certainly don't bring together a comic universe like Marvel does.
And why is that?
Well, Marvel has been purposefully building their universe for over ten years now, while DC seems to have only decided to string everyone together fairly recently. "Okay, Amber, I get it...you like Iron Man. Cool. Now what does this have to do with my business?" Glad you asked!
My biggest issue with DC movies is that they only recently seemed to start thinking ahead. There were no after-credit scenes. No hints within their earlier movies about what was to come and how they'd be connecting their heroes. They flew by the seat of their pants...and now their fans struggle to keep up.
So now I ask - are you treating your business the same way?
When it comes to what it is you're building, do you have a plan for the rest of 2018? What about for 2019? How about 2023?
Or do you only move by quarters? Hoping to snag enough clients to keep moving forward? Praying you don't burn out once again and let two months slip by without income?
This is YOUR business. YOUR life. YOUR dreams brought to fruition through tears, hard work, and at least a few sleepless nights. So why aren't you thinking further ahead in terms of where you want to be? When/if you want to retire? How to build upon your foundational work to ensure you CAN retire?
I don't care how old you are or how old your business is - it's in all of us to be successful and to make our businesses such.
But you HAVE to think ahead.
Link those plans together and create a universe all your own in which you live out your freedom.