For those of you who have taken Reactionary to Visionary recently, you will be updating your vision. For those of you who have not taken this workshop for a while or have never taken it, the instructions are as follows:
Imagine it is January 2017 and you are having coffee with a very good friend. You say “2016 was an incredible year…”
1. Free-write for two minutes in detail about all that you envision doing as if it has already happened. e.g., “I made partner in April and I am now a member of the Partners Committee” , or “I had a baby girl who is now 3 months old” Then repeat the same exercise twice more, two minutes each, getting more granular each time.
Questions you can ask include:
What is happening at work? I was promoted to equity partner, I brought in a large matter, I won an award, I was asked to lead a practice group, etc.
What is happening at home? My relationship with my significant other grew stronger, I had a baby, I met someone great, I bought a house, I decorated my house, my daughter got glasses, etc.
What else is happening? I exercised regularly and lost 5 lbs., I took up horseback riding, I was asked to be the president of the PTA – I turned it down because I learned to say NO (just checking to see if you are reading!).
2. Now, imagine yourself standing in your future place and ask yourself, “What do I need to start doing now to increase the odds I will manifest my vision?”
3. Lastly, write down your goals for the year: up to three is plenty. Remember to focus on small steps. Don’t overwhelm yourself by taking on too much.