First coffee, then 10 years from now

A couple of months ago, I was looking to hire my next coach.

I remember telling a friend that I wanted this person to be a woman… (#empoeredwomenempowerwomen), who was out of my current network and out of my (perceived) reach. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and I wanted this person to really push me.

Ask and you shall receive.

This past week I had my first session with Darrah and now I have an important homework to complete: Defining success for myself.

What do I really want?
What words would I use to describe how I want my life to feel?
Whom do I want in it?

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And these were her important reminders:

Don’t get stuck by thinking about your current circumstances and all the reasons you ‘can’t’ or ‘shouldn’t’ do or want something. Now’s dreaming time, not strategy time.
Don’t judge your desires and dreams or worry about the judgment of others.
Do ask yourself: “Is this my desire, or someone else’s I took on?”
Do remember that you can change your mind and you’re not beholden to what you write! Do remind yourself how much has changed in the past 10 years for inspiration!

It’s hard.
But it’s worth it.

How many times have you been asked (many job interviews, I imagine): Where do you see yourself in 5 years… in 10 years?

How do you respond to this question?

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In meditating to complete my assignment, I am noticing how much of my current reality and possibilities, limit my ability to dream!

So I put on some nice music, lighted a candle, poured a glass of wine and just sat there for a moment, completely still and quiet… and I allowed myself to dream.

Today, as we get closer to the end of 2020, I want to invite you to let yourself dream.

Think about every and all areas of your life: health and fitness, love, family, friends, finance and wealth, career and business, impact and growth… Write down what you really want for your life to be, and feel like, in 10 years.

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Tool of the week: A Hot Date with Your Money

This week I’m sharing yet another episode from the Hello 7 podcast. I believe that in order to keep moving forward, intentionally and with purpose, we need to review where we are now.

“When was the last time you scheduled a hot date with your money, just you and your finances, candles, rose petals, red wine, maybe some Marvin Gaye? Just like you set aside quality time for the people you love and the projects and causes you care about, it’s important to carve out time to focus on your money as well. And with 2020 coming to an end, this is the perfect time to do an annual money review.” – Rachel Rodgers

Listen to the 24-min episode here.