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Vision Boards and Vision Statements

vision     I think it’s safe to say that most of us have heard someone say, “Visualize what you want and you will get/achieve it,” in our lifetimes.  If we’re lucky, we’ve heard it more than once, and if we are even luckier, we’ve tried one ourselves and found that it can be a great tool.  If you have yet to discover them, then today is for you!

Today’s project can be one of two things: either write out a vision statement of what you would like your life to look like in three to five years, or create a vision board filled with photos that represent what you want your future to look like.  It’s a fun project, and it helps us really realize exactly what we want.

The vision board or statement works through the law of attraction.  The energy that you put into the universe through it is what you are going to attract back.  If you are able to, look at your board or read your statement every day.  Remind yourself what it is you need and desire, and let the universe know what you want so that it may respond appropriately. Continue reading

10 Guiding Principles to Living Your Vision Statement & Achieving Success

Susan Ward said, “A vision statement is sometimes called a vision of your company in the future but it’s so much more than that. Your vision statement is your inspiration…it articulates your hopes and dreams…It reminds you of what you are trying to build. Let your imagination go and dare to dream…it’s important that a vision statement captures your passion.”

A vision statement can encompass all areas of your life. A vision statement of where you want to go in your professional life may include embarking on a certain career path or achieving specific targets in your own business. A vision statement of where you want to go in your personal life may include spending more time at home with your family, taking regular family vacations, or devoting more time to leisure activities and hobbies.

Here are 10 guiding principles for living your vision statement and achieving success in your career:

·      Achieve your own success. Whatever opportunity you choose to take, pick three things you want to accomplish within your organization. Pick things you know will make a difference within the organization, shoot high and then stay focused on those things.

·      Always be a professional. Being a professional is not about knowing everything, it’s about being credible. If you don’t know, make a point of finding out and then follow up the query. Always dress appropriately and look your best. When you’re part of a team, allow others to take credit where credit is due, you don’t have to act like you did everything.

·      Keep texture in your life. Don’t set your sights on being a one-dimensional figure and don’t be too serious about your work. It may be your vision to be the best accountant in the world, but remember that people may prefer to be around an accountant who also enjoys cooking or music.

·      Surround yourself with positive and forward thinking people. No one survives alone. Find yourself a mentor and also be a mentor. Whether you are the mentor or the mentee, you will grow through the experience.

·      Encourage don’t criticize. Always look for ways to encourage others in their work. An individual may not be right for one particular position or department within the company but their skills may allow them to shine in another.

·      Don’t be over-technical. Even when you work in a technical environment, always talk to people using appropriate language and avoid being over-technical. Tell your clients what they need to know, not what you know. It’s not about the technology, it’s about how the technology can improve their lives.

·      Be an effective communicator. Communication is key. Recognize that communication can be non-verbal as well as verbal and develop your abilities to communicate effectively on all levels.

·      Keep moving. Realize there’s no such thing as a set back. If it doesn’t work out, move on to the next thing. Stay on the high frequency, not the low frequency and understand that timing is everything. 

·      Live by principles. The world is constantly changing. It’s not always about the money or the promotions. In difficult economic times, a sideways step within a company can still represent progress as you develop new skills or gain the opportunity to help others to develop theirs. Consider volunteering in different positions to add to your skill set.

·      Always be true to yourself. Never sacrifice more than you can afford to lose. Always go with the things that keep you close to your purpose and to who you really are. Your work should always be a win-win.

 There is no limit to what you can accomplish, it’s simply a matter of how you formulate your vision. When you understand your soul purpose, you understand your destiny in terms of why you are here and who it is you are here to serve by using your gifts. 

A self-made millionaire by 31, international speaker and author Melissa Evans is The Guru of Implementation and President of The Broshe Group, a consulting firm that helps businesspeople Monetize their Soul/Sole Purpose – to live abundantly and passionately. Download your free special report, “10 Myth Busters About Entrepreneurship That Could Derail You”: www.broshegroup.com 

 

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