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Creating Your Perfect Vision Statement

creating a vision statement

Creating Your Perfect Vision Statement

In continuing the theme of developing and exploring a value statement, with your permission, a story about my own exploration may offer some inspiration. I was working through my own value statement with a coach (yes, I have a coach that helps me think through my own processes!) My ultimate goal is to set up a vision for the future based on the values that I have. What we were doing was looking at each word in the statement to work out how it fit into how I wanted to live and work.
The first part of the statement is, “Free to serve, grow and laugh”. Part of my life structure is enjoying the serving of people. I enjoy learning what they desire and need and then helping them obtain it. I get jollies out of seeing them take steps to obtain the goals they have set for themselves and the satisfaction they receive in doing so. So service is something big to me. The next word in the sentence is growth. The reason I enjoy serving is it provides the opportunity for others to grow and as they grow, I am learning from them and growing as well. That is a win-win for both of us.
As I was walking through this mentally, the theme of the old classic song “Is that all there is?” popped out. When we accomplish something, and there is no more to do, growth can stop in that area. There is usually a letdown after some major accomplishment. If we don’t have some other area to grow in we can become mental and physical couch potatoes. On the other hand, when we make mistakes, the mistakes give us the opportunity to continue to grow, as long as we persist. So, in my thinking process, serve and grow brought meaning to the word “Free.” Serving people as they grow gives us both the freedom and security to grow personally even through mistakes and still bring benefit to each other. Now, if you add laughter to the whole deal, what some might call “Joy”, I would be living out the first part of my value statement. Such a deal!! I am sure you have already thought of that but for me, that was a good use of my thought and it’s laying a foundation for the vision that I want to generate.
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Having taken the time to create a value statement and writing out some scenarios where you see your values and skills at work, what are some of the emotions that you experienced? Do these activities provide an energy high or was it a drainer?   What are the drainers? Work through generating some of these ideas and you will be one step closer to designing a vision statement for the days ahead. I would look forward to hearing what your progress is.

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Achieve Your Goals by Aligning Yourself with Your Core Values

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Achieve Your Goals by Aligning Yourself with Your Core Values

We have made some good progress over the last few weeks. We have reviewed and set some goals for the year, considered and prioritized the values that are important to us and worked through a Value Statement. The next step I would have you consider is what is called the “Wheel of Life.” What I would have you do is draw a number of concentric circles. (Concentric means circles with the same center.) Now, in the very smallest circle, which of your purposes represents the core of who you are, write in your Value Statement. Now, divide the main picture into 8 pie shaped pieces, leaving the central circle alone. For each of the pieces of the pie, consider them as aspects of your life. Here are names for the pieces: Career/Business; Family and Friends; Finances; Romance/Intimacy;Health;Social/Fun; Personal Spiritual; Physical. Having done so, if each of the smaller circles represents a value, say from 1 to 10, where would you be in each of these areas of your life, based on what you feel your current position is? Shade in the various areas, from the central circle to your current personal ranking to give you a visual representation of where you find yourself now. You have established your personal Wheel of Life.

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Seeing your own personal scoring in each of these sections, how does your scoring line up with your goals for the year? Based on your Value Statement, what would it take to step up any one piece of the pie one or two more levels toward a 10? Based on your Value Statement, which one needs the most attention and is one you are willing to and will commit to taking the time to focus on? What steps will you commit to get to the next level and in what time frame? Put down some ideas for where you want to focus, set some time limits and share the process with someone close to you. Review often then rate yourself in 3 months to see how you are doing? I would look forward to hearing about your Wheel of Life and the steps you are going to take to better your position. I would be honored to coach you through the process and keep you accountable to yourself in this rewarding and purpose driven process.
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Purpose Drive College Preparation

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Purpose Drive College Preparation

 

In looking at systems in nature, I find things in nature live with a purpose. In looking at an ecosystem, each element has a function, perhaps many functions. They all live together to form the system. If you eliminate one of the elements, often the system continues. All the elements in the system will readjust to accommodate the change. If a major element is removed or dies, the system can potentially collapse and all the elements scatter to some other similar system or die themselves.
Now, that isn’t rocket science and I bet you were fully aware of it. Well, the reason for pointing that out is you and I have some set of unique purposes that are best suited for each of us in a manner similar to elements of a system. We and those around us function best when we are in our element. We are often frustrated or ineffective when working outside those purpose areas.
 Start with a Purpose
A starting point for students as they prepare to move toward college or a career is to first seek out the ways to determine their purpose, the things that they will naturally excel at. Once you figure this out, the next step is finding a career that you can best use your skill set in. Finally, you use college or a trade school to help hone the skills you need to be effective.
 Many adults have gone down a career path for which they aren’t well suited. For some, this path was at the insistence of a well meaning parent. For others, it was simply a lack of guidance or input from a wise counselor. There are some who by stroke of genius or luck, go down the right path and the results are amazing. I would like to help you be amazing.

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One of the services that I will be launching in the next few weeks is a platform that offers students and parents a means to help determine their strengths and skills. As part of our life coaching/ college prep platform, we will offer a series of tests that identify personal traits, behaviors and personality. We then work together to identify the careers and the colleges that can best meet their preparation goals and help parents structure their finances to make the process happen. I look forward to being able to showing you the ropes of this great platform and how it blends in with college preparation.

 

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What is your Mission?

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Developing your personal mission statement

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I had the privilege of hearing author Stephen R. Covey give a speech at a financial planners’ seminar a number of years ago.  Mr. Covey has impacted literally millions of people through his writings and presentations. He recently passed away from injuries sustained from a biking accident.  He was 79 at the time of his passing.  He was a man of insight and faith.  While I don’t remember any other part of the speech, his closing comment was a very personal prayer, expressing his love of God.  He did this unashamed before a secular audience of thousands of financial professionals.  The popularity of his books is a reflection of his insights and, I believe his faith.

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One of his books, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families” offers the concept of developing a personal mission statement, a concise statement of the core values that make up who you are.  His research suggests that families with a large financial worth have survived their success through developing and abiding by their family mission statement. Many successful businesses do the same. It can provide the standard to follow in both good and difficult times.
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Quality people are ones we can emulate. In a previous blog, I talked about writing down the values that are important to you.  Why not spend some time jotting a few sentences that express what values and course of action you would like your life to take.  Having done so, take those sentences and try to consolidate them into a few words or short sentences. Get some input from those close to you (family). Work with it and make it yours. You can also create one together as a family.  Review it regularly. I look forward to hearing what you come up with and how it impacts your life.
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