Whatever keeps me ticking (living, breathing, thinking) itches today. How do you scratch a concept?
I think I'm close to having Goals again. The last Plan I had involved being a nutrition/health coach for people who wanted to learn about natural ways to get and stay healthy. The Plan got sidetracked with the closing of the store and the need to dive back into the corporate world to make a strong income that would allow me to Dream again. That Dream is still a possibility, but if it happens, it will do so naturally and not as part of my developing Plan. (no lectures on making and sticking to plans, I know how that works, and this Dream is not where I want my energies right now.) [Also worth noting: Dreams, Goals and Plans are not the same. Dreams are first and set the stage, Goals come next to define the work needed to live the Dream, then the Plan to achieve Goals. This is my working definition.]
I do not want anything where I have to be more involved with the business end of business than producing my 'product.' This narrows the playing field down considerably. I've been there, I've done that, I grew to hate it. I would be happy to spend 1/3 of my time for the Plan on marketing/bookkeeping, but no more than that. By the time I closed the store, I was 90% tasked with business issues and only 10% in creating/testing/developing/making the product, and making good things was the entire reason I was drawn to doing that in the first place.
Secondly, whatever I do next needs to have minimal overhead. If I have to invest more than $1,000 a year in it, it doesn't fit the bill. (Should my Plan come to fruition and money abounds, then I can look at other Dreams, set Goals, and make Plans.)
Thirdly, it has to be something that I can start and grow into a full time life endeavor, but it has to be paced with me making solid income. There will be no giving up my current job to perhaps make some money in the future. I enjoy what I'm doing right now and fully intend to be doing this for at least the next 10 years. so the Goals need to fit into this framework.
Yes, I do have the Dream forming a solid image. I know what I want to do. I know several things, actually. That's the problem. I need to put one in the spotlight and move one to the background, then I need to actually verbalize the Goals. And in between, I need to keep it all the parts that sustain me working well.
Dream Code Word: Bohemian