Visioning-Creating your Garden of Eden

January 8, 2013 by Shirleen Von Hoffmann Leave a reply »

I am sitting here by the ocean, on sabbatical for the Holidays and completing my New Year Vision Board.

I love this time of year where we are able to create ANYTHING our hearts desire for the New Year coming. I love it because I actually slow down long enough to breath, evaluate last year and create a new year filled with things I love.

I would like to shares some of  my visioning session with you so you may begin your own.

First I like to address 6 areas of my life. You can pick what is important to your life.

  • Work
  • Home
  • Health
  • Spiritual
  • Relationships
  • Fun

Starting with this in mind I create the vision board with elements I want to create in each of these categories.

Your life is yours to create; it’s your very own Garden of Eden.  You can have anything that makes you happy.

Think of it as your foundation from which all your goals and actions begin. Your Map.  You can’t get anywhere without a map or some directions or you just feel lost.

Once I have the elements and the categories, I then put the reasons WHY I want these things at the top of my category.  They REAL WHY, not the superficial WHY, I want these things. The Why is important because it when it is strong enough, you will do anything to achieve your goal.  Do not proceed until you come up with you WHY’s for each goal.

Next I apply pictures of what I want.  I have found that the goals I put pictures next to; are the ones I have achieved.  Obviously I am a visual person…many are. So great pictures are very important.  Think of your sub-conscious as a child…it likes less words and pretty pictures.

I write in the present tense as if I have already gotten what I am asking for.  I also am VERY specific about what I want.  In other words be detailed about everything that is important to you and spell it out.

Once this is done, my vision is complete.

For those of you who have families, get them in on the action.  You should have a Family Vision Board as well incorporated everyone’s wishes in the household into the overall vision.

Then it’s time to take Action! Start planning things on your board, directly into your daily calendar and routines.  Try your best not to break these dates, as they are most important to your success.  By doing this you are taking your vision and setting the action into motion.

Here is a fun exercise when you are setting action into motion.

Take one thing that you have to do today, and do it differently.

Before doing it, imagine yourself doing it, see it being fun and you being successful doing it. Let go of any fears or resistance to doing it and get in a really good mood. Play some good music, think of someone or something you love or something that makes you laugh, deep breaths, confidence and GO. Get yourself all stoked up before taking this action.

Once you’re feeling great, then do whatever it is you need to do and see what happens. It should go well.  Wait for the magic to happen. And get better results than usual.

When working on your Garden of Eden, always act from this zone –you’ll be amazed at the results.

I guide most of my Coaching Clients through this process at the beginning of working together so we both have a clear vision of their goals prior to our working sessions.  If you are one of these lucky few, I hope you are working on your 2013 board.  If you are not one of these lucky few, it’s never too late to have me help you with your goals and business for 2013!

Happy New year!




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2 Responses

  1. Renicia says:

    What a Great Idea!! Thank You Shirleen 🙂

  2. Glad you like this way of doing your New year goals Renicia! Love ya!

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