Are You Seeing a Vision
Are You Seeing a Vision?
By Caterina Rando, MA, MCC
As we look at bringing your business to the next level, I ask you a very
important question: do you have a vision—a Technicolor snapshot in your mind
of what your ideal life looks like? If not, create one. Not a goal; goals come
later. Visions are more powerful than goals because visions have an emotional
component. When you see a picture, it evokes emotion—involving your heart, not
just your head. This is far more powerful than only writing down an idea.
For example, if you were to say, "I want a bigger house," that is a
good goal. However, that simple statement by itself is not significant—not
strong enough to get you to figure out everything you need to do, to support you
through sacrifice, to get you to take risks, to have you learn new skills to
overcome your "friends" telling you to forget about it.
If, instead, you create a compelling vision in which you see yourself standing
in front of your yellow house with a two-car garage on a sunny street lined with
trees, with a rose garden in front and a lemon tree and hammock in the back, and
with a chef’s kitchen and master bedroom with a view of the ocean, you now
have an idea that is not only in your head; it is in your heart, too. That is
where the motivation happens; that is where your desire lives, and that is where
you will connect with your internal power—the power that will pull you through
all the challenges you have to address to create your compelling vision.
Do not let the busyness and immediate needs of your life prevent you from
stopping to create what you want your life to look like at this time next year.
Follow these steps to create your compelling vision, and watch it work for you.
1. Get clear about your compelling vision. Write it down on paper; be specific,
use visual language.
2. Share it with someone else. Ask them if they can see the snapshot. If they
cannot, you are being too vague.
3. Read your vision every day and continue to clarify it when new ideas come in.
4. Create a physical image—a drawing, a real photograph, or a collage—that
represents your vision. Put that vision where you will see it every day.
5. Create an action plan to realize your vision, and take even some small action
6. Get the help you need. You do not have to do it alone.
Once you have your vision, ask yourself: Are you more committed to your
compelling vision, or are you more committed to your current situation? Our
reality interferes with our vision because we see what is not ideal around
us—and that is far more vivid than a vision of what we desire that still lies
only in our head and heart. That is why it is important to follow these steps
and spend time with your vision every day, gradually bringing it more and more
into focus and finally into reality.
Caterina Rando, MA, MCC coaches women entrepreneurs and direct sellers to
succeed with ease. She is a sought after speaker, master certified coach and
author of the national best-seller Learn to Power Think. Caterina is also the
Success Center Director for the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance and
contributing author to the soon to be released book Build it Big- 101 Secrets of
Top Direct Selling Experts. Caterina can be reached at 800 966-3603 or by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her website http://www.caterinar.com
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