Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter .  
May 2004 
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Welcome to the May 2004 edition of the Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter! Our subject today is one very close to my heart: vision. Read on and see if you feel inspired to put down on paper some of the dreams and visions you have for your future.

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In this issue
  • Discover the STAR Within You
  • Vision
  • Inspirational Quote
  • Recommended Reading
  • Final Thoughts

  • Vision

    Lately I've been thinking a lot about vision, not just because I need a new set of glasses, but because I enjoy the process of looking toward future possibilities. As I've been traveling around North America speaking to different groups, I have been challenging a number of people to set a vision for themselves. In my hand out for The S.T.A.R. Within You� program, I challenge people to write down 20 things that they'd like to do, have or be. As I am standing at the front of the room asking people to write down the things they want in their life I am always taken by the fact that this is handled so differently by different people. Some write furiously; for some their goals come slowly; and for others it seems some they don't have the strength to lift their pen.

    After I give the participants a few minutes to work on this exercise I ask people how it felt to do the assignment. The adjectives range from exciting to scary to hard to inspiring to impossible. What a great lesson for people to realize that for them this challenge is difficult. Each time I ask, "Why was it difficult?" And what it comes down to every time is that miserable four letter word: fear. People tell me that they're afraid to write down their visions or dreams in case they don't happen. Have we been trained to fear the punisher? Have we been trained to feel bad if we don't achieve what we set out to achieve?

    As a coach my job is to coach success. My definition of success is simply the attainment of predetermined goals. So whether big or small I challenge you to set some goals so that you can get in the habit of attaining them and this will, in turn, make the bigger ones seem possible.

    On the flip side of the coin I constantly see illustrations of people who set large ambitions goals and then realize after time they have achieved them.

    What would you like the rest of your life to look like?
    What would you like to do, have or be?
    What would you like for your career, family, health, and financial position?
    Where would you like to live?
    What would you like your relationships with friends, family, spirituality and significant others to be like?
    How do you want to spend your recreation time?

    Are you truly writing down what you want or are you being restricted by what you've decide is possible?

    When you have completed this list, I challenge you to go back and dream some that you would dream if failure was not possible.

    If you're having any challenges or difficulties with this assignment, please email Kevin.

    Inspirational Quote

    "Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision."
    Stevie Wonder
    Recommended Reading
    We have several books to recommend in this issue that go along with our theme of "vision".

    Write It Down and Make It Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser

    Wishcraft by Barbara Sher

    Goalsetting 101 by Gary Ryan Blair

    Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra

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    Final Thoughts

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    Kevin's powerful and inspiring presentation, The S.T.A.R. Within You, has been brought to clubs and companies throughout Canada and the United States.

    To book a speaking engagement with Kevin, please call Kevin's assistant Alexandra at 604-874-4757 or email her at [email protected].

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