Maybe because we had the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Maybe because the new year (and my birthday) are coming up really soon… I took a break from business to start DREAMING about the future.
Frankly, I think New Year Resolutions are BS. They’re typically born from a place of failure, hurt, and self-abuse. And they set you up for more of the same.
I like to stack the deck for absolute success. The first step is to failure-proof your intention for the new year.
Here’s what I do…
Instead of resolutions I set a THEME for the year.
Setting a theme is like choosing a flavor for the year. A context. What the year will be about. It’s not a fixing thing. It’s a growing thing.
My theme often grows out of what I want to learn and experience this year. I also tune into what’s ready to happen. And EVERYTHING gets accomplished. It just happens. Every year. Without forcing or failure.
Unlike goals, which work best when they’re super specific, a Theme should be general, even vague.
Leave room to be surprised by what shows up and how the theme reveals itself.
In my experience, the surprises are much better than anything I imagined for myself. For example, last year my theme was “Foundation Building.”
I had no idea that would mean I would find–and buy–my dream house (at below my budget), set up house with my husband, and attract my superstar business support team.
Today I cracked open a new copy of my Financial Alchemy workbook for 2017, and went through my theme creation exercise (page 43).
==> My 2017 theme is Money Goddess Life.
“What does that mean?” you may ask.
This year’s theme is particularly personal and quirky. It has a lot to do with the Goddess work I’ve been doing in Bali, and where I want to go deeper next year.
1) Pleasure, Fun, Service, Love, are top values in my life and business. These are inherently ABUNDANT Money Goddess values. The more I stay aligned with these values, and the more I TRUST myself and my Intuition, the better my results are in every area of life. And yes, there will be more travel, more weddings with my husband, and leading more spiritual retreats with my ideal clients…
2) 2016 lit a fire under me to speak out, to be bold, to fight for the rights of humanity–women, children, gays, people of color, people with disabilities, the economically afflicted… ALL people (including able bodied, heterosexual white men). Something in me, probably connected to turning 50 in 12 days, has shown up in my having fewer F***s and more courage. I saw my mother and grandmother go through this personality shift, and I’m thrilled to be discovering this particular Goddess shift growing within myself.
3) I’m writing a book. I’ve completed the first draft of my Money Goddess book proposal. It’s my Spiritual Manifesto for women who want to grab those slings and arrows of sexism and economic insecurity and create their own fortune according to their own values. I’m playing a whole new game going with conventional publishing, all for the sake of creating a global Money Goddess movement. Playing this game scares me, and Sometimes a thing is worth doing something just because it’s scary. Cause that’s what Goddesses do.
What is YOUR theme for the year? Please share it below.
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