Have you taken the time to really close out a chapter in your life, so you can fully step into what’s next? If you’re feeling ready to create an expanded vision for your life, but haven’t taken the time to pause and reflect on what you’ve already accomplished, then episode 143 of the Lead with Love Podcast is for you.
In this solo episode, I’ll share my process for how I close out the end of year, so I have the space to think and dream about what I want to focus on next, and the schedule I prepared for my husband and I to reflect on 2018 and welcome in 2019.
Before I begin I…
Step 1: Pick a date and time and put it in the calendar. I’d give yourself 8 hours, which you can spread out over a few days and break up into 2-4 hours. My husband and I did it on Dec. 27, a few days after Christmas. For our first meeting we scheduled 4 hours.
Step 2: Create a list of what questions I’d like to reflect on. I actually made a schedule, which I’ll share with you.
Step 3: Gather all the supplies I’ll need: a blank journal, pen and pencil. You can also have big poster paper and markers.
Tune in and listen below:
What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)
- Two things I noticed this year as I did my year end review [3:03]
- What really inspires my goals (hint: it’s not money!) [6:10]
- 3 core things I do (and you can do too) to create the space and time to think and dream [7:18]
- The actual email autoresponder that I set – and you can use too [11:53]
- What steps I take to start my annual review and planning and the supplies you’ll need [18:18]
- The schedule we made to celebrate, dream and reflect during this Christmas Break [21:17]
- Some of my wins from 2018 [24:21]
- What exercises I do and the question I ask during the ideation phase [28:28]
- A big realization and shift I made around the writing of my new book [32:50]
- Why you shouldn’t put a timeline on your dreams [34:40]
- How I want to feel and what I want to experience this new year [35:13]
- My #1 priority for 2019 [39:13]
- Why you’ll want to write your dreams down and say them out loud [51:58]
Resources + links mentioned:
Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
6 Phase Guided Meditation by Vishen Lakhiani
My coach Rebecca McLoughlin
The Morning Miracle by Hal Elrod
Deep Work by Cal Newport
“It’s getting really clear on what motivates you and drives you as you’re building out how you want to move into how you want to live your life.” [5:44]
“Being able to communicate your boundaries of when you’ll be off the grid is super helpful, because it gives you permission to really relax into actually unplugging.” [10:39]
“One of my super powers is that I can create big picture visions and then help people digest it down into baby steps to actually take that imperfect action to make it happen.” [19:48]
“I always say to get clear on what you want, why you want it and then release how and when it’s going to happen. Don’t put a timeline on your dreams.” [34:40]
“This process is fluid, and it’s important to check in every 3 months and make adjustments along the way.” [50:41]
“Embrace experimentation in how you live your life and take imperfect action.” [51:29]
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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove
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