Pro Troublemaker Step 3

When you want to drive change, you can’t just go with the flow. You’ve got to have a vision. And you’ve got to be bold. If your dream isn’t getting you pumped up just thinking about it, you probably need to reevaluate the big picture for your #protroublemaker career and life.

Step 3 of 10 for becoming a Pro Troublemaker is all about defining your vision. No matter how short- or long-term your dream might be, it’s got to have a few key traits. If you don’t know where to start, I’ve got some quick attributes that you need to consider. We’re also looking at the story of one of the most inspirational people I’ve come across.

This video can help you pinpoint your BIG goal and really tap into what it means for you. And there’s more great content to come.

After you check out this video, won’t you share your working dream in the comments? Let’s all be an inspiration to each other! Getting your vision in writing is a great way to get moving, and your story can be a real motivator to someone else who’s starting to define their own vision.

Where are you at with your dream? Do you remember what first sparked it for you? Or are you still working to figure out what’s giving you goosebumps? Let us help cheer you on. Give us a quick comment about how you’re making your big and hairy dream a reality!


Hey there friend, it’s Stefanie Krievins, founder of the Pro Troublemaker Nation. Today we are on step three of 10 essential steps for becoming a Pro Troublemaker. Number three is you must have a positive, compelling vision story in order to be a Pro Troublemaker, someone who makes positive change in this world. Now notice I use the word vision story, not vision statement. You know I think too often we put pressure on ourselves to create this pithy five to 10 to 15 word statement that captures everything that will be accomplishable in the future, I don’t think that’s the right way to go instead we need one, two, three, five pages that describe adequately and do the future justice of what you’re working on. It’s not five words it’s an entire story. So I want you as a Pro Troublemaker to have a vision story both at work and in your personal life. So at work, working with your team, your department, even the entire organization if you’re at the top leadership level to create that story of what needs to be different and what needs to be in 10 years. It may not even all be different it may be more of what’s good today in 10 years, but in 10 years how will your organization be changing the world, impacting lives, impacting communities and families and your clients? Tell the story through that document not in five to 15 words, people don’t get excited about that, they get excited about picturing what are the services we’ll be offering? What are the results that we see in the world and in our client’s lives? What will we be doing? What kind of technology will we bring to life? How will our team be different and better together? That’s the vision story. Then on the personal side of life, you need to tell the story from the perspectives of what do your finances look like? What is your spiritual health? What is your mental wellbeing? Who do you love? How do you love them? Who else do you bring into your community to enrich your life? How do you serve your community? That’s a rich vision story. The vision story needs to give you goosebumps my friends, needs to make you a little excited, maybe a little scared, a little nervous to work on something so important but you deserve important, impactful work, that’s what the vision story does. So take the time to reflect and be honest with yourself. You don’t have to answer to other people’s expectations about what you want your life to be like in 10 years, work with your team so that you craft something compelling in 10 years, go big, go bold. Solve really hard problems in 10 years and work your way towards it. All right my friends, step three of being a Pro Troublemaker is you have an amazing vision story that you’re working on. Now let’s get off the internet, let’s do the real work to bring that vision to life and I’ll see you soon.