Did you think knowing your brand vision would help you make every decision for marketing your business?
How many marketing or design decisions have you made in the last year?
Have you put off making any of those decisions?
Maybe you haven’t created your marketing plan, redesigned your website, or selected brand collateral because you don’t want to make a mistake, or you never seem to have time to devote to think through your decision?
Let me share a quote with you. Now, first off—as you’ll notice by the words used, this quote is a little dare I say “vintage”, BUT it’s golden! Consider yourself forewarned that I’m going to get a little old-school on you (well, only like 1970s old-school), but where there’s glean of wisdom, we have to learn from it.
As a creative of any kind, photographer or event planner, we’ve all been hesitant about making a decision at some point on our business journeys.
But, there is ONE thing—that above all others—helps you make every decision for your marketing and design and make them so much faster and more confidently.
And before you roll your eyes at me, because, “Yes, yes! You’ve heard this before,” let me tell you—I’m not talking about having an elegantly written or fascinating why. I’m not even talking about coming up with a profound “origin story.”
I’m talking about coming up with a clear and simple vision that becomes the GPS that automatically directs your business decisions and shouts at you when you need to reroute and take a different path. (You have had to have heard Siri say “route recalculating” at one point or another.”
Your vision could point to your family, kids, freedom, mental health, space, clarity, etc.
You probably started your business because you caught a glimpse of a vision for yourself, your family, or your kids. As you get one, two, or seven years into business, that vision often becomes clouded and many entrepreneurs get stuck.
If you’re feeling stuck or have no idea where to start, don’t worry! I am here for you. If you are ready for a clearer vision so you can make better, faster, and more confident decisions, let’s get started.
How to PinPoint a Clear Business Vision So You Can Get Unstuck and Make Better and Faster Decisions
We’re going to short circuit the deep dive into finding your vision not because I want to be shallow, but because I want you to have a quick win so that you can move forward. With that in mind, I’ve taken two concepts out of the brand foundation book I give to my clients when I work with them and distilled down two steps to help you quickly and identify your vision.
As you likely know, strong brands operate from a place of why and have a clear grasp of the values, goals, and mission at the core of their work. People buy into why you do what you do more than they buy into what you do. So, the question becomes:
Once you answer that, I want you to drill down 3 more times. You’re going to look at your answer and say, “why?” about your response. Here’s an example of what that looks like for me—a brand designer.
Do you see how I drilled each response down until I kept getting clearer and more precise? That’s what you’re going to do.
Now, to easily identify a general vision you can latch on to, let’s picture it. I want you to free write, at first.
When you’re confident in your decisions because your vision and goals guide them, it’s only a matter of time until your brand vision becomes a reality, and then you begin the process of crafting a NEWER, even bigger vision than you imagined.
If being intentional about your brand and brand collateral is a goal you have for your business so that you can reach your future vision AND you’re ready to make that decision, I can help you in one of two ways.
One option is to check out the Off-the-Shelf Brand Collections in the Brand Shop. When you select one of the collections, I customize the predesigned brand with your brand colors and details.
The second option is through my tailor-made brand experience. In this experience, I tailor brand design and support to your budget, which means you can work with me on everything from your brand foundation to your website design to your marketing templates and brand collateral.
Hearts and Hoorays Friends!
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