No B.S Friday: do this, and the year will be completely different
Okay, there's three things I want you to do this year. Three quests.
I'm assuming that I've caught you before you fully planned out the year. If you have fully planned out your year already, congratulations, you're well on your way.
But if you're still in the process of thinking about what to shoehorn into 2024 then I'm going to give you three pieces of stocking stuffer.
1. Plan some fun
The first thing I want you to do is look at all the weeks left available to you this year, and make a plan to do something fun.
Not something educational. Not something rejuvenating. Not something pro growth. Just something fun.
Don't plan to take the kids to Australia zoo because you think it'll be good for them. Go to Australia zoo because the child of you gets excited by watching crocodiles do tricks.
I want you to do this because fun is his own reward, but also because the science of happiness has shown us that when we have something to look forward to, we are statistically happier.
Knowing that at some point in the not-too-distant future we are going to do something just for the fun of it, is one of the keys to a happy life.
2. Invest in a new system
The second thing I want you to do is install some sort of supportive system in your life.
Maybe it's some sort of AI system to help with your workflows. Maybe its some sort of scheduling app. Maybe it's engaging a personal fitness trainer. Maybe it's a life coach.
The thing I want you to do here is take a step back and have a look at how the bigger picture of your life is working out.
There's a saying one of my mentors always used to say: spend time working on the business not in the business.
The same is true at a personal level. We get so caught up doing all the things, that we never stop to think about how we're doing all the things.
Give some space to this kind of thinking this year.
3. Celebrate one strength
I want you to pick one strength you have, and commit to amplifying it this year.
Maybe it's your courage. Maybe it's your discipline. Maybe it's your creativity. Maybe it's your compassion.
I think we can spend so much time working on our faults that we forget that it is our strengths that really define our life.
And most of us, I've noticed, tend to think that we need to dial down our strengths. We think that we are too smart or too driven or too empathic.
But generally, I've noticed, that's rarely the case. Our strengths are awesome and we need to give them room so that they can drive our life.
So pick one strength. Write it out on a piece of cardboard. Put some glitter on it. And pastd above your workstation.
Commit to amplifying that strength this year and to giving it the room it needs.
If you don't do anything else this year, Just doing these three small things could shift your trajectory in a meaningful way.
I look forward to seeing what the year has in store for you.