Archive for June, 2010
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Start with the End in Mind
Stephen Covey shares this idea in his bestselling book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This concept is important whether you are starting a project, writing a report, planning a garden and even planning your life.
Create Your Vision
Take a moment to sit down in a quite place, and visualize your perfect life three years from now. What would it look like?
Imagine it’s three years form now, and you are getting ready in the morning, looking in the mirror and you have a smile on your face — a big grin. What’s happening in your life today? Where are you going? What are you going to where? Who are you meeting? Where are you living and with whom?
Write It Down
Now take a moment to write down what has to happen between now and three years to make these things happen. You don’t need to know how to do these things, just write down what would need to happen or change, write these in present tense and under the three categories below.
- My life is joyful, abundance and effortless
- I go to yoga three times a week and love riding my bike through the wet lands each morning
- I enjoy traveling, speaking and writing – my new book is a success!
- I love my home on the lake – my life is a vacation every day
- My daughters are thriving and creating their own joyful lives now
- I love going to weekly concerts with my husband — we are closer than ever
- I make time to enjoy deep relationships with close friends by planning dates in advance
Money and Work
- My business is running without me – my virtual team take care of all the details!
- I am focused on doing what I love 80% of the time, and it’s paying off because my business is thriving
- We are on track with our financial goals and update our financial plan quarterly
Focus On What You Want – Not What You Don’t Want
Now print out your affirmations, and put them where you can read them daily. The next step will be taking action on the goals and working through any challenges, but the first secret is to get really, really clear about what you want and why you want it. Once you do, the magic will begin and you will literally begin to attract what you want into your life. If you are foggy about what you want or you only focus on what you don’t want from a “fear” prospective, the Universe will bring you more of that…more fog and fear.
Print out your affirmations and put them where you can read them every day. You can make a list, create a vision board, but make sure you create something visual and focus on it every day with emotion and intention. You can also share your goals and dreams with others. This may create some fear – but begin to move in the direction of what you want and watch the magic begin.
I hope you are enjoying your summer! The days are sooooo long right now, it’s been amazing. Next Monday is the Summer Solistice, which means that at 7 pm, the sun will still be high up in the sky and won’t set till around 10 pm. Amazing! I’ve created a little video for you to give you a tour of my gardens…they have really matured this year!
Then over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting little 1-3 minute videos here from the lake with tips on how you can live more authentically, with joy and abundance. I hope you enjoy them!
I had such a fabulous evening last night when I attended the Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert with my husband, Mark. He plays the French Horn, and this weekend is the last concert series for the year.
The concert hall was packed with lots of young people and I was thrilled. It must have been because they had this 16 year old boy soloist named Peng, Peng playing a List Piano concerto. He was fabulous. He started taking lessons at 5, and did his first recital at 8! Then at the end of the concert, they played Stravinski’s Firebird Suite. (click on the link and you can actually here this pieces…you will recognize and know why I was brought to tears when it finished!) Every time I go to a concert with my husband, I find myself in this state of joy and gratitude and this energy stays with me for days.
What are you doing every day to create a state of Joy and Gratitude in your life? I ask this because our mental, emotional and spiritual state will have a direct effect on how much wealth and happiness you have in your life. I have created a daily series of rituals which I call, My Perfect Life Practice. By scheduling these practices into my Perfect Life Calendar, and following them daily, I am able to stay rejuvinated and operating at a whole new level.
My morning Perfect Life Practice includes yoga, riding my bike along the wetlands (this is the best!), reading spiritual books (right now, I am reading Awakened Wisdom by Patrick Ryan), and enjoying my morning coffee next to the lake every morning with my husband, Mark. What is it that you do to raise your energy vibration and and help keep you in a state of joy and gratitude, so you can attract more abundance into your life? Share you Perfect Life Practice with us below. Thank you!
You can take my free 7 part audio mini course, Your Perfect Life Focus, where I share the entire process I use to create My Perfect Life! Enjoy!