I had the most interesting conversation over a business lunch yesterday. Against the practical voice in my head, I said a little about what I really want to be doing, and a new door opened up that I couldn’t have imagined.
I feel like my brain expanded in a new way by taking that risk to think about dreamy possibilities.
So, for the new year, I dare you to think BIGGER about your work or personal goals, and about how you want to spend your time. And then say your dream out loud to at least one person.
These questions might help you clarify your bigger dreams:
- What energizes you?
- What is your ideal day?
- Who is your ideal client?
And then ask:
- Are you attracting the work you really want?
- If you looked at your task list, do those items relate to your bigger goals?
You can remove some of those items on your list if there’s not a great reason for doing them. Sometimes the trick to success is knowing when to remove things from the list.
If it’s time for a new approach, I would love to help you re-vitalize your plans to make them do exactly what you want. It’s possible.
If you don’t believe me, check out this new book that I hear is a concrete description of how to make it happen, even in a recession:
The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life
I’ve just added it to my reading list and I’ll let you know.
Update 1/18/09: I started reading the book and it is very good. I still recommend it. Very easy to understand and apply what he’s saying. And very thought-provoking! Perfect for the new year. Enjoy.