If you’re like the new me you love to plan and you love to prepare. If you’re like the old me, you’re overwhelmed by the idea of planning and preparing. Good news is, living the life of your dreams and the life you deserve is possible if you set yourself up for it. As I gear up for 2014, I want to share some of the ways I’m preparing for the upcoming year. Hopefully, after reading my list you’ll find some programs that you can join in on and if there are some programs you’re aware of that are not listed please leave them in the comments below.
My Plans for the New Year
100 Life Goals Digital Event
One of the women I have grown to admire is Myleik Teele, Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of curlBOX. If you follow Myleik on social media then you know that she plays hard but she works even harder. On January 1, 2014 Myleik Teele and nine other innovative leaders will share their strategies on how they achieve their life goals. Thanks to modern technology we now have the luxury of “attending” events that we cannot physically be at by simply logging onto our computer for a webinar, video conference or conference call. This particular event happens to be a free webinar so don’t miss out. January 1st you’ll be able to get your life right from a laptop! To register, visit 100lifegoals.com I have a strong feeling this is going to be a digital event you don’t want to miss.
Vision Board Luncheon
On January 4, 2014 I’m hosting New Year, New You: Vision Board Luncheon in NYC. Although, vision boards are becoming more mainstream there are still many people who are unfamiliar with them and their power. I’m bringing that power to a small group of women at my luncheon. If you don’t have a vision board for 2014 yet, consider connecting with some friends and having a vision board party.
Reflection and Planning Exercises
To me, preparing yourself mentally is the most important thing that you can do for any big project and 2014 is a big project. I’m working on getting my mind ready by reading motivational books and messages and also reflecting and planning through writing. Susannah Conway’s Unraveling workbooks are excellent for this. I recommend her Unraveling the Year Ahead 2014 which can be accessed here [http://www.susannahconway.
Personal Challenge Activities
Lastly, one thing that has always been important to me is challenging myself. The only way to get better is to grow and I’ve found that by always raising the bar for myself and pushing myself a little bit more than I did the day before it keeps me in a constant state of learning and growing. So what better way to grow than to set a few personal goals for yourself through Challenges? Here are two challenges I’ll be taking on:
- Every few months simplegreensmoothies.com hosts a Green Smoothies Challenge – I love green smoothies so I always participate in this challenge.
- I also love the 52 Week Money Challenge. It’s’ a simple way to save up side money and it will definitely come in handy holiday time when it’s time to purchase gifts so I’ll be doing that challenge as well.
And ladies, one thing to keep in mind as you challenge yourself is definitely do not beat yourself up if you miss a day or even a week. It’s okay to miss some time or take time off from your normal routine to regroup and recharge. At the end of the day, it’s just about trying your best.
That sums up what I’ve got cooking in terms of preparation and planning for the New Year. As you prepare for the year ahead I encourage you to consider doing a few of the activities I’ve shared if they are not already on your list. Lastly, and above all remember to keep the faith. Many times we get so caught up in where we’re NOT that we forget to celebrate where we ARE or how much we have grown. You’ve got this, let 2014 be your oyster!
What New Years traditions do you practice every year? What new steps are you going to take to prepare for the new year? Leave your thoughts and comments below. I’d love to hear from you!