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Wednesday Wisdom: Visualization Success

October 21, 2020

Wednesday Wisdom, Inspiration, Success Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs, Female Business Owners, Small Businesses

The white large cardboard sheet of paper propped on the couch in my home office featured a rough drawing of my pool house with pink sunbeams streaming out the windows in all directions. Inspired and drawn at a winter’s retreat at Blue Mountain Lake three years ago, the image on the paper was etched in my memory. At the time I envisioned writing my first book, a collection of 15 years of “Wednesday Wisdom,” in that space. The pink sunbeams were the feminist vibes spilling out from the written wisdom to the world of women entrepreneurs. Not far away from the windows was my sparkling aqua pool waters and greenery around the deck there to produce additional inspiration.

Visualization methods are used to cement deep yearnings and goals into reality. You have heard the quote, “If I can see it, it will happen,” thus the intention of the winter retreat exercise. Sure enough the vision came to reality except for the alteration of the book being about dealing with the loss of my self-image and uncertain entrepreneurial journey after losing all my hair to alopecia. Stripped away from my perceived beauty, I was faced with seeing myself not from the outside, but from the inside. My feelings needed to be shared and the lessons of kindness and compassion shown to me from strangers everywhere who saw me bald and assumed I had cancer. So the “pool house writing dream” became a reality just like the exercise predicted but with a slight change.

“Books are the business card for women entrepreneurs,”
is a statement often heard from conference presenters, female authors, and women business owners with multiple books under their belt. I knew for a long time I wanted to be an author to add to my resume but I didn’t know what I wanted the book to be when I first had the inkling. Like tasty recipes on the stove, some creations are best when they simmer. In some cases, becoming an author isn’t dreamt of but realized due to personal or business experiences eager to be shared. I’ve spoken with enough women to know a “book” lies within them at some point in their lifetime.

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is to inspire you to think about that question of whether or not you have a “book” within you wanting to come out. The pandemic has offered many lessons to be shared and given us more time to use idle time wisely like finally writing by starting a blog, book, or future conference materials or even submitting short stories or poems to magazines and newspapers. Like all things “women” we are inspired by other women who have gone before us as published writers leaving their thoughts, expertise and personal wisdom in print for eternity. Once your words are printed in a book form, they are there forever leaving a nice legacy for you and your family.

Create your own “writing space” image today on a blank piece of paper and keep it close. I bet if you stare at it enough times and believe it can happen, it will or join us next Tuesday to be inspired by female authors in our midst. Trust me.

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