Almost 5 years ago, I made a big girl decision to launch one of my biggest ventures yet. It would be one to go down in history and in my hopes a story to be told by Amira's grandkids grandkids. The Life of Andrea Fenise. I set out to redesign my own life. One full of passion and purpose. Full of adventure. Full of dreams and love. Full of self-discovery. I made a personal and professional commitment to design the life I wanted.
I began the journey by taking control of my life and realizing it was mine to live. I knew that this life was indeed not a test run. I couldn't start all over again. Therefore, I had to make personal vow and contractual agreement with my inner self to become my own life architect. Today, I have raised a beautiful little girl, owned a business, traveled to a city of my dreams, met some amazing people and still moving forward. I wanted to share with you three simple ways to design the life you want.
1. JUST SAY IT...HELL!
2. CREATE THE BLUEPRINT
A blueprint is a design plan. It's a guide, design, or pattern that can be followed. Want to be an entrepreneur? Create a blueprint. Want to travel the world? Create a blueprint. Want to own rental property? Create a blueprint. Our future is directly aligned with all of our daily habits in the present moment. It's important to create a system of accomplishing both short term and long term goals. You will begin to realize that once you sit down and take personal time to create the blueprint for your life hings are more organized. Working the plan and planning the work...you will look back in retrospect and say well look at that " I'm living.. and I designed this life. "
3. It's all in the VISUALS!
If you ever took a business class or read a company's profile, you know it's highly important for a business to state their company's vision. Declaring it's vision allows them to focus on strategies to clearly communicate it's purpose and goals. If a planned course of action does not move the company to its goals then it must be revised. So with your new blueprint and your goals, it's time you package them up together and Incorporate Yourself.. your name Inc.
WHAT IS YOUR VISION?Develop a vision and mission for your company and your life. What do you want your life to look like? Who do you strive to be? How do you want to be remembered? A vision statement sets out long term goals and aspirations clearly. It should inspire you and motivate you to begin creating your future. It gives you a clear picture of where you are and where you aspire to be. Speaking of picture, I use visuals as reference points in my blueprint to proclaim a goal and look back every now and then on the journey of accomplishing them. While you are writing your vision statement preferably in your visual journal lol, take pictures to document your journey. Visuals and pictures are great to use as affirmations of where you can go as well. I love creating mood boards for every new goal or chapter in my life.
For example, I snapped the photo above during a recent trip to Memphis College of Art. Guess what, I am visualizing starting art school!!!!! It will be so cool to look back 2 years from now when I snap a picture of my completion of art school. Visualize it so you can see it
How would you like to design your life? What are some of your goals? How do you want to be remembered? Comment below I'd love to hear.