438 Melinda Wittstock: 2020 Vision
Tomorrow we wake up to a New Decade and wouldn’t it be nice to leverage perfect 2020 vision to build the business and life of your dreams in 2020?
I’m Melinda Wittstock and today on Wings of Inspired Business as we count down the hours and minutes into 2020 …we talk about intentions … living an intentional life … living true to what truly inspires us … and taking action in alignment with our intentions and our true purpose in the world.
Today is a great day to recount and celebrate all your victories, epiphanies, learnings from the past year and decade. Chances are you’ll be celebrating tonight champagne in hand … knowing you also have a list of New Year’s resolutions.
Am I right?
This is going to be the year you eat healthy and go to the gym. 2020 is going to be the year you reach out and ask for help and allow yourself to receive. 2020 is the year you’re going to finally start writing that book you’ve been talking about. The year you finally launch that podcast of yours. This is the year you’re going to change the game in your business… you’ll make those sales calls you put off and get better at actually asking for the sale; you’ll finally hire that VA, finally get consistent at posting on social media, finally get that personal brand website together. This is going to be the year you do that miracle morning meditation you’ve been talking about.
You know I could go on and on … because whatever “it” is … most people start out with the best of intentions … and then somehow a few weeks in, resolutions turn into mananas, and then finally by year’s end, “if only’s”.
We’ve all been there – and starting right now … as we say goodbye to a year, goodbye to entire decade, it’s a great moment to decide what you want to bring into the new year and new decade and what you want to leave behind.
It’s a moment to have crystal clear 2020 vision about your future.
Today give yourself a chance to reflect on all your progress, everything you learned, every thing to be thankful for in your life. Give yourself some quiet time too to think about where you want to be this time next year. Before you go out to party … take a moment for yourself … go for a walk in the woods, the beach, wherever you are; or take a bubble bath. It doesn’t matter as long as you have space and solitude.
What do you want to achieve in 2020? What is missing from your life right now that you crave? What would make the biggest difference to you? What do you want more than anything else?
If you took advantage of my free gift – my 10 step Countdown to your best New Year ever – then you’ll be familiar with some of these steps. If not, no fear! It’s never too late and we’ll abbreviate the Countdown today … on this episode … plus you can still download it at wingspodcast.com/countdown.
On this episode of Wings, I’m going to take you through this gamechanger of an exercise … because 2020 is your year to live your 2020 vision! And first…
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I’m Melinda Wittstock and on Wings of Inspired Business today I’m sharing my special Countdown exercise so you can enter 2020 with perfect 2020 vision.
So here’s what we’re going to do today and tomorrow!
First off, I want you to thank 2019 and while you’re at it the whole decade. That’s right. Thank the year. Thank the decade. Be grateful for all that happened, the good and the bad, your triumphs and your learnings – all of it. Because when we’re grateful for what we have, we attract more that we’ll be grateful for. Try to think of everything and write it down, free form.
OK, with feelings of gratitude in your heart, we’re going to do a little check in with ourselves. Here’s what I want you to do.
Take out a pen and a piece of paper, and write down the following categories: Money, Vocation or Business, Health, Fun, Relationships, Personal Growth and Giving.
Next to each – on a scale of 1-10, 10 being truly magical – rate where you are in each category: Again Money, Vocation or Business, Health, Fun, Relationships, Personal Growth and Giving.
Remember – no shame, no blame.
Be honest with yourself, and forgive yourself for not (yet!) being where you want to be.
In life, challenges are opportunities.
And when we forgive ourselves and truly love ourselves as we are, we open the door to our dreams.
Now, next to the numbers for each category … think about what would have made it a “Perfect 10” in 2019.
Maybe you were a 3 in money, a 6 in health and an 8 in giving, for example.
So now write down what would have to happen for you to have a 10 in each category in 2020?
Write these down as if you have already accomplished that “Perfect 10”.
Health: I am exercising regularly, eating healthy and taking time for a massage once a month.
Money: I have a clear financial target for the year, I know and watch my numbers weekly, and I now put 15% of everything I earn into a wealth capture account.
The important thing to remember is not to sweat the “how”.
Stay focused on the “what” – what are the results you want to achieve not how you will achieve them.
Once you’ve got your ratings between 1-10 for each category, let’s get focused on actions you can take in this first week of the New Year to move those numbers. For each category, write down three action steps you will take.
Each of the three steps has a different focus:
- Immediate: An action you will take today towards your desired result
- Weekly: An action you will do daily or weekly rain or shine towards your desired result. You can have more than one – and please start with one to ensure it becomes a habit before adding more.
- Outreach: You will ask for help! You’ll identify and reach out to a potential mentor, influencer, or expert coach you will ask for help on how best to achieve your goal. You may want to think of a few people, and all of them must have proven expertise in the area you need help. You may not know them, and that’s fine: One of your most important action steps may be finding a way to connect.
Now it’s time to get serious because we’re going to start closing the gaps between where you are today – at the start of 2020 – with where you want to be by the end of this year. And if you want, by 2030 as well.
We’re going to start by putting the action steps into your calendar.
These are your priorities, so you must prioritize them.
For instance, if one of your Weekly action steps is to meditate daily or to make sales calls without fail every Monday, put it in your calendar, and set reminders for yourself.
And then as Nike says, “Just Do It!”
You’ll be surprised what happens in your life when you take disciplined, focused and regular action towards a goal.
Of course, it is impossible to achieve unless you can conceive.
So often people never attain their dreams because they don’t dare to dream.
I've learned as a successful 4-time serial entrepreneur now on my 5th business that I spin my wheels if I don't know where I'm going.
Knowing exactly what you want is the most significant determinant of success – and what makes success inevitable is being able to SEE yourself succeeding.
Why not go into 2020 with perfect 2020 vision?
So in this exercise you'll need some quiet and uninterrupted time.
Here's what you're going to do.
Close your eyes. Take some deep belly breaths. Relax.
Think of ONE big thing you want more than anything else in your life right now.
The ONE thing you believe would change EVERYTHING.
Now imagine yourself having that thing. Imagine yourself being the person who has that thing.
Maybe its $1mm+ in your bank account…
Maybe it’s a loving relationship with your true soul mate…
Maybe your business has helped 1 million people…
Whatever it is, visualize EVERY detail.
What are you doing? Who are you with? How are you feeling?
Feel the immense gratitude of having achieved this milestone. Let the joy fill your heart and wash over your entire body and soul. Feel your heart leap.
Remember these feelings and return to this visualization EVERY DAY – in the morning when you wake up and in the evening just before you go to sleep.
Your top #1 goal is the most important – and you’ll want to make sure you focus and prioritize your activities around taking inspired action towards this #1 goal.
You can also drill down if you like to set three intentions for each of the 7 categories – money, business or vocation, love, relationships, health/fitness, personal growth and giving.
In each of these categories, write 3 intentions.
Now this is important: Write your intentions as if they have already transpired.
- I receive $50,000 a month or more effortlessly
- I give $10,000 or more to a charity
- I am debt-free
- I receive and act on divine inspiration in alignment with my true purpose and passion
- I am free of any and all limiting beliefs
- I am consistent in my daily gratitude practice
- I travel at will worldwide
- I create and attract meaningful and fun experiences with and for my friends
- I read a new book each week
Health and Fitness
- I have the body of my dreams, fit, strong and healthy
- I’m consistent with my workouts and yoga
- My house is free from all harmful chemicals in all food, cosmetics and household products
- I have a loving relationship with my partner
- I attract the perfect team members, mentors and clients
- My friends are always there for me as I am for them
- My book is a bestseller on Day 1
- My customers are so happy they attract other customers like them
- My business is in perfect alignment with my “soul purpose”
These are simply examples, and they may inspire you.
Please make sure your intentions are authentic to you and what YOU really want in your life. Because intentions have a divine power to manifest when you are in true alignment.
Once you have your intentions, create a vision board or on a large piece of paper, write them all down and put them in a place where you look at them every day, without fail – and when you do you will feel the gratitude as if they are already achieved.
My suggestion is you revisit these intentions and visualizations every morning when you first wake up – and again before you go to sleep. Don’t constrain or limit your visions by getting stuck in the how. Trust and Imagine them done.
Now finally, the last step today or tomorrow is to see if you can find a pattern that may point to a single word that can sum up your biggest boldest dream or intention.
What is your word?
Please pick a word that can be your 2020 North Star; a word that will guide your every action and remind you daily, hourly, even minute-by-minute of your true intentions.
Enough. Dream. Surrender. Growth. Play. Serenity. Money. Joy. Love. Impact. Influence. Abundance. Receiving. Giving. Inspired. Authentic. Release. Change. Connection.
There are so many to choose from – and again, please make your word authentic to you.
Last year my word was “growth”. The year before it was “surrender” as I set out to release of any and all limiting beliefs that still stood between me and realizing my vision and mission …and surrendering too to inspiration from a higher place than my own ego or what my mind could conceive. And it was a game changer, truly.
In 2020 my word is Flow. I intend to live in the power of the now, aligning all actions with my vision and having fun along the way as I build my fifth business. It is a very busy year ahead for me with the launch of my podcasting network so living in alignment and acceptance and enjoying the ride in flow is vital.
It can be hard sometimes to find your word. If you have a few choices here’s how to test your word: Say it aloud and pay attention to how your body feels. Do you feel a sense of joy and release wash over you? Or do you feel a tightening in your stomach? How does your word make you feel? Try a few on for size before you settle on your 2020 word.
Once you have your word, put it everywhere. On post it notes on your computer, in text reminders, all over the place.
Let your word guide you to action steps, to what is a “no” and what is a “hell yeah”, to what opportunities you accept and which ones you reject.
These steps have been so transformational for me I actually do a shorter variation of these every Sunday morning for the week ahead. It keeps me connected to myself and my authentic purpose … and helps me stay focused on achieving my goals.
I’d love it if you shared your 2020 word with our growing wings community. You can do that by going liking our Facebook page at facebook.com/wingspodcast – you can also tag me on your Instagram post at @melindawittstock2020 or Twitter @melindawings. And you can still get all these steps with a free download wingspodcast.com/countdown. It’s easy and its free – that’s wingspodcast.com/countdown.
I am wishing you a happy, fulfilled and prosperous New Year and New Decade of abundance in which you realize your passion, purpose and your dreams.
And stay listening to Wings of Inspired Business because we have some inspiring episodes and opportunities coming up in the new year – including the 2020 Wings of the Empowered Woman Retreat and Mastermind in at a luxurious resort in Costa Rica November 4-8th. It was such a big blessing in 2019 to hear from 100 per cent of the attendees that Wings was the most transformational and impactful retreat they had ever been to … and then to witness the blessings unfold in their lives post retreat in our Mastermind.
Stay tuned for all the details of how to apply – and if you do want to launch that profitable podcast of yours, simply go to wingspodcast.com/gift to receive my 7-step guide to how to engage audiences and profit from podcasting AND take advantage of a free consult with me.
I’m excited too to share with you the launch of a new podcasting network like no other.
We will be the first to engage audiences meaningfully and interactively around podcast content … as I believe the best content is conversation. It is an opportunity for podcasters to truly know and grow their tribe in a meaningful way … with mobile apps and gamified challenges that connect people around solving some of the world’s most intractable challenges – from personal growth to the 17 UN Global Goals. We will also be the first to pay podcasters for their content – connecting them to enlightened sponsors and brands for conscious outcomes.
I am so excited for 2020!
I am so excited to see you soar to new heights in the year ahead – and live the life of your dreams.
Women. Innovating. Networking. Growing. Scaling. That’s WINGS.
I’m Melinda Wittstock. Wishing you and your family a happy, creative, prosperous, fulfilling new year of abundance and joy.