By Jackie Ruka
If there is one thing we can’t get back, it’s time! Which is why the best time to make a positive change toward designing a life plan is now.
As business leader Jim Rohn states,” If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Answer the following questions and you will experience the mind shift that encourages the embodiment of change matched with true meaning, which creates your life plan.
What is your ideal life? Then ask yourself why? When you know your why you are in touch with your core values and this is what places action behind your desires.
How do you want to spend your days?
How much money do you want to make a month?
What makes you come alive?
What do people often ask of you?
What is your zone of genius?
Recognize that life does not happen to us, it happens for us. Therefore, it is an opportunity to make clear and decisive choices. You may not believe this to be true, however; I am here to prove to you how you make an impact in this world in the most profound yet natural manner of just being you. How? It’s called the power lead. The power lead is a positive opening that you often hear as an introduction to a speech, TV show, news heading. You get the idea.
The more positive your power lead, the more ability you have to determine the outcome you intend. In today’s world, the negative surrounds us. So, a positive power lead is the reverse of what you might expect. Such as: With all this rain I find it so cleansing and refreshing don’t you? Or there is no other way to go, but up!
When you think and lead in the positive, you are actually locking in a positive outcome.
A client, Tracy, recently shared with me how she failed the mortgage exam twice and only had one more chance left to pass. She was so upset that she was laid off from her corporate job and looking for a new one the past six months and decided to switch gears, at age 60 and go into the mortgage industry.
Her life plan was to no longer work in an office and have the freedom to work from home and stay in her dream location with the love of her life. We focused on locking in her positive outcome and put a date to her outcome. The process reversed her “stinkin thinkin” and she was able to pass the mortgage exam and celebrate her new life plan.
As the CEO of your destiny, you have the power to create your life plan and determine your Technicolor vision. The cream will rise to the top with your power lead, in every area of your life, when you practice it and place action and discipline to your desired outcome.
Jackie Ruka, Certified Action Success Coach and America’s Happyologist, teaches professionals how to get unstuck and express their greatness to the world through conscious systems and mind shifts. Learn more about creating an Exceptional Life with your Signature Program here and connect with Jackie online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.