Monday, January 18, 2010
Getting Down to Business
"You can't overestimate the need to plan and prepare. In most of the mistakes I've made, there has been this common theme of inadequate planning beforehand. You really can't over-prepare in business!" -Chris Corrigan
"Finding Angela Shelton" - Day Twenty-four...
Today's task: "Make a business plan for your life... Read the 10 things you wrote down in the beginning. On a new sheet of paper write out a plan (even if you think it is crazy) about how to move from one side of the list to the affirmation list."
Oooooh, if I could only tell you how much I loved today's instructions. I am such a planner and I love business. A business plan for my life? YES! Hooray! A goal is more often realized when the person who sets it has a plan of action. Knowing that made this task really, really appealing to me. I want to succeed in life... why not make a plan?
I sat down in my "office" (yup, my sectional couch is my office - haha!) and scribbled this one out in no time. All I had to do was write down a few details of the actions I need to take in order to realize the affirmations/goals I wrote down on Day Three.
Here's what I came up with:
#1 Brave, Courageous, Strong = Keep speaking out and find opportunities to get more involved on a local level.
#2 Healthy Relationships = Spend more time doing things to nurture healthy relationships. Make a commitment to hang out with someone at least once a month.
#3 True to Self = Remember that it's okay to stand up for what I believe in... and do my best to do just that.
#4 Take Care of Myself = Eat when I'm hungry. Stop when I'm full. Move more and do things to nurture my SELF.
#5 My Place in the World = Continue to walk in the direction God leads and remember why I'm here.
#6 I'm Not Alone = Continue to be a part of a community of supportive people. Examples: Support Group, Church Family.
#7 Boundaries = Set healthy boundaries by constantly self-checking and evaluating relationships and responsibilities.
#8 Play! = Spend time doing things I love. Strive to live in the moment. Don't be ashamed of doing "child-like things" in order to process emotions. Let loose and smile about LIFE as often as possible.
#9 Nightmares = Do everything I know how to do to remember that the past is the past and that nightmares give me an opportunity to address suppressed feelings... feel them and let them go.
#10 Relax! = When I feel myself getting frazzled, take time to use breathing techniques and relax as often as possible. Remember there is nothing wrong with RELAXING!
I know a few of you reading this are "regulars" and I would love to have your take on my business plan. Brainstorming is a good thing, and you guys/gals may have some ideas that I didn't think of. Feel free to comment about ways you might help me improve or elaborate on my plan. I'd love to have the input! We're getting so close to the end of the "30-Day" leg of my journey, and I'd also love to have some suggestions on things you'd like to see happening with my blog after the "Joy Journey" is through!
I'm kind of excited to see what tomorrow holds... I love being able to say that and mean it!