As you’re reading this I’m just days away from an exciting escapade. Three generations of women (my mother, my daughter and myself) are off on a European adventure committed to celebrating a momentous occasion and creating rich memories to last our lifetimes.
We’ve been researching and resourcing, plotting and planning for months. It’s been a future focused project and a rich collaborative process filled with one action step after another.
Together we’ve turned our individual musings and curiosities into a full blown collective dream-come-true, growing ourselves and our relationships along the way. What a journey … and we haven’t left the ground yet!
We are about to celebrate my mother’s 85th birthday … in Salzburg, Austria! The curious conversation that started nine months ago has launched a full blown dream. And as dreams go when fueled by heart, focus, action and trust, it’s continued to grow, picking up massive momentum along the way.
We’re starting in Vienna, Austria ending in Florence, Italy. We will be celebrating the milestone birthday in a Salzburg restaurant that is 1200 years old, applauding the Lipizzaner Stallions’ performance in Vienna, joining in the Sound of Music tour sing-a-long (yes, really!), gliding along to a Venice gondolier’s serenade, delighting in the beauty of Michelangelo’s David, touring the Tuscany countryside and so much more.
We have been busy pooling the very best of who we each are every step of the way creating an end result that is so much bigger than the sum of its parts!
The key to enjoying both the journey and the destination of our dream is COLLABORATION. That rich alliance which honors the dream alive in each of us and then transforms it into a mutually desired outcome where together we experience much more than what we could alone.
Whether it is a dream that you’re building for yourself or collectively creating, every successful outcome is the result of a collaborative process … period.
COMMUNICATE IT! Know what you want and need. Self-worth and confidence grow in direct relationship to the courageous and engaging conversations where you clearly ask for more of what you want – it’s the only way you ever get it.
DELIVER IT! Know what you bring to the table. Identifying, owning and initiating from your strengths, gifts and talents is the way to elevate intelligence, mature emotions and hone social skills. Surrendering the old limited self for a common goal is living in your potential.
CREATE IT! Know what it takes and go for it. YOU are the powerful creator of your own life. Goal and solution-based strategies along with up-leveled attitudes, ideas and action steps all positively influence your outcomes. Tomorrow’s results require today’s boldness.
EXPERIENCE IT! Know how you will come to the experience. The most fulfilling experiences are pre-planned. Powerful pre-paving is consciously choosing how you want to look, feel and live through every part of your life, including what you leave in your emotional wake.
One dream. Three women. We are steeped in the synergy of dynamic conversations, letting our voices count, bringing the very best of who we are to the game, creating the experiences that really matter to us, all in the spirit of together experiencing something that brings more of us to life.
It’s time to lean into the empowering and self-actualizing journey of becoming a skilled and fearless collaborator too. It’s the very way to make your dreams come true!