Studies show that more than 70% of people have no goals. And of those that do set them, 92% don’t achieve their goals!!!
What’s the greatest reason for this? They lack clarity. They don’t have a clear vision or know the direction they are headed. They don’t know who they are and they end up living life by default instead of design.
Clarity is power
Many years ago I was at the San Francisco airport waiting to board a flight that had been delayed.
More often than not, San Francisco is covered by a thick layer of fog in the mornings that causes flight delays.
For those at the airport this fog is a mere inconvenience, as they know where they’re going, the pilot has a plan and they’ll eventually board their plane and get to their destination.
For others, this fog is a metaphor for their life. Hazy, unclear and full of a lot of uncertainty.
It’s said that clarity is power. And that’s true.
A certain level of clarity is necessary for a plane to safely take off and get to its destination.
And when you have clarity in your life, what you want from it and the direction you’re headed, you can step into a life of purpose and fulfilment.
What’s a vision?
Your life vision is the picture of your future exactly how you want it to be. This is where you decide what your expectations for success are, what you want to accomplish in all areas of life and how you want to show up.
Your vision must be created by you. While it can be influenced and inspired by others, it’s not something that can be created by others for you. It may take time to develop and will continue to evolve as you do.
The important thing is to get it started and keep coming back to it.
Why cast a vision for your future?
1. Creates meaning and purpose in your life and your every day
Meaning and purpose bring juice to your life and ultimately lead to a life of fulfilment. Ultimately human beings want to be happy, healthy and wealthy. When you cast the vision, you can do this in an authentic way to you.
2. Creates the standards you set for yourself and how you show up
Your vision will dictate the things you do, places you go and people you spend time with. It’ll help you define the standards you set for yourself. When the things you choose in your life are all aligned, an organic path will be paved for you.
3. Overcome obstacles that come your way
You can only be focused on one thing at a time. When it comes to obstacles, you can be focused om the problem or solution. When you have a vision, you’ll have something to pull you forward and encourage you to find solutions so you can continue moving in that direction.
4. Gets and keeps you focused
Let’s face it. The world is busy and full of distraction. When you have a vision, you’ll know the direction you’re headed, the standards you have for yourself and stay focused on your outcome. It’ll also be easier to say no to the things that don’t align.
Three things to consider for your life vision: be, do & have
When creating your vision, you want to consider who you want to be (your identity), what you want to do (actions and experiences) and wat you want to have (material possessions).
The clearer you get on your be, do and have in each area of your life, the more complete your vision will be.
Areas to include in your life vision
Your life vision is a comprehensive picture of you and your life as you want it to be. Make sure to identify your be, do and have in the following areas:
Health & Wellbeing
Family & Relationships
Career/Business (not money related)
Take your time with it
It’s important not to overthink it and write the first things that come to mind when starting. You can reassess later.
Set some time aside to do this process fully and completely. I’ve had clients take a couple hours on one day and others that have looked at one area per day over the course of a week. However you do it is up to you.
My step-by-step process
When I first attempted to create my life vision, I was frustrated and second guessed myself constantly because I didn’t know if I was on track.
I discovered a fantastic process that I’ve walked many others through with magical results.
So I created a step-by-step tutorial video AND assembled a vision casting worksheet so you can fil in the blanks.
It can’t get easier than that.
Would you like help creating your vision?
Access my FREE vision casting worksheet here. And join us for one of our upcoming LIVE Vision Casting Workshops, where you can get in-person feedback and inspiration.
Enjoy and please do let me know how the vision casting process goes for you.
Abundance is a very large quantity of something and when it comes to you, your future and your potential, Abundance is your birthright. You don’t have to apply for it. It’s just there ready and waiting for you.
I firmly believe we all have the ability to live an abundant and purpose-filled life. As an avid ready, my clients consistently ask me for my recommended reading list. With the plethora of amazing books out there, I could go on and on and on.
To start, here are my top 40 selections to help you life an abundantly healthy, wealthy and happy life.
Download the PDF here
Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss
Ask and It Is Given – Esther & Jerry Hicks
Atomic Habits – James Clear
Awaken The Giant Within – Tony Robbins
Boundaries – Cloud & Townsend
Creative Visualization – Shakti Gawain
Eat Move Sleep – Tom Rath
Feeling Is The Secret – Neville Goddard
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Hold Me Tight – Dr. Sue Johnson
Limitless – Jim Kwik
Mindset – Carol Dwek
Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi
Power of Awareness – Neville Goddard
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
Strengthsfinder – Tom Rath
Tapping Into Wealth – Lynch & Schwartz
The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman
The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins
The Art of Living – Bob Proctor
The Law of Attraction – Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
The Magic – Rhonda Byrne
The Miracle of Tithing – Mark Victor Hansen
The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
The Power of Intention – Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vicent Peale
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Joseph Murphy
The Science of Getting Rich – Wallace D. Wattles
The Simplicity Body Cookbook – Jenn Pike
The Sleep Revolution – Arianna Huffington
The Wealth Mindset – Neville Goddard
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Unstoppable – Kelly Roach
Working With The Law – Raymond Holliwell
You Too Can Be Prosperous – Robert Russell
You Were Born Rich – Bob Proctor
You2 – Price Pritchett
Your Invisible Power – Genevieve Behrend
When I was 18, I found myself sitting in a financial services office with my hands sweating, heart pounding and throat so full of tension I could barely swallow.
I was sitting in a presentation about money and what it meant.
What I didn’t know is that the discomfort I felt at the time had nothing to do with cold, hard cash.
It had to do with me.
It had to do with my truth.
And it’s what has led me to the path I’ve taken to this day.
I realized that while unlike most 18-year-old kids, who had very little understanding of money, I actually had quite a bit.
However, what I didn’t know was who I was, what I wanted to do with my life, and the magnificence I was truly destined for. And even if I did know, I wouldn’t have believed it at the time.
That day led me on a long journey that’s spanned more than 20 years to date and will continue for the rest of my life.
It led me on the journey of discovering myself and what I am capable of.
I’ll spare you all the details (for now). Let’s just say I took my journey very seriously and since that day have invested more than $300,000 to work with coaches, mentors, mastermind groups, and be involved in elite training programs all over the world.
I became an excellent student and started listening to my wise mentors, whom I was paying a lot of money.
While I learned a lot along the way, the most important lesson I have learned is when NOT to listen to them and when to sit back, be quiet and trust myself.
Dr. Wayne Dyer says “If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.”
This is so incredibly powerful, because you have all the answers inside of you. You just may not know how to find them and where to find them yet.
That’s what the journey’s all about. You uncovering and unleashing your most magnificent self.
That’s what Abundance Academy is all about. You getting to know and love yourself better than anyone else and being unapologetic along the way.
Wherever you are on your journey, realize there’s always a next step.
Here are 5 ways you can stop listening to everyone else and start listening to (and trusting yourself) more of the time.
You’ve got to put good stuff in to get good stuff out.
Read and listen to positive resources that fill your world with good. Check out our recommended reading list for a place to start. – Book List
Ask yourself intelligent questions about yourself and get to know yourself from the inside out. If you want help with this, consider the Abundance Accelerator Program.
2. Be silent
Meditate, sit in quiet or even go for a walk.
Spend more time with less noise (keep your phone away from you at this time) and pay attention to the messages and signs that come your way.
Realize that the letters in silent also spell listen. Many people hear and don’t really listen. Listening is the key. The messages are there and come to you faster and faster as you hone your intuition.
3. Get objective
We can listen and speak in two ways: story and fact. While both have their place, when you are in story, emotions tend to arise. This is great when you’re watching a romantic or funny movie. Not so good when you’re stressed or need to make intelligent decisions.
That’s when you turn to fact and be objective.
The best way to do that on your own is put pen to paper. Write whatever’s going on in your head exactly how it is, don’t hold back. That way you get things out of you.
Then rewrite it to how you would love it to be. You’ll notice you start to dream and feel better. You’ll also see yourself be in a more resourceful state. From here, you’re in a position to find the answers you seek.
You’ll also notice that your initial story is likely filled with a lot of drama, not productive thoughts, beliefs or habits and is really quite silly when you look at it.
Decision is something that entered into my life in a large way from my mentor Bob Proctor. He studied decision and encouraged all of his students to become excellent decision makers.
It’s one skill we are not taught effectively by our parents or in school.
Decisions are something that must be made on your own without being influenced by the opinions of others and it eliminates confusion by bringing order to your mind.
If you think you’re a bad decision maker, realize you can change that. You just have to practice. So decide to become a masterful decision maker.
5. Review, reflect, refine, repeat
In the 1993 movie Sister Act 2, Whoopi Goldberg makes a point that if you wanna be somebody and you wanna go somewhere, you’d better wake up and pay attention (there’s even a song “Wake Up And Pay Attention with amazing lyrics you can check out).
It’s true. Mindlessly wandering through life won’t get you to where you want to be.
Each day and with each major project or event that comes your way, review it, reflect on what went well and what could be improved on, decide to refine it and go back out to do it again.
Progress is the key to happiness and a fulfilling life. And that’s ultimately what we’re here on this planet to do… live a happy, fulfilling life where we can harness the power of our incredible gifts and unapologetically share them with the world.