Our daughter Brooke was home last week and got me hooked on a Hulu series called Only Murders in the Building. It’s a quippy, quirky, whodunnit kind of comedy-drama and stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Their three characters have a shared interest in true crime podcasts and work together to investigate a death in the apartment building they all live in.
As this unlikely trio works to solve their case, they create a murder wall with photos of suspects, clues and theories. This wall helps them sort details, identify links, visualize scenarios, and inspires them to look at their work from different perspectives.
Every time the camera would pan their murder wall, I had to laugh. You see, I have a murder wall in my home office—one my daughter suggested I create a couple of years ago when I was feeling like I needed a little more inspiration in my workspace. When she first suggested a murder wall, I was a bit confused. As you know, I don’t solve crimes or seek out suspects. But I do help people find strategies and solutions. I do run a business that requires a lot of creative energy. And I am a visual person.
My murder wall both validates and inspires me. It is a fresh way to visualize my goals, dreams and mission.
My murder wall is always evolving, but typically consists of empowering quotes and Bible verses, Wonder Woman images, cards and mementos from clients, and a vision board I created to visualize both personal and professional goals. This murder wall isn’t just office decor, it’s a visual reminder of the people I serve and why I do what I do.
What inspires YOU?
Are you motivated by visual reminders of WHY you do what you do?
What will you DO this month to help you visualize your goals and set you up for success in the new year? Please shoot me an email with your ideas and strategies. I’d be honored to be your accountability partner.
Wishing you a month of gratitude and inspiration,
P.S. If you’re interested in hosting a vision boarding session for your team or organization and want a pro facilitator, let me know. It makes a great conference breakout session or team-building exercise.