So, we blinked and it’s March!  Are you still moving towards your goals for 2017? Or have you fallen short, with momentum slowing down already? The big question is, “What is your vision and purpose?”  If you immediately responded to this question, then, congratulations!  You’re ready to tackle life from a power position.

If, like most women, you stopped and looked blankly at your screen, don’t worry.  Here are a few steps to get you on the right track for a great year.

Within the answers to these questions, you’ll discover freedom and choice when facing any situation during the year, rather than suffering through it.

Step 1 – Be Still
Literally be still. Find a space of solitude and serenity where you experience a sense of peace, take a load off and become motionless. You should sit so you can focus.

Step 2 – Listen to your Inner Voice
Your inner voice is the voice of your essence, your spirit. It is the purest part of you. Activate your inner voice by asking:
* What does my heart long for?
* What’s truly important to me?
* What dreams have I given up on?
* What am I truly passionate about?

Step 3 – Journal your Responses
Once you’ve taken yourself away from the space of solitude and listening to your inner voice, write down your responses to the questions in the second step.

Step 4 – Repeat the Process
Give yourself five days to repeat the process. Remember to do the above-mentioned steps exactly as they are outlined. Do not deviate from the process.

Step 5 – Pay attention to Common Themes
As you journal your responses, you’ll find common themes and glaring interests – some you may have forgotten.

Step 6 – Create a Vision Statement
Review your journal of five entries and create a vision statement. Your vision statement is a compilation of your journal in one or two lines. Within the vision statement is also your purpose. You’ll notice it as you read it over and over.

Once you’ve completed the exercise, you’re ready to tackle any situation life throws at you, as your vision statement will act as a foundation for decision making.

Whenever you’re faced with the question “why”, simply revisit your vision statement and see how life begins to unfold.

Have fun with the exercise and allow life to take you exactly where you’re supposed to be.

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Lisa Thomas is the CEO of The P3 Group, Inc. and The P3 Group International, LLC, publisher of The P3 Power Boost Online Magazine, host of The P3 Power Boost Radio Show, and President of the Board of Directors of NetWorth. She is a 20-year veteran in business, executive leadership and performance coaching/consulting. She has worked extensive with corporate call centers, executives and small business enterprises. She’s been a featured columnist and business strategist on Affiliate NPR, WFDD, The Cary News, Fox 8 and numerous NBC affiliate stations.

Lisa is best known for her business and leadership acumen and is widely recognized her ability to develop leaders to be more effective. Lisa is also a sought after keynote speaker on various topics women in leadership face. She generously donates her time and expertise to a number of organizations and worthy causes, including NetWorth, the Business Succession Forum Network, and the Hazel B. Neal Foundation, for which she recently was recognized with the woman of Power, Purpose and Vision award. In her downtime, she can be found practicing yoga, cycling, swimming, reading a good book or spending time with family and friends.

Lisa Thomas
CEO/Sr. Business Strategist
The P3 Group, Inc.

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