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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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Upgrade Your Life: Achieve More in 2015 with this Mindset

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Upgrade Your Life: Achieve More in 2015 with this Mindset

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In preparing to write the blogs for this month, I looked back at the blog for January of 2014. As we are starting a New Year, dealing with the years goals is often appropriate and looking back on the goals from last year as well. So here is reporting time. Last year, there were goals set in the spiritual, mental, relational, physical and recreational side.
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 So here goes.

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 On the spiritual side, I focused on reading one book of the Bible at least once a month and from different versions as well as reading a commentary on that book. I can boast that I achieved my goal. The book I chose was the book of Matthew. I have read it multiple times and am finishing a commentary today by an author who lived in the 1800s. There are a variety of things that have jumped out at me regarding my faith and I have found this very rewarding. I hope to focus on one book again in 2015 and continue the study of the person of Jesus.
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On the mental side, my goal was to read one book a week. Success again. I have had the opportunity of going through some 55 books in a fairly broad range of topics and hopefully have learned and put into practice some of the things I have read. The goal for this year is the same. I am also taking courses to become certified as a Life and Academic Coach and should be finished mid year.
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On the relational side, I will admit falling down. I had a goal to observe the body language of those around me so as to be more sensitive to their needs. I didn’t do well on this one and am going to pursue it again this year.

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On the physical side, my goal was to maintain an exercise routine and lose a few pounds. Partial success. I have maintained the routine and added to it by riding my bike 2 hours each Saturday morning before the rest of my family gets up. I failed to lose the pounds. Goal is to maintain that routine.

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On the recreational side, I had hoped to become familiar with Bach. No go. Had good intentions but failed to follow through by reviewing the goal and setting up times to do it. Goal for 2015 on the recreation side is to go paragliding at least once and start to learn about this fantastic sport. (I have a secret desire to fly and this is as close as I think I will get to it!) So off we go.

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Action Time.

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What about your goals? If you are considering setting goals for the year, consider the areas I have mentioned. I would have you consider goals that are dependent solely on your activity. For example, if you are a student, consider setting goals for progressing in how you learn and not on the grades you earn. Grades are dependent on your efforts and the input of your teacher. You can control your efforts. Your grade may be dependent on a teacher’s opinion. That is something you can’t control. If you are in business, set your goals on activities and adjust the activities to meet the employers’ requirements and/or your personal career goals. If you are a parent, set goals for the activities you want to do and the lessons you desire to teach.

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The mindset is to do your part. Your personal identity or achievement shouldn’t be dependent on the results.   Write them down, carry them with you and review regularly. I would look forward to hearing some of the goals you set and working with you to be accountable toward reaching them.
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Batting to Your Strengths

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Batting to Your Strengths

 

One of my favorite baseball players has been Tony Gwynn. I had the privilege to live in San Diego and watch the career of Tony Gwyn with the San Diego Padres through the 80s, 90s and shortly into the 2000s. Tony recently passed away at a relatively young age due to cancer. I will have fond memories of his skill with a bat and the ability to place a line drive between the short baseman and third, a place he called the 5.5 hole, at some of the most opportune times. Tony’s strength was getting on base and hitting for the batting averages. His life time record was an amazing 338, placing him number 16 on the career highest batting average list. In 1994, he hit an amazing 394, the closest run to hitting 400, since the great Ted Williams in 1941. Tony wasn’t known as the long ball hitter yet he hit over 100 home runs in his career. He could sure put the ball into play and do so with consistency. He was and will be known as Mr. Padre. He was an icon in San Diego and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed to all who love baseball.

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Many times, when talking or observing people, if you pay close attention and observe their actions, you can pick up an area where someone is exhibiting strength. There may be a quickening in speech, an improvement in posture or some basic rise in energy or enthusiasm.  When you catch this, offer the friend or acquaintance a label of honor, embracing that as their strength and encouraging them to make use of it. In interacting with some of your friends, ask about what accomplishments they are most proud of and see if you can’t pin a strengths label on it. Practice that skill and see how many strength labels you can create for your friends and acquaintances. You never know, some day you may become known as Mr. or Ms. Strength.
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Brain Power

You Control your Brain and Body

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Many involved in athletics are familiar with the term ”muscle memory.”  The basic concept is by consciously doing something over and over, your brain and body will move automatically into that groove and repeat the movement without having to consciously think about it.  Scientific research suggests that our brain develops a type of pattern to minimize effort.  We conceive something and consciously participate in the process.  If we repeat this process over and over, it shifts to a different part of our brain so as to minimize the mental effort and, voila! we have developed an unconscious habit.  Now, from your own personal experience, that isn’t rocket science. But on the other hand, it has some very significant implications.  It can explain how we sometimes respond, being good or bad.  It also provides us the mindset to hone certain skills, develop new skills, or gradually replace embodied habits with new skills. In a previous blog, I mentioned that you are not just your brain or your body. You have a mind that can program and control both your brain and your body as you learn to do so.

 

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Think about a skill set that you are good at; playing a musical instrument, playing a sport, solving a problem, painting a picture, etc.  What are some of the processes that caused you to gain that skill?  Take a while, put some thought into it, and write them in your journal (you are keeping a journal, aren’t you?).  This may take some real effort on your part but don’t give up!  If you learn your own mental processes and improve on them, the skill will grow exponentially.  Let me know what you come up with.

 

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Reaping with Research

Becoming an Expert

Research, research, research!

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One of the last parts of a book is the bibliography.  Authors give us the opportunity to go to a variety of sources to verify their information. I will admit, I don’t usually spend much time there.  Most often, probably like you, the other contents are what capture my attention.  Well, what the bibliography does mean is that the authors have spent a lot of time researching information.  They have become an expert on it and then added their twist.
In the book “Think Big,” Dr. Carson describes his learning process.  As a student, he would search out as many sources on a topic as he could get his hands on. This offered him a high level of knowledge which offers a great level of confidence  in response.  So, when looking into something, seek out various sources to learn more than may be expected.  You never know when that extra information may come in handy.

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A motivational speaker, Brian Tracy is a very successful businessman and speaker.  He offered the suggestion of taking one topic a year, each year, and reading all one could get their hands on.  Over a number of years, that made him an expert on a lot of stuff. If this is a challenge you are up for, let me know and I will look forward to hearing what you have learned at the end of the year. Bring it!

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