Monday, December 09, 2013

Get Yourself A Plan(ner)!


The season of sweaters, football, hot cocoa, cozy nights by the fireplace, and yes, s.n.o.w., is upon us. Ever since I was small, I've always believed that the "new year" begins in September, "when the kids go back to school." And if you think about it, "harvest time" may be the greatest time in our lives - reaping the bounty of summer as we anticipate the coming festive days of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. So much happens within about 90 days!

As you celebrate and appreciate fall and winter with family, friends, co-workers and classmates, I'd like to thank YOU for supporting this blog and my other claims-to-fame. I immensely enjoy all I do in life, and hope you do too.

One of the best things I have done this year is to keep a handwritten diary, er, it's maybe more like a chronicle of events going on with me: a place to write self-reminders, make goals, jot down notes and important bits of data. I use a large monthly-planner and lug it around in my computer bag.

"The power of positive thinking" and the road to fortune presented in books like "The Secret" can be activated in your own life with a planner! Starting in December 2012 I prepared my planner by copying info from last year's planner and then going month by month into "the future" to strategically place notes, reminders and motivators! Whenever I had a quiet afternoon, not less than once a month, I would sit on the sofa with my planner, look back at where I was and what I did and then look forward to where I wanted to be later on down the road. The act of imagining your future really does help "bring it on!" So, now is the time 2014 planners start arriving on store shelves. Around where I live, you can even find them at the Dollar Store! I suggest you get one, and try this technique!
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