How to Transform Your Life...Like a Boss
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Transforming any area of your life isn't easy. It takes a mindful and conscious focus to actively transform your mind, feelings, and actions. Many people tend to wait for New Year's Resolutions to focus on a goal. Why wait? Your life is happening now. Every choice you make today creates the reality you have tomorrow.
I used to wait for New Year's myself years ago. It's not a wise choice to make. Most people give up their New Year's Resolutions by Jan 12. About 10 years ago, I shifted to a goal in an area of life e.g. doing a century ride at Lake Tahoe with Team in Training for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Then, I made two profound changes in creating a life and business I love.
Transforming your life...like a boss isn't easy. You feel the misalignment the more areas in life you want to change. I found this to be true as I realized this in 2010. As I reflect on the last 10 years, and a decade in review, I realize how much of my life is transformed.
Every area of my life has changed. Walking from fear to faith, devaluing to purity, self hate to love, corporate to calling and bondage to freedom has not been easy. At the same time, I wouldn't trade any of the journey at all. If we choose to, we may receive strength from struggle and purpose from pain
If I learned how to transform my life like a boss, so can you.
What are you celebrating this year? How are you releasing things in 2019? Are you clear on your vision for 2020 & 2020-2030?
When I looked back on 2010, I realized I didn't set a clear vision for the next year and decade of my life. I woke up in 2011-2013 when I experienced a closer relationship with God and one of my best friends Janelle passed away from cancer. At the same time, I didn't set a vision for my life until 2015.
When I first started dreaming again, the vision wasn't clear. It is a muscle and I hadn't practiced it for years. Or, the practices I had left several parts of me and my life out. To be honest, I couldn't remember the last time I connected with God and myself on my passion and purpose at the time.
Now, I find myself clearer and clearer with my vision, goals, and aligned actions. In many ways, I feel like I am in college again yet wiser.
What could you do with your life? Who could you impact with your legacy? How could you help solve the world's challenges? Do you know what you want from your life? Are you experiencing progress towards what you want?
The more I dream, set intentions and act upon them, the more joy I feel. You will love how to Transform your life...like a boss.
Transform Your Life
Whether you are in Corporate, working a 9-5, or want to be a full-time entrepreneur, transforming your life is part of our human experience. Isn't it interesting that we often resist transformation, yet we desire and thrive from it as well?
When you approach transformation as a welcome practice, everything changes. Whether you want to transform your health, wealth, business or travel, imagine embracing each step of the process. I look at transformation like being a caterpillar to a cocoon to a butterfly in each area of life. In essence, a focus on flying with freedom.
I recommend taking these three steps regularly and reviewing them to make sure you are aligned. No one knows you better than you when you take the time to be with you. There are treasures buried inside of you. It is up to you to create, transform and inspire others.
1. Cast a Vision for Your Life
If you don't know where you are going, how will you know how to get there? In 2010, I realized how misaligned I became in my life. I allowed the opinions of others to direct and control my life. I started to tune in to God and myself regularly in 2013. This came up with a deeper relationship with God, opening up to love, and one of my best friends passing away from cancer.
I realized I missed casting a vision for my life as I did regularly in college. I recognized where I had learned to include every area of life. I began to implement casting a vision for my life in every area and how I wanted to live and feel.
I started to dream without limitations. This included my spiritual to my financial life.
I started asking myself questions like:
What faith do I want to feel, live and show?
How do I want to show up daily in the world?
Do I feel love, peace and joy all the time?
When I don't feel joy and peace, what action may I take?
What type of relationship do I want to be in?
How do I want to be and show love freely?
What type of community may I create and for what impact?
Which travel and experiences do I want in life and with who?
How may I transform and inspire the world in countless ways?
These are some of the questions that inspired casting my vision. I started writing my vision down and making it plain. Now, I listen to my vision daily on my phone. I recorded it in 2019.
Proverbs 29:18 "Without vision, people perish".
An example of a part of my vision is visiting Holbox Island and Pink Lakes. I wrote this down over 5 years ago. I recently received a hosted trip with Airbnb Adventures to visit over Thanksgiving 2019.
2. Outline Yearly Goals and a 90 Day Plan
Casting a vision is one step of the process. If you stop at that step, how will you make the vision in your head a reality in your hand? An equally important part of the process is outlining annual goals and a 90 day plan.
I find that my one year goals are more specific than my 7 year goals. It makes sense as the time is nearer to the present. When I put together my goals, I ask myself are they outlined to my God Given life legacy?
Every 90 days, I put together my 90 day plan. My yearly and 90 plan include 7 areas of life from the spiritual to the financial. The 90 Day Plan is more specific in each area of life to help increase focus. Making a 90 Day Plan is great.
However, taking aligned action daily, and staying accountable to a 90 day plan is key.
3. Take Daily Actions to Create Your Life
Every single action we take is important. I am and you are either moving towards creating a life and business you love, or not. There is no area of your life that is exempt.
If you want to be healthier, your choices of sleep, food, and supplements matter. If you want to be financially free, creating value, helping others and being a wise money manager all matter. If you want to create with a community you love, how you speak, your clarity, and how you treat people, matters.
I practice a simple 3 X 7 approach each day that ties to the 90 day plan. The 3 X 7 approach means every single day, I take a minimum of 3 aligned actions in each area of life:
As a result, each day I am accountable to a minimum of 21 aligned actions. In 2019, I have focused on financial more than other areas so I often have 7-10+ actions in that area alone. In addition, because of prior year focuses in areas spiritually, mentally and physically, I have habits that are aligned in other areas of life now making it easier to increase results.
If you starting now with a 90 day plan, I suggest you start with tracking 1 action daily in each area of life.
So for example, today spiritual was prayer, Bible reading, and journaling. Later, I wrote a 100 year letter at the beach and recorded it. With physical, this includes eating a healthy breakfast by having my Herbalife shake, biking around Cancun, and eating healthy.
In the financial area of life, this included creating content, videos for the Creation Club mastermind, and submitting proposals for engagements for wellness, media, lifestyle and travel.
You can see how easy it is to stay focused and accountable. A great tool I use for this on my phone is Focus Matrix app.
What actions will you start taking daily to create a life and business you love?