Making the Vision Clear! Shana Bryant Presents at The Children's Services of Roxbury Staff Retreat!
If you can see it, you can achieve it! Cliche yes, but true nonetheless. This is the idea behind creating a vision board. An activity that requires few materials - magazines, glue, scissors and paper namely - where cutouts of words, phrases and pictures are affixed to a board. The completed board serves as a visual representation of one’s goals, dreams and aspirations, and is a great way to help manifest one’s dreams. And as an added bonus, it also doubles as art.
The Children’s Services of Roxbury retreat took place last Wednesday at Stonehill College in Easton. An organization that strives to provide high-quality services to economically disadvantaged children, youth, families, and individuals, the work that they do day in and day out is meaningful and impactful. The day long retreat was a means of showing appreciation to the staff, plant seeds of inspiration and promote overall wellness. Included on the day’s agenda were a keynote speech, vision board and goal setting activity facilitated by Shana Bryant of Shana Bryant Consulting.
As a TaskMaster, Shana Bryant’s consulting company focuses on helping busy professionals and organizations with vision and event planning; as exemplified by her coordination of Chica Project’s The Power of One Fundraiser. In addition to those skills, Shana also motivates and encourages people through speaking engagements where she borrows from her personal experiences to illustrate challenges she has faced and overcome. She shared her journey to completing her Bachelor’s Degree as a single mother and how it took determination, intentionality and accountability to realize her dream. With Shana’s guidance, attendees created their own vision boards and set goals using the S.M.A.R.T (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely) goal method. As a final takeaway, Shana shared some key points with the audience to help them clarify and meet the goals they set for themselves.
Mainly, Shana emphasized:
The necessity of accountability partners! You need people who are committed to helping you stay on track.
When you feel like quitting on yourself, remember your why! Why did you choose your goal? What’s the endgame?
Failure is a given, but never get discouraged. You can always try again.
Learn to celebrate the small wins. This will motivate you and help you appreciate the journey.
Lastly, be grateful for everything, because tomorrow is not promised.
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