11 Questions to a Better 2015

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Almost the new year...what's your plan?

Almost the new year…what’s your plan?

Visioning  often feels like a luxury. This time before the close of the year can be slow – take some of it for yourself – set priorities and goals, get yourself checked-in to the new year and how you would like it to unfold. Life is life – it might not go the way you want it to when you want it to, but it definitely won’t go in the direction you want if you don’t choose a direction and cleave to it.

You can do these as timed free writes, if you like. Give yourself 3-5 minutes for each. Or just write on each until you don’t have anything left to say. You can do them in a few sessions – don’t pressure yourself out of doing them!

Put on some music, close a door, sit back, and be real with yourself.

  1. What do I like about my life right now?
  2. What interests me, excites me, brings pleasure or fills my emotional bank account?
  3. Where in my life am I doing these things?
  4. What am I grateful for?
  5. What are the most significant changes, accomplishments, shifts in my perspective, etc. from where I was a year ago?
  6. What would I really like to see happen in my life in the next 12 months?
  7. Based on the big picture of the last 12 months (the last year) how would I like my life to look different 90 days from now?
  8. What change between now and then would make a huge difference to me?
  9. What are the most important things the person I want to become is doing?
  10. In which areas of my life do I most want to focus my time, energy, and efforts over the next 90 days?
  11. What opportunities are available to me now that might not have been possible before?

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It’s that end time of year

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fajb_time_travel_01_jan2014Hey – It’s getting near that time – the transition from old to new year. I find it can be really helpful to check-in with yourself, your experiences of the past year, and where you would like to go in the next year.

Here’s one exercise I find helpful – just write out your answers:

2014 YEAR TRANSTION CHECK-IN

  • 12 HIGHLIGHTS
  • 12 THINGS I’M GRATEFUL FOR
  • MY PERSONAL DEFINITION OF SUCCESS IS
  • THE 3 WAYS I’M GOING TO MEASURE MY SUCCESS ARE

GIVING MEANING TO 2015

  • 2015 IS THE YEAR OF
  • BECAUSE
  • MY QUOTE OF THE YEAR IS
  • MY THEME SONG IS
  • THIS CHAPTER OF MY LIFE IS TITLED
  • A WORD OR PRINCIPLE I WANT OT EMBODY THIS YEAR IS

I hope these help you focus and move through to the new year with happiness.

 

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Books

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Books by E. Amato

Cover art by Jenn Tamera

Cover art by Jenn Tamera

Will Travel

E. Amato’s second full collection of poetry, Will Travel is 106 pages and contains 38 poems written between 2007 and 2012 while on the nomad trail.

Print and kindle editions are available through Amazon. Free for Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited readers.

Swimming Through Amber

Swimming Through Amber

Acclaimed Writer and Performance Poet’s First Compilation From Zesty Pubs – including Looking for Vegas, The Full English, Miss Trust, Flea on a Bar, and more. Available on Amazon in print and Kindle editions. Amazon Prime members can borrow the Kindle for free!

5: Poems/Images from Morocco 

Kindle Edition only!  This tiny ebook contains a series of poems written in Morocco, with 2 French

translations by Catherine S. Webster, Ph.D.  Also included are images from Morocco.

“E. Amato’s “5” is a gorgeous splash of color against the pale desert imagined by this observer who has not undertaken his own visit to Morocco. Written as a world traveler Amato endears the reader with personal reflection in the context of shared experience.

“5” is a modern collection of poetry with consecutive translations to French–the language of diplomats. It is a personal but expansive tome with excellent color photography and told in this new medium of digital reading. This is what new media is meant to be.”

~ Jerry Garcia

You can also download a FREE PDF here on Goodreads!