Revisit your childhood, What did you love to do?
It’s amazing how disconnected we become to the things that brought us the most joy in favour of what’s practical. Making a list of all the things you remember enjoying as a child. Would you enjoy that activity? Revisit some of the positive activities, foods and events of childhood. Ask yourself these questions to get started: What can be translated and added into your life now? How can those past experiences shape your career choices now?
Make a “creativity board.”
Start by taking a large poster board, put the words “New Business” in the center and create a collage of images, sayings, articles, poems and other inspirations. The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of your intention who you want to become or what you want to create, your awareness and passion will grow. As your board evolves and becomes more focused, you will begin to recognize what is missing and imagine ways to fill the blanks and realize your vision.
Make a list of people who are where you want to be
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Study people who have been successful in the area you want to pursue. For example, during the recession, many people shied away from the real estate market because they thought it was a dead end. Believe that’s the perfect time to jump in — when most others are bailing out — because no matter the business, there are people who are successful in it. Study them, figure out how and why they are able to remain successful when everyone else is folding and then set up structures to emulate them.