What will you let go of in 2022?Dec 30, 2021
You can’t start this new year, a new chapter in your life if you are stuck in the old one. If you want to create a new self, or a new destiny, you first have to stop being the old self.
Maybe you only have a few habits that don’t serve you and you would like to change. I found myself stuck in old ways. Going about what I thought was my calling and a fulfilling life. Then the pandemic kicked me in the teeth. The halt – the pause – allowed me to spend more time thinking and less time doing. When quarantine hit it made me realize I had been a human doing – not a human being.
If you are ready for a change – allow me to be your example. I hope I am your inspiration. Because if I can do it – so can you.
Typically, in a new year I would gather a list of new affirmations to recite. Do you use affirmations? I’ve encouraged clients to recite affirmations for years. What I realized this past year is that what I think in my head has to also be felt in my heart. Just reciting positive affirmations doesn’t make it happen.
I went into 2021 with a nudge that maybe I wanted to do something different. One year ago, I decided I wanted to create an online course. I love my F words and have spent my life working with women on fashion and food. I have so much I want to share and an online course is the best way to get to as many women as possible. That is when my journey began.
Step 1 – To empower your life, you have to look at what you have already created. You are what you are, where you are and who you are because of what you believe about yourself. I wanted to be a course creator. Not knowing how long the pandemic would last and knowing that the internet was a more comfortable tool for everyone – this was my new path. I began to THINK like a course creator.
What do you want to let go of in 2022 or create? I’m going to use a common New Year’s resolution of giving up smoking. (Side note – I did smoke cigarettes in my early 20’s – until I met my husband and he didn’t want to “kiss an ashtray.”) This is a powerful example of how you think. Someone offers a cigarette to two ladies who are going to stop smoking in the new year. One lady says “No thank you, I’m trying to quit.” The other lady says “No thank you, I don’t smoke.” Do you see the difference in how they think? One already believes herself to not be a smoker. What you think will determine who you become.
Step 2 – Once I thought about being a course creator, I needed to create something. I have years of content when it comes to food and fashion. I couldn’t wait to get started. I asked a few friends to join a Beta Group and let me “create” on them. I had to DO a course. Now, it wasn’t the best. I made a lot of mistakes and realized I needed more direction on how to do this so I took a course on how to create and launch a digital course.
What do you need to actually do to be aware of what you are thinking, so you can start to let go of what doesn’t serve you? Does it require removing things from your home such as sugar, alcohol, or cigarettes. Does it require you to take a course to help you do what it is you want to accomplish?
Step 3 – Step 1 and Step 2 require a lot of awareness. Your thoughts shape your destiny so it requires you to pay attention to them. You will have to think and act in new ways. Once you do you will BE the new you in 2022.
Here is a simple example. Think about when you first started driving a car. You had to really think about the gas, brake, turn signals and where you were going. You had to THINK about it really hard. The more you drove your car – DOING IT – the easier it became. Now you can drive from your home to the grocery and not even remember doing it. It is so engrained in you there is no need to think about it.
You can Think, Do and Be whatever you want to in 2022. In my new course – Confident Woman Recipe – I give you weekly ingredients for increasing your confidence for whatever you want to accomplish. I do believe confidence grows from what you eat & drink, wear and think. The first ingredient in my R.E.C.I.P.E is R for readiness. Getting your mind ready for success is vital.
For more information on my upcoming course or to be on a waitlist for it please email me at [email protected].
I believe in you. I know 2022 can be YOUR year.