December is a great time for introspection and dreaming. At the close of the year as we approach the celebration of Jesus’ birth and the beginning of a new year, it is the perfect time for new beginnings. Time to take a peek into the way we are living and see whether it honors this gift of life we have been blessed with.
So how’s it going?
I have often said you can’t have it all unless you know what “having it all” is to you, and unless YOU are a part of it.
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You’ll never have it all by neglecting yourself. You’ll never have it all by chasing someone else’s dream. You’ll never have it all by following someone else’s formula. You’ll never have it all if you never journey within to discover what having it all is to you.
And those are fighting words! One of the greatest heavyweights in boxing history said, “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” ~ Muhammad Ali
So what do you want to be and why?
It is important to know this.
One of the things I do with my clients is take time early on to define what you really want out of life, who you want to be, and what legacy you want to leave.
Here are some Coaching Questions to consider:
What is your vision?
What are your values?
How does your reality honor your values and how is it creating your vision — today?
Does this support the legacy you want to leave?
Here is a glimpse of what I want to do or be and why. (Note: Our “what” is our vision and our “why” is our values).
I want to build a highly profitable business working part time = I want to provide for myself and my family, and also be present for myself and them.
I want to teach other women how to do the same = I want other women to experience the same happiness & freedom.
I want to make a difference in the lives of others = I want my life to matter, and for the world to be a better place because of what I do while I am here.
I want to be me = I want to be free to live my truth, be inspired, and inspire others without pressure or confusion or shame.
I want to exercise every day and sleep enough = I want to feel peace, enjoy lifelong vitality, energy, and live in a body that feels great.
I want to be an amazing mom = I want my boys to feel loved no matter what and I desire a lifelong relationship with them.
I want my partnership with my man to be passionate, respectful, fun, and enduring = I want a sacred soul connection and a place that feels safe and like home.
This is just the beginning of my list. I hope I’ve got you thinking!
Now take 5 or 10 minutes (or more) and write down what you really want and why. Then read over it and add to it during the course of the month as we close one year and begin anew during this magical season of love. I challenge you to love yourself first and then love and serve others from overflowing. I believe this journey within is the greatest gift you can give yourself. It is the path to feminine abundance where you will find true happiness and success, and have it all!
Love and success,
This blog was written by Andrea Silver and originally published at andrea-silver.com.
If you are a woman entrepreneur seeking support and you would like to explore working with me, I invite you to schedule a discovery session today. I work with a small group of high-achieving women entrepreneurs each year who want to build a highly profitable business working part time. I have opened up 3 spaces in my agenda this week and am currently welcoming clients into all of my programs. Space is limited so don’t delay!
Because you deserve a life you don’t need a vacation from.