Make 2024 Your Best Year Ever
Four Strategies for Goal Setting
A couple of fantastic opportunities before diving into the main topic:
If you're feeling particularly generous on this last day of the year, consider contributing to our philanthropic efforts with Ascend Academy in Maputo, Mozambique, or our Art Therapy Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Both are life-changing for children who are the most vulnerable in times of war and extreme poverty.
I am hosting a free webinar on January 26th: "Faith-Fueled Success: Navigating Career and Calling with Confidence." Special guest Brandon Knicely is the founder of a $1B company, investor, and entrepreneur. We'll have a Q&A at the end. Highly recommend signing up here. Spots are limited.
Back to our topic:
I know this about you, even without knowing you personally: you are a future builder.
Unique in this capacity among all living beings, you are constantly imagining and building a new life. A family, new friends, exciting experiences, travel, adventure, financial and professional goals. Regardless of where you are now, the future holds potential. This post is about capturing this potential.
During my trip to war-torn Ukraine last year, I asked a displaced woman who had witnessed unspeakable horrors about her dreams and was surprised by her answer. “I want to jump with a parachute” - this seemed so detached from her reality and profoundly inspiring. Her life may have been wrecked in some ways, but her dreams were untouched by tragedy.
I launched Headspace as a newsletter, YouTube channel, and podcast because I believe our head-space today defines our life-space tomorrow. In most situations, we don't underperform because of a lack of resources but a lack of resourcefulness.
I've interviewed dozens of world-class leaders over the years. Literally, every single one of them has developed the ability to rise to the top in spite of limitations and instability and can thrive in uncertainty.
This episode of Headspace is focused on four strategies you can use this week to set yourself up for the best year ever, starting anywhere.
Things I’m watching: They did it. They successfully created a Willy Wonka movie worthy of the original. Simply delightful. Trailer here.
Things I’m reading: A Christmas gift from one of my daughters. "The Annotated Godfather. 50th Anniversary Edition" The complete screenplay with commentaries, interviews, and little-known facts. Beyond the art - I study my favorite movie as a textbook anatomy of the creative process.
Headspace episodes to catch up on: My latest episode with sexologist Joe Beam is a treasure trove of insights into things we are often curious about but don’t get to investigate.
Renew Your Mind: "The Four Shifts for Success on Autopilot." This is technically not a Headspace episode, but actually a free class I offer for people who visit my coaching page. I felt it was so valuable to anyone who is looking to succeed in a career and calling that I made it publicly available on my channel.
From my family to yours, I wish you a very Happy New Year! Thank you for reading this; it means the world to me.