After hearing Nell Merlino speak at Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle conference, I was inspired to create my BEST Life Plan – a one page document that would outline my intentions as I see them at this point in my life. Like a business plan, my life plan will be like a GPS and guide me to my desired outcome. Nell suggested reviewing the one page business plan every quarter and I can already hear my GPS saying “recalculating” as I redefine my goals and change course. And that’s OK. It’s allowed. That’s the great thing about taking the time to write out the plan – you are reminded where you thought you were going and can incorporate lessons learned and new information to seek out a new destination if you desire to do so. The important message to remember is to enjoy the journey.
1. Who are you? What are your core values? What do you want to achieve in your lifetime?
I am a kind, caring, intelligent, nurturing and loving woman. I am a wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt (LOVE my nieces and nephews). I serve as a Best Life Mentor to my health coaching clients. I encourage them and empower them to live their best lives through customized nutritional and lifestyle information. I offer people the guidance, support and resources they need to set themselves free from toxic habits like emotional eating, people pleasing and workaholism (issues that plagued me throughout my childhood and adult life).
My core values include: trust, honesty, loyalty, appreciation, health, spirituality, romance, equality, passion, wisdom, personal growth, zest for life, productivity, challenge, security, collaboration, community, responsibility and commitment.
In my lifetime, I want to be the best person I can be – for myself, for my family and friends and to the people who are brought into my life. I want to be a successful entrepreneur because my success will mean that I am being of service to others in a big way. I know I can change lives and I want to do that for people around the world.
2. What changes are you looking to make in your life? What problem(s) do you want to solve?
I am looking to be more productive. I want to be in better shape. These past few years have been wonderful and life-changing in such an extraordinary way, but I need to honor my body and routinely work out and attend yoga classes like I used to. I know when I do that I am in true alignment with my body, mind and spirit.
3. What difference(s) will the changes make? What are your objectives? What do you measure to track results?
I will get to sleep earlier in the evening so I consistently get seven hours per night. I will accomplish more during the day because I will have systems in place, maintain my focus and not allow distractions to disturb my day. I will lose 20 pounds and look and feel my best like I did on my wedding day. I will measure my business growth by the number of clients I am serving, the number of speaking engagements I am asked to do month to month and the success of the book I am writing.
4. What do you have to do to achieve your goals? What kind of support do you need?
I have to stay true to my core values and stay in alignment with my body, mind and spirit. That means including time for the gym or yoga every day, writing in my journal, spending quality time with Keith and serving my clients in a big way. I am working with a new assistant who has been fabulous. I look forward to her continued support and growing both personally and professionally with her by my side.
5. Action plan – what is the actual work you are doing? Step-by-step…
Create daily systems sheet and follow along each day. Continue writing weekly ezine. Write blog posts at least twice a week. Submit articles to various sites. Make at least 3 contacts per day for speaking engagements. Maintain contact with former clients to support their ongoing efforts toward health and wellness. Continue seeking new information for clients – make time for research and development so I can share the latest news.
This is a work in progress and I’ve already made a note in my calendar to update this toward the end of June for the summer months. I’m excited to have this life plan and to continue sharing my goals with you as I grow and change. I would love to hear about your life plans.