I have created this concept called a Master List. Is it original?…who knows. But, I will be 40 years old next month and there are some things that I would really like to do. Such as gardening, making bread and getting in shape, as a lifestyle. I was listening to my favorite podcast Entrepreneur on Fire and there was a guest speaking on habits. The biggest take away I received from the podcast was building on habits. Instead of starting with 5 habits on a Monday just start with one. Mine will be water….and actually drinking it. I swear I must be a witch because I hate drinking it but I feel great when I do. So I will start that habit and then build upon it the following week with meditation. Trust me when I say I am not a hippy or a disciplined person but I know that I cannot be successful in my business, or being the CEO of my house without first being able to walk up a flight of stairs without passing out.
Now, what does this have to do with my master list…everything. I love crossing out my accomplishments in my planner but I have to create the habit of doing so. I wake up at 4:30 am every morning and read, when I could be exercising or meditating and getting out of the way. But, why don’t I do it…because I don’t feel like it. Well, what the hell does that have to do with anything..do it anyway. I love the video Marie Forleo made a while back (see below) about doing things with passion instead of dreading things. Watch this quick clip Eat the frog and see what I mean. You may not feel like it but DO IT ANYWAY then you can get to the fun things on your list. It may not be baking bread but you’ll feel better that you got the vegetables out of the way and get to have some cake.
Make yourself a “MASTER LIST” and just write down everything you have ever wanted to do IN LIFE, money being no object because if it is…put it on your list. Then set yourself on a mission to create the habits that will make it happen. It won’t be easy, frogs are slimy and some have warts but once you get it down you can get to the goodies knowing you have conquered the frogs in your life and on your list.