Creating a Vision for Your Life or How to Develop: Gourmet Living

April 4th, 2011

Creating a Vision for Your Life or How to Develop: Gourmet Living

After speaking at a sales conference this past week where my title was:  Gourmet Living, Creating a Menu for Life an attendee asked me a great question.  She said: “you spoke about creating a vision for your life and a passion for impacting the lives of others, I don’t have a vision for what my life should be like, how do I develop one?”

While somewhat surprised;  I realized many individuals have either lead a life that was somewhat easy and everything was provided to them and their expectations were to “float” until reality hits. And there are others that have lived in a very difficult environment, with limited options and resources and expectations for a better future were never considered. While there are expectations in each situation I have met individuals at many different ages and positions in life that have “stalled out” or have peaked and they are simply living, but not living life!

In my keynote I assist the participants in creating a Menu for Their Life; I blend my cooking and personal life experiences to challenge them to create a philosophy and purpose for their personal and professional lives. Motivational Sales Management Keynotes, Seminars and Workshops | Building a High-Performance Sales Organization

I have listed below five idea’s for you to take action on if wish to do more with your life.

One: make a commitment to leave your mark on earth a better place than when you arrived. Like a Boy Scout, you leave the camp site in better shape than when you found it. No matter your age or situation, determine what you can do in life to make this a better world.  This action will make you feel better and proud.

Two: create your list of both small and large dreams and then create a Dream Poster, with pictures of your dreams. This will keep your dreams active and allow your personal actions to work towards “marking them off’ as you achieve them. The Dream Poster can include anything, from travel, to toys, to even lifestyle changes.

Three: create a list of what you physically must do to actually achieve #2.  This step is where many individuals fail, everyone wants to succeed and achieve, but fail to understand there is price you pay for success.

Four: associate with people that are succeeding, people say you should not compare yourself to others, I think you should.  Compare your common characteristics; compare what they are doing that you are not. Work to improve yourself by focusing on your strengths.

Five: If you have reached a plateau in your life, or are in a rut, or have lost your vision for your life, start over at number one.

While these 5 steps may seem simplistic, they certainly will begin to create the excitement and passion you must feel to propel you to the next level.  If you want copy of our Menu for Life, send me an email;

Ken Thoreson “operationalizes” sales management systems and processes that pull revenue out of the doldrums into the fresh zone. During the past 13 years, our consulting, advisory, and platform services have illuminated, motivated, and rejuvenated the sales efforts for partners throughout North America.

Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance.


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One Response to “Creating a Vision for Your Life or How to Develop: Gourmet Living”

  1. Steve Waterhouse Says:

    What a great article! These lessons can be applied to life as well as a successful sales career. Sales professionals and leaderhip alike can benefit. Also some great points for succession planning. Looking forward to reading more on your site.