I always start a new chapter in my life the same way: with a notebook.
My notebooks are my power tools. I have them going back for years and keep them all. They contain the early seeds of every dream I’ve had and it’s in the pages of those notebooks that the dreams takeshape.
So when I turn the page of a new chapter in life. When it’s time to plant the seed of a big new dream.
I buy a new notebook.
This is the latest:
Orange, leather bound and with my initial embossed on the front.
This notepad means business.
My next ritual, in marking the start of a new chapter, is to set the intention and write it in the front page.
My latest intention is a big one. I don’t need to know how I’m going to get there, I just have to be able to feel the power of it – that it comes from the heart and that it feels right. That this is the next big stretch that will have me grow and expand. And that I’m ready for it.
Here is the intention you’ll find in my new notebook:
To turn Project Love into a seriously juicy brand and business with a huge audience, a thriving and buzzing community and a line of products and services that fly off the shelves – ones that really make a difference to the women that buy them so that they tell all their friends about them.
Writing an intention always feels like casting a spell. There is magic, boldness and power to it.
The moment it is written the magic begins.
As the last word of the intention hits the page I start to feel all the ways that I don’t believe it rise to the surface. And so the games commence.
This first part is all about facing the fears and doubts and limited beliefs I have about myself and what is possible. The ones that stand between me and this dream becoming a reality. The beliefs, doubts and fears that say ‘this is never going to happen. Not to you’
These are always going to come up no matter what the dream is. So when they do, the secret is not to ignore them and not to run from them. But to listen to them and let them guide you towards the help and guidance you need to bring your dream to life.
This first phase can be divided into 3 parts:
1. Dealing with the doubting demons within and clearing them away
2. Getting into the mindset of people who have achieved what you’re setting out to do so that you start thinking and operating like them
3. Finding the practical guidance and training you need to make it all happen.
And so this is the journey I am now on and will be for the next few years.
So now you know the game I’m playing, what is yours?
What do you want to have happen in your life next? What is calling to you? What dream do you want to bring to life? What will that dream be like?
It doesn’t have to be a big dream. In fact if you’re new to this, start with something small.
Then buy yourself a notepad andwrite that intention into the front page and let the magic begin…