The beginning of the year is when people particularly feel that there are possibilities for incredible things to happen-- at work, at home, in their personal lives. Visioning workshops and seminars are popular, from individuals seeking support for personal development to executives needing to call forth their leadership potential.
Last night, I participated in the first meeting of the year of San Francisco Coaches in which we were invited to share our vision for our businesses in 2011. As I was taking the subway from Berkeley to San Francisco for this session, I pulled out my trusty copy of-- no surprise here to readers of my blog postings-- The Art of Possibility.
Opening the book at random, I found I was at p. 169, “Vision.” Speaking of synchronicity! A couple of the criteria for “vision” caught my eye immediately:
- A vision articulates a possibility
- Speaking a vision transforms the speaker. For that moment the “real world” becomes a universe of possibility and the barriers to the realization of the vision disappear.
During our visioning session, I could feel the support of the group in hearing the possibilities within each person’s vision for the development of their businesses. I particularly felt an expansive energy moving within the group when we focused on the personal transformative possibilities within the business vision Two men were planning early retirement from corporate jobs to create their own coaching businesses. One of them was already anticipating the shift in his whole life as he moved from a schedule focused primarily on corporate goals to one in which he would have the time (and would need to take the responsibility) for his health and fitness, a quality relationship, and a sense of balance in his days. “Speaking a vision” was indeed transforming the speaker!
I’m committing myself now to “a universe of possibility”-- that the work I do in helping professionals find careers that inspire them and lives that are rich and rewarding overall will create an infinitely expanding community of people supporting the well-being of society and our planet.
Join in the Discussion!
- What is the door of possibility that wants to open for you right now?
- What is your largest vision for yourself and your life in 2011?
- Where is the support for you to live out your vision?