A friendly reminder to view your decisions as investments in your future.
About this print:
- 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
- Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
- Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
- Does not come with frame
All pre-order prints will be packed with LOVE by a member of the Made Vibrant team and shipped within two weeks of your order. (For more info on our shipping policy, click here.)
US orders will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail for a flat rate of $4. All orders outside the US will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail International for a flat rate of $15. Your print will arrive packaged in a protective cellophane sleeve and rigid stay-flat mailer.
This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 4/29/2016:
Sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in the short-sighted sense of urgency when it comes to running your own business. How do I grow NOW? How do I make money NOW? How do I create more things NOW? But lately I’ve been noticing a few business voices in the ether suggesting the value in a different approach. @garyvee talks about making decisions years in advance and on a podcast episode I listened to, @ramit mentioned he makes business decisions today for the business he hopes to build over the next 15 years. 15 years?! In today’s fast-paced ever-changing online business landscape, that seemed ridiculous to me when I heard it.
But the more I thought about it, the more I started to realize the value in this way of thinking. When you play the long game, you don’t fall prey to trends or hacks or short-term gains. Instead you rely on your values, your strengths and ultimately the bigger mission that you have for your business. That’s the kind of strategy I want to employ more of. I want to make decisions and create things that are an INVESTMENT in the future of Made Vibrant. I’m not completely sure what that will look like yet but what I do know is that simply making this commitment (and sharing it with you guys) is already providing a new sense of clarity.
My question today to you is: are you playing the short game or the long game? Are you making business decisions for short-term gains or long-term legacy? There’s value in both, but I think we in the online business bucket could stand to use just a tad more in the long-term strategy column. ;)