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