Welp, here we are …
The new year is just around the bend.
It’s been an(other) unusual twelve months and I think it’s fair to say, no one has gone unchallenged this year. Yet in the midst of the challenges, we’ve also each been presented with some unique opportunities: to embrace a new kind of rhythm, to make lifestyle adjustments, to find innovative ways to nurture connections, to discover new strategies for how we work, self-care, and create, to name a few…
Before the close of each year, I find that doing a Year-in-Review reflection is a valuable exercise and a powerful way to set the stage for the year to come. Doing an annual reflective review is something I not only coach clients to do, but something I do myself.
3 powerful Year-in-Review questions to consider:
1.) What did you accomplish, create, or achieve in this past year? Create a big long list.
2.) What goals or dreams did NOT come to fruition for you this year? It’s uber important not to ignore or disregard the fact that you didn’t achieve them. By shining light on them you’ll gain clarity and momentum about what you really truly want in the coming year.
3.) What is your action plan? What will you do differently in the coming year?
Today I feel inspired to briefly share some of my own 2021 highlights, a few personal goals for 2022, and some exciting ways we can connect in the new year.
- As an RVer, I’ve been able to enjoy continued domestic travel, rolling across state lines in my Airstream, a.k.a. condo on wheels. My quick travel synopsis from 2021: Winter in New Mexico, New Orleans and Florida in the Spring, Summer in the northeast, and Fall in the Berkshires, Niagra Falls, and Illinois. (Friendly reminder: While many venues are closed, nature is open and she’s beautiful as ever, so get out there and hug a tree or something.)
- Illinois is where I was when my book launched on Amazon and became a bestseller. The launch and success of The Brules of Life and The Brules of Life Companion Workbook was a definite bright spot in my year, the culmination of a tremendous amount of work and planning. Seeing how well it is being received, hearing how it is touching and inspiring the lives others, is the ultimate repayment.
- I ran more in 2021. Salsa clubs used to be my sweaty haven, but times have changed. Running has become both a mental health and physical health outlet for me. 5k is a typical distance now, but as I look to 2022, I’ve got a 10k training app tempting/taunting me to go further.
- Along with the launch of my book and coaching my clients to harness the unique opportunities of this interesting year, countless improvements and updates have been made to my website and offerings, to include a special new free gift, and other gems – all of which are waiting for you at tarasagecoaching.com.
My 2022 goals include: increasing readership of my book, start writing my next book, reach some fitness milestones, put out more video content, and light a fire under a creative project I’ve got sitting on the back burner.
January is going to be a full month, and includes several exciting opportunities to connect!
January 5: Brule Break-a-thon Livestream!
Jumpstart the New Year with a different take on resolutions! On January 5th, I am joining forces with community coach, Peter Bowden, for a fun, one-of-a-kind, interactive, livestream event to help you identify the “brules” (bullshit rules) that are holding you back so that YOU make 2022 a joyful, life-enhancing, dream-fulfilling year! It’s going to be a hoot! Subscribe, like, share, and invite your friends!
January 14: Book signing!
I’ll be doing an (outdoor) book signing at Sundog Bookstore in Seaside, FL. This is a fabulous independent bookstore I’ve visited many times, while envisioning the day when my book
might be on their shelves. That day is here! If you’re in the area, stop by! 11am – 2pm
January 19-23: RV Show!
This will be my third year on the seminar stage at the Florida RV Supershow
in Tampa, presenting Nomadic Living 101: How to Live Nomadically for a Month, a Season, a Year or Forever
. 1pm, daily.So that’s a bit of what’s happening in my world . Let’s start the year off strong together!
Are YOU determined to make 2022 different and finally bring those back-burner dreams to life?
Are you ready to tell yourself the truth about what you want, refuse beliefs about limitation, fears about worthiness, and lies about what you “can’t” do? If so … claim your seat in The Dream Acceleration Program
for all of this and more in the New Year! There are just a few openings, so enroll today
Looking ahead to 2022, I am 100% committed to taking extraordinary care of myself while also giving (you) a lot more. It feels wonderful to know how deeply compatible these intentions are.
Onward and upward!
Here’s to a happy healthy dream-fulfilling New Year,
PS – Seriously, if you have a fire in your belly and are determined to make this year different and finally bring your dreams to life, register now for The Dream Acceleration Program
and let’s do this together. I can’t wait to welcome you to the program!
Every November, I spend a few focused hours doing a Year-in-Review assessment of the closing year AND setting goals for the coming year.
I’ve been doing this as a personal practice for more than a decade and have been coaching others to do this for more than a decade. And each year, I make tweaks and improvements to this annual exercise.
And I must say … that my latest Weekly Progress Template is my best, most cohesive, no BS version, to date!
I’m, of course, happy to share it with YOU – for you to adapt and use as you see fit, all in support of Your Best Year EVER!
First, here’s a no-nonsense truth about goal setting: Goal setting, by itself, doesn’t work. Your goals and intentions must be paired with an ongoing, consistent, aligned, action plan – a way to stay in momentum with the intentions you’re setting out to accomplish and create.
That’s why, in addition to setting my annual goals, I block out time in my calendar (on repeat, the same day, same time, every single week) to fill out my Weekly Progress Template.
The Tara Sage Coaching Weekly Progress Template
A minimum of THREE Gratitudes/Celebrations From the Past Week:
JOURNAL while considering the following questions:
What went well this week? What didn’t go so well? How do I feel? Where might I have overcommitted? Where did I come up against resistance? What can I do different next week to better support my goals, dreams, values, and intentions? Where do I need support?
THEN, fill in this chart …
In the first column, fill in what I call your 5 Life “Buckets”. (Determining your 5 Life Buckets for the year is an incredibly powerful process and something I love coaching people through the process of claiming and naming. I’ve given you some general examples below, but I recommend you make them as personal as you can. No rules.)
Then fill in 1 Specific Goal per Bucket. Be as specific as you possibly can so you are sure to know when you’ve accomplished your goal!
Each and every week, determine your next actions: The Challenging-But-Doable Action Step(s) you will do that week in support of your annual goal related to each of your 5 chosen “Buckets” for the year.
|5 Life “Buckets”/ Categories of Focus For Your Year (e.g. Fitness, Travel, Creativity, Money, Love, Travel, Family …)|| Identify ONE Annual Goal|
for each “Bucket” (Be specific: “I will know I’ve successfully achieved this when ________.”)
|This Week’s Challenging-but-Doable Action Step|
to Move Closer to Your Goal For The Year
(So, to recap, that’s … 5 Categories of Focus, 5 Specific Goals, and 5 Action Steps for the week. Your Categories and Goals for the year will repeat throughout the year, and your 5 Action Steps will be unique to each week. Fill in this chart, every week, to pinpoint your weekly steps to stay focused, aligned, and in forward momentum toward your annual goals. This, times 52 weeks, and just imagine what YOU can create!)
Then, last but not least …
IDENTIFY Three Core Desired Feelings for the week: (E.g.: Grounded, Loving, Grateful, Focused, Peaceful…) Decide how you want to FEEL as you pursue your action steps each week. Giving language to how you want to feel is a powerful way to pre-pave your path for that experience.
Boom. And you’re off. May this be YOUR Best Year Ever!!
Have questions or want some personalized support? I love connecting with people from my online community. Run don’t walk … Go here now to get on my calendar for a complimentary session: sessionwithTara.com. I look forward to our connection!
To your success,
Helping people live their dreams since 2004.