On Team D we think of September as the new January, so a few months ago we dove into business-related retrospection and visioning to get free & clear for 2019. Whenever you’re ready to start fresh, here are a few laser-focused questions.
A SHORT HOW-TO FOR DOING A YEARLY RETROSPECTIVE
Step 1: Write a list of the highlights of the last year or season.
You only have five minutes. Write anything. It’s fascinating to see what surfaces when you don’t filter it, hence the time pressure.
Optional… Step 2: Have a good friend look over your list and point out anything you missed, and what they see as your patterns.
My friend, Steph, helped me with this one year… “You know what you didn’t mention on this list? HELLO! That the business made $X last year! That you did THAT business deal, and THAT business deal.”
Oops. I laughed, “Oh yeah. Money. We done good. But! I also got the BEST HAIRCUT EVER and that is monumental.” And then the laughter/dismay tears/laughter came back. I completely blanked on the dollars and deals. All I could remember was that song, and that day at the beach, and crying in the cafe, and THAT idea and THAT idea, and the ONE THING I said that day that made it all better… “My body remembers everything that really matters.” I thought.
Step 3: What pattern do YOU see?
What very obviously gave you joy? What was “big” but didn’t even make it on to the list?
Step 4: What really matters?
Chill out more and really think about what moved you and mattered the most in your past year.
Step 5: Focus.
Determine the five things you’re going to focus on in the next year or phase of your life. (Easier said than done, and/but… such focus is ESSENTIAL to your success.) Go back to Step 3.
And… that’s it. If you want to go deeper, you can always tuck into the retrospection + visioning exercises we have as part of The Desire Map Planner Program. It’s a year of Desire Mapping support that you can use for your life and biz. (It’s $45 á la carte, but comes free with every 2019 Desire Map Planner.)
The key to truly rewarding focus, in business and life, is doing what lights you up. Here’s wishing you a LUMINOUS 2019!
JAN 26 + 27, 2019
Dreaming in the Dark: A Soul Alchemy Business Planning Retreat with Hiro Boga
Who will you and your business be, in January 2020?
Hiro is a master intuitive who has helped thousands of clients, including me, fire up their creative sovereignty—the ability to rule your inner world (and your business), with dignity and intention. She is one of my wisest advisors and her work is a great blessing in my life.
If you ever have the opportunity to work with her—leap! So, join her this week for Dreaming in the Dark. In her words: “During this unique virtual event, you’ll connect deeply with your soul and the soul of your business, and create your dreams into being in the coming year in a way that both nurtures your artist’s heart, and offers the structure your business needs to grow in impact and prosperity.”
PS: New Year, deeper dreams. Please share this with your fellow visionaries.
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