At the end of last year I did several workshops to help you plan a great 2016. Part of the workshop was to write a vision statement. Just one line to capture a snapshot of where you’d like to be at the end of 2016. This was by far the most difficult part for people.
I thought about it for awhile and I realized that not everybody visions as much as I do and that I needed to give you a method for writing a complete vision before asking you to narrow it down to one statement.
So here it is, the Dream Big Guide.
WARNING! This is way different than anything I’ve ever made for you. In fact, you might actually think I’m nuts after this, but oh well, so be it. If it makes you smile, if it peaks your curiosity, if it pushes you to dream a little bigger, it’s worth it to me.
So here’s my hope. That you will laze in bed on Sunday morning with a hot cup of coffee or tea. That you will read through the guide and journal your answers. That you will keep an open mind and that you will complete your vision. And when you do that you will reach out to me and let me know.
Ok that’s it for now. Happy visioning!
I loved this approach to writing a vision as I seem to have so many words. I’d love to know how I now narrow it down to one sentence
Hi Renee! I’m glad you liked it and good question. It’s a little easier if you decide on an exact time. In the example above, I was talking about a workshop I had done for planning 2016 so everyone’s vision was to capture a moment at the end of the year. Then I asked people to imagine where they would be if everything they hoped to accomplish and dreamed of had come to pass in that year. Where would they be and what would they be doing? Then I got a lot of vague answers like I’d feel fulfilled and happy and vibrant. But I wanted actual details, things you grab onto. So then people said things like, “I’m sitting in a cafe in Paris writing the last page of my novel.” or “I’m sitting around the fire with my husband in the cabin we just bought in the mountains.” or “The 110 year old house I just bought is fully restored and I’m celebrating with a glass of champagne.” So it’s something really tangible that grounds you in a particular moment. I hope that helps.