[Day 3] Creating a vision for the future

Natalie Sisson's 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge

10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge

This blog post is in response to  Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 3  #10DBC, #freedomplan

Note from Natalie:

Creating a vision for the future. A crystal clear vision for where you want to be and how you want to live is essential to create your ideal lifestyle. Even if you have no idea of how to get there, your vision will empower and motivate you to keep going for your dreams.

Day 3 Challenge:

Now that you know what a Perfect Day is, I want you to visualize yours and write it down as a blog post. Start with the moment you wake up, through to the time you go to sleep.

Creating a Vision for My Future:

I had a crystal clear vision for where I wanted to be, even if I didn’t know exactly how I would get there. Natalie Sisson

A Perfect Day  – What does that look like?

April 13, 2017. I am in Bali at the Freedom Mastermind Retreat with Fierce Freedom Leader Natalie Sisson and a group of amazing Freedom Fighters.

I am so excited about this week-long retreat…

I am totally looking forward to both the private & group coaching session, the amazing training & resources, the inspiring & supportive atmosphere and connecting with the other Freedom Fighters from all over the world. This is such an opportunity of a lifetime. The opportunity to work on my business, mindset and lifestyle in beautiful Bali,  I could not ask to be anywhere else. I am just so stoked about all it.

picture of indian ocean

Vision for the Future

I am staying at the Anantara Uluwatu Resort and Spa

Set on Bali’s secluded southern coast, Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is an exceptional sanctuary of ingenious design and rugged natural beauty that offers a unique way to experience the Island of the Gods. Cascading down the cliffside, luxurious suites, pool villas and duplex penthouses blend innovation and indulgence with priceless Indian Ocean views.

I am booked in a…

3,000 square meters 2-bedroom suite that boasts a private pool and cabana, bathtub, outdoor shower and dining table, and a gourmet bar. The ocean view and the tropical landscape is stunningly breathtaking.

It is the first day.

Waking up with the sun. The air is fresh and inviting. There is a warm breeze that stirs the air.  Smell of the lush greenery just wakes up my senses. The sweet scents of local flowers is absolutely tantalizing. I hear the waves caressing the shore. I pinch myself. I am in Bali. How amazing!!!!! This is a dream come true.

As I wake I feel well rested and energized to start the day. I am thrilled to be here and to be a part of this mastermind. This is my 2nd mastermind for the year so far. It has been an amazing first quarter for my Education Consulting and Coaching Business. I broke many records this quarter and hit some really big milestones in my business. This retreat is a well deserved treat. It is an opportunity to recharge and to think about the next level of my business.

I start the day…

Having a cup of fresh ginger tea. I have had my liter of water already. Feeling amazing right now. Now to start my morning mindset practice.

I begin with a few moments of silence just taking in everything around me. Appreciating the warmth of the morning  sun against my skin. The sounds of the ocean. The birds outside my window. The enchanting smells. So very intoxicating.

I then go inward and focus my attention to how I am feeling, my mood. Just witnessing and noticing what is coming up. I set an intention for the day. I will hold intention with me throughout the day. I pick my daily word of the day. Which is freedom. Everyday I choose one word to focus on each day. I build the day around this one world. It is a really powerful practice.

Following my silence, I take a moment to pray and do my devotion. This is followed by some breathing and awareness exercises, affirmations and visualizations.  This mindset practice allows me to reset my mind. It really helps to set the tone for the rest of my day.  I am open to the possibilities of what the day will bring. Feeling blessed. Feeling inspired.

To get into the flow…

I spend an hour doing my morning exercises to get things going. I finish with a long walk along the beach and every so often let my feet slip into the water. Feeling blessed. So energized.

Before Breakfast…

I take a 30 minutes and a read a few pages in the The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell. Just a great read. My favorite practice of all is journaling. I take few moments to write down what I am most grateful for. Usually about 5 things or so.

This is followed by just writing a free flow of my thoughts. This is where I capture any ideas and ahas that surface. My writing ritual really fires me up. Physically putting pen to paper gets my creative juices flowing. I love seeing my thoughts on paper and watch them materialize in my life. It is like I am declaring what will happen. So powerful!

For Breakfast…

My personal chef first prepares a refreshing green juice of spinach, pineapple and kale for me followed by fresh coconut water. How refreshing. It tastes so good. I’m in heaven. This is then followed by fresh fruits with yogurt and granola. My favorite! It is just absolutely delicious! The fruit is so juicy and mouth watering.

For my main meal I have a very sumptuous vegetarian feast of whole wheat toast, scrambled tofu,  organic herbed goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, stewed tomatoes and hash brown potatoes. I take my shower and I am off to day 1 of the freedom mastermind. So excited for the day!

The day unfolds as follows…

9am – 10am

Freedom Mastermind Session 1: How to be Irresistible in your Industry

10am – 12pm

Freedom Mastermind Session 2: Slay with Systems – How to Implement Systems with Sass!

12 pm

Freedom Lunch is a grand buffet of both traditional Balinese food and western favorites

2pm – 3pm

Freedom Break for a traditional Balinese full body massage at the health spa.

3pm – 5pm

Freedom Mastermind Session 3: How to Level Up Your Business – Using Gamification in Your Business

6pm

Freedom Sunset: Time to take in and enjoy a Balinese sunset and just relax and unwind.

7pm

Freedom Dinner with the other Freedom Fighters and some traditional live entertainment.

What a Perfect Day!

Today has truly been an awesome and powerful day. So many ideas, inspirations and aha moments. I am just bursting. My mind is strategizing, planning, thinking. Wow! So on fire today. My heart is full and overflowing with gratitude. I so can’t wait for tomorrow. I end the day the same way it started with my mindset practice. This time it is a calming night time mindset practice. I believe how you start and finish the day is so important.

So before I turn out the lights I  take a moment to rewind the day and replay the awesomeness of the day. I write down in my journal the key takeaways I want to apply and implement in my business. I say my night time prayers.  I set an intention for tomorrow. Then it is lights out. Goodnight. See you tomorrow. I blissfully drift off to sleep.

Let’s go a step further

This is just a perfect day. Now imagine doing the same exercise for your business. Yes that’s right for your entire business. Well check out this amazing post by Fierce Freedom Leader Natalie Sisson about The Power of a Painted Picture. Really powerful exercise. Get ready to be challenged. But it will be well worth it! I will definitely be doing this too!

Thank you Natalie Sisson!

Thank you Natalie this was so much fun! I had an amazing time writing this. I can honestly see myself there.

Join the Movement, Be a Part of the Conversation

If any thing I have said resonates with you or feels right to you, stirs you on a heart level…or you have found great value in this blog post feel free to jump in the conversation and share your thoughts in the comments section below. What is your vision for your future?

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