I was recently facilitating a mastermind group of entrepreneurs and one of the topics for discussion was about “designing the best year of your life.” This noble aspiration captured my attention since Joe and I have been “homeless” waiting for our new house in Scottsdale for the last three months. (See our new mailing address in the footer of this website!)
In the meantime, I typically share the book I am reading in my monthly newsletter…when I smashed up the two ideas into one.
This month’s “From the Bookshelf” is a book written BY YOU and FOR YOU. It’s a stream of consciousness prose piece about 2018 as the best year of your life.
Find a book with blank pages (I have a bazillion from conferences, but you can also find them at your local stationary store or big box office supply store), and find some quiet time to simply write down what would make 2018 your best year ever. Put it away for a day or so. Pull it out again. Read what you wrote and add to it. Put it away again and then pull it out again. Rinse and repeat until you are fairly sure you have written everything there is to say about the best year EVER.
Then, look at the themes. What you are already doing. What you want to do but are not. Put a plan together to create your best year EVER using your book on the bookshelf!
KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CPF, CSP is a high stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator. She’s been facilitating teams of executives and managers in making better decisions and achieving greater results for over 20 years. She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action.