Everyone who really knows me, knows that I want a summer house. Specifically, a summer house in Amagansett. If you are not from the New York area, you might not know Amagansett... it is a small village in that beautiful beachy area of eastern Long Island known as the Hamptons. I grew up going to the Hamptons during the summer, but it was not until I was an adult that I discovered the charming Amagansett. You know when you get stressed and people tell you to visualize your happy place in order to calm your nerves? Well, when I do that, I think of the beach in Amagansett. Whenever I am there, I feel calm, relaxed, and happy--like my real self, without all the stress.
Anyway, there is a bulletin board next to my desk in my office, and on it, there is a picture (ok, it's actually a real estate listing) of a cute little house with a pool, and guess where that house is? It is on one of my favorite streets in Amagansett, and since I have had that picture up since the day I started this business in 2004 it is clearly no longer for sale, but it doesn't matter. That picture reminds me why I am here. I have a dream of owning an Amagansett house one day, and that dream (and the accompanying picture) motivates me to keep working hard day after day. I may never own that home or one like it, but it doesn't really matter; what matters is that I have a picture in my head of what success looks like to me.
Whether you work outside the home, or are working at home raising children, or like me, doing both, you probably have a vision that makes you want to keep going. What's your vision, and how do you keep it in your mind?