Hmmm, I sigh and I stretch myself. Slowly I open my eyes. A smile automatically curls my lips. I wake up. I love my life and I am so grateful for how it looks like right now.
What does your ideal day look like?
No jumping out of bed for me. I like to start slow and warm, in bed. I pop in my headphones (not to wake the other half, whom I am sure not so much appreciates my guided meditation at this hour, as I do) and settle back against my pillows. Life is good.
This is what I dreamed of years ago
Sometimes, I have to pinch myself: is this real? As I am living the life I never thought was possible. And I am still tweaking it as well, to make it even better.
And yes, I do still struggle in some mornings. I somehow am way better in the evening and I tend to forget I need some sleep. But still, I do smile and I do wake up thinking my life is great. If not instantly, my meditation helps me realise it.
How does your ideal day look like?
The great thing is that this is how I imagined it. Not even so long ago. I did an exercise that asked me: “How does your ideal day look like? At first, I did not allow myself to take time to do it. I was busy and in what way would it help me? Yet, it was an exercise that was also linked to my ideal client, so I got into action. Want to know exactly how this works? Read one and for the specifics email me stating <<CEO>>.
Funny thing is not it? Not making time for yourself, and your goals but as soon as it is linked to work, and clients; “Yes! I will do it”. Can you relate to this in any way ?
Let’s do it
Then I decided to go for it! Let’s do it, I decided and I started to write. I just wondered what my ideal day would look like. Well, you know me: it was close to the beach where my day started. And yes I started my day with meditation (which at that point I never had the patience for) and with exercising (which I now do every morning indeed >> See me doing a little happy dance, as I am so, so proud of this <<.
Other details I wrote down: I worked with amazing clients but not all day long. There was plenty of time, to relax and do other interesting things outside of work. Now, this was perhaps the hardest part to make a reality, as my working ethos can move mountains (and then I mean ethos, like go go go all day every day).
Letting go of “Work Hard to Become a Success” was tough
Yet, I managed. Trust me I had to do more than simply writing down my dream that later on became my intention, and that is where it started. Allowing myself to dream big. To write down what my ideal day really looked like. Not what I thought was needed to make that ideal life come into reality. Not the amount of money needed to work less, it simply started with a wish.
One of my clients, left me a voice message the other day, stating;
<<When I first came to you, I no longer had the ability to dream. I did not allow it, as I was stuck and I felt overwhelmed. Now, you have helped me not only to dream but to also make it into a reality. This is what I now believe: I am unique and I make an impact! When she said it, her voice simply grew stronger and by just listening to her – you knew it was true.>>
Want to know what I did to help her not only to start dreaming again but also to make her dream come true? State <<CEO>> and simply send me an email.
Be the CEO of your life: write down your vision!
Now you have read how it has helped me, and not only me, but also my clients, I am inviting you to do the same. Write down your ideal day. I have a specific exercise to help you with this, which –in headlines- boils down to answering these:
- What is it you do?
- Who are the people surrounding you?
- Where do you live?
- What do you eat?
- How do you look?
Make it specific, and break it down even further. Write down the details, start with waking up until you go to bed. Remember, things can look impossible when you write them down, but the power of setting an intention is tremendously strong.
As the CEO of your life, it is important to paint your vision. Start with dreaming that vision and if it feels good, you can then translate this into what is needed to make it a reality. If you would like more details on how to really make this work for you, email me stating <<CEO>>
Only 3 months left to smash 2019 out of the roof
The reason why I write this to you now, as that as of today the countdown to Christmas has started. In other words, you only have 3 months left to make this the most amazing year ever. Or, if that does not excite you, you have one quarter left to start working on the things you want in your life. To take action and come in control of what it is that you need to fulfil yourself. Be the CEO of your life, start today.
P.S. Where are you reading this? Is it somewhere close to a beach? Or at least a place you would like to be right now? If it is not, simply email me stating <<YES>> and I will provide you with personalized tips on how to get there, where you want to be.
Yvonne Dam is an online life coach who helps ambitious and successful people to enjoy life. She helps them to focus on what matters in their lives and careers, in order to make more money and achieve more freedom! After feeling trapped in the corporate world, Yvonne decided to do more of what she loved and found the more she chose to do what she wanted, the happier she became. Yvonne is passionate about coaching and sharing her expertise with you so you can be liberated to fully embrace life. Ready to have more time and have some fun? >> download 50 tips to get a work-life balance<<