Did you know that, right now, you have an amazing opportunity to write a new story for your health, your body and your life?
No matter where you’re coming from, you’re here, right now, to start something new.
The biggest factor in determining how that story goes? You!
We are the stories we tell ourselves.
For example, if you tell yourself, I’m so bad at math…I’m so bad at math…I am so bad at math…How hot do you think you’re going to do on that Algebra test? Not so hot.
Or if you tell yourself: “My metabolism is so slow”…or …”My gut is a mess…” or “I can never lose weight”…
How do you think your results will end up out?
You’ll continue to stay stuck.
You are the story you tell yourself, and if you can imagine what you really want in your life right now—it can happen.
Walt Disney said it himself: “If you can imagine it, it’s real.”
Walt Disney saw an amazing vision that no other engineer had seen until the “happiest place on earth” was created—Disney World.
He imagined Disney World—something no one else did— and he never lost sight of it…eventually his vision became a reality.
Your visions can become your reality.
So what do you want for the next 8 weeks in total—from start to finish of your Kickstart….what do you imagine and want for your health…your body… your mindset…and your life?
To help you get crystal clarity, we are going to do a goal setting exercise I call “Gain Vision” for your journey that is about to unfold.
You will find this exercise handout in your program portal, and it’s essential to complete before moving forward.
I’ll walk you through it…
Complete the Gain Vision exercise. Save this for later (we will want to come back and look at it).
Part 1: Mind Map
This is a simple, yet powerful exercise. In order to set goals in health, personal, and career it’s helpful to know what each of these domains of your life mean to you. This will support you in clarifying what will be important to include in your vision & goals.
Within each circle answer:
Part 2: What Do You Want?
On your handout you have 2 circles—one is for what you WANT and the other is for WHAT YOU DON’T WANT.
Take a few minutes to simply brain dump—list out— what you DO want in life inside the circle.
Then place what you DON’T want outside of the circle.
Consider what you want in all major areas: health, career or education, contribution, family, relationships, experiences, personal development, spiritual life.
For example: “I want a job I enjoy”…”I want to write a book”.. “I want to feel confident.”;
And… “I DON’T want bloating”…”I DON’T want to keep dating duds”—just brain dump your thoughts out on paper.
This will help you focus on what is important for you in your vision and goals.
Part 3: Your 10 Year Vision
Big picture time. Write a 10 year vision authentic to you–just the facts, a story of your day 10 years in the future, a party where people are acknowledging you–there’s no wrong way to write YOUR vision. You’ll know that you’re heading in the right direction when you are excited and nervous reading it.
Don’t forget to take a look at the work you’ve completed already on the previous worksheets. These exercises connect you to who you want to be and what’s important for you 10 years in the future.
Part 4: Goals
Lastly, goal time. Pick a 10 year vision or goal in each domain – health, career/education and personal –and we are going to break each one down into 5 year, 1 year and 8 week goals.
Old Part 2: Gain Vision Time
Now, it’s time to create some specific goals…
Create 3 columns
Within each of these, list at least 2 to 5 goals— things you’d love to see happen in all areas!
Areas of Your Life
Speak in the affirmative—I am. For example: “When I feel better…I am able to keep my eyes open during the work day”…
“I feel confident in my body.”
“I have an amazing platform on social media or a podcast and am influencing 1000’s of lives.”
“I am working my dream job as a magazine writer or stylist.”
“I am able to keep up with my kids.”
Nothing is off-limits.
>> Take ONE Small Step<<
Lastly, once you have your list, circle the top 1 goal that would have the MOST impact on your life right now (it can be from any column).
Write that specific goal down and under it, list at least 3 to 5 do-able action steps that you think it may take to see those happen. Pick at least ONE action step to take TODAY.
For example: If your goal is to lost 5 pounds in 12 weeks, then some specific action steps may be:
The purpose of this last step is to help you see that if you can imagine it…it can be real! Do one of your “inspired” actions now.
Simple daily action steps add up to incredible results!
Old >>Know Your Values<<
Values are what are important to us. Values are what people typically move toward or away from. They are our attractions or repulsions in life. They are essentially a deep, unconscious belief system about what’s important and what’s good or bad to us.
What is important to you about your health? In other words, what do you value about health and having better health?
(a.): Make a list of why or what is important to you about health (your values).
(b.) Then for each value, answer the question: For what purpose or intention?