January is International Creativity Month – a whole month dedicated to Creativity! Well, I know that creativity is important on a daily basis. Many will start the New Year off making resolutions and creating lists of ambitions and goals to accomplish before the end of 2010. Sometimes the list will include vows to: lose weight, exercise regularly, write that book, contribute to savings, limit spending, work less & play more, spend time with the family… (fill in the resolution I’m missing). You get the point, these things are well and good, but will they really happen?
Did you know that according to the latest statistics, 40% of us will make New Years resolutions? Those who make resolutions are more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. Most of those folks probably took a pen and made a list, or they sat down at their computer screen. The act of writing something down is a powerful way to make your thoughts tangible. The act of making a Vision Board (or collage) with pictures illustrating the written list of your hopes, dreams, intentions and resolutions for 2010 can dramatically increase the chances your projections go from possibilities to reality.
The Vision Board is part magic and part puzzle. If you’d like help getting started, I’m facilitating a workshop on Jan 30 at 10 a.m. on the San Mateo Coastside (sponsored by the Women’s National Book Assn-San Francisco Chapter) where we’ll be creating Vision Boards for 2010. It will be a day of goal setting, brainstorming, good conversation, writing, much laughter, fun and chocolate. It’s a bargain too $30 for WNBA-SF members and $45 for non-members. Go to www.wnba-sfchapter-org to register.