Having spent last week back in the UK visiting family and friends it became really apparent how much I want my Perfect Summer’s Day (and my Perfect Winter’s Day, which I will share with you another time). So it seems now is the time to knuckle down and make some decisions on where Leisure Guru is going. Fortunately, in the Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 day blog challenge I have been given plenty of food for thought, helpful hints and tips, and great practical suggestions on how to realize my dream.
growing Leisure Guru
The thing is: it is scary and exciting all at the same time to dream. To think that perhaps we could, through Leisure Guru, inspire, encourage and help others to be leisureholics and have simply awesome times away from the office, with their family and friends. So that they too can look back in years to come with a wry smile creeping over their face, and think “I did that!”, or “I remember when…”. The trouble is, for us here at Leisure Guru, the possibilities are mind-boggling, the sheer number of things to consider, quite frankly, overwhelming. But as I already wrote in a recent post, if you are serious about something, you need to commit and plan how to reach your dream. So I thought today I would give you a brief insight into our hopes for Leisure Guru and how in our dreams we would like to see it evolve.
e-books and workshops
Leisure Guru for me is a fabulous outlet for sharing my experiences of life as a business woman and avid explorer of new places. Eventually I would love to gather all these little gems of information together and package them into a series of E-books, which could be downloaded from the fab, super-dooper website that will come into existence soon. These gems are valuable and I would also love to run workshops on overcoming the barriers to leisure-awesomification, both on-line and in person. How cool would that be?!
build a community
Leisure Guru is not alone in its desire for people to enjoy life to the max and to see, learn and experience more. So we would like to establish trusted links with those also promoting the leisureholic ethos, and in so doing, develop a go-to resource for those seeking to maximise their leisure, wherever they are in the world.
But to me, the Leisure Guru of my dreams is more than a resource, where people can find ideas, inspiration and practical advice, it has its own community. Morag and I have been enjoying very much the feedback and comments on the blog posts we have written. And we would love these interactions to build into a community, where hints and tips can be shared, advice sought and given, so that as many people as possible get to experience more awesome fun times, on their own or with family and friends.
bespoke services for leisure-awesomification
And last but by no means least, in the future we see Leisure Guru offering a range of bespoke services to time-strapped folks, who want to spend their weekends or holiday doing something “different”, but feel slightly guilty about not being able to really organize it properly, so that they absolutely do get the awesome time they see in their dreams.
These are our dreams. Our goals, if you will. Personally I think they will enable us to have more Perfect Days as there is a mix of products and services and a balance between active and residual income streams. I am sure that things will change as Leisure Guru evolves, but for now we have a great idea of where we are going.
Written by Catherine Evans Joines
This post was written in response to the Suitcase Entrepreneur’s 30 Day Blog Challenge – Days 9, 10 and 11.