Within the whirlwind of life, stress + feeling devastated I lost my inspiration, my mojo. I had a severe case of bloggers block (and within 2 sentences) I created a 2 year plan!
I had NO plans. No dreams. No ideas. I didn’t know what to work on in my business next.
Normally I have a rough idea for 12 months and crystal clear plan for 3 months. The last month has been rough. We had child custody court date on 4 May and I get incredibly stressed leading up to it.
And not that we were expecting a result (or a conclusion) but instead we have a (much) longer timeline of 2 years until trial – with no date yet given.
I wasn’t devastated but it was devastating.
Why? Because I had a dream, a plan to buy a farm + house + 100 acres within a couple of months. I have been manifesting ‘’Our dream home is coming to us, that me and hottie boyfriend love and can afford, up to $300k, minimum 100 acres, with a great dwelling with internet, where we can farm sheep and/or deer, with lots of wild animals and backs on forestry and you can’t see another neighbour!’’
And since the day of court, that dream is now …. Paused. It isn’t off the table, exactly, but isn’t for right now and probably not for the next 2 years.
BUT, for the months leading up to court – no clarity, no vision. I had no plan. I was ticking stuff off a list.
It felt meaningless + hollow. But I didn’t know what to do.
HOW DO I NORMALLY CREATE A 3 MONTH PLAN? And why wasn’t that working?
Honestly, it is more intuitive or instinctive. It visualises in my head.
I think because I am constantly writing (with pen + paper) and I think clarity comes from that.
After court, I was wandering around aimlessly (physically + metaphorically) trying to figure out my direction – my plan. I was writing and yet nothing was coming to me.
While I understood that this was obviously where I needed to be right now – the land of indecision. It still annoyed me.
SO I TALKED IT OUT WITH HOTTIE BOYFRIEND
He has a way of seeing things so simply + clearly.
He confirmed, ‘’you are saying you don’t feel inspired. Correct?’
‘How long since you read books?’
Right there. It had been ages. I stopped listening to podcasts months before as well, because I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed. It isn’t that books + podcasts are inspiring.
It is books + podcasts are inspiring TO ME.
And hottie boyfriend knew that.
I PICKED UP A BOOK. AND IN 2 SENTENCES I FOUND MY INSPIRATION.
There it was, my ol’ mate, inspiration.
In the first 2 sentences.
It started flooding back to me. I’m getting goosebumps, right now, remembering.
And it wasn’t the actual words in those sentences, but find (remembering) how and where I get inspiration from. And DOING THAT.
Words are like opening up the brain to potential and possibility and what is OUT THERE. We don’t have all the answers ourselves, necessarily. And there are other ways to look at a problem if we just get out of our own heads and out of our own way.
WHAT I REALISED.
I realised that I have 2 years.
2 years of time, 2 years to create a plan.
IMAGINE WHAT I COULD DO IN 2 YEARS!
I could create a 2 year plan and <<< THIS is my massive AH-HA moment. #againgoosebumps
Now, that might sound obviously, but that wasn’t too me! I had only every created 1 year plan (+ less) and never created a plan for a different time period before.
IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME.
SO, WHAT DOES MY 2 YEAR PLAN LOOK LIKE?
Our dream home is coming to us, that me and hottie boyfriend love and can afford, up to $300k, minimum 100 acres, with a great dwelling with internet, where we can farm sheep and/or deer, with lots of wild animals and backs on forestry and you can’t see another neighbour!
^^^ It is still that dream. Within 2 years.
BUT, with a whole lot more savings + increasing wages + therefore making more money.
- SAVINGS of $75k by May 2019.
- Paying off EXTRA $10k on current house loan by May 2019 (decreasing mortgage to $180k).
- Paying myself 20% bigger WAGE to have more success of farm loan approval by banks.
- Gross INCOME of business increases monthly by approximately 10%, currently earning over $6000 p/m. Within 1 year earning $15k p/m and within 2 years $30k p/m.
MY 3 MONTH PLAN?
That 2 year plan, I worked backwards (reverse engineered it) and got 18 month, 12 months, 6 months plan and goals. And then … there was the 3 month plan. I could see it so clearly!
I teach how to reverse engineer your goals inside Blog Business School.
So, I will ask you – if you can’t create a plan in the time period you want. Can you create a plan in a different time period?
- 6 months
- 2 years
- 5 years
Is there a different period of time that you can work on or work towards? For your (sweet) dreams to become reality?
Because it might not be the standard 12 months to epic awesomeness, but your own space + time that is perfect for you.
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