It’s 2013! I want to talk about some 2013 good news for everybody.
Now, I am not talking about resolutions. In fact, I would like for you to consider throwing resolutions out when it comes to talking about a new year. Let’s talk about the things that you want to do, you want to feel, and you want to experience.
I want to invite you to consider doing something that I did. Write it out!
(In the video, I show some great super-sized post-it notes I got from the business supply store – they are 11×11 and they have even bigger ones! This particular size I used only comes in this bright yellow.)
So, what I did first was to write down a whole bunch of words that just came to me, just different things like “create” and “fearless” and “wholeness” and “focus” and “freedom”. As I wrote all of these down on this piece of paper, a theme kept coming up for me.
It was FOCUS.
One of the things that I wrote down was specifically, “What gives you focus? AND what takes away focus?” I have found that, FOCUS has been one of my nemesis. Because I am multi-passionate, I love to experience a lot of things. Some would say that may be “dabbling”, but I call it multi-passionate. But the problem with that is, I don’t let my gifts shine out in the brightest way possible, because I’m doing so many things. I just need to really bring that down and focus a little bit more on what my gifts are and let them shine brightly. You do too!
So after the word mind-dump, I then took one of large pieces of paper (that you get on an easel) and I wrote down two columns – 1) “What gives me focus?”, and 2) “What takes away my focus?” I took two different colored pens and started writing those things down. So, some of the points I listed are about my personal life, relationships, body, etc. And some are about my business and different mentors that I have, or masterminds or groups that I’m in. Once all the items were listed, I could clearly see the things that I really need to let go of, and the things that I really need to get more of that will allow me more focus (to do what I should be doing… shining brightly!).
I do want to mention that I’ve been working on this for days – four or five, six days now. These are sitting out in my living space with all my pens as well. I’ve sat down and added little things in for maybe for an hour at a time, maybe for 15 minutes, or maybe just two minutes as I go by! No stress!
Last night I was thinking about some things that I really wanted to do or feel in 2013, and I realized that I’ve had some of these ideas for a very long time. So I again worked on my little post-it note pad and wrote a list of the things that I’d like to do. These are things that are absolutely achievable, and I want to experience those in 2013!
These are some of the little New Year’s activities that I’ve been doing, but know that there are many more tools out there. I probably will experiment with a lot of them. And, I don’t care when you’re watching this video – if you’re watching this on the first week of January or if you’re watching this in June or October 2013 – it doesn’t matter! In fact, it doesn’t matter if it is 2014 or beyond! Just know that at any point you can sit down and do these little exercises or whatever exercises on mind-mapping that work for you.
So one last thing that I’d like to add is… I would like to share a book called THE WAR OF ART by Steven Pressfield that I am currently reading. Great book on RESISTANCE and how it prevents us from getting our work done. The resistance to do things in our lives that we know are good for us or that will change “the focus”. I highly recommend this to help you get things done in your life and business, and to get “unstuck”.
Thank you for being part of my readership, my viewership – you are loved!