As a virtual assistant, you might be wondering how to use a vision board for your business. In our article, Make a Vision Board for Your Virtual Assistant Business, we give some examples of ways you can use a vision board. Now let’s take a closer look at these examples.
How you use a vision board depends on your unique business needs. In fact, you might consider having more than one. This approach can help you to clearly see your dreams for various areas of your life and business.
Here are some vision board ideas worth exploring in your virtual assistant business:
1. Client Goals
Here you can define your ideal client. Defining your ideal client can be something difficult to do, but a vision board can help you do that.
Think about your ideal client.
Male or female?
Young or old?
Married or single?
Business or individual?
Small or medium-sized business?
With a vision board, you can pull together a collection of images, etc., that represent your ideal client. Remember this profile each time you are about to engage with a new client. If they are less than your ideal client, then you can decide whether or not this is a relationship worth starting. Is it contrary to your goals?
This is also an opportunity for you to build a list of clients you’d like to acquire. Don’t just build a profile of your ideal client. Find some candidates who match the criteria and add them to your vision board. Aspire to win them 😀
2. Financial Goals
Everyone goes into business with a financial goal.
Think about the amount of money you want to make. For example, you may want enough so you can retire early or get on a millionaire list. It could simply be enough for you to pay your bills, take care of your family and pay off your debts. Whatever your financial target is and whatever the reason, a vision board is a good place to start defining your financial goals.
Ask yourself these questions:
How much money should I be making now? In 1 year? In 5 years?
What should I be able to do with that money for my business and for my life?
Then try to capture the answers on a vision board. Seeing your financial goals every day can help you stay on track and motivated to achieve them.
3. Growth Goals
What are your goals towards achieving growth in your virtual assistant business?
More staff – How many do you want in the long run?
More clients – How many do you want to serve?
Increased service offerings – What new services do you want to add?
Wider reach – How far do you want to go? In what new regions do you want to market?
These are some goals you can visualize using a vision board. So, define all the resources you need to enable growth in your business. This can give you a good sense of direction. Your vision board will be a daily reminder of exactly where you want to be.
4. Learning Goals
Professional development is something never to be ignored, especially for business owners. We live in a changing world where there is always something new to learn.
Essentially, the focus when it comes to growth can’t only be on your business. The focus also needs to be on you. It will be difficult for your business to grow if you don’t. It will be difficult to achieve your dreams if you don’t change, even a little.
So use a vision board to define your learning goals. What new skills do you need to learn for the sake of your business? You might not be able to learn them all at once, but having them identified on a vision board ensures that they stay a priority.
5. Service Goals
Do you have a service you wish to provide but can’t at the moment? Maybe you don’t have the time? Or the certification? Or the skills?
Display the service on a vision board so that it stays in focus. Identify all the steps you need to take to make it possible. This can be connected to your learning goals. Clarify why you want to be able to provide this service.
It might not be possible now, but putting it on a vision board means you’ll stay motivated to do what is necessary to make it possible eventually.
6. Life Goals
Your personal life and work are interconnected. So if you are creating vision boards for your virtual assistant business, you should also create a board for your life.
Your health goals
Do you want to lose weight?
Are you aiming for less stress in your life?
Are you ready to try a healthier diet?
Your family or travel goals
Are you longing for more time with your family?
Are you aspiring to buy a house?
Do you wish to have children?
Would you love to travel the world?
Defining your life goals is important. They can affect your business.
- If you are sick, you can’t work. Your family life can affect your business.
- If you have children, you may have to spend less time at work.
- You won’t be able to travel if your financial business goals aren’t met.
So it is important to make sure your business goals align with your life goals. They should complement each other.
These are examples of items to add as you explore how to make a vision board or how to use a vision board as a virtual assistant in the Caribbean.
We are unique persons with different priorities. So think about what warrants a place on your vision board. With a little creativity, you can put it all in one but remember that it’s okay to have more than one board.