Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quick Tips On Year End Reflection and New Year Planning

It's about that time that all entrepreneurs take this time to reflect on the passing year and begin planning the new year. This time can often be a time for celebration, deep reflection, insights, gratitude, disappointments, and hopefulness. Going deeper into ourselves in looking over our past and present relationships, our spirituality, our lives, and business can often put your physical body into "detox" mode. (As a matter of fact, I'm experiencing a slight spiritual detox in this moment.) Reflection back into the year can take up to a few hours in one day. That's about the time that it took me last year. During the year, I keep everything in a 12-month planner, daily, and weekly, so that at year end, it's easier for me to look back at information kept all in one place. My back office for numbers in business is kept online for reference (which I love) Everything you need to succeed in a home-business is literally at your finger-tips.
If you don't already have your life recorded for 2011, then now would be a good time to start for 2012. It's called "planning ahead."
So what are some of the topics that you can reflect on? I share these topics in the order that I have them as a priority in my life, yet yours may be in a different order too.
1. Your health "The Greatest Wealth Is Health" -Virgil
2. Your spirituality/personal growth "Peace in ourselves, peace in the world." -Thich Nhat Hanh"
3. Relationships/Family "Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep it flourishing and growing." -Jim Rohn
4. Business "When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get it."-Jim Rohn
5. Finances "You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to an hour."
6. Community/Giving "Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design." -Jim Rohn

And now when that reflection is over for 2011, start to "create" your 2012 in an exponential way. If this is your first time, then do allow yourself to make "baby-steps." What you don't want to do is disappoint yourself either, but I love what Joyce Meyer says ""I'd rather have BIG dreams and get half of it, then have nothing and get all of it." 

So there are some topics to start planning your year with. It's simple but not easy, and most of all, you will have to honor yourself with that time. I say "honor yourself" because I believe that the greatest gift you can give yourself, and to the world of your influence is your own personal development.
The greatest way to attract all that you want is to become attractive. Attractiveness comes from taking care of your needs and your life in a meaningful way to you that makes you feel vibrant, passionate, magnetic and energetic.
So to leave with you this, out with old, in with the new, finish any unfinished business that you need to take care of in 2011, then this way as we enter 2012, we all have a fresh clean slate!

With much love and light,

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Reintroducing Myself To The World of Blogging!

Yes, it's been a journey, and this "blogging thing" up until now, has been something I just haven't quite understood. I'm not sure if I've been the only person who tried this thing out and then somehow disappeared from its presence (I'm hoping I'm not). Moving forward with little that I know, I told myself "it's okay."
We start from where we left off and we move from here. It's interesting that when I first started to blog, I just really wanted to use this as a journal, a transparent journey from where I was to where I will be. With today's market, many use a blog to "brand" themselves, and their business. Quite honestly, I still don't get it. But, I'm willing to practice and get better. I love that Wayne Gretzky quote "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
I don't want to miss any shots. Today with a little knowledge of why we blog, is to share some valuable pieces of information with the world. From this stand point, then I can and only will share part of my journey and life's lessons. If I can take what I've learned and shorten the journey for some, then it's worth it. Up until now, I am not a journalist who is perfect at punctuation, or even writing, but that will not limit me...what you see, hear and feel is what you get. In hopes that the emotions of what I experience in everyday life is no different from what you feel. I believe we all go through the same things but at different intensities as my mentor has said.
So here I am...back in the game. When I get to that stage of wordpress, then I'll take it from there. As for now, here I am, right here on blogger. There is no use in feeling overwhelmed that I may not be where others are. I do know one thing for sure, I am exactly where I'm supposed to be and we're starting right here.

So cheers to this awesome journey of how I became a millionaire and how in this 21st century I'm able to share my previews with the world!

Much love and light,