I’ve been self-employed for years now. It might surprise people who know (non-conformist) me to hear I often use mission statements with my business ventures. The idea used to strike me as silly, but I came around once I experimented using them.
Ethical questions or practical considerations or choosing what to prioritize are all important parts of the day-to-day journey for any undertaking. Choice is unavoidable. When you have articulated a big-picture mission, it’s much easier to make sure your day-to-day choices are aligned with that mission.
The mission is the bigger picture, the whole painting. But the individual decisions are the single brush strokes that make up the painting. Next week might be a good time to set the mission and let it guide you through the brush stokes.
Next Week in Tarot
Outlook for the week is courtesy The Lovers, with advice from the High Priestess reversed and clarified by the Three of Swords. These cards are from the Crystal Visions Tarot deck.
In the coming week, we’ve got a job to do: getting clear on what matters.
The High Priestess reversed would advise we ACT in concert with our choices and priorities. If not, we stand to lose here (says the Three of Swords).
This isn’t about having the whole scenario mapped out, by the way. If you wait for that, you’re going to miss your window of opportunity. This is a very in-the-moment, clarity-driven, in-touch-with-your-intentions vibe.
Know your mission. Know what’s most important. Know what you want, big picture. Then for each individual choice that comes up, you can use that big-picture perspective to determine which way to turn at the forks.
Success in this environment won’t come from over-orchestration. The idea of ends justifying the means will backfire.
Be true to yourself with each brush stroke and let the painting work itself out.
Need some help figuring it all out? Give me a holler and we’ll set up a private consult.