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Visioning in real life

July 25, 2009

Many of us know that we want to create a vision for ourselves so we can get to where we want to in our lives.  Yet somehow, developing this vision is easier said than done.  What does visioning look like?  In my last post I outlined a process to guide you in developing a vision of where you want to be.  Today I will give you an example of how I applied this formula as I have set out goals for where I want to be in my business.

One of my goals is to be invited to speak and conduct workshops on the international stage.  As I achieve this goal, my vision is that I continue to be true to my values of family and relationship with my success.  To apply the formula of what it will look, sound, and feel like to accomplish this goal I have the following on my vision board.

I have a picture of an invitation from a Woman’s support network in Paris, inviting me to conduct a two day workshop with their membership on learning to live authentically in the moment.  Beside the invitation, I have a picture of my husband, my 3 children and their spouses standing in front of The Four Seasons Hotel in Paris where there is a poster displaying details of my workshop that is being presented.  Beside that I have a picture of me facilitating a workshop of woman.  The woman are smiling, chatting with each other, working at tables.  There are captions above the women’s heads indicating what they are saying about me “Thank you so much for this workshop, I feel inspired to make the changes I need” “this is exactly what I need to move forward in my life” . A caption above my head reads “I love what I do, I feel like I am truly making a difference in these women’s lives”.

As I work with this vision and putting the details on paper, I get into how it feels for me to accomplish this goal.  I pay attention to where in my body I notice the sensation of excitement and honor I feel to be able to do this work.  For me, the feeling is in the solar plexus, half way between the belly button and the rib cage.  I get in touch with the textures, colors and sensations of the feeling.  On my vision board, I  have the words to describe these feelings.  This vision board is displayed in my office.  It is specific to the goal I have for this aspect of my vision.  I have other vision boards that capture the essence of other goals that I want to accomplish.

I love this process as it is fun and inspiring.  The other thing I put on my vision board is the statement “This or something better is my goal”  which helps me be open to the possibility of an even better outcomes.

WHAT do you want?  Can you get into the sights, sounds, feelings and textures of the goal?  Allow yourself to dream.  As you gain clarity on what you want, the HOW to accomplish this goal will start to show up.

Take care and I will blog with you soon.

Gerrianne

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When You Focus on What You Want: The How Will Show Up

July 15, 2009

It is amazing how many of my clients limit themselves in their dreams because they do not have any idea of HOW they will achieve them. The reality is:

When you gain clarity on WHAT you want, the HOW will show up.

What do you want?

Write out one specific goal you would like to achieve

Outline:

What will MY goal look like when I accomplish it

Imagine you were to take a picture of your life when you have accomplished this goal, what will be happening, who will be there?

What will it feel like when I achieve this goal,

Where in your body do you feel it

Have you had that feeling before, if so, remember that feeling and reconnect with how it feels

What will I hear from myself and others as I accomplish this goal

Imagine that you have accomplished your goal – ask yourself  “What am I saying to myself when I achieve this goal and what will others be saying about me”

Create a vision board with pictures that represent what your life looks like when you have  accomplished this goal

Write out statements of how you feel as you work towards this goal e.g. relaxed, confident, trusting

Let your imagination go

Have fun with this process.

Sometimes, our minds take over during this process and we begin to doubt our ability to accomplish our goals:

Acknowledge your mind’s attempts to keep from you dreaming about the possibilities.  Say “Thank you Mind for trying to give me a dose of reality, but I want to keep dreaming about the possibilities” .

Some people that think it is silly to dream and that they will only be disappointed when they do not get what they want.  This is a very limiting belief.

People who allow themselves to get into the whole experience of “acting as if” the dream has already been achieved are noticeably more excited about life as they actively pursue their dreams.

People who “go for their dreams” are more likely to achieve what they want because they give themselves permission to.

Imagine the possibilities and create the life you want.

My question to you is:

Are you giving yourself permission to dream – to go for WHAT you want or are you stuck in trying to figure out how to get what you want and need in life.

The purpose of this post is to help you develop awareness around your beliefs about getting what you want in life.  Only through awareness can we change anything.

Have fun with your process of discovery.

In my next blog, I will give you an example of how I applied this formula to one of my big goals.  Take care and I will blog with you later this week.

Gerrianne