I drive a very long way to work, 40 minutes to be exact, during that time I usually have a couple of mind-blowing revelations. Yesterdays was a crazy thought, perhaps effecting my entire day of work.
I have no goals.
Then I found that I am not alone. Personally and professionally I am just going through the daily motions. I guess one goal would be to make more money, but really everyone wants that.
Let me break it down: At Starbucks I always worked for a promotion, some type of learning path, we called them partner development. I have always had one for the past 8 years, except I don’t have one now. So when Coffee Master training came (coffee master goes through extra training and is a leadership role in the stores), I studied and went to certification without connecting with anyone, and well I fell flat on my face. I was unprepared and just plain nervous about the entire situation. When I drove home and thought to myself, I was just not prepared. Then I thought in my entire Starbucks career I am not prepared for anything I am going through.
My design business is getting stronger with every client, as any start-up does, and I recent just got better at asking for payment for my work. But I still have no future plans for the company for instance I have no desire to buy an office or get a partner, or any next steps to make my business bigger. I have more things I want to learn, but no really clear defining goal.
I create projects for myself a lot. Books to write, paintings to make, and designs to inspire. Does the new projects take up goals? I wonder if anyone else, creatives mostly, what do you inspire to do next?