Imagine yourself a year from now. Has your life changed? What does your business look like? Does it look just as it looks today?
If you are being “realistic” and imagine nothing has changed – you are setting yourself up for failure. The way to guarantee that you'll succeed next year is to put things into place this year to make those changes.
Now is the time to start planning for next year.
Go beyond your thoughts and deep into your heart, what would be YOUR ideal life. Write that down.
Be careful not to put down what you “think” you should want – Even worse, don't write down what other people want for you. If you do that you'll be successful, but at living someone else's life, you don't want that do you?
Spending the time to uncover your unique vision allows you to set realistic goals bringing you closer to your vision of a successful, happy, and fulfilled life.
What is the best version of YOU that you can imagine? There's no shying away from this question. I know many people don't like to say our dreams out loud.
Now, is the time to be brave. After all, if you do not go for what you want, nobody else will. Plus, as they say in my house, “If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!” Your family will get more out of you if you have the energy to be with them. It all starts here.
I find that one of the best ways to get the juices flowing is to spend the afternoon working away from home (e.g. a coffee shop, or in a park). I bring a few big pieces of paper and some magic markers and just write down anything and everything that comes into my head. It's amazing what I can come up with when I open the floodgates LOL!
Another way to brainstorm is going for a LONG drive and turning the music way up. I drove thousands of miles last year and got a lot of clarity when I had nothing else to think about besides the road ahead of me.
I also find the VIP days are wonderful for getting clarity on your vision. Sometimes it takes someone just drawing your deepest ideas out of you.
Whichever method works best for you, spend some time doing that work this month. You'll be much stronger and more motivated if you do.