Evening, I’m just about to make dinner, but I wanted to jump on before I did that and share something I actually learned today. I was listening to a podcast from the Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo, and she mentioned this exercise, and I just went, “Oh, my golly, golly, golly, golly, gosh, I have to share that and I have to do it.” As soon as I’ve done this live, I’m going to have dinner, and then I am going to do this exercise because it just … You know when something just hits you and resonates with you? Probably in your lifetime and definitely if you’ve worked with me, I’ve probably made you do it at some point, you’ve done an exercise, what you want people to say at your funeral or a letter from your future self to your current self or a letter from your current self to your past self.
Well, this is on a similar vein, but here’s the clinger. Oh, I just love it so much. What you have to do is write a future bio. Me, for example, as you know, my passions are speaking and being on stage and helping to and entertaining, educating and empowering people. That’s what I’m all about. That’s what I want to do till the day I die in some form or another, whether that be through coach or speaking. For me, I’m going to write a bio. Before you go on stage, someone does an introduction. Generally, an emcee does an introduction or the host of the event will do an introduction of you before you come on. I’m going to do my bio for that kind of introduction, but I’m going to set it 10 years in the future, what my life, what my career, what I’m doing at that point is.
For some of you, that bio might be what you want your LinkedIn profile to say. We talked about LinkedIn last night, but what role do you want to be doing, what endorsements do you want to have, what career accolades, what awards, all those kinds of things. For some people, it might be their resume that they want to do, a future resume.
This is what my life looks like. For some people, it might be their future About Me page on a website, but I love this. I’m so excited. That sounds really dumb. I’m clapping my hands like a dag, but that’s a good thing. When you’re excited about something and you want to share it, I think that’s really important, and I think it’s really important for me to acknowledge where I got that from. I didn’t make it up. I was listening to Brooke Castillo, and she has talked about it, and she got it from someone else. She normally references people. She didn’t in this particular podcast, or she might have and I missed it because I was too excited.
We need to do that. In the next 24 hours, grab a piece of paper and a pen and write your future bio. What do you want to be able to say that you’ve achieved, done, or doing in 10 years’ time? Are you an award-winning filmmaker? Is your bio president of the PNC, [foreign language 00:03:03]? Could be all sorts of things.
That’s really cool, and I might share mine with you maybe tomorrow, maybe. Sometimes, though, I think it’s good to keep goals and aspirations close to your heart and not necessarily share them because the reality is sometimes people really don’t give a shit about your dreams. They really just care about their own. I’ve fallen into that mistake so many times of getting upset because I don’t think someone cares about my dreams, but it’s not their job to. It’s my job to care about my dreams. I share my dreams and aspirations really with my coach, my shrink. Yeah, I’ve got a shrink, and she doesn’t mind being called a shrink, so don’t message me and tell me it’s offensive. Not very many people. If you want to share, go ahead, because I genuinely do care what you want your future life to look like, and I’ll think about whether I want to share my future bio because I’m excited. I’m going to do this tonight.
Have a great night. 10 years’ time, future bio or About Me page or LinkedIn profile or resume. What do you want that 10-year bio for 20th, 19th? Hi, Johnny. Thank you. Isn’t a great idea? I’m so excited. The 19th of August, 2029, that seems so far away, but you know what? It’s not. 10 years is going to go in a flash, and we can constantly, as human beings, make the mistake of thinking we can achieve so much in 12 months. Then we get really depressed because we haven’t achieved it. In the meantime, we haven’t really worked strategically on our three-year, five-year or 10-year goals, and then we get to the 10-year mark and go, “What the hell happened to that 10 years?” and we’re not where we want to be. I really encourage you to do that bio. Then, tomorrow, I think I’ll actually take you through some steps of how to strategize a little bit more to actually get there because you know make goals are my thing. Have a great night. Muah!