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How excited are you about life’s possibilities?

In Uncategorized on 2010/04/22 at 6:20 am

"I'm George"

Have you looked at a favorite photo of yourself from your childhood lately? What is it about that photo that makes you smile? Do you reconnect with the wonder and plans and possibilities that life held at that age?
For me, the photo above is just about my favorite childhood photo. I remember that hot summer day in 1966 as if it were yesterday. My playschool teachers loved that my friends and I went to “dress up day” as the Beatles. The group was all the rage, and my mother’s keen costuming capabilities locked in the certainty that I’d carry home a first place ribbon. What I love as much as the outfit with me in my skinny little Danskin leggings with the line in front, is how my genuine happiness shows through in the photo.
Today, I am as authentically excited about the possibilities in life as I was when I was 5. Through Destiny Rising, I connect with people and businesses to help them build their vision for a bigger and brighter business or personal future through a vision process called a Vision Board.
I blog, I consult and I host workshops. Both of my workshops, “Building a Powerful Vision Board”  and “Vision/Decision” will help you clarify your business goals, clear up confusion about your priorities , prepare to make bold life changes and set a path to prosperity. Destiny Rising 2010 promises to be a fun and expansive experience.  Go to my website at http://www.destinyrsing.com. Click on the Workshops button at the top of this page to register. Early Bird registration closes on April 8th, so take advantage of this discount NOW!

Please visit the Vision Boards Gallery to get a sense of how your vision board may come together.

Here’s to your future …

Tess

Copyright 2010 Destiny Rising, LLC

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Great experiences to share

In Uncategorized on 2010/04/21 at 6:08 am

I feel as if I’ve been away from the pen for awhile. Here’s where I’ve been…

Last weekend, I hosted “Building a Powerful Vision Board” in Kansas City. The setting was incredibly picturesque. Spring, magnolias, redbud, dogwood, cherry blossoms, daffodils were all in bloom. The attendees’ active participation, engagement and results were terrific!

I was delighted that the workshop delivered on what it promised: Clarify Your Business Goals, Make a Choice for a Purpose-Filled Career,  Clear Up Confusion About Your Priorities, Prepare to Make Bold Life Changes and Set A Path to Prosperity. I love it when people have Aha! moments or epiphanies during a workshop. When this happens, I know that I’m fulfilling my purpose and my promise. It’s like the magic of holiday lights at the start of the winter season. It’s new and wonderful each time 🙂

Now that I’ve landed, I’m selecting my cities for additional workshops in the coming months. I will be in the Chicago area for two “Building A Powerful Vision Board” workshops this summer. After that, it’s on to Indianapolis or St. Louis or Omaha. I’m thinking of heading to the Great Northwest and the Great West after that. That should take us through the end of the year, but that’s just one way that you can connect with and stay focused on helping your life unfold in effective ways. My Powerful Word Packs are ready, and I’m gearing up for my BlogTalkRadio program twice each month. I invite you to send me comments on topics you’d like to have me cover on my Program and in my Blog.

I love questions, because if they’re on one person’s mind, they’re generally on many minds. So here’s an open invitation to you for questions about your goal-setting, achievement, attraction and vision for the future. I love to engage in a dialogue.

I’ll be back with a new visioning topic by week’s end. I just wanted to plug-in and reconnect. Here we grow!

Copyright 2010 Destiny Rising, LLC

A Symphony or a Solo?

In Uncategorized on 2010/04/03 at 9:52 am

I love the symphony, with an occasional solo moment.

I am an all in sort of gal. Generally, I like to have many balls in the air and to send and receive messages on a variety of frequencies simultaneously.  I am comfortable with this. The other day,  I asked myself why this seems to be my nature.

Why? Well, possibly because as I do a quick scan of my life, I think that I grew up in an “all in” environment.

I’m one of seven children, and I was surrounded by other families with many children. I’ve totaled my cousin count alone, and I think it’s 60.  I  don’t know 1/2 of them, but you get the picture.  Growing up,  from about age  3 1/2 forward, I shared a room with one or two sisters. Then in college, I had 2 or 3 or 4 roommates. I had a roommate after college until I was 31 years old.  At 31, the gift of “alone” was a unique and wonderful experience.  I’m married and enjoy sharing space again, but do savor the solitude that my studio provides me. I wouldn’t trade my shared  experiences in for a life of solitude.  When living in the presence of others, a person gets used to moving through life with noise and messages and input coming from many sources. In fact, you come to rely on it.

In my experience,  I’ve found that people want to share their music, their news their movies, their stories and their opinions with you at all times.

In my professional life, the group experience and opinion mirrored my personal life. When traveling with theater groups, we traveled as a group – shared hotel rooms, shared meals,  shared script-writing.   Again – lots of stimuli. When I was in staffing, we had a row of low-walled cubes so that we could all learn from one another’s interaction with clients and candidates, as well as coach in the moment.

In looking at how I “create” or visualize, it’s probably no surprise that the collage is among my favorite ways to work. After all, there are words AND pictures together, and they create a symphony of concepts. Often, vision boards have many themes in them – career, love, business, finance – all together on one board.

Recently a participant discovered that she wanted to separate out each of the themes for her vision project onto separate boards. She’d held on to the pictures and phrases she’d chosen to represent her themes months earlier, but something was holding her back from completing her collage.  It was as if each of there themes was an individual instrument that needed to be given a solo performance. The effect was powerful. When the individually themed boards were set side by side, they worked together like movements in a symphony.

So decide for yourself – Symphony or solo?

Here are some areas where you might determine which works better for you:

Do you prefer:

Working on projects in groups or working alone?

Words alone/Pictures alone or words and pictures?

Quiet while you create or music and video?

Regardless of your preferences and working style, your vision board will be a piece of art!

Enjoy the process and feel free to share your thoughts – They’re always welcome.

Copyright 2010 Destiny Rising, LLC

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