Almost 2 years since creating Club Forty, 113 posts, 28,910 page views and a launch event later – I feel incredibly proud to say I have created a brand, a voice and a community.
Club Forty grew from a need to write about and process my feelings; whilst at the same time provide a creative distraction from the overwhelming sense of loss I was feeling at the time. It wouldn’t be anything without the support of you guys – so I thank each and every one of you who takes the time to read, comment and like my posts either here or on my Instagram feed or Facebook page.
So what’s next? There’s so much potential and lots of different avenues I could explore with Club Forty… but what do I really want to acheive? What is my ultimate goal? What is essentially going to make me the happiest in the long run, and why? These are the questions I have recently been asking myself.
I am fortunate to have a very good friend who is also a Business Coach. Sam, who has her own coaching practice, aptly named Cloud9, has been helping and guiding me with my plans and goals for the future. Her technique is very simple but incredibly effective and I wanted to share it with you. Sam’s self-penned ‘Nana Vision’ will provide you with a clear insight to the future you aspire to and will help you focus your effots to one-day achieving your overall goal.
Many of us, whether we own a business or are employed, lose sight of our Nana Vision!
The demands of our everyday are all consuming and most of us work with a to-do list long enough to keep us busy throughout the whole week allowing very little time to think longer term.
My “Nana Vision” was first realised whilst planning with a client. It has provided me with clarity, direction, focus and comfort knowing there is an end goal and longer-term focus and a clear picture of what life looks like in my later years.
So, what is a Nana Vision?
A Nana Vision is the life you imagine living once you have become a Nana (or not, as the case may be.) What will those days look like? What will you be doing? Who will you spend them with? What is important to you? What makes you feel happy?
My Nana Vision fills me with emotion… It’s like when enjoying your best day out; happy, fulfilled and surrounded by people you love. And this is what makes every day leading up to this time worthwhile and exciting.
I currently work as a business coach helping many business owners. The days when I am not coaching, I am planning, reading, or facilitating workshops and Mastermind groups all of which I love doing.
My Nana Vision is not too far away from my everyday now, except I will work with fewer clients, have less coaching days and I will be rewarded with much higher fees. I will enjoy time to research and write and help younger generations who are planning to start their own enterprises by speaking at schools, universities and entrepreneur clubs. My free time will be in abundance I will enjoy (I hope) days out with my grandchildren, husband and lots of lunches with the girls!
Having a Nana Vision has enabled me to look ahead, envisage the dream and plan my journey. I know how long I have and what I need to do – everything needs to lead to that vision.
Sam Lindley, Business Coach, Cloud9 Business Coaching
Obviously once you have established the Nana Vision, there’s a set of objectives you need to put in place and adhere to in order to keep moving forward… It’s a ongoing journey that requires commitment, revision and determination – but you’ll get there if you keep your mind on the end goal… the Nana Vision!
So whether you are stuck in a career rut and need a change, or if you are returning to employment after a break, or you have already embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, thinking ahead to the future and having a Nana Vision will provide direction; helping you to think clearly, make better decisions and spend time on activities that count.
There’s no better time than your 40s to make a change.
I’d love to know what you think and if you have a Nana Vision…
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