I just celebrated my birthday. Every year I can’t believe how quickly time passes.
It’s spring and I just sent in my taxes, so it’s always a great time to sit down with a pen and paper and reflect on what worked and what didn’t work the previous year.
I re-access my life’s purpose and goals in every area of my life – business, love, family, health, spiritual, artistic, and finances.
Some of the questions I ask myself are:
Did I make progress in these areas this past year? Why or why not?
What helped me succeed with the most ease and fun, and why?
What were my greatest challenges, and why?
Where do I want to be personally and professionally this time next year?
What are some strategies to help me reach those?
What resources do I need to reach those goals?
I’m a professional coach so it’s easier to talk myself through this process since I do this with clients on a regular basis. But for others, it’s helpful to sit down with a trusted friend or a professional coach, and discuss your ideas and goals.
Once you have jotted some ideas down, the next step is to visualize.
Sit down and imagine what it is you want more of in your life. Let your mind wander and allow yourself to feel what it would be like to have certain elements in your life regularly.
Once you’ve done that - make a party out of it.
Get friends together and look for pictures that embody the look and feel of what you want in every area of your life. You can put the pictures on a physical board, Pinterest board, Instagram library, or create an iMovie with them.
You need to have easy access to them so you can look at them regularly, especially during the difficult times when you might feel like giving up.
Focusing on what it is you want in your life will help you manifest it.
Once you have the visual tools, the next step is to implement.
It’s easy to reflect, write, talk, and collect pictures about doing something. This is the phase where most people stay. It’s much harder to stick to a schedule, move through obstacles, and remain clear on your objectives.
To implement daily, effective action, you must learn to persevere even in the most difficult times. This is the difference between being someone who talks about making changes and someone who actually makes changes in their life.
One tip to make lasting change is getting an accountability buddy. Make sure that buddy is someone who does NOT have the same issues as you do.
As an example, if you want to write more, don’t choose a really good friend who has the same bad habits as you. Find someone who you kind of know, but not too well. You will write more because you don’t want to let them down. Plus, they can help you work through your problems because more than likely, they have had those same problems too. Writer’s block – hello!
Of course, to see measurable, tangible results quickly in your business and in your life, it’s better to get a professional coach that will understand you and hold you accountable to your goals so you can not only implement, but accelerate your progress.
Feel free to reach out to me. Let me show you how you can make a dramatic leap in your business and in life - in a single day!
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