When I saw Dorota's post, I was quite busy with client related tasks. Before realising that thinking forward was important for my growth, I hesitated on the basis of time, which would have been perhaps a little short sighted. I decided to reach out, after processing my current situation and thinking clearly about how I would reach my goals. Also, I realised I had help and expertise in front of me in the form of Dorota’s guidance, and that it would be foolish not to speak.
As an engineer, I appreciate when things are laid out methodically and with a tangible focus. The framework we used allowed me to take my dreams, ideas and ambitions from my mind and place them on ‘paper’ in front of me, which made them a little more real. This gave them structure and a new focus, which was helpful and allowed me to develop ideas a little deeper. After participating in the workshops, I noticed I had some more clarity and organisation on my mission and how I wanted to move in the immediate future. Also, defining my target audience and how to approach them were some of the immediate benefits. It also helped me to focus on my plan from a high level, rather than in a narrower, task by task sense.
The workshops certainly gave me a new energy in the form of inspiration. It gave my ideas more presence, almost making them more tangible in a structured and meaningful way. After the sessions, I also realised that I could use the ideas, clarity and concepts we developed to rebrand my company. I created new branding, name and website which I’m very proud of and I've had positive feedback from potential clients within hours of making it live!
I’d certainly recommend this to people like myself who have an existing business, but are ready to take it up a level. Also, to people with an idea they would like to explore in the sense of creating a meaningful business from.