We've all got transition on the brain. Me too! The new year launches tomorrow, or should I say tonight at midnight and I am ready for 2016.
I've got my large dry erase calendar spread out on my kitchen table and I've been jotting down various upcoming dates of events - business and pleasure - as they seem to be squeezing themselves onto my calendar daily. I just put a date in for October 2016...I know, right? October, already, really? YUP!
I'm not as much of a planner as I used to be (a flash back to my Type-A, perfectionist days). Now, I'm more focused on intentional visioning, inspired actions and seeing on purpose, with purpose.
Sure I've got some "stuff" I desire to acquire in the new year, but what's most important for me this year is seriously considering who I desire to be, how I really desire to show up in 2016.
I've also been heartfully marinating about my contribution, how I want to expand my service in my area of influence and impact. I suppose its where my attention has turned since I'm now committed to living authentically and joyfully everyday.
Looking beyond the horizon,
what do you long to see unfold?
This isn't a new focus for me. However, this year, the desire seems a bit more intense. When I thought about this whole visioning thing last year at the kick off of the holiday season, I went searching for Vision Board Parties and I found a couple. It was fun to gather around the table with fun and talented women who wanted to accomplish big and amazing things in 2015. I enjoyed the camaraderie and the goodies. But about two hours later I left with a partially completed poster board of pasted cutouts of images and words. It was fun, but my board was incomplete and so was I.
On top of that, a couple of weeks passed by and reality set in. I had no desire to finish either one of my boards as I had said I would, and eventually, I just stopped taking a peek everyday at what I had finished.
Before I knew it, one of my vision boards was behind a door somewhere and the other one was in my closet getting it on with a dust bunny.
So, I mentally munched on it, gave it some serious heart consideration and decided to host my own visioning event; I decided to turn it into a Vision Board Play Date.
On the introvert/extrovert continuum, most of me is sprawled out on the introvert side. So I was in search of more depth with a smaller, more intimate group of women. I wanted more than cutting out pics of stuff. I was hungry for some substantive dialog about what I was cutting out, why I desired it, some strategies of action and what to do when my resistant, inner critic started mumbling in my ear, "What were you thinking, you can't achieve all of that - you're not doing all of that, you're not getting all of that and you're certainly not going to be all of that."
No more longing...I rolled up my sleeves, dug out some of my books that touched on the topic, did some research, shared my idea with a friend who experienced the same type of longing, found a free day on the calendar and started talking about it within my CFE community. Within a couple of weeks, I was hosting my own Vision Board Play Date. And, over the course of that next month, I hosted two additional Vision Board Play Dates, all of which wrapped up with some great feedback.
This year, my intention is to turn up the volume on the experience to make it even better. So, if you want to set aside a day of visioning where you sail to the other side of the horizon in your imagination versus speedboating over there, join me January 31st at Breath of Life Kennesaw in the Collaborating for Excellence suite.
We'll set some intentions, engage in some serious visioning, do some cutting and pasting, break bread together, share what we've created, discuss some proven strategies to anchor in what you've visualized and setup an accountability connection that's right for you and your success.
You in? YAY!!!
RSVP here and come on over to my place for a play date. We're going to have a fabulous time!
Aspiring Sage, Creative Maven, Fancier of Books, Guardian of Student Experiences, Inner Explorer, Lover of Living & Learning, Partisan of Play, Princess of Joy, Purveyor of Possibility, Vibrational Recalibrator.