Recently, the team at Alaris Properties created a new vision board. We would like to share with you some of the things we have on the vision board so you can get to know us better and understand what we are creating. However, before I tell you about any item on the vision board, I would like to share our “Passion Statement.” It seems everyone has a vision statement and a mission statement. We do, and we love to communicate those. However, our Passion Statement helps us to stay focused on what is most important to us, as a company, as a team, and as individuals. Our Passion Statement is: “Fueled by Gratitude.” What that means for us is that we receive our motivation and have the most impact when we are in a place of gratitude: grateful for the incredible individuals we are privileged to assist, grateful for one another, even grateful for all the wonderful lesson we learn. We each believe that nothing occurs by accident. I have personally learned that focusing on gratitude helps me to stay positive in the face of great challenges. In fact, being in a place of gratitude helps me find solutions to the biggest challenges.
Now … on to our vision board. Here’s a photo of it: http://www.alarisproperties.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/photo-2.jpg
Notice that the word “gratitude” is at the center. There is so much that I love about this vision board. First, it gives us a visual image for what we are. Second, it provides a road map for where we are taking our company. Further, it gives me personal motivation for working hard to make a difference in the world. My favorite piece on the vision board is this (it’s in the bottom left corner): “I have never met this morning. We’ve never shaken hands or hugged awkwardly, or looked into each other’s eyes. I’ve never experienced this very hour, or felt this very sunshine touch my skin. Golden, healing, warm. The birds, the breeze, my breath. All are new. Each ushers in never imagined intentions and never dreamed of possibilities. So … I choose this Day, while also honoring tomorrow. I will live, laugh, love and practice without leaving a trace. I will ground my feet. I will stretch my palms to the sky and I will say: “Hello Day! I like you. I’m so happy that we’ve met.” The reason I love this so much is that it is a reminder for all of us to embrace each moment of everyday and to be grateful to be alive. I see and hear from many how anxiety about tomorrow prevents them from enjoying today. I am a firm believer that we can enjoy today and honor tomorrow without losing our integrity.
Over the next several weeks, each of our team members will be posting what they love about the vision board. Once again, our intention is that you can get to know us better by understanding who we are and where we are going. I could go on for pages about the vision board and, at the same time, I want you to get to know all of us from the “inside out”. Enjoy and thanks for being part of our journey.