Thursday, July 29, 2010

Creating The Blueprint For Your Dynamic Future!

 I went to one of my favorite cafe's for Crepe's and a self assessment! Crave Cafe on Ventura Blvd is open 24 hours, and provides free Wifi!

Good Morning Dream Chasers! 

Tell me; What is your divine blueprint? What were you put on this earth to do? What comes naturally to you? What is the one thing you feel you must accomplish before you leave this earth?

Now tell me; What work have you done today towards building the foundation of your future? Are you satisfied with the level of effort thus far?

Every four months, I do a self evaluation to determine how well I have stayed true to my vision. I also take the time re-evaluate priorities, re-visit my purpose, and if needed re-work my blueprint. The keys to your future are in part determined by your ability to make a clear road-map, your ability to execute, and how efficient you are when it comes to executing your goals. I used to think that all movement was forward movement, until I realized one day I was just running around in circles.

I've spent the better part of 10 years trying to figure out my life guys, learn from my mistakes and implement some of these tips today!
Lets start with the basics:
For these exercises you will need to grab a sheet of paper, and go to a quiet, or comfortable inviting space.  
To help find your purpose, answer these questions:
1. What are you most passionate about?

2. What activities do you find the most joy in?

3. What is the one thing you feel you couldn't live without doing?

4. Who are your inspirations, and why?

5. What skills are people constantly complimenting you on?

6. What goals in your life are the most meaningful?

7. What do you want to be remembered for?
8. What comes exceptionally easy for you?

Once you have answered these questions, try to find the "common denominators". Do you see any patterns/similarities? Is there a recurring theme? These patterns/similarities are an indicator of your purpose in life. If you are still having issues; try to focus your quest on uncovering your raw, natural abilities, things that come innate to you.

Set your goals using the S.M.A.R.T method:
S: Stands for specific; you must be as specific as possible when writing down your list of goals. Focus on why you want to do it, how you want to do it, and when you want to do it.

M: Stands for measurable; you need to find a way to keep track of your goals so that you are able to make any necessary changes to your plans along the way. There needs to be "mini-goals" built in your main goal so that you are able to note milestones, and progress.

A: Stands for attainable; make sure the goal set is truly important to you; whenever a goal is important to you, you remain motivated, and you are able to think of workarounds to bypass potential problems.

R: Stands for realistic; make sure your goals are within reach. However don't confuse setting realistic goals with lowering your expectations. Setting realistic goals helps fuel the momentum and keep the excitement going as you move through your list. Make sure you have all the tools/skills/resources available to achieve your goals, as you are more likely to work hard to achieve them.

T: Stands for time based; make sure to set specific dates for completion of your goals, if specific time frames aren't set, you may feel like you can start at any time.

Once you have figured out your purpose, and written down your goals; it's time to practice the BE - DO - HAVE Paradigm. Are you are a Human Doing or a Human Being?

Simply put, you need to BE in harmony first. That is your state of being. I always say that acting in love manifests an abundance of blessings.

Once you've mastered the art of "being" you need to actually DO some work prior to HAVING the true fulfillment you desire!

Human Doings = constantly in a state of "doing/action" which leads to never being satisfied or fulfilled. 
Human Beings = learn to let their state of "being" govern their actions. Being isn't about forcing results, being IS about letting things evolve organically. When you learn to BE, you will notice that you will act in harmony with your true spirit vs being fueled by the need to see "results".


  1. I've heard of the SMART based method before but can't remember what book I saw it in. People at my job use that method when setting our quarterly goals. Also, I've written about Human Doing versus Human Being before. Loving the wavelength your mind functions on!

  2. thank you for this post because i have been struggling with my pursuing my passion and working toward turning my hobbies into my business. i just sometimes feel as if i am not exactly sure that it's what i really want to do. i do know however that my current job is not where i want to be, although i have been here full-time for 10 years now. i have been doing a lot of self-assessment again as of late, which i've done in the past but never followed through because of fear. i just finally feel at this age that its now or never. i'm a point in my life where i am really happy in most areas of my life but still feel unfulfilled in the career department. Great post and i will definitely be answering these questions and setting some goals.

  3. One day you should publish your postings and comments you receive from them, because this is you BEING great advice to people who in many cases are hungry for it, especially in today's society. YOU HAVE A TRUE GIFT!....and now I know I do too.

    I answered every question truthfully and laughed after I answer each one of them, because all the noise around us, doesn't allow us to listen consciously to what God (through people around us) is telling us....I have been wondering what is my next step and now I know, its a pretty huge task, but I'm not afraid anymore, because I know this is my calling.

    Thanks so much for exercising your gift and uplifting complete

    Cherry Bubblegum

  4. Love this post and it came right on time! I am most certainly going to jot down and answer these questions; it's very much needed. You are so talented and truly blessed!

  5. I truly love when I click on the blogs I'm interested in an find a post that makes you think. I've heard of the SMART method before, I believe through my brother a while ago. I'm pretty good at keeping up with my goals and working on personal growth (that's all I heard as a on your growth) lol!

    I answered all of the questions and posted the answers front and center on my desk so I can see it every time I happen to sit and surf the web and work.

    The question that shaped the person I am today, that I've asked myself a long time ago was;
    What is the one thing you feel you couldn't live without doing?

    I don't think I could live without being able to creatively express, design, poetry. Those are a few things that makes me who I am. I speak through clothes/accessories I design, the art that I paint/draw is interpreted into my designs, and poetry is my way of freeing my mind of clutter.

  6. Another great post! The lines of "Doing" vs. "Being" are constantly blurred & it's hard to pull yourself out of the spiral when you are just constantly doing. "Being" is a beautiful thing!!

  7. I love this post!! It came a needed time for me. Thanksssssss!!

  8. Well said chica!!

  9. I just want you to know that I am grateful for these kind of posting that you share. Pretty much all of your postings but this kind in particular because I am on this same path of Career, creativity, desiring to live my life instead of wanting to live. Thank you (I'm gonna finish reading now :)

  10. This is simply wonderful! You are an inspiration, and for that we will keep inspiring you. Keep on, with your dreams, & your bad self!

    As will, I!

  11. I really felt inspired by this post; however, it seems as though I don't quite understand the BE - DO - HAVE Paradigm. It could be because I'm 20 and have been overwhelmed with a great amount of stress for about ten years now. How does one just be? If there are so many problems/obstacles/daily stressors that are present how does one find solutions without forcing results?

    Could you provide examples?

    Your time and patience is greatly appreciated.

  12. I am so glad you posted this. I have been feeling discouraged lately as far as my aspirations go so this post came right on time. You and I are around the same age and I can relate to trying to figure out life, my life. There is no time like the present to fulfill my purpose. Thanks so much for the inspiration. My self-assessment will begin today!

  13. Hi girl,
    Thank you so much for these great advices. I need to re-hear all this and it feels very encouraging and inspiring.

    Thanks SOOO much for sharing these great tips with us... :)

    God bless you ^_^

  14. Next time you're in the Bay Area try going to The Crepevine. I loved it so much I did a blog post about it. They have a drink called the Sunrise Cooler that has fresh orange juice, lemonade, ginger, and honey. You'll love it.

  15. I recently started a vlog channel and my first video was about how I made a blueprint for my life at the point I was ready to pursue my passion. It helps to reevaulate and reassess your life. It feels so great to look back after months and realize how much you have actually achieved.


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