Last week, we shared our conversation with Patti Dobrowolski, author and business consultant and today we wanted to share a short synopsis from her book, Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life.
The ability to embrace change is considered to be among the top survival skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. It is now more important than ever for young and old alike to be as adaptable and resilient as possible. With that said, statistics show that only 1 in 10 individuals have the tools to empower themselves to create—not just react to—change.
In her book, Patti shows readers how to visualize the transformations they desire through a mapping process that will turn their dreams into reality.
Drawing Solutions is also filled with inspiring stories of personal and client experiences that will convince readers that they don’t have to be an artist or know how to draw to use these tools. Her fun, step-by-step methods require only that individuals be willing to honestly assess where they are in life and imagine where they want to be in one year’s time.
This book is divided into four parts beginning with “Why Mapping Works: Visual Images and Change,” which provides readers with basic information about how the brain functions and why visual images are an important part of goal-setting success. In part two, Ms. Dobrowolski guides readers through “The Mapping Process: Current Reality Becomes Desired New Reality,” as she helps individuals think beyond where they are today. She urges them to create a list of three bold steps to help move them in a new direction. The third section, “Working with Visual Maps: What to Expect Along the Way,” offers readers insights into working through their own fears as well as handling possible critical reactions from others. The last section of the book, “A Quick Guide to Mapping,” recaps the process and is one that readers will want to return to again and again.
Drawing Solutions is written for those longing to make bold new strides in their lives, but not sure where to begin. It will also prove useful to those who are stuck repeating the same behaviors that hold them back or anyone seeking the means to brainstorm, strategize and visualize in order to achieve their wildest goals with panache and confidence.
- Visit her website to see a few examples
- Download a template to create vision maps
- Purchase her book on Amazon
"Patti Dobrowolski is a nationally acclaimed comic actor, high-performance business consultant, speaker and the author of Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. She consults one on one with individuals to help them unleash their creative genius. She also works with teams at a number of leading Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Pepsico and FedEx, to help them create more effective workplace strategies.
Ms. Dobrowolski received her Master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in drama therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is currently a member of the National Speaker’s Association and was a TEDxRainier speaker in 2011. She won the “Woman of Achievement Award” from the Association of Women in Communications in 2004 and was a recipient of the “Make Mine a Million $ Business Award” in 2008."
Book Giveaway! Patti is generously giving away 20 copies of her book in a contest right her on Meylah that will start on February 13, 2012...click here for the details on how to win!