A few years ago at a chamber of commerce "CRAVE Your Goals!" seminar, I asked my audience of mostly small business owners to share a bodacious big dream goal.
Christina Kisley's hand shot up. "To celebrate my company's 10th anniversary in 2012 by taking my team on a cruise," said the president and CEO of Life-Long Leadership, a firm that works with such prominent organizations as The Home Depot and Chick-fil-A.
I remember wondering how many people there wished they could be on Christina's team, or be bold enough to make that proclamation for their own businesses.
This week, Christina reported back to me that they didn't go on a cruise. Instead, she took her team and their spouses to St. Lucia for a week at the luxurious La Toc Golf & Spa Resort.
"When you asked that question," she said, "that goal was already 'in' me, I just hadn't expressed it yet to put it in motion." Out of the five CRAVE steps, Visualize and Express Thanks were the ones that motivated her most to achieve this goal.
"I had always 'seen' us taking this kind of trip," she said. "I love my team and would truly do just about anything for them. I wanted to show them how much I appreciated their investment in the business, in each other, and in me. While we go on an annual planning retreat, it seemed fitting to take our spouses along for the ride this time. They support our success. It was a very special time, and a great way to begin our next decade."
What bodacious big dream goal do you CRAVE in 2013? A promotion, starting a business, traveling to Europe or writing a book? It's time to claim it and put it in motion. Let me know on my Facebook Page or reply back to me. I love hearing from you!
To Your Wisdom,
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