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Reflecting on 2014: 30 questions to ask yourself

At the end of each year, I cozy up on the couch with a cup of cinnamon spice tea and a warm blanket to review the previous 12 months. I take time to reflect back and look at what worked in my life and biz, and what didn’t.

Sometimes I use the Holiday Council as a guide, and sometimes I use my own process.

There’s something magical about pausing for a few hours to uncover the gems you may have missed in the busy shuffle of your every day life.

When you celebrate the moments of joy and growth, and acknowledge the sadness and disappointment, you’re able to fully appreciate them for what they are, and look at the year to come with fresh eyes and an open heart.

If you don’t already have a ritual to review your year, now’s the time to start a new tradition.

Here are 30 of my favorite questions to get you started:

PERSONAL

1. What am I most proud of this year?
2. What am I thankful for?
3. What super awesome memories did I make?
4. What went really well?
5. What lessons have I learned?
6. What disappointed me?
7. What didn’t work out?
8. How well did I take care of my body, mind, and soul?
9. What did I my finances look like?
10. How have I allowed fear of failure hold me back?
11. Where has self-doubt taken over?
12. When have I felt the most alive?
13. What am I now obsessed with?
14. What do I need to let go of?
15. What do I need to remember moving forward?

BUSINESS

1. What projects have I completed?
2. What did I enjoy doing the most?
3. Who did I enjoy working with the most? How come?
4. Who did I enjoy working with the least? How come?
5. When did I feel the most creatively inspired?
6. Which month did I make the most money? How come?
7. Which month did I make the least amount of money? How come?
8. How much money did I make overall?
9. What was my greatest source of income? (Examples: one-on-one coaching, group coaching, e-books, affiliate sales)
10. What did I spend my money on? Did it move my business forward? (Examples: courses, conferences, facebook ads, video equipment)
11. What was my most opened email newsletter? Why do I think people opened it?
12. Which blog post received the most comments? How come?
13. Which marketing strategies worked really well? (Examples: webinars, guest posts, video series, facebook ads)
14. Which marketing strategies were a total flop?
15. How has my business grown this year?

What are your favorite questions to ask yourself at the end of each year? Leave them in the comments below!

P.S. If you want a little extra support mapping out your plan for 2015, surrounding yourself with go-getters, and making your goals stick (for real this time), there are still a few spots open for Dream Quest. I’d love for you to join us for 4 months of group coaching to help you follow through on your goals and make 2015 your best year yet. Find out more here.

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12 Days of Love Letters

by Ashley on December 11, 2014 · 0 comments

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Do you ever think about how you can spread more love throughout the world?

That’s exactly the mission behind More Love Letters.

More Love Letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail love letters to strangers in need all over the world. The mission is simple: Love big. Love fast. Love hard.

Each year, More Love Letters hosts The 12 Days of Love Letter Writing. It’s MLL’s biggest + brightest campaign. In a nutshell: 12 days of letter requests. Lots of hot cocoa. A lot of good done. And bundles of hundreds of love letters dropped at strangers’ doorsteps.

And it’s one of my favorite holiday traditions. (You can even check out my letters from 2013 and 2012.)

Today I’m writing a letter to Amanda.

A longtime friend of Amanda’s has requested letters on her behalf. Her friend writes, “Amanda is one of the bravest and happiest people I know. Recently she has been through a tough time and I think she deserves a little love and encouragement from the world. Amanda has lived with Muscular Dystrophy all her life but I have never known her to moan or grumble at her disadvantages. She has been brought up to be a strong and confident individual and never let her disability stop her from enjoying life. She goes horse riding and boxing with her friends and has been on action filled holidays to Canada and America. She is a leader for a Brownie Pack and loves everything to do with The Girl Guides; she organises parties and summer camp and is a inspiration to the youngsters. Recently however her life has turned upside down with the sudden passing of her mother. She was not just a parent to Amanda but a carer, friend, confidant and fellow Girl Guide leader. She will be missed sorely. Alongside this loss, Amanda’s health has been a bit rocky lately and she has had to cope with these trials without the support of her mother.”

Join us in putting pen to paper for this amazing young woman!

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If you’d like to write Amanda a letter full of love and encouragement, you can send it here:

Amanda’s bundle
℅ R. Bayram
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TURKEY

 


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The 5 Essential Truths

I’ve been talking a lot about goal-setting and how to break up your goal into smaller steps using an action plan. And while all of that is super helpful when planning for the new year, there’s also a whole other layer of stuff that goes along with turning your goals into reality that we haven’t even touched yet.

So let’s take things a step further and talk about some of the deeper stuff.

In this video, you’ll learn…

  • What feelings have to do with goal-setting (and why they’re so important)
  • The two simple things I do every day to turn my goals into reality
  • What question to ask yourself to determine if you’re super serious about your goal
  • How to make sure you’re putting your best self forward when crushing your goals

Click here to watch the video:

If you want to stop struggling to master these 5 essential truths and finally start crushing your goal, Dream Quest might be perfect for you. You can check it out here.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below letting me know which truth you struggle with most + which one works for you!


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get what you want in 2015

We’re all in goal-setting mode now, right?

Reflecting back on 2014. Honing in on our desired feelings. Setting intentions for 2015.

But what happens when get overwhelmed with the to-do lists, the bucket lists, and all the things we want to make happen?

It can feel totally defeating. So much doooooo and not enough time!

That’s why I created my own simple 5 step process to get what you want in 2015 (or any year, really).

I’ve been using this step-by-step process for the past 3 years and I’ve seen amazing things happen.

I mean, I’ve run 2 half-marathons, one full marathon, made over $50,000 in Your Super Awesome Life, grew my email list by over 3,000 subscribers, planned my first retreat, joined a new mastermind group, moved into a new apartment, and have gotten so much more clear about what I want my life to look like moving forward.

Click here to watch the video and learn my 5 step process for getting what you want:

And if you wanna to spend the next 4 months soaking up goal-setting and action planning goodness, you can check out Dream Quest here.

Now I wanna hear from you, what are you big goals for 2015? Leave a comment letting me know!


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Happy Thanksgiving if you’re an American friend, and happy Thursday if you’re not. :)

I’m in Dallas visiting the fam for the next few days and I’ve been reflecting on all the gratitude I’m feeling today.

One of the things I’m most grateful for is you. (As cheesy as it sounds, it’s totally true.)

This year wouldn’t have been possible without you. 

I mean, I couldn’t have imagined that I’d work with 40+ new clients, reach over 2,500 folks through my newsletter, and (more than) double my income over the last year.

I never could’ve dreamed that I’d begin training for my 2nd marathon, move into a new apartment, start dating again, travel to Los Angeles/the Grand Canyon/Washington D.C., and be featured on 20 websites.

I’m in awe.

And it’s all because of you and your support.

So, thank you.

In the spirit of gratefulness + prepping for all the dreaming and scheming that comes along with the new year, (and because I love helping people reach their goals) I created something special just for you.

I wanted to open up a new way to work with me before 2014 ends, and I think you’re going to love it.

Introducing… 

The 2015 Vision Mapping Session

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Did you know that there are only 34 days left in 2014?

Sure, you could wait until December 31st to start setting your goals, but imagine if you got started today.

Imagine if you could wake up on January 1st feeling confident in where you’re headed and armed with a clear plan on how to make it happen.

How amazing would that feel?!

You’ve got big plans. You know it. I know it. Your cat Mr. Bojangles knows it.

What the heck are you waiting for?

Let’s kick-start your year with a 2015 Vision Mapping Session!

We’ll figure out exactly what you want 2015 to look like. We’ll laser in on your goals and create a step-by-step action plan to make them happen. You’ll walk away with new-found clarity and confidence, knowing exactly what you want and how to get it.

Here’s how it works:

BEFORE:

  • Book your session. Make your payment. Get ready to rock your goals!
  • Within one business day of booking your session, you’ll receive a confirmation email from me. Yay!
  • Get excited because all those big dreams you have for 2015 are about to be mapped out so they can come true!
DURING:
  • Just before we meet: Grab a cup of your favorite tea, jot down your questions, and eliminate all those pesky distractions. Let’s get ready to rumble!
  • I’ll call you via Skype.
  • This is the fun part! We’ll breeze through some introductions and dive into the important stuff. For 50 minutes, we’ll laser in on your big vision and create a wildly effective, step-by-step 12 month action plan, customized just for you.
  • We’ll wrap up with any final questions + make sure you know how to set these plans into unstoppable motion.

AFTER:

  • Within one business day, I’ll send you…
  • A gorgeous PDF of your step-by-step action plan

Listen, this session is legit going to change the way you look at 2015.

You’re gonna be brimming with confidence and proud of what you’re doing. You’re gonna have a super awesome action plan to make your goals fun AND doable.

I can promise you that.

I don’t know what you’re waiting for… Let’s do this thing!

To schedule your session, click this link and follow the instructions.

Gratitude Special: $50

You’ll wanna:
1. Schedule your session.
2. Make your payment.
3. Pour yourself a glass of wine because you totally deserve it!

There’ll never be a better time.

There’ll never be a better price.

So pass me the gravy and let’s do this!

 


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