I am here to announce that our newest SoulMate, Thaddeus Price, will be meeting Oprah Winfrey. You read it right. Oprah Winfrey! When you ask? Oh, I don’t know, but I know he will make it happen. It’ll happen because Thaddeus has a vision.
I had the pleasure to interview Thaddeus in person. As he talked about his goals, I could see how clear his vision was for each one. The passion was so evident by this body language and the twinkle in his eye. The more SoulMates I interview, the more I realize that without a strong and focused vision, you’ll never get anything done.
So, how do we formulate a vision? I’ve heard many coaches, self-help gurus, etc. talk about establishing your vision. Some call it “thinking from the end.” I think Iyanla Vanzant explains it the best. Your vision is simply what you want. What you really want.
When I first started SOUL, my vision was something like “I want to help and inspire people.” It was a nice goal. A big goal. I would think about my goal and spend time figuring out how I should help people. How I should develop this website. I should give talks. I should write a book. I should volunteer somewhere. I spent all this time shoulding on my self that guess what? I didn’t do anything. Once I learned more about a establishing a vision, I turned my “I want to help and inspire people” into “I want to develop the Society of Ultimate Living to be a vehicle for me to be inspired. My inspiration will in turn inspire people to live their vision of excellence. I will share stories of people who are living their vision to serve as inspiration and to promote their good work. I will post movies, music and books selections to help people stay inspired. I will share my journey with my readers.”
In the book The Will to Power, the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche writes about the power in knowing your what and when you have a strong enough what the how will show up. That’s what happened to me. Once I was clear with what I wanted to achieve with SOUL, I didn’t have to waste time thinking about how I would do it. I just knew what to do.
Thaddeus knows exactly what he is going to do when he meets Oprah. The vision is clear. He’s going to perform this song he wrote for her.
Oprah’s Song (Everything’s Okay)
I’ve got a smile on my face, feelin’ good cause I’ve kept the faith.
That’s why I ‘m happy, I’ve got joy, and everything’s okay.
My sprit’s free, filled with love, I feel the strength that comes from above.
That’s why I’m happy, I’ve got joy, and everything’s okay.
Cause I’m blessed that’s for sure, oh I’m happy and secure and I know that everything’s okay.
Thaddeus, I’m holding that vision for you too. I can just picture Oprah smiling and singing along.