It has been a week since our Beacon of Hope Leadership Retreat. A week since I left the pink bubble with my Thirty One sisters. A week to process all that I heard so that I can apply it to my life. You see, it wasn’t at all what I expected. God moved in great ways to help me emotionally, spiritually and then in my business. He put all of the right people on this journey with me so that I would shed the fears and doubts running through the doors even if they are only open a crack.
We started off the weekend with a “brain dump”. I was skeptical but I figured if this was something done before every leaders retreat with Cindy Monroe, I would open myself up to it. What you do is write down all of the things that you are worried about, all of the things that keep you from being in the moment, but most of all they are things that are beyond our control while we were in our pink bubble. WOW! I was pretty cocky thinking that I would only list one or two things but I actually filled up a full page. YIKES! God was preparing me for a message and I didn’t even know it. I am so going to try this every time I go to a training or a retreat. What about you, have you ever done a brain dump so that you can be in the moment?
How many of you have ever heard of Dewitt Jones?
Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. He is also one of the nation’s most sought–after keynote speakers.
A master of the platform, he combines stories from his years with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC with his extraordinary photographs to teach both creativity and vision.
Each year his words and images inspire thousands to ‘Celebrate What’s Right With the World’!
Yes, his pictures are breathtaking but it is his “4 Steps to Extraordinary Vision” that captured my attention. I went to the retreat to help me find my emotional why and to seek my vision. I definitely got closer to my emotional why. My vision may take a little bit more work to find but I have some ideas.
Dewitt Jones 4-steps will help me on this journey:
- Train your technique. Vision without technique is blind.
- Put yourself in the place of most potential. When you’re there with your technique down, the right answers just keep coming.
- Just open up to possibilities without fear. What will be given today and will I be open enough to recognize it?
- Focus on your vision to celebrate what’s right with the situation. This connects us with our vision.
These simple steps can apply to our everyday lives as well as our business. Just for today, I am celebrating what is right with every situation. I am closing the door on fear and doubt while opening myself up to all of the possibilities.
Do you have a vision for your business or your life? How will you show up and engage everyday to see your vision come to life? Share with us…
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!