One of my favorite leadership things to talk about, mentor, and train on is “vision.” I know that when my vision is clear and focused, every action I take brings nearer me to accomplishing it. What’s even more effective, fun, and meaningful is when my vision meets those of people who team up to create it together. That’s what leadership success is all about.
Then the pandemic happens, disrupting so many parts of our lives that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. Who could have anticipated such a devastating — and long-enduring — challenge?
If you feel as if all the plans you’ve made for your business (and your personal life) just went up in smoke, you’re not alone, believe me! I was scheduled to keynote and do training for leaders in conferences in Toronto, Ireland, Florida, Columbus, Chicago — all of which were of course cancelled and only a few adapted to virtual format. My vision for live speaking and training on Comfluential Leadership took a nosedive. I can’t travel to see one daughter, and I’m watching the other navigate a whole new world at her company, uncertain about her future like so many young women you and I know.
What I see around me are people who had a dream, a vision, to accomplish something exciting this year. And that vision is now foggy, put back on the shelf to collect dust — even disappeared entirely.
Your vision for your business, career, lifestyle, movement or cause — whatever it is for you — is the very foundation that gets you up every morning with purpose and promise. It keeps you on the path forward no matter what, as long as you’re able to keep it alive.
I understand if your vision is fogged-up, suspended, forgotten, and I want to help. My adjustment to my own vision this year is to offer personal Zoom training, mentoring, consulting to anyone who needs it — to help them get back on track with their vision and goals.
If right now you are saying, “Yes, I hear you, I need some help with this!” then please schedule a quick chat with me here and we’ll get you back on track.
Thanks, and here’s to getting together to bring both our visions back to life!
Be courageous — dare to lead!
Linda Patten is a Leadership Trainer for women entrepreneurs and change-makers. Her vision for every woman is to become the natural leader she is meant to be, through teaching an empowering mindset, masculine AND feminine leadership skills, and how to activate a vision into a full-bodied business or social change movement.
For opportunities to awaken and empower the leader within you, please visit Dare2LeadwithLinda.