The last ten days of Natalie Sisson's Freedom Plan Blog Challenge were enlightening.
I always knew my ultimate goal, but some of the details were a bit fuzzy.
This challenge helped me clarify some of the unknown.
Here are links to the topics I explored over the last ten days and how I responded to each prompt.
Day 1: Finding Your Focus
Day 2: Discovering Your Why
Day 3: Creating a Vision: The Ideal Day
Day 4: Defining Your Superpowers
Day 5: The Power of Routine
Day 6: Finding Your Tribe
Day 7: Imperfect Action
Day 8: Choosing Adventure
Day 9: Location Independence
And now, day ten.
Day 10: Meaningful Takeaways
Here's what I know for sure.
Surround yourself with people who get it.
People who don't chase their own goals have less capacity to fully support you in your quest. When things get tough, or when you start prioritizing the steps you need to take, those in your inner circle may not understand why you have to say no or why you need to do x, y, or z.
Find your tribe.
Find them in person, and if that's not possible, seek them out books and virtually...through podcasts and Facebook groups. And love those around you who may not understand, but can cheer you on the way that they can.
See it and make it happen.
And, the more you can visualize where you want to be, the better chance you have of achieving it.
I'm living proof.
I'm a vision board maker...the old school kind. I save my magazines, buy poster board and a glue stick, and every year...more or less, I assess and revisit goals.
In January, I was part of a 10 day goal setting challenge, offered through a Facebook group by a coaching friend of mine, based on Chalene Johnson's 30-Day Push Goal Challenge. I struggled with the formatting and it wasn't coming together.
I went back again. I reworked my push goal (and the steps it would take to achieve it) until it made sense to me. And then it did.
Ask and you shall receive.
On Friday, September 30, 2016, I will leave the traditional brick and mortar school, which I love, to become a full time virtual teacher to foreign students who are earning a United States high school diploma. This is no reflection on my current position; I love my school and the littles who have climbed into my heart.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime; one I cannot pass by.
My push goal has been achieved. Officially, I am location independent.
My virtual teaching job allows me the flexibility to work anywhere in the world with a wifi signal...freedom, indeed.
I am beyond blessed.
And now, thanks to some of the work I did in this Freedom Plan 10 Day Blog Challenge, I'm ready to see how my Freedom Plan comes to life.
It's an exciting time, indeed.
Do you want to create a Freedom Plan of your own?
Consider doing the 10 Day Challenge and see for yourself what your life could look like?