A week or so ago I wrote that I had attended an amazing planning retreat day run by a friend of mine, Kate.
Kate is a writer and EFT practitioner. Last year she was really blown away by the impact that the workbook below (it’s Leonie Dawson’s www.leoniedawson.com) had on her personal and business life. It had such a huge positive impact on her life that she wanted to share the experience and make some money on the side :-)))) by running the workshop.
This workbook is a bit like a journal/school activity book! Keep reading! The look of it might not appeal to some people but don’t write it off too quickly. It’s the content that counts.
It’s called Create Your Amazing Year.
The author’s philosophy is that Amazing Years don’t just create themselves and we are the ones that need to make it happen by visioning, dreaming, mapping and planning. Ok got that, it makes sense and is pretty basic as a concept. Easy, yes? The thing is we might have lots of dreams and goals but we don’t always make time for them and then we wonder why they don’t happen. Ring any bells…?
At the workshop we spent a few hours going through some of the book on our own and then from time to time we stopped and shared any bits we wanted to with the group. At this point we also used EFT (emotional freedom technique or tapping) to get rid of any fears or blocks this process was creating. I knew very little about EFT before the session and it wasn’t the reason I attended the workshop. It was fun and pretty useful. If you want to read more about EFT there are loads of free tools, check out Kate’s site as she refers to quite a few of them in her blogs – the link is below. If you want to read more then I would suggest Nick Ortner: The Tapping Solution www.thetappingsolution.com
The end result after a day to myself (brilliant in itself!)….
1. GOODBYE TO 2013
We celebrated 2013:
2. HELLO TO 2014
We got ourselves used to the idea of 2014:
3. PERMISSION TO
We gave ourselves permission to:
4. 100 GOALS
We wrote 100 goals, grouped them into categories, chose those that meant the most to us and started to visualise how we would reach those goals.
100, seems crazy?
Maybe, but it was fun writing down 100 things and it’s even better looking at them and already seeing that I’ve ticked a few of them off, things I have been meaning to do for ages but either forgot to do or never made the time to do.
The 100 things can be small things or big things, silly or serious things, whatever you want. For example, I’ve got on mine “get a printer” YAWN and “Read 5 children’s books” YEAY.
5. DREAM DAY VISUALISATION
We also created a dream day….a written visualisation of what (yup you guessed it) your dream day in 2014 would look like.
I’m using the same idea for my weight loss.
One of my favourite parts of the day was creating a dreamboard.
That’s mine at the start of the post. It’s quite detailed but you can have as little or as much on yours as you want. I’ve since created a few others that are specific to other things I want to do. At first I struggled doing the dreamboard as I didn’t want to start sticking things down until I was sure how I wanted it to look.
I’m not making any money from this ;-))) so maybe I will be more believable but it’s a brilliant book, very colourful (made me happy!) and really easy to use. I like the fact that it will also be something for me to keep referring to and to look back on.
I loved the fact that being in a group creates some level of accountability. For me that’s a good thing as I am more likely to push myself in that scenario. Also sharing the experience and being part of someone else’s positive vision for the year felt great.
Kate’s written a piece on the day which you can read here www.eftbrighton.com/2014workshop/
Yes, so the book looks a bit twee but so what if it helps you get up and do more????