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Heart and Business - February 2016 - Santa Fe

Brilliant Planning

By Heather Robertson


"Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.  Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!"

         -Bob Marley


Visioning for your career is one of the most important components to long-term success, stability, growth and enjoyment of your efforts. The process of visioning can feel overwhelming, have too many moving parts, and seem endless if you are doing this on your own, especially if career transformation is on the table this year.  Just remember you've got this!  Every time. No doubts.  It is your courage and emotional resilience that delivers you to the top of the mountain to be fulfilled within your life and work.


Passionately believing in your business values and vision will be one of your greatest assets and support systems. Sure we know what we value, however do these values reflect in our work, with our colleague interactions, with our clients? Having a streamlined value and vision statement will be the greatest asset when you cannot answer a business question or when there is a moment of uncertainty.


It's the unique combination of knowing and believing in what makes you amazing paired with the vision needed to grow that moves your demonstration of effort into your manifestation.


There is no other time than this moment to decide and commit for the next year or years. The minute you begin to vision is the minute you can begin to take action and realize it in your life.


This month, I'm offering two different outlines to guide you to your vision. If you are a business owner the first guide is best. If you are headed into a career change the second guide will serve you well. 


Guide for Brilliant Planning:

Visions are manifested in phases. Vision requires self-discipline, personal leadership, and the ability to be authentic.

  • Write it all down - write a list, a letter, record a moment of inspiration. Clear your mind to create space.

  • Eliminate distraction

  • Identify your primary focus

  • Define your true core values within relationships, well-being and resources

  • Define your true motivation for what you want

  • Define your goals and objectives

  • Define your resources

  • Define how you plan to commit to your vision and create a timeline(List three steps)


Guide for Career Change:

  • What does a career with ease and happiness look like?  What are you doing?

  • Seek out the resources needed to move into your next desired area.

  • Research and list all the "influencers" in your life/work that align with where you want to go personally and professionally.

  • Start reaching out to people in the desired area you would like to move in to

  • Surround yourself with them even if it's volunteer, contract, or discussion over tea or lunch - you want to spend time with seasoned pro's in the area you want to go

  • Stay optimistic and become comfortable living in the unknown.

  • Find a partner and ask for support.  Career change can take longer than you expect or be very quick. 

  • Be aware of the risk involved.  Ensure you're clear about the amount of risk and ensure your family is aware of this and on board to be supportive.

  • Timing is key.  Make your plans and then act as if you have already been helped.  In other words, let the adventure guide you.

  • Set yourself up for whatever it is you need.  Build your energy reserves, eat a clean diet, and stay strong and steady.  Do not react.  Stop. Breathe. And then move.


To your brilliant vision,


Heather Robertson E-RYT, CTC, CF is an entrepreneur, facilitator, and mentor, with endless commitment to presence and purpose within business and life. She is owner of Wide Awake by Design, located in 

Santa Fe, NM.  


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