Back from the holidays and ready to move forward! Â And what am I fascinated with right now? Â People with vision. People with Vision see things differently. I have always been amazed by this painting because it is done in “pointillism”. Everything in the picture is made up of tiny dots. How do you envision the final product, with the shading and shadows and changes in color, working in tiny dots??? Or, how about this one. target=”_blank”>Snow Artist Simon Beck straps on his snow shoes and traps around in the snow creating murals on the sides of mountains. How does he know where to go or what the next step is? He’s seeing things in a much bigger way than the rest of us, clearly.
But not everyone has Vision with a capital V. But at the same time, it is a good idea to think about where you would like to go. I’ve been asked this a great deal lately by someone who has chosen to be a mentor. I am so flattered, I feel I really need to answer the question well and not disappoint. So I’ve started developing a plan for where I want to go. He’s a huge help because he asks me questions I would never have thought of and it is helping me build the plan. So here’s how I’ve tackled having vision for myself.
As with any troubleshooting exercise, I work issues down to two choices. Stay in Medina or Leave (stay – no question). Move to an office or stay in my home. Have staff or not have staff. And so on. Then, I have a foundation for the more open-ended questions. How much money would you like to make? How many hours would you like to work? What does your day look like when you get there? Etc. In this way I’m able to answer the questions without being faced with a broad side of a mountain and nothing to put on it. And because the choices are limited, I don’t feel overwhelmed by dots. What do you do to help set your vision?