• Susie Aguilar

Vision Casting and Setting up your Goal Roadmap for Achievement! 

On Wednesday’s episode, I had you do reflection on where you are currently at and what you would want more of. Now that you’ve done that first step, we need to chat about how we get to the next steps and the longer term vision for where you are headed.


This my friends, is vision casting. With vision casting, we really want to think back to the areas of your life and career that you dove into Wednesday. Those areas you said you want to experience more of and that you are grateful for, the ideal goal would be to create opportunities to have more of those experiences in our life and career.


You have a destination you want to reach, now what? This my friends is where I love to introduce the concept of a road map. Think about it, when you are headed on a road trip, aren’t you following a map to help you navigate the path? Well your life and professional journey’s are no different. On episode 31 I did a full break down of goal setting that you can tune into and use my reverse engineering strategy to help you make goals that move the needle forward. https://www.unorthodoxbusinessmom.com/post/designing-your-own-roadmap-to-success


At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself:


What is it you TRULY desire? If money and time were not relevant, what would you do? Where would you go? Sometimes we hold on to fear because it seems like the safest option, but really, it only results in us getting STUCK in old and damaging habits.


What if I told you that it doesn’t have to be this way? Come and join me for Mastering Your Fears Workshop on November 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm to learn how to work through your limiting beliefs and fears so you can transform your life and overcome what’s holding you back. To sign up, RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/fearmasteryworkshop, again that is tinyurl.com/fearmasteryworkshop. Let’s stop letting fear control our thoughts, take the reigns and commit to yourself. Show up for you and let’s conquer those FEARS together. I can’t wait to have you there next week.


Want to continue the conversation and learn more free tips while having a good time with like-minded women? Then join us in the She Embraces FEAR Movement group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SheEmbracesFEAR


We are fierce women and we deserve to chase after what fuels us, now let’s do this!

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All My Love,

Susie Q

~ Prefer reading? Below is the full show transcript ~

Alright ladies, after Wednesday’s episode, I’m hoping you were saying to yourself “yes Susie, I definitely want more in my life and career. Now, how do I do that? How do I plan for it and actually make it happen?” Is that what you were saying to yourself, wondering what was next? Well in my mind, I am seeing all you lovely loyal listeners nodding your head yes! It’s easy for me to give you some questions to ponder and have you reflect, but then you are left wanting more.


I promise I won’t leave you hanging because that is not my style. I want to give you this breadcrumb trail that ultimately leads you to success and fulfillment. I also want you to remember this is a process, not an overnight event that you achieve instantly.


Before we dive into today’s content, I want to share this week’s review left by DaisyALopez who left a 5-star review and said,


As a former burnt out corporate consultant, I totally relate to the idea of embracing fear instead of letting it run our lives. The episodes are so relevant and helpful.

Thanks Daisy for being honest about how fear can be limiting and that we need to face it head on instead of just hiding behind it. I appreciate you leaving a review and to the rest of you loyal listeners, can I ask you for a huge favor? If you’ve been tuning in and picking up nuggets of information that are helping you, could you leave me a rating and review? It helps other women find the show when you share how these tips have been helping you. It would mean the world to me since you are helping me with my mission to help as many women as possible to embrace fear and achieve those desires she’s had tucked away in her heart. It’s time to unleash that inner rebel and face fear head on. Alright, let’s jump into the show.


On Wednesday, I had you do reflection on where you are currently at and what you would want more of. Now that you’ve done that first step, we need to chat about how we get to the next steps and the longer term vision for where you are headed.


This my friends, is vision casting. See, I believe it’s very simple to focus on the negatives, feel the whoa is me mentality, and fall into the pit hole of doom and gloom. I like to take a different perspective, have you focus on what is working in your life and career, and work on how to take that to the next level. It’s not to say the negative things don’t matter or don’t impact your life, it’s just a matter of CHOOSING what we want to focus on. I don’t know about you, but when I am thinking of my goals, I don’t create goals around the bad things. Instead, I drive hard on the stuff that fuels me and I crave MORE and MORE of that! Are you with me?


Awesome, so where do we go from here? With vision casting, we really want to think back to the areas of your life and career that you dove into Wednesday. Those areas you said you want to experience more of and that you are grateful for, the ideal goal would be to create opportunities to have more of those experiences in our life and career. For example, if you said that you enjoyed a particular project in your career, we could brainstorm how we can get involved with similar type projects. Let’s start off simple by saying we want to identify opportunities where we could do those types of projects once per quarter. As you begin to unravel this, you are starting to create a long-term vision for where you are headed.


While this is good and dandy, we can’t get stuck in the fluffy part of this exercise. Trust me, I can vision cast all day long and dream about my ideal life, ideal day and all the good things I can reminisce about - yet, the reality is I need to design a plan on how to get there. Once you have gone through and refined your vision for the things you’d like to bring more of into your life and career, then it’s time to get into the nitty gritty.


You have a destination you want to reach, now what? This my friends is where I love to introduce the concept of a road map. Think about it, when you are headed on a road trip, aren’t you following a map to help you navigate the path? Well your life and professional journey’s are no different. I mean, sure you can wonder around aimlessly hoping to collide with your dreams at some point, but wouldn’t it be better to at least have an idea of where you are headed? I mean no one wants to run out of fuel or snacks on the road, am I right???? I tease, but truly, part of what gets us to be successful at achieving our vision is to have some mile markers, aka goals, along the way to guide us.


In a nutshell, it lets us know that we are headed in the right direction and if we veer off course, we can redirect if necessary. At the very least, we have a general path we can use as a guide.


Wondering what this looks like? Let’s go back to my first example, you have a particular type of project you really enjoy in your career. If your goal is to be a part of those types of projects once per quarter, then you can design mile markers around that goal. As I like to say, you can break them down into baby steps. Maybe step 1 is putting this on the radar of the people who normally manage those projects and be sure to let them know of your interest. Then step 2 can be identifying if those projects are only in one department or if there are various opportunities to be a part of those projects in different areas of your organization. You want to continue to break down the one big goal into bite-sized chunks so that achieving them feels more manageable. On episode 31 I did a full break down of goal setting that you can tune into and use my reverse engineering strategy to help you make goals that move the needle forward.



Now let’s shift for a moment to our life vision and goals. During your reflection from Wednesday, you may have come up with an idea of what you want more of in your life. Let’s say you see yourself relocating in a few years. What would that look like for you? How can you make that happen or what needs to happen to make that a reality? Is there a certain location you need to visit? Is there a certain amount of money you need to have saved to make it happen? Essentially, what you want to get to is a point of breaking down your vision into smaller pieces that make your mind comfortable with working towards it.


Otherwise, what ends up happening is we have these lofty goals, no clear direction and then fear rears it’s ugly head and says NOPE! We aren’t doing that or nope, we can’t dream so big because that is uncomfortable, or nope, I’m nice and cozy here and that sounds like way too much work so I’ll stick it out here. Is that the tricks your mind is playing on you? Trying to deceive you and make you feel incapable of reaching for more? At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself:


What is it you TRULY desire? If money and time were not relevant, what would you do? Where would you go? Sometimes we hold on to fear because it seems like the safest option, but really, it only results in us getting STUCK in old and damaging habits. What if I told you that it doesn’t have to be this way? Come and join me for Mastering Your Fears Workshop on November 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm to learn how to work through your limiting beliefs and fears so you can transform your life and overcome what’s holding you back. To sign up, RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/fearmasteryworkshop, again that is tinyurl.com/fearmasteryworkshop. Let’s stop letting fear control our thoughts, take the reigns and commit to yourself. Show up for you and let’s conquer those FEARS together. I can’t wait to have you there next week.


Just as my friend Nicole Lance says, “Perfectionism is fear disguised”. On this show and in this workshop, we are unveiling the truth about fear so you my friend can conquer it. I’m excited to see you there. Thanks again for tuning in, I’m your host, Susie Q signing off.


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