Beijing Olympics 2008 update op Squidoo

Wat een termen in een blog titel 🙂 Seth Godin, een steengoede marketeer, die onder andere het boek Purple Cow heeft geschreven. Heeft Squidoo gelanceerd. Een website waar je een lens kan maken over je favoriete onderwerp. Nu vond ik daar een goede lens met informatie over de Beijing Olympics 2008. Waar ik ook van […]

RetailSelect beter te vinden in Google

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Start een bedrijf op zonder budget

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Wat een geweldige sieraden

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Persberichten schrijven

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Create a future you would like to be part of

I forgot the source, it was probably a book I read when I was in Romania with my sister. Trying to shape a new future for her and for myself. I wrote down these questions to help me focus on my new life. What do you want your life to look like in 1 year? […]

Create your vision

I received this article in Alicia’s Forest her always inspiring e-zine. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Next to that I hope it inspires you to take charge of creating your future.

Imagineer Your Success
by Alicia M. Forest, MBA
Multiple Streams Queen & Coach(TM)

One of the strategies I teach to PULL your business forward, almost effortlessly, is to create a powerful vision for your business. My private clients have found this exercise to be both motivating and inspiring, and I’m certain you will too.

Once a year, I take a short retreat to work on revising my vision for my business (and my life). This is an annual break I take away from my business (but with my family, although some of my clients prefer to go it alone, which is perfectly fine) to really think about and decide what I want the next 1 to 3 years to look like. I write my vision and I create a whole bunch of goals for my business. I also use this time to talk with my husband about my vision and goals. He is a great sounding board for all the ideas I come up with… and we usually have this conversation while hanging out on the beach… 🙂

Being near the water definitely has some powerfully positive effects on my brain, and I always come away from this retreat with a renewed sense of energy and passion for my work. (This was my view at this year’s retreat in Aruba – breathtaking, isn’t it?)

Creating a powerful vision is your first step on your path to imagineering your own success. Knowing where you are going will make the journey that much easier and faster, as well as simply more enjoyable.

Here are two steps to get you started…

Step 1: Book your retreat
Book a 2-3 day retreat so that you can work intensively on your detailed 1 to 3 year vision. Get a very clear picture of where you intend to be 3 years from now. Book the time to do this. Make the commitment now.

I have booked the following dates for my vision retreat:________________.

Step 2: While on your retreat, answer the following questions:
What do you want your life to look like in 1 year? In 3 years?
What is your inspiring and compelling vision for the future?
For your business? For your personal life?

The truth is that you can design the perfect life and you can design the perfect business. How does it sound to you to be earning 6-figures a year, working less than part-time?

Google adsense matches content

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Pulsa Brasil FM

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Idea-a-day posts olympic idea

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Do you suffer from Domain-Registration-Addiction?

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Great online marketing eCourse for free

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No talent-management at KLM

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Check out your weblogs worth

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Start your business: NOW!

I am in a project now which is taking the hurdle of getting a name. Agreeing about a name with 4 people can be a hell-of-a-job. Now there is a website to not only find a name quickly, but also the business plan that could go with it. Create your web 2.0 company now (for […]