Do you long to be creative but lack the inspiration at the moment?
Have you lost your moxy, parted with your pizzazz?
Do you wonder how you will be able to jump start that inner spark?
Have you been living and thinking small?
Do you have a vision for your life?
I have been there, I have had shards of my vision floating all around me, but it was hard to catch them and put them together into something I could create and dive into.
Sometimes I would have huge ideas pop into my head, and I would sometimes write them down and even build on them, but they would eventually get lost while I was keeping up with my mundane life. I am a visionary and I like to see the big picture, but my ‘big pic’ when I tried to capture it tended to be small in the grand scheme of things, it reflected all of my insecurities. Believe me, I have lived through many failed dreams and have allowed huge things to float away from me.
Through the process of experimentation, failures and successes, I discovered a few things that were vital in the carrying out of my big ideas and living into my vision.
1. Look at the big picture. Dream big.
Visualize your dreams, feel them, write them down, plan them out. Write them in your calendar and find a strategy. Sometimes finding a strategy is the challenging part, seek out help if you’re having a hard time with finding a strategy. there are coaches and teachers who offer one time appointments or classes/groups with others who can help you refine your strategies and give you ideas. These are very valuable and I can tell you from experience that they help. I have made lasting and supportive friendships with others who help me along the way as well as those I can offer help to, the cycle of giving and receiving.
2. Take action.
All of the dreaming in the world is useless unless you act on it. Your calendar dates will pass by fruitlessly unless you act from your strategies. Make a list each day in the morning (or the night before) of exactly what you are going to do to enact your plans and DO THEM. Set up a schedule and stick to it. I will admit that this has been a challenge for me. Since I work from home I have had distractions. I have had to really discipline myself to keep my appointments with myself and it has really helped.
3. Prepare for success.
Plan out what you are going to do when your desired dreams come true (you MAKE them come true.) If it is about creating more income, where will it go? How will you spend it and where will you put it? If it is about new clients, how will you accommodate them? If it is about creating a masterpiece (artwork, writing or anything else creative,) where will you hang it? where will you publish it? Get the idea? You must have a plan or else you will never live into your bigger vision.
4. Connect with your spiritual source.
Make a daily connection with your inner wisdom, your spiritual guidance system however you experience it. It could be spirit guides, angels, your form of God or Goddess, your inner light, source energy. Follow the tiny voices that lead you into an inspired life. Let go of your static ideas and go with the flow. There is power in allowing, and quiet, meditation and receiving from the spirit world.
5. Have someone to hold the vision for you.
Perhaps this is the most important one. Through my own experiences, having a coach who holds the vision for me, who believes in me and my success and doesn’t buy into my bullshit stories of mot being good enough or capable enough, is invaluable and VITAL. Of course you will get lost along the way, especially if you are dreaming big. A coach/guide’s purpose is not just to cheerlead you, they believe in you and the good ones lovingly and fiercely believe in you and your capability to live into your biggest dreams. They take the dreams out of the abstract realm and help you make them a reality.
Holding your vision isn’t always easy to do on your own, it is ok to ask for help. Join a mastermind, hire a coach, partner with someone who also sees the big picture and believes in your ability to live large.
If you need help in any way, I am here to help. I can either share my own offerings, or help connect you with someone who is a good fit. It is my honor to serve, it is my pleasure to help. Contact me here if you could use a helping hand.