RHG Magazine & TV Guide Spring 2018 - Page 25

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- "What do you feel?” This is a beautiful one for impassioned change. Awe for the amazing people who have come together to work with you; satisfaction in the fruits of your labors; happy faces and love from the people whose lives you influenced?

Then leadership come in

But is a strong vision enough? No, this is where leadership comes in - as Warren Bennis says, “translating vision into reality.”

Back to our garden metaphor, the beautiful garden is a result of the gardener’s work of preparing the soil, buying the seedlings, planting, weeding, watering consistently, deadheading, pruning, harvesting - you get the idea! Your vision is only the first step in creating a thriving garden or business or movement. Now it’s time to call in your power, those strengths you have identified, and get more specific about the roadmap you will follow to create this movement.

As you further develop your vision statement, here are three tips to bring the “THRIVE” into it:

- Include specific goals, what you would like to achieve over this next year; how you want to be known by others who are involved in the movement with you.

- Ensure that the end result reflects your core values and identify how they align with your life’s purpose.

- Consider how you want your future to be regarding health, wealth, relationships, family, spirit. Ensure that your vision brings balance and focus to these areas.

"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them." - Liberty Hyde Bailey

Just as a garden requires effort and attention, so do your vision and the leadership activities that will take you forward. A clear, aligned, powerful vision statement will create a strong foundation for all your efforts to grow a thriving movement and impact others in a global way!

Leadership Expert Linda Patten believes passionately in working with women to become successful leaders who make lasting, positive change in the world. dare2leadwithlinda.com