This is part 2 of the Easy Creative Business Planning series.
Now that you’ve completed your brainstorming list, it’s time to review those options and decide what’s plausible and what can sustain you long term. After all, the last thing you want is to let something you once loved turn into burnout.
Do you want to write a series of novels but cringe at the idea of writing for hours each day?
Do you love designing websites but detest reaching out to prospects?
You’ll discover ways to overcome these dilemmas but in the planning stages is the best time to figure out those solutions or you’ll be stuck before you’ve even left the starting gate.
Now is also the perfect time to dream BIG instead of aiming for “just some extra money.”
Do you want to write other people’s blog posts or do you dream of becoming a bestselling author?
You have permission to dream big. The only person stopping you from achieving that success is you.
Review Your Brainstorm Session
Which 3 options are you most excited about?
How could you get started? You don't need to know all the answers to this just a general idea of the items, time, training, etc. that you might need to get started.
What is your personality and energy type?
How do these side gig options align with your personality type?
In the long term, how many hours a day/week would you like to work?
Could you see doing this 3, 5, or 10 years down the road?
How could you plan this business you're working smarter, not harder?
BIG QUESTION: What lifestyle do you want?
Do you see this business working with the lifestyle you want? How?
Break out your journal – or a simple notebook – and allow yourself time to daydream about your side gig and the lifestyle it allows you to have. Write down those hopes and dreams and remember…dream big!