Walk and talk at the Isar - Lifebook Meeting
Let's do a walk and talk about life book and then hang out a bit in the sun- I will read from my laptop while walking so feel free to come prepared, but if you just want to join for a walk and chat afterwards and not participate in the lifebook, that is fine as well. For those of you who are interested in the lifebook process:
Before you can reach your goals, you have to know where exactly you want to be going - and you become 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis; the likelihood that you’ll transform your desires into reality goes up even further if you share your written goals with someone who believes in your ability to succeed. (From Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, who recently studied the art and science of goal setting.)
For those, who took this course last year, it is the chance to see and share, which of your goals you have accomplished, where you want to redefine, where you need to find a different strategy.
For those who are coming for the first time:
** - Ideally, you will have taken at least 5 minutes before coming and written down answers to the 4 questions below. If you don't have time to do that, you can still come and share your thoughts and learn from the ideas of others. - **
"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are probably right."
There are many programs out there to help you structure this process-
one is Jon Butcher's "Life Book". He structures your goals in life into 12 categories, and for each of these, you write down your beliefs, vision/goals, motivation and action plan. At the end you sum this up to a "life vision". If you think sharing this process with a team, will be more fun and motivating - then you are at the right place!
The 12 categories are: health&fitness, intellectual life, emotional life, character, spiritual life, social life, financial life, career, love relationship, core values/parenting, quality of life, life vision. After that we will have another workshop on setting goals and taking action.
We meet every Tuesday for the next weeks and share our thoughts on one or several of the topics. When we have our "life vision", we can still meet once a month to share, support and motivate each other- to stay connected in a network of powerful goal achievers.
There are 2 options for this "course":
1) You join Jon Butchers online course "Life Book" - jonandmissy.com - This will get you videos to all the categories, where he talks about an hour about beliefs and strategies for each topic.
2) You can try to do the same by just using free online resources and the brief instructions I provide: Protected content
Why am I organizing this? (No, I am not getting any money from Jon Butcher.) I want to be part of a network of empowered like-minded goal setters, who live life to the fullest! And I hope I will find you via these activities.
If you missed the introduction, don't worry, you can still join. We will share what we have written on the next topic.
***This week’s topic is:***
"Emotions are a call to action. You can listen to and learn from your emotions. You are in control of and responsible for your emotional life." Jon B.
What emotions are you feeling frequently? Are they beneficial, enjoyable?
It is not that all "bad feelings" are bad- on the contrary- they can be a warning to stay out of dangerous situations or bad relationships. On the other hand, we might find ourselves constantly grumpy or stressed without changing anything about the situation we are in, causing our quality of life to deteriorate or at least not be at its best.
Besides answering the 4 questions, include a list of emotions you want more of and a strategy on how to ensure that (e.g. if you feel balanced and happy when walking in nature, schedule that daily or weekly walk in nature).
And make a list of emotions you want less of and a strategy (e.g. if you feel angry around a certain person, look if they are overstepping your boundaries and write down a strategy to setting your boundaries clearly.)
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We always answer these 4 questions:
1) What are your beliefs about each category- and do they serve you?
2) What is your goal, your ideal vision?
3) Why do you want this, what is your motivation, that will pull you through?
4) And last but not least, define your steps to that goal, your strategy- what will you do on a regular basis? (Put numbers and dates on this- be concise.)
Put this in writing: at least one bullet point or sentence for each of the four questions.
We will share what we have written (of course only the parts you are comfortable sharing) - a rough time frame is 10 minutes per person for reading and questions / advice from the group (roughly half/half). We try to be respectful of your time, so that we greet and order drinks/food (as a courtesy to the restaurant we get to stay in) within the first 10 minutes and then start sharing; we finish at 20:30 / 21 the latest. Then whoever wants to stay longer and chat some more, is welcome to do so.