Do you have a Clear Vision?
Vision is the scene in your mind of how you want things to play out. As I’ve spoken about previously we have our intention. Intention is the piece that drives us to want or go for something. We have an intent for it. We can write that intention down and we should, however the next step to really fuel the fire is to have a clear vision of what that intent is.
Every year in my Direct sales business at the beginning of a new year I would hold a “New year New you meeting” for my team. This meeting was all about our intention for the year and it was about the Vision we had for it. Many people start a new year with a great intent. I am going to go to the gym 3 days a week, I am going to eat healthy and get more sleep, drink more water, spend more time with my kids, grow my business etc. However usually by the end of the first 30 days most people walk away from that intention. Why? Because it becomes out of sight out of mind. So how do we remedy that?
One tool that spurred me on to have incredible successes over the years in Direct sales, helped me grow the team that I have, earn top 10 Recruiter in the company 3 consecutive years in a row, career sales, career recruiter awards, featured in Empowering women magazine across the country and earn our coveted “Legacy Award” (at the time only 14 of us had earned that award in the history of the 16 year old company, I tell you this not to brag but to make a point) was because I not only had my intention clearly written but I had my Vision board or Dream Case as I called it completed and hanging in a place in my office that was directly in my line of sight when I would sit down at my desk each morning.
What is a Vision board? Or a Dream case? Well many of the best coaches, entrepreneurs have them and promote them. It can be done on a board, in a shadow box or in my case on a White Pillow case. You take your board and you bring your intention to life by drawing all the things you want and are planning on having in your life. Whether it be for the growth of your business or for your personal goals in your life. You can be as creative as you wish, make it colorful, use pictures you’ve cut out of magazines or downloaded on the computer. It doesn’t matter, what matters is it represents what your intention is for the next 6 months or the next year. Then it is hung in a place that you can see it every day. Each time you look up when you’re working it’s there to remind you why you do what you do. Remember this…. People don’t buy from you because of what you sell, people buy from you because of what you believe. Martin Luther king didn’t sell a plan, he sold a belief….. Believe in what you do, have an intention for it and bring that intention to life through your Vision. Watch things happens! (Now that reminds me…. I need to make up a new Vision board… who’s with me?)