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Since late February I’ve been meeting with two other people bi-weekly as a Visions Team. We follow a tight format with 3 timed segments–reading our Vision Statement out loud first, then the longest round with these questions in mind:

  • What have you done since the last meeting? What are you working on?
  • What’s going well?
  • What did you learn?
  • What do you need help with?

The last and final round is sharing takeaways from the session and committing to action steps to take before the next meeting.

It’s a simple format, and we accomplish it within the hour. Here are some of the actions and goals I reached as a result of this group:

  1. Got on a disciplined writing schedule.
  2. Joined the Writers Room.
  3. Scheduled and designed my personal writing retreat.
  4. Worked through issues with my Client Appreciation event in July (insurance, location, ‘entertainment’, etc.)
  5. Set a date to complete my memoir
  6. Completed the first draft of my memoir
  7. Started querying process
  8. Decided what to tip building staff (Yes! We talk about ALL aspects of our lives.)
  9. Organized and conducted a retreat for an external organization, beyond my client roster.
  10. Created calendar for Winter 2017 offerings.

For the same reason that I lead Mastermind Groups, I participate in this one myself for accountability, motivation and inspiration. My colleagues are taking on massive challenges – renovating a NYC apartment from the studs, attending week-long meditation retreats, growing businesses and having whole, integrated lives here in the city. They encourage and support my professional development and plans for the future.

I love it when they say, “You’re really good at doing homework, Jane!” Yup, I need my gold stars as much as I love giving them.

I’m so grateful for this group in my life. The energy I get from meeting with them fuels and propels me to do what I do.

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