Happy 2015! I’m sure that with an business like “New Start Career Coaching” you expected me to do a New Year, New You post. Nope! That’s typical and the Year of Fierce (aka YoF) is all about doing the atypical, stepping out of your comfort zone and living the life you’ve always dreamt of.
Is the name Year of Fierce grammatically correct? Nope! Is it awesome? Ummm yeah! This is the year to take the bull by the horns and start making the changes that you’ve been talking about for years. In the next couple of posts, I will discuss vision boards, Goal Groups and getting out of your own way.
First things first, when you start thinking about your own Year of Fierce don’t think small or what would be a “reasonable” goal. Having that mentality already sets you up for failure. Why? Because when you tell yourself to be “reasonable”, what you are really saying is that you don’t think that you can achieve your big dreams. You know the dreams that I’m talking about. They’re the ones that you think about when you’re daydreaming or even in your nighttime dreams. They’re the dreams that you don’t dare tell anyone for fear that you and your dreams will be dismissed or you only tell someone if they ask you what you’d do if you won the lottery. Now is the time to dismiss all the negative self-talk, turn on your imaginary diva fan and state your real and true dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve them because “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate” so shake it off! #TaylorTruth.
Alright, so you have your dreams firmly in your mind, right? The next step is to give them physical presence. You could journal it out by clearly imaging your dreams and how it will feel to realize them. Then write down what you see. To get the most out of this approach, you must think about every little detail. For instance, if you want a new career, think about what you’d wear to work, your commute, your colleagues and what your work area would like. This approach takes some time but you don’t have to do it all at once. If you would like to learn more about this technique, check out Write It Down, Make It Happen. It’s one of my favorite books on the topic and I’m constantly lending out my copy to friends.*
Are you more of a visual person? Tune in next time when I talk about vision boards and how to make them work for you!
*I don’t get anything for plugging the book. I genuinely love it and want to share its wisdom with others.