Recently a client came to me completely distraught, unable to focus and lost in her story of confusion. She didn’t have the money to be able to pay for the session. I could not turn her away. Here in Portland we are still in recovery economically, when people are in pain we are a creative bunch who can easily find solutions.
She offered a series of resource she had available to her and asked if I would coach her for one of the services she could provide. We have a strict policy in our office about exchange of services at GEEC we just don’t do it.
I was able to take my free time and play with her, and she set up an adventure of sorts. The resource she had available was an opportunity of a lifetime. Not for me, you see, but for my husband Sean.
Sean has what is commonly known as a bucket list. A list of important adventures he wants to do before he dies. On his bucket list right at the top is to fly in a non-commercial plane.
Satisfied with the agreement, we commenced the perspective change for her. She loved the session and was able to get right back on track with her vision, we call this being action based and forward focused.
Sunday morning at 5am I woke up my husband and explained we were going on an adventure. He had no idea what was about to unfold. At exactly 6am we were picked up from our Portland home and chauffeured to The Dalles Airport. For the next several hours we were in the air. We stopped at a wonderful airport cafe then flew back home.
Here is the fun part, under the watchful eye of the instructor Sean was able to sit in the co-pilot seat and receive his very first lesson in aviation. He was able to feel the air move the plane, understand how the controls worked, began to get the idea of all that would be involved in piloting an airplane of this size.
It was Fabulous!
It is so important to follow your dreams, never let money stand in the way of creating what you want in life. Here are some tips to help you in the process of navigating your dreams:
- Create and Commit to A Personal Mission Statement
- Map It Out The Destination
- Follow Your Heart, Using Your Logical Mind
- Follow A Compass To Navigate Your Way
- Use Waypoints & Benchmarks To Know How Far You’ve Come
- Get Support From Others When Needed
On my wall are my instructions for daily living in “Navigating My Dreams”.
“I follow my inner compass as I begin each day with the creative process giving direction to my life. I can live in this life free to seize the possibilities and opportunities based on what is now.”
If you would like help constructing your Mission Statement, Opening Up Your Map, and Create Waypoints to Navigate Your Way, join us for Action Based Forward Focused. e-mail email@example.com for schedule. Here is a pdf download introduction for the Module #11-Action Based Forward Focus.