This week, give yourself a most powerful gift!
Introduce your CURRENT SELF (who you are right now) to your FUTURE SELF (the person you want to become a year from now).
All you need is your mind and your phone!
Take time out this week to dream. WHO IS THIS PERSON?
Let your mind wonder and explore what is possible for you when anything is possible.
Who do you REALLY want to be one year from now?
Think about all the different areas of your life:
your relationship, your family, your friendships and community, your health, your business, your career and professional success, your hobbies and interests, your physical space and environment, a competency and skill you want to develop and strengthen, a change you want to make within yourself or any part of your life.
What does that look like?
What does that feel like?
What do you hear?
Take the time to dream, and to dream big.
Recruit and use all your senses to help you see in your mind a very real image.
The only rule for dreaming is that anything is possible.
Once you have this clear inspiring mental picture – see yourself.
See the person you are who has this, the person who has achieved this and accomplished this goal.
Whatever your goal may be.
See yourself as the person who has done it! See the person as if it is happening right now, in real-time.
Who are you? How do you think? How do you speak? How do you respond to what comes your way? What is your day like? What is a page in your schedule or calendar like? Who do you spend time with? What are your values? What really matters most to you and how do you live? What is your inner dialogue? How to you inspire and motivate yourself? What is this powerful new identity?
The aim is to get as clear as possible about who your future self is.
Once you can see your future self and feel this being, pick up your smart phone and record yourself.
You are your future-self, giving your current-self the most priceless invaluable advice and insights.
Record a message or video to yourself that you can play over and over again throughout the upcoming year to serve as a powerful reminder about who you are becoming and what your unique, magnificent transformation is all about. Play it as often as you like.
Your recording might sound something like this:
I’m so honored to meet you!
It’s me. Well actually – It’s you!
Andi in 2020.
I am your future self.
I am you – exactly a year from now.
I wanted to speak with you and let you know that you are going to LOVE getting to this point in your life, I can’t begin to describe how unbelievable it feels!
I am so happy and grateful to be here right now- boy has it been a long, exciting, brilliant and challenging road but it was so worth it.
Look where I am?
As you can see, I am traveling to such exotic and awesome destinations spreading Personal Development throughout the world. My business is booming and I am literally transforming lives – there is no greater feeling in the world. I feel so lucky.
My work includes XXXXXXX, I have XX clients and deliver XX workshops and keynotes per month.
I have also studied XXXX and add XXXX to my expertise.
Financially, life has taken a real boost B’H. This is where I am now and what I did to get to this point XXXXXX. I made some significant changes that have paid off tremendously. I want to share this with you.
Oh, let’s not forget sport and fitness. I am still doing my daily workouts and for my 40th, I ran overseas – something I have wanted to do for a long time! I’m really proud of myself. This is what I chose to do and this is exactly what I did and how it all worked out!
And the kids, wow let me tell you what has changed in our relationships and how I feel so utterly blessed XXXXXX. This is who I am as a mom today and what I’ve upgraded.
And Arron, my soul mate and best friend, our marriage and the quality of our connection is XXXXXX. This is what I decided to do differently. This is what our relationship is like now and why I am so grateful.
You know me so well Andi. It’s really important to me to be actively involved in our community and charitable organizations. This is where I currently give of my time. I spend time here weekly/monthly doing XXXX – it is so rewarding and leaves me truly uplifted. These are the causes I care deeply about and devote as much as I can to make a contribution XXXXX
Friendship means the world to me. I set aside XXXX time to deeply engage with my friends. Here are some of the fun and meaningful things we do together lately. I am so thankful for the special people in my life and this is how I show my appreciation for them.
My extended family is my treasure. This is what I make sure happens daily/weekly/monthly so that our closeness remains as tight and solid as ever. This is how I prioritize them and the effort I make despite the miles to connect often and genuinely with them.
Andi, I am YOU, one year from NOW.
This is my NEW upgraded MINDSET. This is how I handle setbacks and failure and difficulties. This is what gives me strength and optimism and hope. This is how I leverage my faith. I want to tell you How I now see the world and what I believe is possible XXXXXXXXX
Listen to me. Look at me. Feel what I am describing to you. And Hear my voice each week or as often as you like. I am here to remind you of your dreams. I am here to remind you of what’s important to you and what you want to be investing in. I am here to inspire you and motivate you and encourage you and remind you of what is truly possible for your life and your future.
With every choice you make, you create me.
You become me.
You are me.
Listen wholeheartedly. I am here to guide you.
You have the power starting right now, trust me, with every decision you make to become me – the person YOU have dreamed up, the person YOU have dreamed of.
I am you.
And I can’t wait to meet you next year!
Fill in the XXXXX with as much detail as possible.
Let me know how I can support you.
Do something today that your FUTURE SELF with thank you for!
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