Get absolutely clear on your vision and goals so you can continually create a life you love.
(Read Time 8 min)
Those early mornings sitting next to the side of the ocean brought me to a point in my life where I was taught to take inventory regularly and get a clear understand of where I have arrived at so far along my journey.
Although it wasn't an ideal situation at the time, I had to accept, be grateful for where life has brought me, and also look at my life from the 10,000 ft view.
The next step I needed to do in recreating my self and my life was get clear on where I would like to extend to.
Get absolutely clear.
Now, I map my life out like this:
Phase = 3 years
Year = 1 Year
90 Day Worlds
Each three years I take inventory on the past three years. THEN I get absolutely clear on where I would like to be at the end of the next three years.
I then break down that vision into clear yearly goals, year by year.
I then break down the yearly goals into 90 Day worlds. This is where a majority of my attention lies after I set the yearly goals. FOCUS!
From those 90 day worlds, I make sure my days and weeks have the action steps needed and they are scheduled in my calendar every day.
This is the Impacter Flow - I use it for both Personal and Professional goals. And it plays a major part in Reach PT 2 - to extend to.
I found that I (we) usually over estimate what I (we) can do in a year and I (we) usually underestimate what I (we) can do in 3 years or especially 10 years.
At first, I didn't achieve nor create this "brand new" life I truly loved because 1 - I didn't know what I wanted and 2 - I didn't become the person who produces those results or lives that kind of life!
I stayed the same person, had the same habits, and took the same actions expecting different results. Thats called insanity.
I had to get absolutely clear on where I wanted to reach in my life and then transform into the person who achieves it.
I don't achieve every thing all the time, but I am damn sure I am not who and where I used to be. Progress over perfection is one of my Core Values for life.
Before we can transform who we are internally (INNER), we must get absolutely clear on where we strive to extend to in all areas of life.
We must set goals and intentions. They act as a seed that when planted and continuously watered, produces the fruit which we have always wanted. Side note: it never comes immediately.
The greatest of individuals and high achievers ask, WHAT DO I WANT? Not, what do I have to do?
Because our WANTS are much greater than the WHATS, we are willing to become someone new who does the WHATS in order to get our WANTS.
What do you want?!
The R.I.S.E. Process looks like this:
R - Reach (we are here)
I - Inner
S - Serve
E - Evolve
Make sure you download the R.I.S.E. work book and follow along.
The first part of Reach was To Arrive At. This is where you got extremely clear on your current reality, like it or not, then accepted it and are grateful for it.
Now you can step forward. But you can't take a step forward if you don't know where you would like to arrive at next.
You must get clear on where you would like To Extend To.
This is where you set a vision for your life, set goals, and get absolutely clear on where you are striving to extend to for your next phase.
Use the Impacter Flow to get clear with your vision and goals. Then break them down to achieve them.
GET CLEAR - What does the next phase of your life look like 3 years from now? Phase 2.0.
Who do you want to be? What is your identity? (Ex. Business Owner/Entrepreneur - Husband/Wife/Partner - Millionaire - Leader)
What do you want to be doing? Personally? Professionally?
What do you want to have? Personal, health, material, relational, financial. Get clear on what this all costs.
Keep in mind that what you want to DO and HAVE is going to require that you BE a greater version of you.
Now it's time to create that greater version. You 2.0
The greater version of you is who must you become. You 2.0.
There are two selfs you can live as when you move through life:
Static Self / Small Self - the one who is controlled by fear, stays the same, and lives small.
Growing Self / Greater Self - the one who lives with courage and faith, reaches new heights, and lives big.
Everything you create in life comes through who you are BEING.
Take a step back into a 10,000 ft view. Look at your currently reality (arrived at) and look at your Phase 2.0 (to extend to).
Now ask yourself these core questions:
Are my current actions helping me reach Phase 2.0?
Are my current beliefs helping me reach Phase 2.0?
Are the current stories I continually tell myself helping me reach Phase 2.0?
It's time to question everything and make the changes needed. Your life depends on it.
It's time to create YOU 2.0 that is going to help you reach that new life.
What are 2.0's character traits?
What does 2.0 look like? How does 2.0 dress?
What does 2.0's days looks like?
What do 2.0's months look like?
What does 2.0's relationship with himself/herself look like now? In what ways does You 2.0 love themselves?
How does 2.0 talk to themselves?
What 2.0's body look like? Weight? Strength? Body Fat? Flexibility? Energy? Healthy?
What does 2.0's diet and food intake look like?
Who are 2.0's closest friends? How do they support you?
What tribes (communities) is 2.0 apart of? What is the collective consciousness and energy of those tribes? Do they help 2.0 grow or keep 2.0 limited? How does the tribe make 2.0 feel?
What does 2.0 relationship with their significant other, friends, and family look like?
What are 2.0's hobbies? How often does 2.0 do something away from routine? work?
What does 2.0 do for work? Does 2.0 own a business? Is 2.0 in the promoted position they want?
What does 2.0's finances look like?
What actions, beliefs, and stories does You 1.0 need to change in order to become You 2.0 and reach the BE, DO, HAVE (Phase 2.0) vision?
What do you need to change in You 1.0's current reality in order to become You 2.0 and reach the BE, DO, HAVE (Phase 2.0) vision you created?
You 2.0 is who you must become to close the gap between Current Reality and Phase 2.0.
You know the changes you need to start making.
Start by making one change first, then compound changes over time.
The person you have been being is not the person who is going to be able to achieve this new life you want.
You 1.0 must die.
You must be the alchemist of your life. You must BECOME You 2.0.
Becoming A Model
Success leaves clues.
A quick way for transformation is to find someone who has the life you want.
Their beliefs, actions, and stories are valuable and you can learn and adopt them to transform your own life.
Observe them, ask them questions if you can.
But be careful, do be so absorbed by them nor fall into the trap of Imposter Syndrome.
Through our INNER Part of RISE, you will begin this transformation internally to become You 2.0.
You've taking the first step.
The law of sensitive dependence on initial conditions states that a slight variation now over time can produce a major change in outcome.
What you do now, produces a massive change in time.
Intentions will not get you anywhere, action is what gets you everywhere.
Once you get started on this new journey and you take a step or two into "The Gap," results don't show up immediately. Most quit and go back to what they know.
Don't Quit! If you quit, you'll never achieve anything. Ever.
But you're better then that, thats why you are here reading this. 🤜🤛
Learn how to prepare for The Gap next before you transform into You 2.0