Creating A Personal and Business Vision That Is Uniquely You

Written by Maria Marsala

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Make it an adventure and do it! If one of my clients is having a difficult time getting started on their plan, I ask what they've done that hasn't worked and then we discuss other options. Try these options for ideas: ~~Be creative and have fun. Designrepparttar most creative vision you've ever dreamed about! Design your first dreamboard. ~~Start a planning box. For "x" months, everytime you get an idea of what might be in your plan, putrepparttar 125602 thought on a piece of paper and put it in your box. Pick a date you'll put your ideas into a plan.

Take a good look at your current beliefs aboutrepparttar 125603 life you're creating. Pick up a copy ofrepparttar 125604 Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. It's a small book jam-packed with wonderful information on beliefs. Make sure what you believe is really "you". Don't get stuck in someone else's vision.

Purchaserepparttar 125605 book I use with my business clients The One Page Business Plan. It's a fun, tips-full, fill inrepparttar 125606 blanks, clouds, answer-the-questions type workbook. Use it to create your business or personal plan. Go somewher serene for a weekend and completerepparttar 125607 5 parts of your plan. Or you can close your house for a day by quietingrepparttar 125608 phone, using pre-made or order out meals, etc.). Spend a self- caring time creating your plan. Take a look what Jim Horan,repparttar 125609 author, writes about business plans. "Writing allows others to participate in your dreams and give you feedback" Writing is a tool to help you ... ~~see what you're thinking ~~turn your dreams into something "real" ~~go forrepparttar 125610 clarity you desire ~~stay focused ~~get prioritized ~~take immediate action ~~help you remember what it is you wanted to do

Once you write your vision, try it on for size. Learn to stretch, "act as if", make small changes, or make some big changes to your vision. If it feels good, keep it. If it doesn't adjust it further. Main thing is to be comfortable with it. Rememberrepparttar 125611 quote about insanity that goes like this "insanity is doingrepparttar 125612 same things over and over again expecting different results". "Try on" new concepts, new ways of doing things, and recommendations from others. Coaches are especially good at assisting you as you s t r e c h, s t r e c h, and then s t r e c h some more! So stretch right into your vision!

I bet that once your vision has been formalized, you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner! And you'll be amazed atrepparttar 125613 time it takes to do vs.repparttar 125614 time (and energy) you've invested just thinking about doing it!

Maria Marsala, Business & Life Coach-Consultant-Author-Teacher-Speaker. Since 1998, Maria has worked with Home and Small Business Owners, Executives, Professionals, SAHD, WAHM, and almost empty nesters as they design, start or grow their businesses and careers around around what they love to do.

The Economic Revolution - How To Survive Into The Next Millennium

Written by Pamela Heywood

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In muchrepparttar same way,repparttar 125601 revolution that is underway now is also to do withrepparttar 125602 spread of information. The 'culprit' now of course beingrepparttar 125603 computer chip, or more preciselyrepparttar 125604 personal computer. Once, allrepparttar 125605 information and power was inrepparttar 125606 hands of governments and large institutions. Now everyone has it. This will impact in major ways on economic structures, on working methods and on social structures.

We already know thatrepparttar 125607 world's economies are in crisis and that whole countries are virtually broke. Powerful countries likerepparttar 125608 US are so heavily in debt that by 1995, 57% of tax revenue was needed just to payrepparttar 125609 interest on its loans. The UK, Germany and Canada are also in serious trouble and they are not alone. Japan is more heavily in debt even thanrepparttar 125610 US and will contribute torepparttar 125611 other's worsening situation when it tries to off-load its interests.

What happens when you and I can't pay our debts is that we don't get any more credit and go bankrupt. When it is a major government, they haverepparttar 125612 option of printing money (yes, don't we all wish). That leads to inflation, rising interest rates andrepparttar 125613 then value ofrepparttar 125614 money becomes totally worthless.

Part ofrepparttar 125615 result that will affectrepparttar 125616 ordinary person will berepparttar 125617 collapse of infrastructures such asrepparttar 125618 welfare state. We can already see howrepparttar 125619 UK National Health system is in serious decline, underlined byrepparttar 125620 recent reports ofrepparttar 125621 child that died, kept alive for 18 months by private donations afterrepparttar 125622 National Health had decreed that it wasn't worth it to give her any further treatment. Fundamental health decisions will continue to be made on such economic basis. Forrepparttar 125623 same reasons and because of people's greater life expectancy, governments will not be able to fulfil pension obligations. These sorts of basic aid will end up going only torepparttar 125624 most needy.

Afterrepparttar 125625 technological revolution,repparttar 125626 only way to survive this economic revolution will be to return to old ways with a twist. Cottage industry (albeit hi-tech), self-sufficiency and bartering. This revolution will inevitably bring about much social unrest so those of us that live in relatively safer areas will also be at an early advantage. The technology at least means we can work anywhere. Those that will survive best will be those with skills that they can adapt to making their own living.

I do not feel that it is any coincidence that many ofrepparttar 125627 'new' ways of living will also be better forrepparttar 125628 planet's environment. I believe that these cycles are intrinsically linked. Think of how many people you know that survive doing 'a bit of this and a bit of that'. If anyone is, we ought to be in a good position to survive intorepparttar 125629 next millennium.

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