Goodbye 2023! Are we ready for an amazing 2024? Do you have your resolutions ready for next year? Many plans and ideas flowing through you? Are you excited about all the possibilities?
I love the fresh energy that this time of year bring to us, it has a natural inclination for all of us to reflect about what passed in the current year and evaluate what do we want in our future.
It's this time where death and rebirth are so present, an open door between the unconscious and superconscious. There is a powerful sense of hope and connection, guiding us to imagine endless possibilities.
And facing all the possibilities is very important for us to focus and chose what we want to experience. As this brilliant mind says -"A Goals program is a must" - Zig Ziglar.
You probably know this and already have a list of things you want to accomplish. That is great.
When it comes to your business, you likely have set all the financial and expansion goals for the next year. This is really important.
What I want to invite you to add to your New Year's Resolutions or your goals program is Inner Transformation. Set the powerful intention to become a better person, to break old patterns, to respond instead of react, to take responsibility, and decide that you will feel amazing, abundant, and fulfilled no matter what.
Even though it appears that all we desire is the reward when we achieve our goals, in reality, who we become is far more important.
So, why not add this inner transformation as a focal point to your 2024 resolution?
An important fact to remember is that where you start or where you stand right now doesn't matter. However, you must decide once and for all that 2024 is the year you will take your life experience and your sacred business over the top.
What does "the Top" mean, anyway? Is "the Top" defined by your prestige in your community? Is "the Top" a destination, or is it really a journey? Are you at "the Top" when you have what you want, or are you there when you want what you have? Can you reach "the Top" by yourself, or do you need help from others? Are you at "the Top" if you are rich and successful in your business? - Zig Ziglar -
There are many questions to be answered. Take a moment to connect with what would take your life experience over the top.
In my opinion, being over the top has a lot to do with the opinion you have about yourself. It's about our ability to befriend your past, stay very focused on the present, and get excited about the future.
Also scientific evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.
The energy of everything we do in life gets elevated when we elevate the opinion we have about ourselves. I am not talking about your ego, comparing yourself with others, thinking that you're better, more powerful, or have more money or followers than your colleagues.
I am talking about an inner focus, a deep sense of peace and gratitude for what is. I am talking about your ability to constantly strive for improvement and still love yourself when you fail.
You can continue playing the game of competition or focusing on manifestations in the outer world without looking within.
However, this approach is likely to lead you and your business to a plateau. No matter how much money you make, I don't believe you can reach the top or elevate your experience if you are not feeling ease and joy within.
And guess what? Ease and joy will not arrive when you reach the next threshold of material belongings.
You can't experience inner peace if you are constantly seeking approval from the outer world.
Inner transformation is the ultimate goal to manifest a business and life over the top.
Productivity metrics and financial goals are very important and it should definitely be part of your goals program for 2024, however:
Money will buy you a house, but not a home; a bed, but not a good night's sleep; pleasure, but not happiness; a good time but not peace of mind; and companion, but not a friend - Zig Ziglar.
The feeling of home, deep sense of happiness, peace of mind will only come when you do the work within.
As business owners, we often don't distinguish between personal and professional life; honestly, there isn't a clear line. However, we frequently allow professional goals to overshadow personal ones.
My invitation to you for 2024 is to take a different direction. Continue with all the necessary actions to grow your business in terms of plans and strategy, but begin to play a smarter game.
Find some moment in your week to move your body with intention. To connect with the deliciousness that it is to feel unique. Because you are unique.
Allow your inspiration to take over your body, walk in nature and feel inspired by the fresh air you breath in. Make some regular time for that as well.
Make sure you have good time with family and friends constantly.
Sit down to meditate once a day. Make this a fun little task: light a candle, burn some incense, and enjoy the good smell you choose. Notice how your body feels in stillness. Even if it's not comfortable, be curious about it... for 10 minutes.
During your shower, feel the water rolling over your body and press your feet against the ground. Allow the energies of the Earth to nourish you.
Create little moments where you can connect with the invisible, the divine, and the cosmos.
It's supposed to be simple, and that is a challenge for our mind. We may feel that we are not being productive, but this is simply not true.
We are changing the way we operate in the world by implementing suggestions like the ones I've provided here.
Your business will expand as a result of your own growth.
Write love letters to yourself.
Move from disconnection to connection, from rushing to divine timing, from making it happen to allowing it to happen. Transition from trying to be better based on competition to tapping into your uniqueness.
Simplicity is one of the fundamental frequencies of a Sacred Business, and believe it or not, it can take your business and your life experience over the top.
It's not the complexity of your mind that will take you there, but the simplicity in your heart. If practiced enough, it will one day become the simplicity in your mind.
And then, the whole game of life gets a significant upgrade.
See you Over the Top.
Setting goals and making plans for 2024
This is what is happening in my life now. Working on my goals and plan for 2024. Pretty much all good to go!
Have your goals and your plan ready for 2024. Yes, your plan! I know the "how" is not as important, however, if you don't have a guideline, you lose a lot of creative energy trying to find alignment.
When you have a plan, it works as a guide. It helps you to keep moving forward and allows you to be redirected by life.
Please, don't be overly attached to your plan. I have found a way that is really helpful to maintain a plan and keep my energy up even when life unfolds very differently from my original plan:
Check out this video. It's less than 2 minutes long.
New Secret Sacred Project in January 2024
I am extremely excited to share that we will soon be releasing information about our secret project, which is set to kick off in late January. This project will provide powerful, ongoing support to help you take your business to the next level. Stay tuned!
Who We Are Celebrating This Week: Yogananda and 2023 😄
I am celebrating Yogananda. His book, "Autobiography of a Yogi," helped me a lot this year. It answered many of my questions, and his SRF Lessons helped me stay grounded and connected to the divine more than ever.
I feel he guides me, and every time I need to reflect upon something, I can ask for his help and receive his support.
2023 was a year of introspection, foundation, and strong structure. It's easy to get lost in this phase of creation, and his teachings certainly helped me stay on track.
I want to use this space not only to celebrate Yogananda but also to celebrate life and the amazing year that was 2023.
It was a powerful year that for sure marked the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in my life. It was a year 4 (in my personal numerology), which signifies a lot of work, organization, and structure.
And that's exactly what I did.
Thank you, 2023! I'm celebrating what it was and I am already celebrating the amazing 2024 ahead of us!
Here's What I Want to Share This Week:
The "Practice You" deck by Elena Bower is something you'll appreciate if you're seeking simplicity in your life.
It assists me in enhancing self-awareness and offers simple exercises to foster a deeper connection with myself. I frequently use this deck, and its simplicity reminds me that life itself is quite simple.
Sometimes, all we really need is a deep, calming breath. Click here for more info on it.
The book that inspired this Newsletter
The book 'Over the Top' by Zig Ziglar is such a basic book, so full of truth. We often underestimate the basics, neglecting to apply them, and then dismiss them as nonsense.
Consequently, we decide take another advanced course to feed our minds, yet we fail to apply even the basic things we know. Don't fall into that trap. Master the basics. Get the book here.
It's the 3rd time I am reading this book, and as you can see my whole Newsletter was inspired on it.
There are some fun exercises in this book... yeah you gotta do them!
Otherwise it doesn’t work!
If you honestly do believe there is something you can do to make your life better or your life worse, you have reached a profound conclusion. - Zig Ziglar