Friday, 28 June 2013

Your Action Plan for the Rest of the Year

It's time to re-evaluate the year as we approach the half way mark of 2013.

something I've come to appreciate through experience is how important planning and action is. I keep seeing what I would love to create for myself by the end of the year as a milestone, yet I've found that when my planning and implementation slacks... Well, I can't really complain about not having what I want if I'm not doing the work.
When Things slack off, it's because I get sloppy in my focus, end up not recording my milestones and re-evaluations. Planning and implementation is pivotal.

So if that resonates with you, here are some questions to think about to help you become a little unstuck:
  • How can you get clear with what you would love to have by the end of the year?
  • How detailed is your vision of it?
  • Can you see, hear, taste,smell it... Can you visualise you BEING it?
  • Right; what does you're schedule look like? Is what you want written in there anywhere? (What you schedule and stick to is a good indication of weather or not it's actually a real priority vs an interest). Sure many of us are interested in improving our health, but when it comes down to the dirty work, we find ourselves making excuses. What can you do to turn that interest into a top priority?
So, here's an action step plan for your goals:

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Which step are you on?
  1. Write down what you would love to have by the end of the year in detail (use your 5 senses as you describe it).
  2. Now that you know what you want, think about what resources you have available to you to accomplish it... Or what skills and resources you need to acquire.
  3. work out your action plan. Open your diary, decide how much time you are going to dedicate to working towards your goal in a week.
    Now goals might need to be broken up in parts so that overwhelm doesn't set in. What the is priority step? What can you scrap, delegate or put away to work on later?
    If you need to acquire a skill, that is a clue in priority of taking action... Research it, inquire and get stuck into it.
  4. You need to keep track of it; find a way to measure what your doing. Recording voice notes, writing in a journal on the experiences each time, feed back, insights, milestones. Without this step, you won't be able to see the progress you're making. 
  5. Be consistent and stop listening to that inner critic and those negative fears. These voices appear because we're attached to past experiences and want to avoid pain... The weird thing is that when you want to quite the most... is the breakthrough point. 
  6. Be mindful of the chatter that happens inside & follow through despite the negative talk... It's just talk after all and not really the truth. Test the chatter by going through it and recreate a better experience so that you can reach the potential you're longing to reach.

    “Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours, so you create your years. As you live your days, so you craft your life. What you do today is actually creating your future. The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the actions you take are defining your destiny – shaping who you are becoming and what you stand for. Small choices lead to giant consequences – over time. There’s no such thing as an unimportant day.” ~ robin Sharma
"The hours that ordinary people waste, the extraordinary people leverage" ~ Robin Sharma
The neurobiology works like this in a nutshell: you make a consistent focussed effort towards your goals (self directed attention & effort) = even more momentum as the process now releases dopamine (Measurable Feedback) = more motivation, energy/drive to do more of the same (re-enforced Purpose) = Success!

Now this runs either way, you can use the same auto setting to stay unchanged and wish your life away... which force are you going to apply your focused awareness to? Best thing about this is you can shape your reality at the drop of a decision - no excuses.

If you're needing some help on discovering your values or what you would love to create in your life (personal growth and lifestyle wise), consider becoming a beta client of mine for Life coaching... to find out more about Mad About My Life: Coaching with Madelain Burgoyne, send an e-mail to m@delain.co.za
Website coming soon.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Mad Love ~ By Meghan Currie

Oooh, I love Meghan Currie, check out her latest Video "Mad Love". 



Mad indeed I say... now there's a gal who's Mad-Crazy-In-Love with life, which is exactly what Mad About Yoga & my coaching business (Mad About My Life) is all about.... Movement is a huge aspect in it.

Be inspired! Thank you Meghan!