A mentor, a guide, a compassionate listener, a champion for your creativity and the fulfillment of your dreams, and then, when you need it the most, someone who never forgets how great you are and what you are committed to- Laura Finestone is all of these things and more.
In her new book, Vision in Action, Laura will help you reconnect with the original source of enthusiasm and imagination you had before you began to lose your clarity, focus, and motivation. From there, you'll be ready to step out into your future and move ahead. Even better, once you understand exactly where you want to go, the steps you need to take will flow naturally.
The secret to transforming your dreams into reality is having a vision, setting your intentions, and having the commitment and persistence to keep moving forward. When you follow this path, doors begin to swing wide open.
Starting with the first chapter of Vision in Action, you'll be making a conscious decision about what you want to get out of this program and, based on those intentions, deciding what commitments you are willing to make. Having a clear intention about what you want will enable you to establish a path to where you want to be. That way, you'll know when you get there!
In Step 1, you'll go through your past and make a plan to deal with the incomplete and unfinished business that's been blocking your energy and clarity.
In Steps 2 and 3, you'll discover some fascinating self-defeating behavior patterns you may have fallen into. You may not be aware of these behaviors because they have become habits, even though they haven't benefited you for quite some time.
In Steps 4 and 5, you'll begin to lay the groundwork for creating your future. Now that you've unraveled the tangles from your past, you'll begin to rediscover the essence of who you are "your identity" and what is really important to you "your values." The identity and values that emerge will enable you to define your unique purpose and develop goals that reflect that purpose.
In Step 6, you will dream, envisioning a world and a life for yourself as you truly intend it to be. Envisioning is very powerful when built upon a firm foundation. This exercise allows you to paint a figurative, or even literal picture of what your life will look like in the future.
In Step 7, you'll set your goals into concrete form by creating an action plan that will keep you focused on the future you've envisioned. You'll be looking at your future life from two vantage points: five years from now, and one year from now. Then, you'll break your dreams down into the goals needed to accomplish them within that time frame.
Finally, in Step 8, you'll create an action plan for the coming year to get you moving forward right now, casting you in the direction of all of your future goals.
In the closing chapter, you'll be supplied with powerful tips and techniques to keep you motivated and moving, even during the roughest times.
The program on which you are about to embark evolved from Laura's 30 years of experience working with clients who accepted the challenge of redefining themselves, their lives, and their careers. They found success and fulfillment, and so can you!