What’s on Your Bucket List
What are the things you most want, the experiences you most want to have and the people you most want to do them with? This spring I’m taking a trip to Sitka, Alaska and I will eat fresh wild Alaskan Salmon with friends while sitting on the Alaskan Coast. yes, that’s an item on my bucket list. I’m offering a class just for fun on Movement Play and Spirituality starting in January, something I have always wanted to do. When I pay attention to what I really want and make those things happen I feel more vibrant, energized and alive. This is what I want for you.
Maybe you know exactly what you want. If so what is keeping you from having that in your life right now. Do you believe that you are worthy or do you believe that what you most want is not attainable that it could never happen. Maybe you have been so busy taking care of other people or doing what you feel is expected of you that you have not taken the time to get clear on what you most want.
I love what I do as a life coach, empowering people to get clear on what they most want – the inner journey and empowering them and holding them accountable for creating what they most want in the their lives and in the world – the outer journey, the outcomes. Your own inner critic may be your worst enemy telling you why this is a silly idea to eve create a bucket list. Time to create the bucket list before your inner critic and your fear win.
Take a piece of paper and a pen.
Enough paper for a list of 101, I wants….
- I want….
- I want……
- I want…..
keep going to 101
- I want….
There is no right or wrong for this. You could in this moment want a Mexican food for lunch and to be the first human on Mars. There is nothing too small or too large to include on your list…. I encourage you to do this list as quickly as possible. you can always come back later and edit it. Your inner critic will want to censor your list giving you all sort of reasons why you can’t have what you want. Tell that inner critic thank you but keep writing.
Let me offer you a few prompts to get started.
What do you want for lunch?
What kind of music do you want to listen to?
What kind of car do you want to drive?
What do you want in your relationships?
Do you want more friends?
Do you want a better relationship with your spouse?
Do you want to get divorced or do you want to get married?
What about your career?
Do you want you own business?
Do you want a promotion?
How much do you want to earn?
Remember I want to earn million dollars next week or I want to earn enough to make my house payment and pay my bills.
What do you want for your health?
Do you want to run the Mini Marathon or climb Mt. Kilmanjaro?
Do you just want to feel more energy?
What do you want to do for fun?
How do you want to make a difference in the world?
What’s that wild and crazy dream that you most want but that seems to out of reach to even put on your list. Add that to your list.
Keep writing until you get to 101 (or more).
Look at your list often
Now keep that list look at it regularly. Keep it as is or revise it. We all know that those who write down their goals and look at their list regularly are more likely to make their dreams come true.
A year from now let me know how many of those items on your list have you made come true. As a coach I want to empower you to trust your inner wisdom and to create the outcomes you most desire so that you make your dreams come true.
May all your dreams come true.
Amy Barnes, MBA MA LMHC
Creative Empowering Coaching
Trust Your Gut
Using Your Internal GPS System
Do you make decisions with your heart or with your head? As business people we’ve been taught to look at the data, to make rational decisions. after all I was a math major and I totally bought into making decisions based on data, on the facts and then I was puzzled why I wasn’t making better decisions. After all I was doing the “right thing.”
Ironically this is not how tope CEO’s make decisions. CEO’s and others who are able to make wise decisions based on limited information trust their heads, their hearts and their bodies.
Now I make decisions a different way. I’ve learned to trust my gut. We each have an internal GPS system inside us. We just need to relearn how to use it. Entrepreneurs make decisions with their heads. Conscious entrepreneurs make decisions with their whole body including their heads. Trusting your gut, using your whole body to make decisions can make a difference as you grow a business, strengthen a relationship or empower yourself to create what you most want.
Listen to your body.
In this moment do you feel tense or relaxed? Do you feel a sense of peace or are you anxious, worried, overwhelmed or uncertain. This takes practice but I’ve found that the results are well worth the effort. This simple tool is one of the best ones I know for making good decisions. I often teach this tool in my workshops.
Do you head and body match.
Have you ever made a decision when your head said yes and you had this gut feeling that you should have said no? Which did you trust and how did that work out for you? When our head and heart are out of sync if we are willing to listen we often feel a nagging or a jarring sensation in our body. We can learn to tune into this feeling.
Make clear decisions
Are you making clear decisions that are right for you and your business. Learn to trust your gut after all you have the best GPS system in the world inside you. Wouldn’t it be great to make clear decisions and to trust the decisions you make without second guessing yourself. Yes you can do it!
Call me if I can empower you to trust your gut!