I hope this time of year has been filled with warmth, joy and quality time spent with loved ones.
If you’ve been with me for very long on this newsletter journey, you’ve probably picked up that one of my favorite strategic business tools is visualization. This time of year, I find it immensely useful to take time to reflect, and then visualize the year ahead.
Why is this important to me?
So I have a loose plan – Things change but having a strategy that I can adapt helps me work intentionally toward my goals.
To focus my energy – Having a Vision Board near my desk is fun to look at, and by looking often, it reinforces my goals and intentions for the year.
To set goals to grow and stretch – It can be easy to get completely focused on the day-to-day of a job, so taking time to set goals for growth and think strategically about the year’s work is important for me to bring me out of the weeds, and up to the strategic level every so often.
You can create whatever kind of vision board or strategic visualization that feels best for you – I like to paint and draw mine, growing up my family always made collages from magazines.
And as a little thank you gift to you all, I’ve created a template for you to write or draw your own vision for 2019.