Are you a bit like me and spend December in a state of reflection? What did the past year bring? Have I achieved what I wanted? Did I set out to do the things I had planned?
One of my biggest lessons during 2011, has been that nothing makes sense without VISION. I have to admit Stephen Covey’s well known quote ” start with the end in mind” really does bring success.
I have learned that VISION brings the end picture, the end result into focus as the DESTINATION.
VISION brings everything into amazing clarity. With VISION I was able to see more clearly. I was less distracted less prone to follow the new shiny thing and much less likely to stray off my course.
VISION BRINGS FOCUS
What has FOCUS achieved for me 2011? Focus for me has resulted in realizing the VISION I set in 2006. A magnified VISION has now been born.
Let me share a couple of FOCUS examples from my 2011 mentorees
Liz started her own consultancy 8 weeks ago, and in the space of 7 weeks she has increased her business by 36%. By being FOCUSED on her VISION, she has created the work life integration she had only dared dream about before commencing this journey. What is so awesome is Liz now tells me ( and anyone else who wants to know) that she loves her job.
What else has FOCUS achieved? Well in the case of Rachael, in the space of 7 weeks she has built her own consulting practice , and has now replicated her management salary. A surf before breakfast; writing notes in local cafes; missing the peak hour traffic are the perks of her new work life.
FOCUS allows you to plan for time off. My FOCUS has enabled me to work 1 week out of 2 for 6 weeks to spend more time with my son over Summer.
VISION when combined with FOCUS are the momentum for DRIVE. When VISION is clear, you become FOCUSED to achieve your VISION and now you are DRIVEN to achieve your VISION. It can’t be helped. Get your VISION clear, allow it to come into FOCUS and you will be propelled ( DRIVEN) forward.
Don’t let 2012 just be another year that was, get clear on your VISION. You can CREATE the work life integration that you want.
Would you like to know how to get clear on your VISION? Want to know how to bring your VISION into FOCUS? Want the DRIVE to bring your VISION into reality? Then contact me to register to be part of an exciting VISION building day coming your way Feb 2013.