2021 is almost here and now. 2020 has been an incredible year! As someone who makes a living helping people plan out their lives and businesses, it’s certainly been interesting. But, as I wrote a few weeks ago, the turmoil this year has led many (including me) to develop a more narrow focus towards the here and now. 

When I work with clients, I provide a several exercises including an “I am” exercise. In many instances our plans are focused on milestones, things we can achieve in the future which puts our focus on a later date. So, the “I am” exercise asks people to describe who and what they are in the here and now. I also ask them to write down who and what they aspire to be as if it already existed in the here and now. 

Here is an example from my personal “I am” exercise that has become a daily mantra: “I am happy, I am healthy, I am wealthy, I am fit, I am a loving father, I am a caring son, I am a thoughtful brother, I am a good friend, I am.”

2020 was a challenging year, but hopefully it gave us all an opportunity to reflect on what is important and who we want to be. 2021 is all about making it happen. The time to be is here. It is now. Who are you?

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

– Tony Robbins