For a Dream Maker, Having a Vision is only part of Being Prepared to Make that Vision Come True. In my life training to become a Dream Maker, I learned a good lesson when I was planning a picnic.
It was the first time I was in charge of making such a production. So many things to bring and needs to meet. Coordinating such a feat seemed almost overwhelming, but I wanted to make it a truly enjoyable experience for all of us.
I stood in the kitchen a bit at a loss, thoughts piling into multiple lists swirling through my head, not sure where to begin. My mother watched as I clearly struggled to make sense, grabbing items as I wandered from one end of the kitchen to the other.“Imagine an empty table,” she suggested. “Then set the table with everything you need to have your meal and enjoy your day.”
Immediately I remembered long picnics at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach where dad surf-fished while we ran in and out of the waves. Or picnics with cousins at Alameda’s shoreline beach, our moms dutifully stationed at the combined picnic spot ready to meet our needs so we could continue with our important work of play.
In each instance, we were free to wander and enjoy because we always knew where to return for food, water, towels, bandaids, hugs, sunscreen, rest, and whatever else we needed.
Setting the table is the same as making sure you can implement your vision. You have an intention of the experience you want to provide. Then having all the tools and fuel and resources available that you anticipate will be needed ensures fewer delays in making your vision come true.
Whether you are planning your personal life or your career/business, here are some Dream Maker planning tips to have a successful new year:
- Connect with your purpose in life and in your work.
- Review what went well this year, and what needs improvement.
- Dream where you want to be in two to three years, and strategize how to get there.
- Define your vision for the new year.
- Identify milestones and big goals for each quarter.
- Break those goals down into smaller, achievable chunks.
- Define what your client needs to experience before moving on to the next step.
- Review your systems and walk through every step in detail.
- Identify who you need to collaborate with in order to make each step happen successfully.
- Identify resources needed and how you will have them in place.
- to your clients.
- to your bottom line.
- to your life dream.
Prepare these main pieces to plan for your success in the new year.
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