20/20 Vision Mastery Blog

Welcome to my Vision Mastery Blog with actionable tips, insights, and mindset strategies for taking action on your goals and dreams

Lets Talk about the "Summer Slide"

It’s summer, a time for vacations, travel, family fun and outdoor activity. We want to enjoy some of those special summer activities with family and friends. 

But summer can also bring a thriving business to a sliding slow-down. Some of us know how that happens. We have the BEST intentions for keeping our business growing through the summer months. Then as each summer week goes by more and more “stuff” tends to pull us away from our focus.

But you can have a successful summer in your business and still have a great summer with your loved ones if you remember a few key tips:

Think about changing your schedule. Choose how many days you want to dedicate to working on your business. Keep in mind all the extra summer activities that happen when choosing your days. You may want to reduce your work time when kids are home or change times that you work.

Keep to a routine on the days you DO choose to work, whether that’s just one day a week or five. Keeping a...

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How to Know if You are a Perfectionist... or A Pocket Perfectionist?

 

So right now you may be saying “but I’m not a perfectionist”.  Well, my first question then would be “do you procrastinate?”  Procrastination can mask perfectionism AND the lack of self-confidence. If you lack self-confidence and give in to your underlying fears you’ll hesitate on taking action, and miss out on opportunities and people coming into your life.

Most perfectionists don’t even realize they are one.  They cling to the belief that their obsessive pursuit of perfection is really just the definition of doing a “good job”.  I SURE DID!  And doing a “good job” meant I wasn’t letting people down.  Letting people down used to be one of my huge fears that held me back from sharing any program I created…because I felt it needed to be “perfect” to be a good job.

So after a lot of soul searching, reasearching and reading a ton of...

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The Five B's For Elevating Your Mindset

Your success or failure begins and ends with YOU.  Wow!  Think about that for a minute. What you think and what you believe determines your sucess or failure. That’s why it is so important to create and maintain a proper mindset.  It’s a daily action that can develop into a habit that sustains a positive mindset throughout your life.

If you struggle at times with looking at the glass half “empty” that’s ok. (Believe me, I've been there!) But, with a few simple steps each day you can train your mind to be more positive in every situation.  I want to share five “B”s that you can practice and even expand on to train your mind to think at the highest level. (check out the guide link below)

When I see the word “be” I always transpose that to the word “act”. So if you will take action on these five B’s each day, you will find yourself doing them without even thinking. You’ll start to...

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5 Tips For Adjusting To Change

We've all heard the old adage that the only constant thing in life is change. No matter what kind of business you have or what kind of life you live, you should always have a plan to work through change. 

While change can be scary, it can also be an exciting and growing part of life if handled well. Here are 5 tips to help you make change more manageable.

1. Look for the positive. Make a conscious effort to vocalize or write down positive aspects of your new situation. It is in looking for the good that we find it. 

2. Believe in yourself. "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." That line came from Winnie the Pooh, but it's still true today. 

3. Don't stifle your emotions. Think about how much better you feel after a good cry or laughing hard with a friend. Be prepared to experience a range of emotions and then lean into them.

4. Keep your mindset elevated. Take this time to create a morning routine or...

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Six De-clutter Tips for Your Environment and Your Mind

We'd all like our home office space to be a model of efficiency, but for many it's a magnet that attracts every piece of paper that comes into the home and clutters up not only the room, but also the mind. 
 
I sometimes find myself letting my paper clutter build up over time because there are so many more activities pulling me aside. I go for the "quick fix" by just throwing things at my desk or any flat surface for that matter. I put things on a post-it note or a pile thinking I will get right back to it, but then I don't. 
 
So I thought I'd share some quick tips that I've used to prevent the paper build up, help keep my office space a place where I can focus on my creative work, and not feel like I'm buried in post-it notes! These tips may help you too:
 
Keep horizontal surfaces clear - Keep your office uncluttered by ensuring that any desk surface, countertop or table is clear of paperwork. If you don't start piles, they can't...
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Realizing a childhood dream

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had an obsession with Egypt…and everything about Egypt.

I’ve always wanted to go there. I don’t even know when this obsession started, I’ve just always had it in my heart to visit Egypt.

But I want to tell you the story of how this dream came to be...

I read everything I could about the country, the people and their ancient beliefs.  I started collecting Egyptian items I happen to find.

When our kids were little, my husband traveled to Canada for business. He happened to walk into a store and met a lady who was from Alexandria, Egypt. She and her husband spent 6 months in Canada and 6 months in Egypt. They had an apartment in Alexandria and she offered to let us stay there if we ever wanted to go. At the time we neither had the money nor the ability to leave our young children…but I kept believing I would get there.

The years went by, our kids grew and life with three kids took over our lives as they got...

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How Much Can You Get Done Before a Deadline?

Have you ever noticed how much you get done in the days or even hours before you leave for a trip? I'm leaving for a trip to Egypt and had several items on my To-Do list I needed to have done before I left. As the time grew closer to departure I kicked into gear and got it all done in time to pack and be ready a day early!  Now why couldn’t I do that on a regular basis?

I’ve noticed this when I’ve had unexpected company for dinner as well. A family member or old friend calls me unexpectedly at 3pm and is in town for the evening and wants to come over.   I can clean the house, tidy up the deck, have the table set and the food ready by 6pm.  There are times in my normal week, when nothing is urgent, and I can’t even get my dinner ready on time!

So I’ve asked myself, what is this phenomenon and why can’t I keep this up all the time?

As I look back now I see a pattern I have unconsciously fallen into of getting more...

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Which Fight do You Want to Win?

I read an old article from Sports Illustrated where they interviewed Tom Brady when he was quarterback for the New England Patriots, a week after his Super Bowl win. They asked him about some of the negative things that some people were saying about him. I was so impressed with his answer. This was at the time when he was involved with the controversy of the deflated game balls for the AFC championship game. He had every reason to be bitter and plant seeds of vengeance on the NFL and Goodell for what they had put him through, but he never did. This is what he said when they asked him about the events of the past two years. 

“I guess the point is, when you subject yourself to a lot of criticism…I don’t want to give my power away to other people by letting my own emotions be subjected to what their thoughts or opinions are.  What’s the best way to fight that? There’s only one fight I can win, and that is how well I...

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Heres a Pep Talk for the Olympian Within You

If you're watching the Olympics you are probably feeling inspired this week. The potential these athletes have discovered in themselves is amazing right? 
 
But I want you to look at someone else...someone who has great potential that is still undiscovered. THAT SOMEONE IS YOU! 
 
Too many times we focus on what we need to work on...our weaknesses. How much better is it to focus on the potential you already have and work at discovering even more within yourself.
 
One of my mantra's that I use with my vision board is "Set No Limits". So now I'm saying to you, "Set No Limits" for yourself. Discover your potential. Realize that you have more potential than you know and create the mindset that you will always be working to discover more. YOU can accomplish anything. 
 
Many years ago I learned this lesson from my 8 year old daughter. She told me she wanted to run for class Historian. The election was the next day and this is the...
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The only thing separating you from your BHAG is Courage

 

Up in the Wasatch mountains of Utah there is an Olympic Park where the Winter Olympic hopefuls train all summer and practice their aerial jumps. There are two huge alpine-type slide jumps that shoot the skiers high in the air as they twist and turn to practice their jumps.  Then it drops them into a pool of aerated water, skis and all the gear! 

I marveled at how much courage it took to attempt these aerial jumps over and over again.   I thought how hard these athletes work for 4, 8, or even 12 years to accomplish their big dream...their BHAG.  

A BHAG is a Big Hairy Audacious Goal. Something that you've thought about, or that keeps coming up in the back of your mind. Something that you think "would be nice" but you don't see any way that you could attain or accomplish it. 

What is your BHAG...your Olympic size dream?  I know that what you have accomplished so far is only a fraction of what's truly possible for...

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