Special thanks to the gorgeous and vivacious talk show host Kellie Fuller of "Kellie in the Morning" on KVON 1440 Radio in Napa, California for inviting Joyce Schwarz, author of THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life on her show on December 31, 2008.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE?
Joyce Schwarz (left) is the author of THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life. She is a Hollywood career strategist and coaches people from all walks of life on how to create their future through visioning their best possible year ever!
It was a pleasure to be on Kellie In the Morning because Kellie asked a very vital question -- where do you start in creating your vision board if you DON'T know what you want in life!
And at some time or another all of us are in that space -- we either don't know what we want because we are nursing some hurt or anger or holding on too tightly to the pieces of a broken dream of the past!
Here are 3 tips if you don't know what you want right now!
1) Start with gratitude -- if you read my book you'll find my GRABS formula which begins with Gratitude and then leads to sharing which starts the cycle of creation over and over.
So very simply 2)make a list of 7 things you are grateful for. Go ahead do it today -- even if you're getting ready for a big New Year's eve. It will only take 10 minutes-- promise! Don't overthink it -- be grateful for all of the good things in your life!.
Oh, you say nothing's good right now then be grateful a) that you're alive and b) that you have your health and c) that you have food in the cupboard d) that there is a new year coming in less than 15 hours (at least on Pacific time).
3) So print out this blog here is the format you can use:
1._______________ 2______________ 3______________ 4___________
5____________ 6_________________7 ____________________
WHY GRATITUDE IS SO POWERFUL IN ENABLING YOU TO SWITCH GEARS!
By being grateful you'll find that you'll automatically switch over to a new state of mind -- just like clicking a remote control. Once your in the state of gratitude you can begin to RELEASE some of your past expectations and hurts or regrets for 2008 and be ready to RECEIVE immediately!
Surprisingly that's one of the mistakes many of my clients who are creating vision boards do -- they feel that the insight-- the guidance will only come once the board is PERFECT, yet many of my clients tell me that just by doing the grateful exercise, they clear out the old and yes, just as in the saying -- one door closes and a window opens -- they find a new outlook that gives them insight into 2009 opportunities.
Who knows you may meet the love of your life tonight!
I once got a great job offer on New Year's eve. I was acting glum (see you don't even have to act HAPPY) and a pal of mine at the event I was attending asked me what was up and I said well I really need to get a job ASAP. He knew my background but instead of commiserating with me when I said that he excused himself-- I assumed to get another drink and maybe get me one and together we could drown my sorrows! Instead he brought a pal back with him who said "I hear you're looking for a gig" And I was hired on the spot as a consultant part-time (I was in the midst of finishing USC grad school in film) at a wage I marvel at even today!
So by being open and sharing my concern I was able to create the financial stability that allowed me to finish my masters degree.
You can latch on to this same kind of creative power IF you are true to yourself and let go of the past.
A quote I shared on Kellie in the Morning show is this favorite one -- so appropriate for New Year's Eve:
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes" Carl Jung reprinted from THE VISION BOARD chapter on Visioning!
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