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Envision Your Ideal Life: An Exercise for Coaches

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Responding to my note about personal life vision and the personal life visions of my readers, in a newsletter, Theresa Quadrozzi wrote to me. I found her comment so insightful and useful that I wanted to share it with all of you. It's a great exercise for coaches to use with clients and individuals will gain insight from doing it on their own. Theresa says:

"One of the reasons so few people live creative, fulfilling lives: they allow themselves to be overly influenced by the reality they believe they see around them. They find a limited number and variety of jobs posted, read about the bad economy in countless news articles, hear everyone complaining about their job yet living in fear of losing it. And, they adopt this mindset: think small, and live within the established parameters...

"However, this is the ideal time for true innovation, for daring to dream and think outside the box. (Consider ebay, Google, cell phones with cameras, the Internet!) In adversity, there is always opportunity. At a time when so many established options no longer appear to exist, it's a great time to envision and create and try something new.

"I'm a life coach, and one of the first exercises I do with clients is to have them envision their ideal life, as if money was no option, as if a fairy godmother granted their every wish and they woke up in the morning to find that they've all come true. This helps shift them out of a fear-based, conditioned world, out of pessimism and into possibility, into what could be...

"So have your clients start thinking in earnest about what they'd like to do, what the world needs now, what they'd like to be a part of, the difference they'd like to make, how they'd like to make use of their talents, and so forth. Allow them to live outside of reality for a few minutes everyday: you'll probably see their mood shift, their creativity kick into high gear, and some great ideas surface."

Thank you for providing a wonderful site. All the best.

Theresa Quadrozzi
Certified Life and Leadership Empowerment Coach
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This reminded me of one of my favorite quotes by Robert H. Schuller: "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" More quotes.

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