One of the most seminal books I read in 2022 was a book by Dr. Ben Hardy. My friend and former member of my women’s leadership platform told me about his work. Given her incredibly successful interior decorating business, I figured she knew a thing or two about good resources.
He wrote “Be Your Future Self Now” and “10x vs 2x.”
When I think about how I created ‘a June in Paris’ for myself, I took some key steps.
I established a morning journaling habit.
Sometimes, there was nothing to write about. The words just don’t come out. Hardy recommends a practice called “priming.”
Put the answers to the journal prompts below in the front of your journal. I would read the answers in the morning BEFORE I started journaling. This kept my focus on the big picture (because its so easy to stuck in the weeds). I also wrote from the perspective of my future self.
Prompt 1: Where am I right now? This can be 5-10 bullet points sharing what you are focused on, what is challenging you. I often write about my mindset, because that is my biggest friend and my worst enemy. But I will tell you that working on it, yielded my first 6 figure month.
Prompt 2: What are your wins from the last 30 days? Learnings, outcomes, the progress you have made?
My biggest win is that I am here in Paris. I made a decision. I planned for it. I saved for it. I ate out less. Took the subway more. Changed my business model so I could work from here. I always admired folks who have been able to spend time abroad for extended periods of time.
I also hosted my Mastermind in Italy at a villa that had been on my vision board for years.
Prompt 3: What are the key wins I want in the next 30 days? Ideally, list 3
Map out the Mastermind curriculum for 2024 while in Paris
Two VIP Clients: One for Istanbul and one for Barcelona
One C-level woman or business owner for my sail of the Turkish coast in August
Prompt 4: Where would you like to be in the next 12 months? List 3 most important?
“Spend the summer in Europe starting 2024” is brewing for me.
Prompt 5: Where would you like to be 3 years from now?
I established an evening journaling habit, where I ask different questions:
The very first thing I do is reflect on the past 24 hours:
- What did I do?
How did it feel?
What did I learn?
A big part of journaling for me is repeating things I want to internalize:
- Repeating goals
- Calling out repeating mindset patterns
- Calling out repeating feelings & lessons
The more I repeat it in my journal, the more I think about it during the day.
What’s around the bend?
What can I start proactively processing through now?
I found these in Nicolas Cole’s Twitter account