I started 2016 on a high by jumping right in with a special New Year’s Day workshop to help individuals get clear on their goals for the year, but most importantly to sort out what habits and beliefs need to be mentally installed in order to really Make Shift Happen™ this year. Not only did I host this workshop, but I also offered a workbook and have opened up the Make Shift Happen™ community for added accountability and support. Get the workbook HERE and join our community HERE.
To get you start in your shift and to really increase your odds of accomplishing your New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve also condensed the workshop down to 10 important lessons for you:
10 Lessons to Make Shift Happen™ in 2016
1. HOW doesn’t have to be exciting—Turn up the volume on results!
HOW you accomplish your goals may not feel exciting or motivating, so you really need to focus on your results. Salad isn’t very exciting. Neither is waking up early or hitting your workout. Writing newsletters or applying for jobs probably aren’t setting off fireworks for you either, right? As you work through the process of achieving your goals, be sure to also focus on the end result and make the RESULTS exciting!
2. Don’t turn into a pressure cooker—Give yourself a break:
You can achieve your goals without piling on the pressure. Putting too much pressure on yourself will cut creativity, cut flow, and increase screw ups and detours in your manifesting. Take a deep breath and relax. Blocks and mistakes will happen, but they aren’t the end of the road. Taking the pressure off will increase your mojo and focus so you can enjoy the process, have more fun, and really look forward to the end results.
3. Surround yourself with BBFFs (Best Business Friends Forever or other like minded people):
No man or woman is an island. It’s critical that you find a tribe or community to help you when you stumble in your journey, to support you when you have big ideas, and to help immunize you against naysayers.
4. Be accountable:
One of the best things about having a group of BBFFs or a like-minded tribe is that you have built in accountability. Having someone to share your journey with, to be honest with, and to be accountable with is key. They can be a witness to your successes, a cheerleader for your journey, and they can hold you accountable and help you recognized consequences of not following through if you start coasting.
5. Practice active gratitude:
Practice gratitude all the time for everything and anything. Be grateful when you’re driving, writing, cooking, walking, or anything else. Be grateful for all of the things that have conspired and gotten together to help you get to where you are today.
6. Practice active forgiveness:
Accumulating guilt or harboring grudges over time is toxic. Use the ho-oponopono prayer daily and release those negative thoughts and feelings (especially if they are about yourself!). No one is perfect and forgiveness with gratitude is the way forward. Do the prayer, practice daily, and forgive often.
7. You can’t see around the corner, but it’s never the end of the road:
Does it feel like something is coming to an end but you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel? Usually these feelings or events that cause them are just detours. You may not see what’s around the corner, but it’s most likely not the end of the journey.
8. Stay flexible and adaptable:
Plans rarely actually go according to plan. Be open to shifting gears, changing directions, or considering a different route all together. Being adaptable and not resisting is key to moving through changes and onto the next the thing quickly, even if you don’t know what the next thing is just yet.
9. Go back to the basics:
If something feels too complex, too long or like it just isn’t working out, consider going back to the basics. Simplify. Start with the foundation and build up from there. Often the basics are the best way to go.
10. Get out of your head and into your heart:
If you’re stuck, you are probably too far inside your own head. Move from your head to your heart. Resist the temptation to over prepare. Instead, be like Nike and JUST DO IT! Over thinking gets the best of us and sometimes what we need is to stop thinking and start acting.
BONUS LESSON: Recommit as many times as necessary:
We live in a world of distractions. That’s just the way it is, and the truth is that you may get off track or forget important details or maybe don’t do as well at something as you think you should. Instead of beating yourself up, take a deep breath, remember your heart is in the game as much as your head. Forgive yourself and then recommit. Your greatest goals and dreams need you. Give them your all because you deserve all that you desire in business and in life.