Freedom in life and career means that you hold a freedom mindset every day. To help define what freedom looks like for you fine tune it down to what an average day would look like in your perfect world. Define your ideal day down to the finite details so that you can add more of these to your week until you feel freedom.
The Ideal Day Exercise
1. What does freedom look like for you?
2. Where will you live?
3. What are you doing at these hours of the day?
4. How are weekend days different if they are?
5. How would you describe your schedule flexibility?
6. How would you describe your financial flexibility?
7. How would you describe your customer flexibility?
8. What is (are) the measurable indicator(s) that you will track daily to know you are on the path to freedom? Is it new clients? Is it a new career? Is it evenings with nothing on your schedule? Is it product sales? Is it new appointments? Is it number of (x?) finished?
9. What do you need to increase to achieve this new freedom?
10. What do you need to eliminate?
If you want to see this work, run off this page and fill in the blanks. You will know when freedom is resonating with you by the way you feel, sleep, interact with others, and how you perceive your future. Think about the daily adaptations you want tin incorporate into your daily routine to make the difference you seek. You set the stage for freedom.
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Mary Lee Gannon is the president of StartingOverNow.com - Transforming People and Organizations with Goals-to-Results. With more than 16 years of experience as a CEO of organizations with up to $26 million in assets, Mary Lee coaches individuals and organizations with a Goals-Accountability-Results system. Read testimonials from her clients. She is a graduate of The Duquesne University Professional Coaching Program and an alumnus of the 2010 Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference. Her personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother with four children under seven-years-old who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where she rose to the level of CEO to support her family. Areas of Specialty: Strategic Planning / Board Development / Executive Coaching / Healthcare / Public Relations / Meeting Facilitation / Leadership / Productivity / Life/Career Transition. Her book "Starting Over - 25 Rules for When You've Bottomed Out" is available in bookstores and from online booksellers.
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