Today I wanted to touch on what so many Business Coaches and Life Coaches touch on. We don’t all do it, because it was in the coaching manual 101 – we do it because it’s so important. Your Perfect Day. Your Perfect Week. Your Perfect Month. Your Perfect Year. Sounds like a lot to do, doesn’t it? To some of you it may even sound like complete bullshit. No such thing as a perfect day. Well, it’s rare, I will agree – but it does happen, so plan it the way you want it and see what happens! I suggest doing this exercise with some peace and quite and in a space that makes you feel fab. So don’t do it in front of the tv, with the kids screaming, while you’re getting up every 5 minutes to stir the dinner. There’s a series of questions you need to ask yourself. Answer them all – please. You can also grab a download for the exercise here. What time do you wake up? Who do you wake up with? Where do you live? What is the first thing you do? What are you grateful for? What are you excited about? How do you feel everyday? Where do you work for the day? How much do you earn a day? What do you do for work? Who do you work with? How many hours do you work? What exercise do you do daily? Any spiritual or education plans? What fun activities are planned? Describe your family time? What are your relaxation rituals? What time do you go to sleep? Once you’ve got these questions answered, I want you to get really creative. Spend some time writing an imaginative paragraph (or 5) about your perfect day. Be as descriptive as possible. You should be able to feel it, picture it – if it involves spending an hour in a coffee shop with friends everyday, I want you to be able to smell the coffee (now I need to go make one – what did we do before Nespresso). Don’t stop at Your Perfect Day either….keep going with the questions. I sat down and re-did this recently. I’ve rushed all my life. Multiple jobs, businesses, commitments etc. Getting in and out of my car. Wrestling with Sydney traffic. I’m over it. I like to be a lot calmer now. So I work from home, not the office a couple of days a week. It means I can relax and spend some more time before and after school with Elodie and I get lots done (but that’s a whole other post about setting yourself up to work well from home). How many days a week do you work? How much do you earn a week? What fun activities do you do? How many holidays do you take a year? How many seminars do you go to? How much do you personally earn a week / month / year? How do you give back? Again, spend some time writing really descriptively about your year. If you want you can get really creative and do a vision board, or mind movie about it. It’s actually impossible for us to work productively for 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, 50 weeks a year. But so many people feel they have to do that. It will make you sick, destroy relationships and chances are – you won’t make you any more money, than if you were actually working how you want to work. You achieve magic when you are happy and contented with your work structure. I love doing this exercise every so often. It also helps to show me how far I’ve come. Some things I’ve got on my agenda for this year are Elodie and I doing some volunteer work, sailing and a massage once a month and having dinner with friends at our house more often. None of those are huge – but wow they make me feel better when I’m doing them. Lastly – what is one thing that you can do today, that it will make it more of a Perfect Day? Go on, do it, I dare you!!!!!