Creating Your Vision for Your Life

There are so many things to do and there never seems to be enough time or energy to do them all. Many people go through their daily lives feeling overwhelmed. Is this how you feel about your business, career, or life? Have you promised yourself that this month you are going to make some serious changes, but you are just not sure what those changes need to be?

Think about laying out a vision, but make it a big vision. One that encompasses your passion in life and the gifts you have come to share. No matter what the focus of your business or career, you have a lot to offer.

You are unique, and only you can contribute your strengths in your special way.

Whether it is staying at home and raising a family, making the best widget there is, being the CEO of a company, life is not a dress rehearsal. So, create your vision of what you really want and then take inspired action steps to attract it to you.

Here are the same steps you can take to make changes in your focus and habits, and these can bring you meaningful results.

First, you must be willing to take action. Without changing your focus and habits, you will never be able to change the results. Without taking action, you will never move forward and reach the results you want. Coaching is about getting results; listening to what the client really wants and working together, setting out the measurable steps to be taken that will result in action and success.

You are responsible for the momentum. It will be up to you to take the actions on your own unless you choose to have the support, encouragement, guidance, and accountability that a coach provides. Without the forward momentum and inspired actions, it is just a good thought. In order for your business to be successful, to be happy and fulfilled in your career, or prosperous and content in your life, you need to have one common thread: Vision.

The process of creation starts with a thought, a great idea, a passionate want, or a dream of something magnificent to achieve. These are the intangible sparks that ignite our drive to move forward and turn the intangible into our reality.

Begin by brainstorming on paper, yes you must write it down to bring clarity, to make it real. The first brainstorming session should be free flowing; do not edit your thoughts or ideas. If you are working on your personal vision and your work vision to define what you want and how you want to spend your time, start with the personal vision.

This will give you absolute clarity about what is important to you, what you want, what are the things in your life you are passionate about and that make you feel fulfilled. From there, you can create the vision of your ideal business or career, and take action to bring what you really want into your life. Focus on what you really want, be very specific. Do not just say you want lots of money, a nice home, and no stress. Create a picture in your mind of exactly what you want – the environment it is located in, down to the colour of the carpet and the list of clients, and then using words, draw that picture until your vision is clear. For example:

  • I have a profitable and fulfilling architecture practice, and I am specialised and seeing clients in three different industries.
  • I have passive income revenue streams.
  • I am working five days a week between noon and six, and devoting the rest of the day to self-care, gardening, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.
  • I am making 200,000 a year, net, after tax.
  • I take 5 weeks vacation throughout the year, spending 2 weeks in my family vacation home that stands in the middle of the lake, surrounded by mountains.
  • I love to learn, so I am spending 3 weeks a year in educational workshops and training programs, which are advancing my career and myself.

The work I am doing is very rewarding to me because I provide excellent value to my clients and help them get on track with their lives. Making a contribution and improving people’s lives is very important to me so this is always something I carry out in my business practices and my community involvement. I avoid stress by focusing on the positive and focusing my energy on the things that are really important to me and just let the rest go.

You create what you put your energy on. If you concentrate on all the things you do not want, on all the things you do not have enough of, that is what you will create more of. Start creating what you do want.

Start with your vision; clearly lay out your life, career, and business vision and then take the steps to make it your reality. One of the steps might include hiring a coach to make it happen faster for you.

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