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    3 Steps Women Business Leaders can Take to Make Your Vision Work for You

    Learn how women business leaders find success when they define their vision and connect with it every day.

    If you are like me you have probably written your vision and mission statements with conviction and passion. Now I ask you, what happens to those statements? When was the last time you read yours and really took it to heart?

    Losing track of your vision is like taking a detour that will get you lost in the woods. To achieve your dream, you must hold it in your head and heart at all times.

    Most entrepreneurs are visionaries, so a written statement may not always resonate with them. When I ask my new clients about their mission and vision statements, many of them either don’t know what their vision is, or can’t articulate it because they haven’t looked at it in “ages.”  This is because the written statement is almost meaningless to them.

    Visionaries see things that are invisible to most people; ideas far beyond the “norm” that sing with creativity. How could you effectively ever put something like that into words? It’s great to have written statements in your formal business plan for others to see, but you need a vision statement that resonates with YOU!

    Marla Tabaka is a life and business coach, in a recent article for Inc. she makes some very compelling points about how to take your vision to the next level and make it work for you:

    1. Define the REAL vision – We’re all in business to make money. But often entrepreneurs have a higher purpose in mind when they launch their business: they want to help others, have a community or global impact or help the environment for example. Certainly this isn’t true for everyone, but don’t negate the importance of your higher purpose if you have one.
    2. Connect with the picture – A picture speaks a thousand words. Images bring our imaginations to life, therefore our ideas to fruition. Think of a creative way to put your vision and mission into images and keep it in front of you as often as possible. Select visuals that have the power to raise your energy and optimism to the highest levels. Include meaningful symbols of the rewards you seek; money, travel, fame, respect, or whatever is important to you.
    3. Live your vision as reality. Take two or three minutes a day to study and reconnect with your vision. Allow your body and mind to feel and live your success! You will eventually act and think differently and people will connect with you at a higher level. Opportunities will reveal themselves more often and doubts (if you have them) will dissipate.

    Note that successful people are people magnets. That is because no one and nothing can squelch their vision and dreams. They believe with all their heart and soul. Doing so is the first step to achieving success in your life and business!


    If you don’t have a vision or mission statement for your company, you absolutely need one. Make passion and conviction the driving force of your vision. Make it something visual that you can look at and connect with every day. Live in your vision as though it were reality. Successful people are magnets. Live your dream and opportunities will open up to you.

    I would encourage you to read Marla’s entire article, 3 Steps to Make Your Vision Work for You

    Share your stories with us. What keeps you connected to your vision?


    4 Responses to “3 Steps Women Business Leaders can Take to Make Your Vision Work for You”

    1. Thanks for this article, and strong advise Roxanne…

      May I add that I find that a “motto” is a good place to begin, and perhaps even a prerequisite. With two to four words, not only it’s much less work, but it also defines a “vision” and a foundation for the vision and mission statements.

      For instance at Office Divvy ™, our motto is “Empowering Entrepreneurs.” We remember that in everything we do, every business move we make. Our mission and vision statements may change and/or evolve in time, but the motto will remain constant, and be a compass in our business journey.

      Best wishes for a great 2011!

      Ky Ekinci
      Office Divvy ™
      on twitter: @KyEkinci | @OfficeDivvy

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