We’re approaching the hump called ‘mid-January’.
This is when all good intentions can…..well….be tucked away for another year.
Did you know there’s actually a Quitters Day?
So if you’re still on track that’s great news because……
We just passed it, it’s technically the second Friday in January.
That marks the day that, research data out of the UK found that self-motivation to keep up New Year’s resolutions takes a hit and starts to plummet.
No quitters among us
Since we don’t want Red Shoe readers to fall victim to this rather ominous sounding day and be labelled a quitter (nnnnnoooooo) here’s a kick in the form of a fun art project to keep you going.
It’s called a Vision Board, it’s fun to make and the best thing is that it really does work.
The last one I made was in 2013. I documented the making of it in a blog post.
I pulled it out the other day and (honestly) wasn’t really surprised to see that almost everything represented on my vision board is now a part of my life. In the last 6 years I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone….built my coaching practice, championed women to become all they can be, been asked to speak at over 50 women’s retreats and events, traveled to Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Croatia and Italy, have a strong, fit body, and have an idea for a book currently being workshop-ed by a group of women across the county. Unfilled is the desire to build a large platform for service. I know that will come. In the meantime I’m involved in several smaller ways that support and serve others.
How it Works
It’s all based on taking a thought out of the ‘intellect’ and making it tangible by putting images to it allowing you to see it, feel it and believe it.
Replacing a thought with representative images moves the thought into another part of the brain (the activation cortex) where the brain seeks to find opportunities to make the thought concrete.
Jack Canfield bestselling author of (among others) Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Aladdin Factor and The Success Principles says that, “creating a vision board is probably one of the most powerful visualization tools available to you, a concrete representation of your desires for your dream life with images that you can see.”
Be a Super Lady
It’s like being granted superpowers to create anything you dared to imagine.
Seriously. This works.
Check out my How to Create A Vision Board for instructions and a list of supplies.
Then get crackin’!
Happy Hump. Miracles are on their way.
Inspiration from those who know
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou
“In any given moment we have 2 options – to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow – psychologist
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” Oprah Winfrey
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” Thomas Jefferson
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