Net­work­ing Nights group en­joys ‘vi­sion­ing’ ex­er­cise

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING GROWTH - By Chuck Cham­ber­lain

Net­work­ing Nights mem­bers were able to ac­cess their “right brains” on Jan. 6 when the group’s founder, Laraine Cham­ber­lain, led them in a unique “vi­sion­ing” ex­er­cise. The group learned there are two ways to cre­ate a vi­sion board: first, an­a­lyz­ing what you want on the board, then find­ing pic­tures to match or sim­ply leaf­ing through mag­a­zines and al­low­ing your right brain to select im­ages that “jump out at you.” The group tried the lat­ter ap­proach with some in­ter­est­ing re­sults.

Af­ter pon­der­ing the ques­tion “What is my heart’s de­sire for 2015?” one mem­ber se­lected a pic­ture of a large pump­kin with two smaller pump­kins sit­ting on top. The mem­ber had no idea why this im­age seemed des­tined for his vi­sion board or what it had to do with his vi­sion for a new year, but he se­lected it any­way. Af­ter the group fin­ished select­ing and past­ing im­ages onto their boards, the next part of the ex­er­cise was to write us­ing their

non-dom­i­nant hands. They were to look at each im­age on their board and let their non-dom­i­nant hand write down what­ever that im­age would “say” to them. In the sym­bolic lan­guage of the right brain (more ac­ces­si­ble us­ing the non-dom­i­nant hand), this mem­ber learned that the large pump­kin rep­re­sented him­self and that he en­vi­sioned be­ing a lov­ing sup­port to peo­ple in need of his strength in the com­ing year.

With this unique ex­er­cise, mem­bers of the group were able to delve into a vi­sion­ing process in a way that was richer and more com­plete than us­ing the an­a­lyt­i­cal left brain alone.

Jan­uary held even more amaz­ing re­al­iza­tions when the group heard from Lawrence Law, of Van­tage CA, on Jan. 20. Lawrence pre­sented tips for es­tab­lish­ing busi­ness credit. Law said, “Most busi­nesses do not re­al­ize that if a credit ap­pli­ca­tion re­quires your per­sonal So­cial Se­cu­rity num­ber, then it is not re­ally busi­ness credit that you’re ap­ply­ing for.”

In ad­di­tion to busi­ness credit, among other things, Law talked about “fam­ily bank­ing” as a way to pay for busi­ness ex­penses and cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­tures while be­com­ing your own “bank” and tak­ing ad­van­tage of all the ben­e­fits that banks en­joy. It was a truly eye-open­ing pre­sen­ta­tion.

Net­work­ing Nights meet­ings are held the first and third Tues­days of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Span­ish Fork Macey’s gro­cery store meet­ing room (Lit­tle Theater). If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing or sim­ply at­tend­ing a Net­work­ing Nights event, con­tact Laraine Cham­ber­lain at laraine@cham­ber­lain­lead­er­ship.com.

Net­work­ing Nights wel­comes busi­nesses of all kinds and it is free to join. Mem­bers are given mul­ti­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to present in­for­ma­tion about their busi­nesses.

*** Let ev­ery na­tion know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any bur­den, meet any hard­ship, sup­port any friend, op­pose any foe to as­sure the sur­vival and the suc­cess of lib­erty. -John F. Kennedy

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