I’ve enjoyed a busier Sunday than I had hoped, it sort of comes with the holiday territory, right?
I have a question for you. Are you a fan of new year planning? Apparently most people are not.
Studies show that people spend more time planning their vacations than they do their life goals.
Do you know why?
It is because vacation time has a firm deadline. If you don’t take that time, you lose it.
We want what vacation time represents - a break, new experiences, time to ourselves to complete a thought.
We know if we don't schedule it, we lose it.
Think about that. Now think about your life.
What happens to the time you don’t take to work on yourself.
Maybe read that again - its not “what happens if you don’t take the time to work on yourself” - although that is obviously a good question too.
No, the question is “What happens - to the time - you don’t take to work on yourself?“
We lose it, that’s what. We lose it to Someday. To distractions. To other people’s priorities.
Ironically, we lose it propping up situations we don’t have time to fix. It can become a crazy cycle. I know, I’ve totally been there.
Maybe you have support and a plan and time blocked and all that is working together to get to to your next level. If so that’s awesome, I’d love to hear what works for you.
If not, and prioritizing your growth is something you want to do, then you are invited to find out more about the curated circles I’m putting together for 2018. 6 women per circle, 6 months, you choose your goal.
The key is to get something on your calendar with a group of women who are in the same boat. Here is the first step:
I’m having a meeting on-line on Tuesday next week for women who are interested in hearing more about all of the above.
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No top-down coaching, although we will have coaches and other interesting people chime in for different meetings. I am curating genius for you all.
As I said in the last email, think of it as the most interesting small seminar you've ever been to, only you get to choose the homework.
We will reclaim our time and power from Someday and give your next step a DEADLINE so you don’t lose the most important “vacation” time of all.
If you can’t make it and would like some more info let’s set up a brief call for Dec. 21 or 22 in the afternoon / early evening. Email me with your preferred time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m sorry I can’t do more than one next week. I’m also doing 2 webinars for the DreamBiz Test Drive, and I leave for London on Sunday to go see my girl!
We'll talk more about all of the above, and how it is different for women in midlife, now.
An example - I am not an athlete, never really have been. I'm very much a Libra when it comes to exercise.
But I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been, and I know exactly why.
Its not a new exercise, or app, or fitbit, or drinking coffee with butter in it or a wack diet.
Its bigger and simpler than that.
Two years ago I claimed my top 3 non-negotiable life elements. I had never done that before.
One of them is health. To the degree I can influence it, I choose actions that help me stay healthy.
Before I figured out my top 3, I skipped workouts all the time. I had a lot more time back then and was much less consistent. And, if I'm completely honest, I had a nightly wine habit that was trending in the wrong direction.
Now, this is not one of those extreme makeover stories. I do not have a super structured workout plan, I don't like to puke during exercise, and I don’t even write down reps anymore. (as if that ever made a difference)
I improvise and play around with a loose basic routine.
What isn't loose is this: Its on my calendar for real. 3 - 4 times per week I am at the park, working out, and if some email doesn’t go out that morning, so be it.
So, is personal growth a priority for you?
Don't you hate questions like that? I mean, who is going to say, “Nahh. Not really”?
Better question: What do you have in your calendar, right now, that addresses a personal goal that is just for you.
So, when you wake up in 6 months, what do you want to have in your life that is not there right now?
Don't you just love questions like that? : )))
Its our time -
Here is the link to Tuesday's meeting at 1:00 CDT
Do you have a friend who might be interested? Collaboration is a key element of this process. Please feel free to forward this to her.