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Vision is Where You Start!

After being on this planet as many years I have now, and being blessed to raise two amazing kids, build two businesses, and mentor as many people as I have, I have come to know there is one common denominator in human nature: We all want to know we helped other people and have made a difference. 

In order to be that we need to show up every single day as the best version of ourselves, and to lead by example. I know this is easier said than done. 

We want the best for the people we love, but we forget it starts with us. People follow by example more than by just hearing the words or reading it in books. 

Now more than ever, the next generations to come need heroes. You and me. They are not going to get it from the outside world as much as we hope they would. That world of being able to rely on good schools, good teachers, government leaders, or even our church structure has changed dramatically. We are at a place in life where we are need a grassroots movement like never before. And, again it begins with us. 

So, where do we begin? It starts with having a rock-solid vision for your life and knowing your purpose. YOUR purpose. Not the vision you have for your spouse, your children, your friends, or any organization you belong to that you put before you. YOU need to get clear on what you desire for your life first. 

When I was 26 years old, my first mentor told me to take a day and in a very quiet space write out all the desires of my heart. She told me to write down everything I wanted to create my future to look like; my relationships, where I was living, what kind of mom I hoped to be for my future children, how I wanted to make a living, and the kind of person I hoped people would remember me by. Every little detail and to leave nothing out. That was over 25 years ago.  

What happened that day was magical. Because I was in such a quiet, spiritual space I now know that God and I were talking, and I was listening. I was so clear on the desires of my heart, and ultimately hearing the purpose that was in store for my life. 

Things began to unfold. All the things I was asking for started showing up. 

My first business opportunity arrived the way I had asked for it. I was able to grow that and stay home with my two children, and I was able to start personally developing into the best version of myself and lead others to do the same. 

Here are the steps I took that I took that I hope will help you just get started and why having this written vision is SO POWERFUL! 

  1. Find some quiet to get away and write on paper what you desire your life to look like as if it is three years from now. How old will you be? How old will all of your family members be?  Time and aging are non-negotiable factors in life, so this is an awakening of what is to come.  
  2. Write all of your biggest dreams and desires of how you want your life to look at that point. Do not leave anything out, even if you think it is not possible with your current situation. God and His Universe are more powerful than your limiting beliefs. 
  3. Share your vision with the ones you love and trust with your vision. There is so much power in verbalizing your desires! 

Here is what having this clear vision will and can do for you! 

  1. You will be able to set better boundaries around your time, your money, and the people you spend it with moving forward! You can answer every decision with a yes or no answer because it either aligns with your vision or it doesn’t. Imagine how much more time you will have, and how much more enjoyable your life will be when you get freed up from all the things you are doing, and the people you finally need to set free from your life.  
  2. You can create a clear, goal setting path for what you intend to create and follow it every day. You can stay FOCUSED on what is the most important use of your precious time here on this earth. 
  3. You can stop worrying about all the little things that are tripping you up because you are on fire for what you want to create, instead of having anxiety about the things you cannot control 
  4. Your vision gives you hope even on your worst days. We all face little and big obstacles daily, but when your vision is driving you, not matter what is happening in your personal life or in the world you keep going. 
  5. Lastly, you become an agent of hope for other people. When they see you working through your challenges and you can keep going, it gives them the inspiration they need to do the same with their own life!
    Remember, they are watching you!

To be our absolute best we have to lead ourselves first! I encourage you to take the challenge, to be brave not just for yourself but for the people you love, and to ‘suit up’ with your vision on every single day! 

Carey Conley

Carey Conley is a renowned speaker and entrepreneur, helping leaders and business owners create transformative visions. With a successful career spanning 30 years, she aims to empower individuals to make a significant impact on those they lead. Conley's personal story, marked by both success and tragedy, adds depth to her message, inspiring others to achieve the seemingly impossible. Known for her passionate presentations, she provides self-empowering skills through speeches, books, and workshops, fostering a supportive community with a shared goal of overcoming challenges and leaving a positive legacy.

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