What’s up, guys!! Now in my own life here. Really I think that designing your life and making go forward in the direction. You wanted to go forward has three parts. The very first part is the design. The second part is the habits. You use, and you do on a daily basis, and the third is the follow three weather follow-up, in other words, how do you actually stay on track when you get off track. Because half of the game of goal achievement is purely when you get punched in the face. I am sure that you will understand what to do for success in life and how to design your life? What to do for life? And this type of other questions. What are you gonna do differently to get back up and get back in the fight?
Part 1: The Vision
Now for me, the first thing is vision. It’s basically the design. You know if you just sit down for a day. You pour a coffee. You get on a piece of paper and you write down what would be the coolest thing that could happen over the next five years in my life. If you just do that you are already ahead of 99% of humanity who show up with no game plan no vision for the future. No clue what they would like to create.
Besides, you know I would like more money or I’d like that girl or that guy or I’d like a nicer car. There’s almost no consciousness or conscious energy giving me thinking about what I want to build in the future. Like what consciously and concretely do I want to improve.
So for me, the way that I do that is. First of all, I have a journal where I’m regularly writing down updates for the kind of life that I want to build. You know it starts with the vision which makes me think of the fact.
That the skyscrapers of New York started with a picture in somebody’s head. And so did spaceships and so it in curing a difficult disease. And so when I think of it like that I always make sure I’m consciously creating even it is just in my thoughts. Even if it’s just up there. Both in print journals and in a document that I call five years from today.
So the three things that I use for my yearly envisioning are one the yearly envisioning process. I’ve talked about here which is basically at the start of each year. I write down what is the coolest thing that could happen this year. Like perfect year no limitations, no just be realistic. But like what would be the coolest thing that could happen. I put it on one piece of paper that’s always on my desk. And a single day and I review it twice per day.
Now from there that yearly document also has my daily habits. The unique projects that I’m working on in each quarter of the year as well as the things. I know that I need to work on to get better. Basically to improve myself. This is also will give the answers like what to do for life and what I should do with my life.
The pocket journal
The second thing is the pocket journal. I carry around this for me is always to record things. That may change my thinking ideas I get. When I read or listen to podcasts as well as little intuitive hunches that come up.
So if I’m talking to a friend or I’m reading a book. And I’m like wow that would be an awesome idea. For example, that’s where all my books came from wouldn’t it be cool to dot-dot-dot. I put it down in his little book. It’s just a little three by five moleskin that I always carry around with me. And then day by day I can flip through that and be like.
You know what these were those cool things. I wanted to basically manifest and create in my own life. Let me just keep a note of them.
Weekly Journal’s strategy page
The second way I do that is by doing a weekly journal page. Now the weekly journal page is just a strategy page. It’s basically where are you, Alex? where do you want to be? Those are habits you’re doing every day sufficient enough to actually get you there. So the whole point of this journal page is reflection. You’re doing this. Are you still on track? If not what has to change.
And then finally I have this little journal notebook a digital notebook in Evernote. And it just says five years from today. Now I don’t really stick with that idea of five years from today. But the point for me is where I want to go in what direction? It could be as simple as moving. Like I know I’m moving to California after I’m done with my doctorate in Portland. It could be as simple as the relationship you want to be in.
For example, I’m thirty. I know that I want to be married by 35. So I can have that there I know that I want to have a private practice and a traditionally published book. And three for vacations per year. I put all of that down where I don’t know how I’m gonna make it happen yet. But it will happen.
For sure, I haven’t quite fleshed out the process. The point is that you’re putting trajectories in your brain. And in your subconscious and when you check that every once in awhile they’re kind of like oh yeah I knew I wanted to do that. But it’s all right. Let’s start thinking about how I can actually do it. And almost all of those things come true. For me especially if you regularly review that.
Part 2: The Daily habits
Now the second piece here is your habits. So the daily action steps that you’re gonna actually do to make that a reality. Now I’ve shared this philosophy. But the point is that you think about the goals that you want to reach. And then you have to break them down. Forget the goal but break it down into a daily habit.
So with Fitness, you forget losing 30 pounds. The habit is to cook every day. Go to the gym for 20 minutes a day. You want to write a book. You forget having written a book. You put down the habit right 500 words a day. You want to be in an amazing relationship in two years. You forget that goal. You put the habit. I’m gonna go out to four events where I might meet like-minded people and that’s your daily habit. So you bring it back to what do I have to do today.
Combination of ways
Now the way I track that is a combination of ways. So not only in that yearly visioning document do I put that I also record it in Evernote. And the reason I do that is because every Thursday I have a 30 to 45-minute mastermind call. Now I’ve had a personal mastermind for over four years. Now every single week and it’s basically started when I started my business. Because that was so difficult for me.
But it progressed to like Are you happy? Are you building the life you want? Are you is your ladder up against the right wall as the saying goes? Because you might climb the ladder of success. And realize you climbed the wrong ladder and you’re not where you want to be. So it’s also about conscious goal setting and being crystal clear on the path forward. Making sure you’re going down the right path you want to be down. So I actually have a maximum of three goals per year. And then three habits per goal.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”― Jim Ryun
the goals are often much more complex than you think. Like, let’s say you’ve only been sleeping five hours a night. While your daily ritual that may have to be I’m gonna disconnect from the computer at 11:00. I’m not gonna have coffee after 5:00. And I’m not gonna stress myself out with homework or with work after a certain time.
It may take a few habits. Just like doing well in school or high performing at your work. May also be more than one-handed. It may mean I’m gonna study this study strategy every day and apply that. I’m gonna do an extra one hour of work per day or self-study or something else.
You can also watch this Brian Tracy video to develop a habit. I think it’s the best video to understand how to develop a habit step by step.
The way that I personally do. It is just three habits per actual goal. And those I track in a weekly scorecard document which is these are the three things. Did I do them? Monday through Sunday and then when I get to my Thursday night mastermind. We all get on the phone and I basically give a report. I did this 50% of the time 90% of the time. This is what didn’t work. This is what I have to improve.
Part 3: The Follow Through
Then the third part for me about consciously designing your life and going forward. It is really just two things. It’s the follow-through to make sure you actually do these things. And then number two its following little intuitions about when you have to pivot.
So the way I keep the follow-through going is every night I do a little master the day journal page. The journals that out yet. But I still have a print kind of document that I use for tracking. Did I do this where do I have to improve myself? The Thursday mastermind is a 45-minute call. We use uber conference for free. You could do the exact same with a few of your friends or people online.
My very first mastermind
was totally online people. I’d met that were other internet entrepreneurs. Now from there, I have the Thursday mastermind. I have the weekly strategy journal page. And I have my daily habit tracking and besides those three things, all I do is carry around in that little pocket moleskin journal. I told you about. Because then I feel like if something doesn’t feel right at all.
Like you’re off track you don’t like this job. You’re gaining someone and you realize something’s not right. I write down the intuitions because I can always consciously articulate the next move. Sometimes is easy. I want to move to California. Although it’s not too. I stay in this relationship is this business. Still what really excites me.
those are things that may be better governed by your intuition and better understood. So I just keep a log of all the little intuitive impressions. And then I systematically explore them more and then I take time to just go through them. And see what’s behind them and I pack them.
So I hope that you guys that’s a little bit about my process for consciously scripting your life which has been my whole shtick for a while. Before you go I want you to leave a comment there. Below let me know for you. If you could consciously script your life. What would be the first thing you think is important?
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