Hey there, bold leaders. This week we are doing something a little different with the podcast. We’re saying goodbye to 2019, and saying hello to 2020 by reconnecting with what we actually want. Each day this week, I’m going to walk you through each of the days in our five-day “Journaling for Vision, Clarity and Abundance” program.
This is a powerful time of year to do this because it’s going to push you a little bit. It’s going to help you process, and it’s going to help you calm and get laser-focused on what you want to bring into 2020.
This is an activity we do in our mastermind days. And it’s something I do with my clients when they need to get laser-focused on what they’re creating. It’s powerful.
The leaders who have gone through this training have received amazing results that they would have paid good money for, but we’re giving away for free.
For example, Katie said, “A huge thank you to Tara. This is the first five-day challenge I ever completed, and you’ve changed my mindset on journaling. It’s been invaluable to kickstart me back into connecting with the next chapter of my life. I’m loving how I’ll be showing up in the world.”
Maybe you’re feeling like Patrick was. Maybe you’re feeling like you’re faced with a million different decisions, choices, and possibilities. The decision, fatigue and second-guessing yourself can really keep you frozen. Maybe you feel like you have so many goals with so little time to focus because this is how Patrick felt when he did our five-day training.
He says, “I can’t thank Tara enough for setting me straight on what I should be focused on, and more importantly why I should be focused on it.” Do yourself a solid, and get over to her training and learn how to get focused. Gain perspective on what it is you really want for your personal and business blueprint.
I’ve already moved forward more than I have in a really long time. Patrick makes a really great point. I am not here for the blueprints that everybody else is handing out and having you follow. But this is really a way for you to create your own personal blueprint for where you need to be moving next.
And as so many reluctant journalers have let me know, this has really helped them get the habit started. So grab a cup of coffee, and join me each day this week for “Journaling for Clarity, Vision, and Abundance.”
Now, if you want the workbook that goes along with this audio, come on over to TaraNewmanCoaching.com/journaling, and use the code “BOLD” to get free access to this program.
Hey there, so glad to have you back with me for day two, although you might not like me very much when we get done with this exercise, I want you to pull out yesterday’s assignment with the wheel of life because now it’s time to get accountable to making some tough decisions. And that’s why I said you might not like me when we get done with this exercise and that is exactly why I’m here in your ear, walking you through this.
So grab the categories from yesterday’s wheel of life and I want you to ask yourself a question and you can… This is where you can open your journal, just write it down on a page. You don’t need to have another wheel of life sheet. You don’t need a fancy printable or anything like that. We’re cutting right to the chase like I mentioned in yesterday’s audio recording. This is the quickest path to the goal is just to whip out your journal. And I want you to get really nice and comfortable with every day pulling out your journal for about 20 minutes a day.
And in your journal, you are going to rate these categories that we did yesterday on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being the most important right now. I want you to rate each category in terms of importance. And yes, you have to choose. Yes, making this choice is hard, but think about it in the terms of the next 30 to 90 days. Where do you want to focus? Where do you want to be present? What is your most important mission? So go through the categories, give them a rating, 1 to 10, 10 being the most important.
You might have a few tens right now, but we’re going to knock that out because I’m only going to let you have one 10 for the next 30 to 90 days. This is about looking at one area and choosing to go deeper, not wider across multiple areas. This is a go with your gut moment. As leaders, the most important tool we have at our disposal is our intuition or our gut, and that is really one of the most important things about journaling is it’s 20 minutes in quiet, listening to your gut, listening to your intuition.
Another way to think about this comes from the book, The One Thing, what’s the one thing that would make everything else unnecessary right now that by focusing on this one thing, it knocks out everything else? Now, I know you might be digging your heels in right now. You might be having a little bit of a fit.
Most of the leaders I work with truly object to being asked to narrow their focus. It feels scary to not do hashtag all the things. We often use multiple priorities as an intentional distraction or defense mechanism for not wanting to look at what’s really going on in our lives. If you’re feeling squirrely about this or anxious, if you’re having a hard time sitting still and staying present with this work right now, I want to simply honor the way you’re feeling. Think of this as a creative exercise and stay in possibility. What would be possible for you if you picked a singular focus for the next few months?
Now, of course you have other responsibilities. I’m not talking about you’re just going to do one thing and forget about everything else, but when push comes to shove, you’re carving out time for this one area. It gets your first and freshest attention. It’s the first thing you think about, it’s the first thing you do in the morning, it’s what you’re measuring. This is important work. This is the important work. So I encourage you to hit reply and let me know how it felt to narrow your focus. What is your one thing going to be? Will it be money, career, your marriage? What are you going all-in on for the next 30 to 90 days? Reach out on Instagram and let me know.
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