Vision

Vision Will Get You Through Anything

In the interest of providing you with more guidance and support to build your business, last week Vivid Talk™ was all new. After hosting 36 episodes LIVE, I decided to start streaming pre-recorded shows going forward.  There were a number of reasons: 1) I wanted to make each one shorter and easier to digest, 2) break the concepts that I have already shared down further so you can grasp them faster, 3) provide clearer action steps, and 4) include segments...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 5: Impact

Your impact is defined by three factors. Two of them are: 1) who you are and  2) how you influence people. When these two forces collide with your actions, you (and everyone around you) will experience a noticeable, lasting result. The only conclusion I can draw from this reality is that you were created to make a difference. Just as I recommend that you create Productivity, Identity, and Influence Maps, defining and analyzing your impact will finish off your...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 4: Influence

Have you ever been on a road trip? I love them. My father was in the Army. As a little girl some of my favorite memories are of me reading the map for him and helping to navigate the trip. As an adult, my heart still sings when I have the opportunity to jump in a car and go. Let’s compare preparing for a physical road trip with developing your personal brand map. On the Road with a Productivity Map  Your...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 3: Productivity & Identity

Plan your work. Produce what you've planned. Spend more time at Play.  I define Play as effectively doing while delightfully being. That's where you want to get to–learning how to live your life at play. Play is not more leisure or frivolous pursuits. It's more about finding the work that matters, planning the positive future that you imagine, and yielding the fruit of effectiveness and delight. It's a journey filled with growth and achievement and making a difference. (I started...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 2: Earning a PhD in YOU

Everything that you do literally is a project, so you need to learn how to manage projects at every level. And no matter what type it is–internal or external or those that impact other people–all of them together, form your vision.  Alert! When you are going on this journey, you are the most central and important part in the whole thing. In the past, I thought that the vision was the most important. The vision was everything. My way of...

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Developing Your Personal Brand Map, Part 1: Making the Case

In my quest to help you get a vision for every area of life (and to make your vision V.I.V.I.D.™), I wouldn’t feel good about myself if I didn’t invite you to do the foundation work. If you accept my invitation, I want to help you plot your productivity, your identity, your influence, and your impact. We’re going to do that with a personal brand map.  I feel the need to make a case for why you want one, but...

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The Key to Your Life is Finding a Vision That Imposes Discipline On You

I have this unique ability to see big, giant, colossal, ridiculously huge projects–equal parts artist and architect. There is the most intense level of satisfaction as a big picture is defined and comes to life for others to understand and embrace. I'm a visionary. If there's a problem to be solved, I'm like a moth to a flame. I have to try to solve it. I'm a visionary. Whenever I'm asked, "What are you working on?" I have to...

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What has 2020 done to your vision? Is it time to get your eyes examined?

What has 2020 done to your vision? You can finish with more clarity, more focus, and a better life! It's understandable if you've been shaken. And it's wonderful if you rose to every challenge. For me, I am proud to say that I have taken advantage of each moment–from the lockdown, through social unrest, to our current political drama–to eliminate every distraction and focus on Galatians 6: 5, 6 The Message. "Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you...

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