Take a Vacation!

When was the last time you took a vacation? Vacations are an effective way to relieve stress, recuperate both mentally and physically. Take a week-end vacation from your regular routine for introspection and do the following:

Sequester yourself in a quiet room where you won’t be distracted and ponder what motivates you, ask yourself:

What are my special talents?

What do I love?

Finding what you love and are passionate about is the first step in creating your life’s vision.

Tony Buzan of Palmers Green, Enfield, Middlesex, England coined the term “Mind Map” as he recognized the brain’s ability to learn and respond to patterns, color, pictures and associations. Drawing a mind map diagram uses the minds ability to tap into memory to unleash your creativity.

Let’s play a game of word association. Draw a circle in the center of the page, this represents the center of a tree when viewed looking down from the sky. This is your perfect self your personal acorn from which all your dynamic positive energy flows. Now draw free hand the branches growing out of the center – seven or more; attach one word at each branch that represents a goal, desire and reward that you want to attain.

You are using your right brain’s ability to visualize and accept in the now- having presently accomplished your goals.

Using the right half of your brain:




     This leads to:

Planning & Organizing

Problem solving

Faster than using linear thinking alone; drawing a diagram allows a free flow of ideas from your brain. This method is known as a Mind Map and will allow you to be more creative and efficient in communicating with colleagues in a meeting, giving a presentation, solving problems and selling your ideas to prospective clients and customers! Most important it will allow you to communicate with yourself and let your creativity flow from within to build the life of your VISION!

Left Brain Thinking Right Brain Thinking


Logic                                                      Visual

Order                                                     Color

Lists                                                       Creative

Time                                                       Without Time

Linear                                                     Intuition

Pieces                                                    Whole

Create a vision board with you as the center, draw freehand the branches growing out of the tree and cut out pictures representing all of your values, dreams and goals. Words can be used but not more than one word at each branch. Repeat more than once – unleash all of your creative thoughts and ideas.

Action steps:

1. Create a Vision for yourself.

2. Write a plan of action, prioritize.

3. Live the plan as if you have become your vision.

4. Find mentors

5. Do it now!

“Motion creates the self.” –Nathaniel Branden

So get moving!

I am available for personal consultations, for an appointment you can reach me at: 520.977.0141

See you on Success Road!

Zak Klemmer

3 responses to “Take a Vacation!

  1. great post. love the list!

  2. “What are my special talents?
    What do I love?”

    I find myself asking these very same things lately. I’ve really enjoyed your posts.

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