Aug 13, 2020
Welcome to another episode of
the podcast. With the beginning of the school year, I wanted to
talk about 20 things we can do to start the school year - to learn
something new and grow into a new project or create a new
Give yourself some time to
complete this exercise. This is the kind of stuff I like to reflect
on as I embark on a new school year. I hope you enjoy this
down everything you have accomplished this past 12
yourself on the back. Tell yourself the story of how awesome you
are to accomplish all of that.
down the name of three people who helped you become the person you
them a note of appreciation.
on a piece of paper the story you tell yourself about not being
worthy of becoming a writer, author, or business owner, or whatever
you dream of doing.
this story in the next neighborhood firepit gathering or in your
fireplace. Your worthiness is never questioned. Ever. You were born
worthy. The end.
- Practice telling yourself this every
down something you wanted to accomplish yesterday, but
down the reason you didn’t accomplish this.
a look at this reason. If your reason is one that crops up ever so
rarely, like, “My son had a fever of 103F and I sat with him and
watched movies” then as a mom tell yourself, “I was standing where
you were supposed to be standing” as Ron Rohlheiser says. You were
doing what you needed to do. This happens rarely so all is
your reason for not doing what you want to do repeats and repeats
itself over and over in your life, reasons like “I didn’t want to”,
“I’m too busy”, or “I decided it wouldn’t matter”, “I don’t have
enough time”, then….
- Understand that sometimes we have to feel
discomfort (negative emotion) to get to our dreams of becoming a
writer, decluttering our closet, drinking less, or losing weight.
And acknowledge that the real reason we don’t write, declutter,
drink less, or lose weight is because of how it makes us feel to
change and do something different.
a letter to time. Tell time how you feel about
- Reflect on this: Time is truly finite and the
one finite thing we have - the minutes of our lives. Are you using
the minutes of your life to make a difference? Or watching others
make a difference?
- Update your Instagram app. In the top
right corner of the updated app, tap and set the timer to alert you
when you’ve been in IG for 15 minutes/day. IG is fun and I use it
too, but in this new school year let’s get back to living our lives
and not watching others live their life.
a list of the recipes you love to cook and bake that everyone asks
you for. You know - the recipes that make you the hit of the
family, neighborhood, or office party.
can you package and monetize these recipes? Maybe write a short PDF
eBook for your website, or consider a print cookbook
down one habit you need to break or start for this school
down 10 reasons you can’t break that habit. Write down 10 reasons
you need to break the habit. Decide which list wins.
morning, write down in your new notebook all your thoughts. Get
them out. Then decide if your thoughts are helping you take action
to be the person you want to be, or are your thoughts causing
inaction? Or are you just reacting? Did you know you can change
your thoughts to take the action you want to take to get the
results you want to get? Lifechanging for sure.
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