Networking Nights group enjoys ‘visioning’ exercise
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networking Nights welcomes businesses of all kinds and it is free to join. Members are given multiple opportunities to present information about their businesses.
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