Oh man. Earlier today I mentioned that I made a new vision for my career yesterday. When writing the post, I debated about sharing my actual vision. Since it would have made the post extremely long, I decided against it.
But that’s not the whole story.
Deep down, I also felt a bit scared of putting my new dream out there. Just like that dream of being naked on stage, sharing my dream means that I am putting it up to be judged. And I really didn’t want anyone to think what I want to do is “too much,” “not good enough,” or simply not what they think I should do.
However, I am going to put it out there anyways. Regardless of what anyone thinks of it, I hope that by sharing my new vision it might help others think more deeply about their own vision, contribution, and legacy.
My new vision for my career
When I think about what I really, really, really want my career life to be like, I see myself spending much of my time devoted to MML and coaching my Business with Intention and Life with Intention clients. Each week I’d like to have 4-5 calls with these clients. I’d also like to spend my mornings devoted to sharing the message of designing a life with intention on MML. These things give me the most joy, clarity of purpose, and meaning.
I see myself running Jess LC as well. But I now also see that since this is not as directly related to my purpose, I can make it more purposeful by taking in an intern and teaching her the ropes to running a small business. If running a small business is her dream, I can share with her three days a week how to make it a reality by helping her run the managerial aspects of Jess LC. I’ll show her the ropes of product development, shipping, order processing, customer service, and design. By teaching these aspects to her, I can have more time to spend on the MML and coaching related activities.
I still want to continue to be the designer, production manager, marketer, and head of Jess LC. These are the things that I love and need to do to ensure the brand stays strong and true to my vision. I also want to continue to create new products in different lifestyle categories including home goods. I want to continue to find new ways to design products with intention that bring joy, beauty, and usefulness to my customers. I also adore doing artist collaborations and want to find more cool companies to work with.
During my day I want to have time for my future puppy to play with her and take her for short walks. I also want to continue to work from home. It makes me so happy to have such a short commute, beautiful surroundings, and everything at my fingertips.
In addition to all of these things, I’d also like to continue doing Business in the City events monthly at Next Door. I love this monthly meeting more each time. Also, I’d like to create a one day workshop to share my business knowledge with women in a group setting. I want there to be many special elements to these events including gift bags, great treats, and a beautiful space. I also can see this workshop going on the road and being held in different parts of the country while I stay with blog friends.
All in all, I want to continue to grow Jess LC with the help of an assistant who is learning the way to run her own business as well as spend as much time and energy on helping people increase their intentions in their lives and businesses.
So there you have it, my new vision that I will be working toward each day.
You know what? It wasn’t that hard to share after all.