These 8 tips were taken from Laura’s talk at Dream Bank on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
1. Identify what matters most
Who are you?
What makes you come alive?
How do you want to be remembered?
Are you moving in a positive direction or drifting?
Write your eulogy. Ask your kids what they love about you – your coworkers – your friends. Does it align with who you want to be?
What would happen if you weren’t here? Or what wouldn’t happen?
2. Decide where you want to go (GPS for your LIFE!) and WRITE IT DOWN
“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle
You’re 80 times more likely to accomplish something if you write it down.
“Where there is no vision, the people will perish.”
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.
Make it simple.
Lulelemon CEO put his goals on the urinal so he would see it every day.
Imagine Plan – “Imagine if…..” – 5 year plan
120 Days – to TURN IT AROUND.
3. Watch out for the ROADBLOCKS
Such as, the Naysayers
Being a slave to everyone else.
Having limiting beliefs – $1,000,000 in sales – $2,000,000 in sales. $14,000,000 in sales.
Looking backwards – having regrets.
Poor physical, mental or spiritual health.
Having weak boundaries – saying “yes” to everything.
4. Choose Yourself!
It’s funny how when we get crystal clear about which direction we’re going, everyone else seems to get on board. Or conversely, if as a team or a family, you decide you have new rules for running the operation, people generally get on bored or they leave but things don’t stay the same.
5. Give Yourself a Deadline and Build in Accountability
In our case for the company, it was 120 days for me personally, it was 6 months. I could see progress 90 days in and the cool thing is, I’m continuing to build on it and add in other tools.
6. Be Creative or Be Active but MOVE
Get out of your own head once in a while and do something just for the fun of it. Playing music. Writing. Drawing. Painting. Making just about anything will open up parts of your brain and help you come up with new ideas.
7. Do it Scared
Whenever we’re venturing into new territory it’s so hard at first. Learning to play with a band was super hard so I got a tutor. I practice. I work hard at it. And in the beginning, I was so scared but as time has gone on, I’ve been told I’m playing really well and I can feel that I am. Still, I had to perform even on the days I was scared.
At Creative Company, we recently created a couple of new revenue streams – self-publishing was one, speaking is another and just this week, we’re beginning our campaign for website and messaging strategy audits. It’s all new and we’re building the bridge as we walk on it but a year ago, some of those projects would have gotten stalled out. Once security and safety was built in, the right people were on the bus and the processes were in place, it came together relatively quickly.
8. Get a Virtual Mentor
Find an author that resonates with you, read his work and apply it.
Books: Choose Yourself by James Altucher
Michael Hyatt’s Life Assessment Tool
To get your autographed copy of Laura’s book: www.180in120.com