Next week I start teaching an online workshop called Create Your Framework.

In this blog post I’ll discuss why I think it’s important for every authentic business to have its own framework…

First of all, here are some examples of frameworks, and what type they are:

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (pyramid)

The Work of Byron Katie (linear)

The 5 Love Languages (archetypal)

The Wheel of Life (pie)

The Authentic Business Framework (grid) … by yours truly :)

These and many other frameworks are helpful to better understand oneself and the world.

However, as you’ve studied other frameworks, you probably notice that none are perfectly comprehensive, or perhaps not worded the way you’d prefer.

When it comes to understanding and integrating your life experiences, no framework is ideal, except for the one you create and evolve.

If you do create and share your framework with others, the resulting conversations will help you reflect and grow, and your framework may even greatly benefit others.

Your Framework Makes Your Work Irreplaceable

No one else will think about those sets of problems or goals in quite the same way that your framework does.

Although other people may create related frameworks, yours will be a system that comes from your own experiences and research, and nothing can replace that. It will keep evolving based on your learning.

Your Framework Will Change Lives

Your framework will show them where they are on their journey, and where they need to go. It provides both validation and guidance.

Every Important Idea will have a Place

Imagine that as you continue discovering or creating knowledge, you’ll have a framework in which you can place all important ideas!

You’ll have fewer “open loops” in your mind that cause confusion or anxiety. There will be a bucket for everything.

All Frameworks Evolve

As you apply your own framework to your work or content creation, you’ll come to see that some parts that can be eliminated, extended, combined, or changed completely… especially in the early days.

When you use someone else’s framework, you don’t have the right to change theirs. The beauty of having your framework is that you can modify and update it anytime you like.

Audiences Appreciate Updated Frameworks!

The re-launch or update of a framework will create a natural marketing buzz and introduce it to people who hadn’t seen it previously.

Those who already adopted your framework will be glad to know that it’s even better than before. You get to explain the insights that led to the changes. This gives you additional opportunities to create new content/products/programs, or update older ones.

I encourage everyone who loves knowledge to learn how to create their own framework.

Authentic Business Coach & Author of 4 Books including "Authentic Content Marketing" and "Joyful Productivity"

Authentic Business Coach & Author of 4 Books including "Authentic Content Marketing" and "Joyful Productivity"