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Message from Pat - Vision

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Those who look outside, dream. Those who look within, awaken."

~Sri Akshaymatiji

'Tis a New Year...clean slate...resolutions to be made and promises to self to be broken. Maybe this happened last year, but this will not happen this year. I approached this year a bit different. I spent some time developing my vision statement for 2008. Over the New Year's weekend I turned inside, got quiet, and looked at what was really important to me. I asked myself what do I really want to look back on when the year ends and what is important for me to do between now and then. I wrote the words, I found the pictures and knew my theme song and voila! I created my VISION statement movie.

I never considered myself a very creative person until I examined my limited belief that creativity is only in the musical or artistic arena. I find my creativity in my ideas and thoughts and making visions (mine and others) become real and that is exactly what I plan on doing this year.

This process was as simple as deciding what I want to focus on this year and then finding the images and words and music that are in alignment with that vision.

When I view my VISION statement, I feel it is very much alive and real right now.

If you'd like to take a look at what I created, look here for my final and quick version, only 100 seconds long.

Look here for my second version which is as long as the beautiful song "I Believe in You" by Amanda Marshall (4+ minutes).

On my website is my first version, long, 10+ minutes, but if you want to really see what I'm making happen this year...enjoy! (You need to be running on a PC for this version).

Through this process I have great clarity. I know what will happen for me this year. I have found out that visioning is applied creativity. I find myself being more creative and innovative in my daily life. I find that viewing my vision statement quiets my inner critics that bring up my well-worn thoughts, limitations, and self limiting beliefs.

"Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something we shall fall for anything"

~ Peter Marshall

If you are interested in creating your own vision statement video, contact me and we can talk about how to make it happen.

Step into leading and play a Bigger Game in your life...don't wait...model leadership...the World needs us to do this.

Lead Strong!


Elephant in the Dark

By Rumi

Some Hindus have an elephant to show.
No one here has ever seen an elephant.
They bring it at night to a dark room.

One by one, we go in the dark and come out
Saying how we experience the animal.

One of us happens to touch the trunk.
"A water-pipe kind of creature."

Another, the ear. "A very strong, always moving
Back and forth, fan-animal."

Another, the leg. "I find it still,
like a column on a temple."

Another touches the curved back.
"A leathery throne."

Another, the cleverest, feels the tusk.
"A rounded sword made of porcelain."
He's proud of his description.

Each of us touches one place
And understands the whole in that way.

The palm and the fingers feeling in the dark are
How the senses explore the reality of the elephant.

If each of us held a candle there,
And if we went in together,
We could see it.

Upcoming Workshop

Inviting all Coaches to an exciting day:

You make your VISION Statement Movie to get clear on who you are and what you want - to transform your fantasy into a clear and bold Vision. It creates a powerful vision for your subconscious mind to engage with - the first brave commitment to your achieving that dream.

Come and learn how to create your own VISION Statement Movie. In this workshop you will spend time creating your vision statement poem and then get into action to create your VISION Statement Movie.

All you need is your vision and a PC or MAC with WiFi. Sunday, February 17, 10:00am to 6:00pm in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps -- we must step up the stairs."

~ Vance Havner

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Until next time, I wish you joy and fun and ease and effortlessness!

Pat Obuchowski
CEO, Chief Empowerment Officer

Helping people step into their roles as leaders in their businesses, their communities and the world. Helping people and organizations find their "Bigger Game™".

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Brief Biography:

Pat Obuchowski is the CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) of inVisionaria. inVisionaria is a company devoted to helping people and organizations find and achieve their vision and their voice. She works with individuals and organizations that are looking for structure, focus and accountability to set and achieve their goals. She also works with people who are ready to make big changes in their businesses and their lives and step into the leaders they've been yearning to be. People who are ready, willing and able to begin playing their "Bigger Game." No kidding. Right now.

The approach to achieve this and create this alliance is individually based and is designed between Pat and each of her clients.


"One of the things that stands out most for me is the wide ranging intellectual interest that Pat brings to the coaching experience. It is clear that she has a broad range of experiences that she brings to her coaching as well, but I found her ability to draw from a diverse range of disciplines, and to articulate what she hears, what goals she sees for an individual client, as well as how those goals are to be met, to be particularly helpful.

I also found her to be a true professional. She clearly respects her clients' confidences. She has the ability to be both sympathetic to a situation, and at the same time, to bring expectations of change and growth to that situation. In short, my experience was that I felt both supported and challenged. "

~ Maureen Reardon, Esq.


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