I’ve written about having a vision before. I have used it and have gone without a vision, and I recommend having one no matter what!
Here is an author from EarlytoRise.com – he has some good ideas.
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Check it out.
Why do you need a vision in the first place?
Because, you must have a vision before you start strategic planning.
After all, you can’t give directions without a destination, right?
By creating a vision for YOUR American Dream, you create a
destination. Not only that, but if you have a Vision AND Core
Values, you have everything you need for an Employee Handbook
in just 1-2 pages.
You really won’t need a 120-page binder full of lawyer-speak if you
have a clear vision and a concise set of core values. These will help
you make the right decisions, the important decisions.
And you don’t have to limit your vision-writing to just your business.
You can envision your family, a charity you run, or even how your
slowpitch season to go. Apply visioning to anything you want. You’ll
be amazed at how close to reality you will get to your vision if you
stick to it.
But first, let me give you a preview on the easy 3 step process…
Step #1 – Pick a time frame. It could be 1 year, 5 years, or 10 years.
Step #2 – Use the question below to help you write a first draft
- What does your organization look like?
- How big is your organization?
- What is your organization famous for?
- How do you measure success? (Be specific)
- Why does anyone care about what you do?
- What do you refuse to do?
- How do people who work here feel about their jobs?
- What is your Mission and Movement?
- How do you, the founder, feel about the business?
- What are the 3 most important things you offer your clients?
- What’s your role in the business?
- How do you find prospects?
- What kind of people will you need to hire? (skills, attitudes)
- What are everyday tasks?
- What do employees, clients and peers say about your biz?
Do NOT reject any ideas. Instead, come up with a Big Hairy Audacious
Vision (a BHAV), and be as clear, concise, and specific as possible.
Write from the future, as though you had already achieved your vision.
Step #3 – Get feedback, re-write, and then share. Share your vision with
those who will implement it — and then move on to the next step, which is the
“how” of strategic planning that will lay th e path to help you reach that vision.
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