What is Your Theme This Year?

Rock Bottom Solution - Date Your EntryPatterns are present in life as we approach 2017.  These patterns present themselves in weeks, seasons and even years.

Year before last, 2015, was a year of tremendous love during which time my husband and I wed.  2016 took a turn toward motherhood.  From a professional standpoint, it was also the year of the coach.

When you think of the past couple of years, both personally and professionally, what themes and patterns do you see?

Do you see anything changing for you this year?

Although last year was the Year of the Coach for me, professionally, this year will be different.  The amount of time and dedication required to support a large number of clients on an individual basis is no longer possible in conjunction with the dedication I feel to my daughter.  Nurturing her development is such a gift; I do not want to miss a single moment.

I’ll be delighted to return to individual coaching one day, however, with the exception of Smart Goals Society (the Group Program aimed to help you get the most out of this year), this year will be dedicated to writing.

There are, however, Themes Within Themes.

For example, within Smart Goals Society, there are themes within each month.  It’s Open Enrollment right now! Enroll today to participate in the coaching for January (and receive the Charmed in Business Audio Master Class as a Bonus).

The Smart Goals Society Themes for the first 6 months are listed below:

  • January – Imagine the Possibilities
  • February – Analyze the Possibilities
  • March – Stress and Debt Free Approach
  • April – Create Space
  • May – Circle of Trust
  • June – Demonstrating Mastery

Yet, with the exception of this one coaching program – for me, this will be the Year of the Writer.

Writing is such a gift.  When I have moments of solitude, writing awaits.  In the middle of the night with a sleepless newborn or in the middle of the day during a newborn’s nap, I’m grateful for the flexibility writing possesses?

What is the equivalent gift in your life?

Perhaps writing is a gift for you too.  In striving to reach your goals this year, writing is a lovely companion.  The documentation of reaching and achieving your dreams can result in something as profound as a book one day, or as humble and nostalgic as a fond recollection while re-reading old posts.

During the year of the writer, I’ll be sharing the goals I am facing and the progress of those journey’s.  Everything is better when it is shared, hence the reason I delight in sharing (even the setbacks) with you.

What is your theme for this year?

I recognize your theme is deeply personal.  In all ways, your privacy is respected and if you choose to send me a private message, those are always appreciated.

However, if you feel led to share your Theme in the comments below, I both commend you for your bravery and thank you for your participation.

Cheers to the finale of 2016, the embrace of 2017 and connecting with you – personally, publicly and privately.

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Want to Get a Head Start in 2017? How to Plan Your Perfect Year.

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I have had 36 incredible experiences during the past 10 years.

This year – 2017 – should be your very best.  It’s time to get ahead.  In addition to recommending my new eBook, Smart Goals: Planning a Year of Cool and Easy SuccessI’m going to share my #1 Secret to claiming an amazing year.

Additionally, there are 3 non-optional questions you need to ask yourself to begin deciphering what is most important. These questions are asked toward the bottom of this post.

Before we get to that… First and foremost…

The single, most effective strategy for achieving all you want during the year, is to write it down.

Each year, I write down 10 things I want to experience.  No matter how crazy or outlandish they might sound, I guarantee it increases the chance of those experiences happening if I write them down.

Since 2007, one of my best friend’s and I began by creating dream notebooks rather and visualization boards.  While intimidated by the magnificence of the power we held over our own life, once the idea settled in, we embraced it and ran, starting with our 10 resolutions for the year.

Some of my goals have been small and others has stretched me further than I believed possible.

Here is a list of 36 incredible experiences I’ve had since beginning this tradition and what could be possible for you too:

  1. Hiked Horsetail Falls
  2. Hiked Mount Tallac
  3. Became an Artist
  4. Explored Mexico
  5. Wrote a novel, Befriending Death
  6. Backpacked in India
  7. Touched the Taj Majal
  8. Enjoyed Starbucks in Hong Kong
  9. Donated over 100 inches of hair over 4 separate visits
  10. Cruised to Mexico
  11. Walked the Sky Walk at the Grand Canyon
  12. Changed careers
  13. Went on a Book Tour in an Ice Bar
  14. My Dad Experienced a Miracle and Lived
  15. Hiked Half Dome (Twice)
  16. Survived a Landslide
  17. Wrote my first memoir, Finding Yourself in a Suitcase
  18. Became Debt-Free
  19. Read over 200 books
  20. Learned to Cook (Especially Well)
  21. Simplified my life, cleared clutter and became a minimalist
  22. Cruised the Rhine River in Europe
  23. Had over 500,000 Blog Visits
  24. Completed a 440 mile Pilgrimage in Spain, the Camino de Santiago
  25. Wrote a second memoir, Riding the Camino Dragon.
  26. Hugged Mooji, a world-famous Jamaican guru who lives in Portugal
  27. I fell in love with a wonderful man who I’d known for years
  28. Got engaged, planned and executed a beautiful and memorable Wedding and Honeymoon
  29. Spent a week in Tahiti
  30. Explored Madrid and Barcleona, Spain
  31. Became pregnant on the first try.
  32. Cruised the Rhine River exploring Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Germany, and France along with castles, museums and paying respect at WWII monuments.
  33. Successfully carried and gave natural, unmedicated birth to a beautiful daughter.
  34. Assisted my husband in having the best year ever – from a business standpoint.
  35. My sixth book, Smart Goals: Planning a Year of Cool and Easy Success  came out.
  36. Smart Goals  hit #11 in the category of Problem Solving and Decision Making and #18 in Marriage and Family on Amazon.

You define your own life.

No one else.

If you have a dream no one else understands, pursue it anyway.

In getting clear about what you want this year, I invite you to take a little ‘soul’ time.  First thing when you wake up, grab some tea or coffee (warm drink of your preference) and take a quiet moment for yourself.  Contemplate what will make you come alive this year.  In this moment of silence and solitude, ask the following 3 questions.

Here are 3 non-optional questions to ask to get ahead in 2017:

  1. One year from now, where do you want to be?
  2. What needs to happen in order for you to be there?
  3. What can you do to get the ball rolling?

It’s your dream.

Here’s what I do not want to see:  One year from now, you are in the same place.  Wishing you were where you wanted to go, but sitting in the exact same place.

What would that feel like if you were in the same place, 5 years from now?

If you are in a blissful state – yes!  I love it.  If you don’t like where you are… it’s time to make a change.

We cannot let another year slip by.  The world cannot move forward without your piece of the puzzle.

Reach to get ahead in 2017.

Own it.  Protect it.  Preserve it.  Produce it.

If you need the help of a supportive community, you are invited to join the Smart Goals Society.  The entire purpose of the group is help you reach your goals as fast and safely as possible.

One Final Tip  before I go… Once you know what you want… Commit to it.  Commitment is power.  Whether you are committing to love, to reaching your full potential, to personal growth, to becoming better in any way, or finding fulfillment… what you are seeking… what you want… Commit.  You owe it to yourself.

I’m working on my list right now.

What’s on your list for this year? Please share in the comments below.

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