Have you ever imagined exactly how your ideal business day would unfold? If you’re like most people, you spend your business day reacting to phone calls, emails, and customers. By planning for your ideal day, you’ll start the process of making the day happen (and not just once).
Start with the basics: When do you wake up? Where? What’s the weather like? What do you eat? Where do you eat? Who will you eat with? What will you wear?
Next, the business: When does your workday start? How does it start? Do you contact others or do others contact you? Are people calling you because they read an amazing review of your product in that day’s New York Times? Is there a line outside your business waiting for your new product that’s this season’s gotta-have? Perhaps a movie executive wants to hire you to lend your skills for an upcoming big-budget movie starring your favorite actors. Or maybe you get a personal letter from a child, thanking you for making their home such much nicer.
What about the money? Exactly how much money do you really need? For what purpose? Does it come in daily, monthly, or in sporadic royalty checks? Is it hand delivered or direct-deposited?
What about the customers? Who is your ideal customer? Where are they located? What do they look like? What do they say to you? Are you looking to have your customers as friends or simply anonymous consumers? Are they raving about you or keeping you as a special secret weapon?
By focusing on an ideal, you’ll naturally work towards the pleasurable goal (whether intentionally or not). The trick for making it happen is regularly visualize how wonderful the day makes you feel. Of course, this same technique can be applied to the rest of your life as well. If you don’t dream, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.