Today I learned the feeling of doing what I LOVE and (possibly) getting paid for it!!! Sheena and I had the opportunity to so a 2 hour presentation on ANYTHING we wanted relating to nursing theory to our class today. It was a no brainer of what we wanted to do… GOAL SETTING, VISION BOARDS AND INSPIRING BIG DREAMS!!! We seriously would LOVE to do this as part of our career.. we had tingly goosebumps presenting today… we LOVED IT!!!
We started the class with a 15 minute TED talk by Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple and Pixar, titled “How to Live Before You Die”. It was an inspirational speech to the graduates of Stanford. WOW. INSPIRING. Here’s the link if you have 15 minutes of time in your day to become inspired :) http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html
Here’s a quote from his talk that we HAD to share…
“You’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to LOVE WHAT YOU DO. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it. Like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on, so KEEP LOOKING. DON’T SETTLE!!!”
SO GOOD!!! We then helped the class to develop a specific 10 year vision, using the help of Lululemon’s Goal Setting strategies you can find on their website…! This past November, I had the opportunity to join a goal-setting session with the Kitsilano Lulu crew. I have never set such specific, clear, inspiring goals before. I LOVED every second of that workshop, and I love the goals and dream vision I created even MORE..!! I RECOMMEND setting goals to EVERYONE.
Start with discovering your beliefs and values.. what is most important to you. What makes you feel good? What do you value most in life? After taking a few moments to brainstorm some ideas, come up with a 10 YEAR VISION. Make it as specific as possible.. this is your LIFE VISION STATEMENT which is your ultimate DREAM!! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! Go nuts!! This is YOUR life.. You can create and have anything your heart desires. :)
The next step is to come up with specific 1 and 5 year goals to reach this vision. Then fill in the gaps with as many goals as you WANT to help you reach your VISION!!! Write goals that EXCITE you and challenge you. What do you really WANT??!!!
This is just the jist of what we talked about today… SO GOOD.
Sheena and I would LOVE to do this presentation over and over again, making it better and better!!! I love it! So if you want us to come to YOU, let me know!!! We would love to inspire as many people as possible :) We are being the change we want to see in the world!!
I will write more on goals in anther blog because they are so important to me. I’ll finish with an inspiring line that Steve Jobs ends his speech with (which you MUST watch!!)..
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish!!”
NEVER SETTLE and DREAM BIG!!!
Smile with your HEART!!!
p.s. Thanks for all of the HUGS this week!! You are ALL AWESOME!!! THANK YOU!!!