The weird wonders of vision boards!

I lerarnt about vision boards when I first med Edson Williams (leadbyexample.com) as I attended his workshop “Access to Success” in November 2010. So I decided to give it a go last year, with this result:

There was a lot about changing carreer and work on reaching my dreams, but also a picutre of Lilou Macé (liloumace.com), a web TV host who travels around the world interviewing just about any person she finds interesting! What a cool thing to do! And there are a lot of famous names on her interview list so go check her out on YouTube (liloumace).

Next week, on the 5th of July, I’m going to have lunch with Lilou in Stockholm!!!! I mean, how cool is that?! She is one of my role models right now regarding living the dream and her interviews has brought me to where I am today in a way. A lot of people she’s beein interviewing has helped me personally, and also helped me help others. I’ve bought tons of books, I’ve forwarded and posted hundreds of her interview links and I keep on following her progress.

This year’s vision board hosts a lot of head lines from a Magazine given out by Carolina Gårdheim at Kreativ Insikt in Stockholm (kreativinsikt.se), like “Find your own Life Artist”, “Creative Insight” and their Vision as it was so nicely written. I’ve now brought Lilou and Carolina togheter, Lilou will interview Carolina after our lunch together and I’m there as the glue! I just can’t believe that all of this is happening!

I’ll report back to you when that meeting has taken place 🙂  Until then I really urge you all to sit down and map your dreams, visions and goals by getting a stack of amgazines, a glue stick and a fairly big piece of paper in front of you and get creative!

Or if you feel that you don’t have space to put it somewhere, use a photo album that you can a) do smaller, themed vision boards in abd b) put away after you have looked at it for the day 🙂

Signing off and flying to Sweden on Monday!

 

When mommy breaks…

All of a sudden my back decided to give up on me! It started this Saturday, in the evening, and the pain spread down my left leg until it got so painful that I could no longer walk.

Sunday was mostly spent crying from pain and my kids were confused as to why their normally fit and very active mom was now lying on the cough crying like a baby. The doctor had to come and hit me with the strongest painkillers available in her doctors bag, Elin watched with big eyes and then ran off to get her own doctor kit, so sweet!

So now I’m stuck, can’t lift my son up to change his diapers, can’t sit by their bed side telling stories, can’t cook, clean or do the laundry. The only thing I can do is lie down and rest my back. Luckily I’ve got the best husband ever, even if I can see that it’s very stressful for him to be home from work and managing everything when I can just lie there and watch. Frustrating for me as well, as I’m normally the one getting everything done!

I just want to stress HOW IMPORTANT it is for the mother to be fit, happy and strong. I even lectured about just that for the Spoogle group at Google Zurich office on Thursday (more on that in my next post), and then I end up breaking myself! Maybe I will now understand the importance of eating well, exercise and take EXTRA SPECIAL GOOD CARE of myself from now on. It doesn’t do anyone in the family good when mommy breaks, please remember that and take care of yourself!

 

Two cool interviews with coach Edson Williams

“FLIP THE SCRIPT” interview with Edson Williams leading coach and key note speaker at Lead by Example – How do you change your beliefs about what you can achieve in life?

“LIFE PURPOSE CREATION WORKSHOP” in Zurich 28 July 2012. Interview with Edson Williams, leading coach and key note speaker at Lead by Example.

The monkey was back for a brief second….

Ok, it’s been a little while since I update the blog as I’ve prepared for a speech I’m delivering for Spoogle, an interest group at Google Zurich with other child care professionals, legal, insurance etc next week. I’ve been really nervous about what to talk about, what the audience would possible want to hear and learn more about, but more importantly if I’m worthy to be there at all… The monkey with the baseball bat was back for a few days, banging into my brain “What do I have to say, really?!”, “I don’t know half of what the other know.” etc etc etc…. We have all been there, I guess.

And then I decided to give it a shot, I mean I can’t turn down such an opportunity to try my wings! It’s just too good of an opportunity and I have, in fact, given birth THREE times in Switzerland so I guess I do have a fair bit to say on the subject.

Then I remembered a very powerful visualization I did together with my coach, Edson, where he took me on a journey to imagine myself where I want to be in two years time. I saw myself in front of an audience, there is a buzz in the room, people are excited to be there and hear my story. Then he brought in another visual for me, I was to imagine holding Ingrid on my arm. Showing her what I’m doing today just because she was here and made a huge impact on how I view life today and what I think is worth to bring out in the world. And it hit me today that I’m already taking a huge step towards that very visualization by being on stage at Google already 6 months after that session with Edson!

And finally this quote was passed my way, in a weird an wonderful way. Read and ponder that for a while, it’s really worth taking in consideration!

 “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” By Martha Graham