Welcome to a special edition of Sun-day Design! I am so excited to share with you early access to the next Design Your Year Event event on Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2-6pm. In this unique coaching engagement you will experience life designing tools ranging from the spiritual to the every day practical to the show me data scientific. Whatever your style, preferences or desires you will gain tools to get clear on which goals matter most in 2016, sustain the energy you need to pursue your dreams past the New Year's slump, and clear out the baggage and bad habits that keep you from being the person you want to be. What's special about this event is real talk and real tools for real people. Join other smart, proactive, ambitious people who are ready to attract more in their lives. This year's event will help you recharge your career and work-life so that you can create more love, joy, and success in the areas of your life that matter most. Use the COUPON CODE: DesignWithFriends tor receive 10% off when you buy two or more tickets. Click here to secure your seat and a bonus holiday gift now.
Last year's participants experienced new love, new businesses, improved their financial standing and identified the areas of their life where they are still feeling drained and stuck. In case you're wondering here is what a few people shared they loved most:
Tanea inspires me to take control and lead my life.
Tanea helps me fulfilling my greatest potential.
This event help me open myself up and call my dreams into my life.
I could see things in my life that require immediate attention.
Let's create new possibilities in your world too!
I often say my son saved my life. I was born into this world focused on my academic and professional career, even as a child I was leading teams, championing women's rights on the playground and unafraid to share my voice that true to form went against the grain. I knew I was ready to change to world, what I didn't know was there are people who are here to change me and shape my life. That fire inside that's ready to protest for the right cause works in the professional or political space, not so much in the areas of relationships and love. As much as I gave my son life he gave me life too. To this day he is still the one who disrupts my world, my heart and my thinking working real magic that saves me from letting myself in my own fiery spirit.
While I have friends and mentors that serve the role of the unabashed disruptors in my life, what's really interesting is that I also have people whom I would not call friend or enemy per se, but who nonetheless grate on my nerves because they push me out of my comfort zone. In this edition of Sun-day Design I want you to find the people who will save you from yourself and push you on your path.
You like everyone else on this planet, get stuck in our own life story, naming all the reasons you didn't get that job, that home, that date, was because of someone else. In your mind you believe you have done everything in our power to achieve your goals and then work to convince yourself that any action you didn't take toward achieving that goal wasn't really important or something else mattered more. A great example is dieting. How often do you set a target weight or physical goal only to have "something else" come up and derail your plan? Longer work hours, no access to a convenient gym, not having a personal trainer, or not enough money to buy healthy organic foods are top reason for slacking on your dream body. Well it's not likely you will be able to shake yourself out of that self-sabotage thinking pattern, and this is the the time you need a hero. The irony is your savior may not be your ally or friend.
That person who comments about your ill fitted clothes, or asks you directly if you've gained weight will generate new thoughts and feelings inside, which is exactly what you need right now. Whether that person's words intentionally or unintentionally hurt you, the spark in your mind goes off and you're more likely to do something about it. This also plays out in your professional career. It's the person that asks you how long have you been in your role and why you haven't been promoted. It can also be that person who has nothing but strong words of criticism about the work you were proud of. That tinge of angst is a gift for you to look inside and see ways that person may be right. This person, is not a friend or an an enemy, (s)he is your disruptor here to call you to action. Be grateful and forgive their delivery method.
Now open your heart, disrupt your thinking, rewrite your story and claim your dreams.
How often do you think to yourself that if you had the opportunity to choose and decide the course of action for your life you would be so much better off? A day doesn't go by that you don't think that once you're in a position to choose your new career, home, where you vacation or even the people in your life you would be so happy. You have the opportunity to choose everything in your life - or certainly your reaction to what you experience and are presented with everyday, whatever position you currently find yourself in.
In this week's Sun-day design I want you to calculate the real price of freedom and determine the time and resources you need in order to direct key areas of life the way you desire.
When you embrace your freedom to choose the career you love, the partner that pushes you beyond your comfort zone, or the financial standing that keep you thriving for more, you inevitably accept the responsibility that comes with it. The moment you choose the life an entrepreneur you are deciding to invest your money, time, talent, energy, expertise in something I hope you love, or certainly will profit from financially. The investment in channeling your personal resources into your business means less time for friends, money for extraneous things, fewer social excursions, and less social media views. The price you pay for your business is real and personally taxing. You have to believe it's worth it to continue.
It's your turn. What's the price you pay to develop the business of your dreams, to raise a family, to live in the house you call your home, to date, to love, to be the best you that you know how to be? Consider the hours, money, brain-power, heartache, and love you pour in. Appreciate the ingredients to success. Share your story and all the ways you've invested in your dreams.
Imagine a career that's bigger, better and richer than the one you're in right now. A career where you are appreciated, well compensated, learn, grow and have fun with the people you work with. The type of career people read about in Forbes magazine and often wonder why not you. Truth is it can be you, the key is to define success beyond any single job or career path. In this week's Sun-day design I want you to create your career bucket list. Build your career dream that infuses the full range of your talents, strengths, interests and capabilities.
First, write your very own career wish list. Capture everything you want to do, see and experience over your lifetime. Here are few ideas to jump start your thinking - write a book about your life story, build your own company, teach women's wellness classes, accept a job overseas where you have to learn a new language, be sure to also include the philanthropic work you want to do, your global impact and reach. List at least 10 different careers. My own top 5 are entrepreneur, dancer, executive, author, and life coach - of course! Other ideas to consider - pilot, athlete, orator, painter, doctor, lawyer, talent agent, singer, chef, masseuse...I can go on. Share your list with some friends. They can offer great insights as to career and/or contributions you can give to people in the world.
Now for each experience you have listed, pick the one that you just have to do. The one you want the world to still talk about when you're no longer here. Okay, got it. Next, think of one thing you can do toward that goal this year. If it's writing your book commit to an outline or the first three chapters. Last step is to do it this week! Yikes, say what?? Yes, you can write those chapters this week, it's been stirrings in your head and heart for years. Want to go global, well there are global centers, programs and outreach in every major U.S. City. If that's not feasible the global community is online too. One small step on the career journey you love is achievable in the span of one week. You are ready, start that kick starter or go fund me project. Leave a comment and share your career bucket list story too.
Whether you were able to join the Design Your Year Event last December in body or in spirit it's time for your raw and real report card. This week is dedicated to your very own authentic Design Your Year check-in. For one short hour press pause, give thanks for what you've accomplished, be honest about the things you've failed at or flaked on and gear up for more! Like the leader of the free world in your first 100 days of office, give your progress an actual grade. Here 's a quick guide to your grading system:
A for effort and tangible success in 3-5 areas of life, B for effort and a huge shift in your mindset, C for giving a lot of thought and possibly some tears, D for your forgot all about it until right now. YIKES! And no + or -, the grade stands as it is. Once you've established an accurate grade you use it to decide if the dreams you desired for 2015 just a short three months ago still stand true. Shake up your goals, revise your vision board, or begin some journal exercises to figure out why that one thing still has taken off.
Consider this your first foray toward spring cleaner. Before you start with your closets take inventory of what you feel, the beliefs that are still pulling you away from your dreams, and figure out what you really need and who can truly help (and I know Design You Coaching is just the right resource for you)! As you ponder all the possibility for your life take the reigns, stay the course or pick a new promise. Visit the the gallery (with captions) from Design Your Your Event posted below. Be inspired. Believe in magic.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.