Most people dream of a ‘slightly better’ version of their current career. Utopia for the average Joe would be what they have, plus a little more of this and a little less of that. 

How bland! I’d like to invite you to think significantly bigger than the average Joe. I’d like to invite you to spend 10 structured minutes being utterly audacious and envisaging a future way, way beyond your current reality. 

Here’s mine: I once drove by a billboard on the highway, advertising a public event with Robin Sharma. It was sponsored by Forbes, Rolex and a brand of car that costs more than most people’s homes. One day, I’ll see my name on a highway billboard in a foreign nation, proudly sponsored by the gold-standard of high-end snobbery. 

What’s yours? 

Here’s your challenge, and it will only take you ten minutes: Fix your ultimate in your mind’s eye; the biggest, fullest, most vivid and desirable  career you can envisage. Then, in ten minutes of free-flow brainstorming, write down any step or requirement you can think of that might actually get you there.

I am willing to bet that when you zoom back, you’ll discover that a great portion of your ideas are eminently doable. Hard. But doable. And I’m willing to bet that the exercise will leave you thinking: ‘So, why don’t I?’

Here’s to you becoming the greatest in your game!