For years, people have been telling me that a big part of generating abundance in life is having faith that the Universe is on your side, that all is happening as it should, and that all will arrive in its time.
Without a doubt, that’s true.
However, if you’re like me, you tend to worry a little– scratch that, a lot– that maybe things don’t actually work that way, and panic is a better option. (LOL.)
I’ve even been known to think that if I don’t worry, I won’t be prepared for what’s coming next.
A funny thing has happened to me over the last few months, however: I’ve stepped into a place of faith.
No, I don’t mean that in the religious sense.
I mean it in the sense of trusting that “all is working out for the best.”
I mean it in the sense of having patience that all I want is on its way to me.
I mean it in the sense that I can actually, to a really substantial degree, let go of worry.
So how did I get here?
Today is the first day of the second quarter of 2015. That means it’s time to talk about one of my favorite topics: planning.
Why? Well, the answer has something to do with practicality.
Right around January 1, we’re all always hopped up on the start of a new year, the hope of succeeding at our New Year’s Resolutions, and the gift of annual inspiration that comes along for the ride.
By April 1, however, many of those New Year’s Resolutions may have tanked, our financial planning may have gotten a little hinky, and we’ve faced some unexpected challenges that life always brings.
That’s why I love retackling my goals at the start of the second quarter. It’s a more practical, grounded time to look at your goals, and simultaneously a great time for growth– the perfect time to set a revised and detailed plan for the upcoming 3, 6 and 9 months.
As a result, for the past week, I’ve been engaged in some serious updated planning for the next quarter and beyond. Here’s the steps I’ve taken that you too can follow to complete an ideal quarterly review.
So maybe you’ve had this experience from time to time:
You had a big vision.
You’ve put in a lot of effort.
You’ve struggled and you’ve figured things out and you’ve overcome obstacles.
And then, in what seems like a sudden moment, everything clicks into place.
One after another, like dominos, things that once stood in your way begin to tumble.
You’ve got the wind at your back.
You feel supported everywhere.
Money is flowing.
And you KNOW you’re going to succeed– maybe even beyond your wildest dreams.
It’s a great place to be, right?
So why, then, do so many of us take that moment as the moment to start wondering when the other shoe is going to drop?
Perhaps you, like me, are having one of those weeks where your to-do list is OUT. OF. CONTROL.
This week alone, I’ve had over fifty things I needed to accomplish on any given day, and at last count, I was receiving somewhere in the range of 300+ emails a day.
Combine that with coaching clients, meeting with my PR team, meeting with my web designer, taking my daughter to school, and cramming in time with my family whenever I can, and it’s enough to spin anyone into overwhelm.
So how do I handle it?
I’ve got a couple of life-altering strategies that make it all possible. Read on.