The Power of Focus

January 23, 2015

What’s your vision for 2015? You’ve probably set some intentions or resolutions or goals. But what’s your overriding theme for the year?

Last year, for the first time, I decided it would be fun to pick a single word as my theme for the entire year — something that would envelope all of my goals and intentions for myself both personally and professionally.

I settled on the word “expansion”. That felt really big to me and had a lot of energy behind it when I thought about it. I just “knew” that big changes were ahead of me.

WHEW! I couldn’t have been more on target! Last year really was a big year. I hosted my first global speaker summit, the largest and most growth-expanding project I’ve ever undertaken in my business.

Hosting a summit challenged my confidence in approaching well-known speakers and authors, my organization, my delegating (could have done better in that area, I’ll admit), my energy and stamina, my technology skills and my ability to maintain balance in my life (could’ve done better in that area as well, just ask my husband!), and SO MUCH MORE.

On a personal level, in great part due to the above, I grew exponentially as well. You just don’t take on a project of that magnitude without making some giant leaps internally.

The power of that kind of focus is immeasurable.

It gives you a quick and easy way to make decisions, even without having to go back and revisit your goals. If it doesn’t fit in with your theme, you just don’t give it much thought. You can immediately either back-burner or toss it.

That brings me to the next powerful tool that works hand in hand with having a theme – a Vision Board. I’m on my 4th or 5th Vision Board now I think. I keep perfecting the process and adding to it.

If you’re in the San Diego area, I’m excited to announce that due to popular demand, I’m leading another Vision Board playshop this month!

Now, this is not your run-of-the-mill Vision Board. Oh no. You’ll have fun not only with paint and images, but you’ll incorporate the emphasis of the Chinese New Year (which this year is the Ram) AND the power of Feng Shui AND you’ll experience a new self-discovery process to assist you in tapping into what really lights you up on that deep spiritual level.

The playshop is happening Saturday January 31st. I’m partnering with Inspire San Diego Studio who will be hosting the event. Their studio is a wonderful setting for this kind of soul-ful work.

WHAT: Feng Shui Vision Board (with a twist)
WHEN: January 31st
TIME: 12-3 p.m.
WHERE: Inspire SD Studio

I’ve had people tell me that they’ve done vision boards before but that “they weren’t like yours” and “you made the experience fresh”.

Here’s what a couple of past participants have had to say:

“Thanks. This is great for inspiration & creativity. Fun! Fun! Fun!” Sue H.

“Nice format. Loved the Chinese New Year info.”


“Loved having the space to do this important visioning. Nice approach.” Nancy G.

Grab your seat now while you can as the studio has limited seating.

We’ll supply all of the materials including paint and poster and even the magazines, but feel free to bring any images that you’ve been collecting. I also suggest bringing a few personal photos of you, your family, etc. to include to put YOU in your vision board, but make sure they’re photos from a happy time that give you a warm fuzzy feeling when you look at them.

Go HERE to grab your spot!

With good energy,

Debra Wilson Guttas



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The Power of Images

January 22, 2014

The power of images is undeniable. A photo can immediately transport you back to a place and time in the past and flood your emotions as if it just happened.

In the same way, images can be potent in manifesting what you want to create for yourself, especially if those images evoke an emotional response every time you look at them.

Visualization is an incredible tool, but for some of us, being able to “see” a picture of something in our Mind’s eye can be difficult. Some of us are just more visual than others.

That’s when a tool, like a Vision Board, can be useful in tapping into that vision and emotion.

This will be my third year in making use of a Vision Board and I have to tell you, I am hooked!

Not only are they fun to make, but they are so inspiring, and, so powerful!

Vision Board 2013

Vision Board 2013

In reviewing my board for 2013, the areas that I connected with the most, those that had the most emotion and energy behind them, are those that have had the greatest shift.

There were a number of things that had huge intentions behind them:

  • To facilitate change in others
  • To meditate and connect with my spirit regularly
  • To be calm and centered at my core; and,
  • To launch my Chakra Energy Diagnostics Program

All of these areas have had huge gains and shifts. My Chakra Diagnostics Program has become my signature program and has proven to be transformational for so many of my clients. That is linked to my desire to facilitate change. But I first had to have a daily practice of self-care and being energetically balanced myself.

Do you see how it’s all tied together?

There are three reasons I believe this Vision Board was so much more transformational than the year before:

  1. I used the Feng Shui principles in laying out the board. If you’ve had any exposure to Feng Shui, you understand the energy or “Chi” behind it and may have experienced shifts in your own life as a result if you applied it to your home environment.
  2. I was conscious of capturing images that spoke to me on an emotional level so that every time I looked at the board I had an emotional response to it, time and time again.
  3. I created a plan to make it happen! I took action. The areas where I took even a little action had the biggest gains.

When I look at the first board I did, there’s very little on it that really connects with me. I can see how much I was trying to make myself be something I wasn’t, or at least, follow a path that didn’t really resonate with me at my core.

That was the year I placed a lot of focus on being a jewelry designer. I had just attended (by invitation) the American Music Awards Gift Show, shook hands with big name stars and had my day in Hollywood. And while some people dream of opportunities like that, it wasn’t who I was. I wanted to help change people’s lives, not just make them feel prettier or make it big in Hollywood.

The Vision Board I created last year was so different. That one was like an extension of my spirit. It felt really good.

If you’re in the San Diego, CA area, this Saturday you have an opportunity to create your own Vision Board in a fun, creative way, surrounded by other like-minded souls at my “Your Best Year Yet! – a Vision Board Workshop“!

We’ll use art as the foundation, plus your own creativity, and then add Feng Shui, your inspiration and a dash of the energies of the Chinese New Year.

Go here to register.  Use the CODE “Debra” to get $5 off your registration!

Please join me for this fun and transformational afternoon! Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet!

Debra Wilson Guttas

P.S. Have questions on creating a Vision Board? Post them below and I’ll do my best to respond!

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