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July 2013 - Vision

Frank is the Deputy Director/Housing Administrator for South Salt Lake City’s Community Development Department, as well as a resident of South Salt Lake.  Frank’s commitment and dedication to the City of South Salt Lake and it’s residents is clear in all of the work he does.  Prior to becoming an employee of the City, Frank served on the planning commission.  He can be seen at every city event, and as a volunteer at any service project taking place in the city, not only because he is an employee, but because he is truly dedicated to making this city a beautiful, welcoming, comfortable, and thriving place for everyone to live, work and worship in. Frank is the Deputy Director/Housing Administrator for South Salt Lake City’s Community Development Department, as well as a resident of South Salt Lake. Frank’s commitment and dedication to the City of South Salt Lake and it’s residents is clear in all of the work he does. Prior to becoming an employee of the City, Frank served on the planning commission. He can be seen at every city event, and as a volunteer at any service project taking place in the city, not only because he is an employee, but because he is truly dedicated to making this city a beautiful, welcoming, comfortable, and thriving place for everyone to live, work and worship in.

Vision

Definition

Being able to see beyond today and anticipate the future

Quotes

"The empires of the future are empires of the mind." ~ Winston Churchill

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."~ James Allen

"Dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision."~Anonymous

"Vision is the art of seeing the invisible."~Jonathan Swift

"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they're always there." ~Norman Vincent Peale

"When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic." ~Charles R. Swindoll

Discussion

How to have Vision

Think big

Set big goals for your vision, that can be broken down into smaller steps that you can achieve.

Think bold

Think how can you defeat problems that may face you in achieving your goal, never let the first obstacle make you stop reaching for your goals. Try different solutions, and try thinking out of the box.

Avoid the word "or"

You may plan your vision, and at a certain point you come to choose this "or" that; remember to use the word "and". Life is too short for an "or" and you want it all to come to you.

Never demolish your plan by "just"

Don't say "I am just a business man," "I am just an engineer," or "I am just an entrepreneur." Try removing just from the phrase because it can stop you from achieving your goal.

Put your goal into action

Create your action plan. What comes first and which weighs more? Write it down on a piece on paper. Who can help you accomplish your plan, is it family members, friends, colleagues? Action plans can help to make you more efficient and effective.

Here are some tips to put your goals into action:

1) Prioritize your goals.
2) List the actions needed to do to accomplish the goal
3) Know what resoureces are needed to accomplish your goal
4) Think about the obstacles for each goal you write down
5) Put a dead line for each goal

Activity


Activity: Creating a vision board

A vision board is a collection of images and pictures of your dreams and desires that helps you to attract things the way you would like to achieve.


Steps to build your vision board:-
-Explore the main idea of your vision board
-Search for images that suit this main idea
-Type or write affirmations
-Arrange your images on a piece of paper, or under desk glass
-Put it in a place where you can see it clearly

Books to Share

Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Roslyn M. Jordan

There by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way by Peter Golenbocklo

Workplace

Often times employees and business owners alike get swayed away from their ultimate goal or vision without even realizing it. This month with the Community Character theme being that of vision, it is important for business owners and employees to remember the importance of sticking towards their vision and common goals. Some helpful reminders are to set clear communication, keep an open ear, measure engagement, and maintain engagement as your business grows.