Jan 5, 2022
Happy New Year to you!
As we launch into 2022, I’m sure you have many exciting goals that you’ve already outlined for yourself. But before you get too far into pursuing them, I’d like to encourage you to ask yourself one question:
What do I need to release first?
In today’s post, we’re going to talk about the power of letting go in order to make space for everything you desire.
Read on to find out how you can strategically let go of what’s no longer serving you and simultaneously open up room for all you’re looking to achieve this year. It's okay to let go - I promise. I’ll show you how.
You know what you want to achieve, but do you know what you should be letting go of?
It's officially the beginning of the new year, and you, like most others, have probably made a whole list of goals + intentions of things that you want to get done in 2022. But before you shift your focus onto those completely, here are the real questions that you need to ask yourself:
What do I need to release?
What do I need to no longer do?
What do I need to let go of in order to make my goals + intentions a reality?
A couple things may come to your mind immediately. Perhaps you’re thinking, Oh, I hate doing that and it's not producing ROI, so that’s gotta go. Or perhaps there’s something that you’ve been thinking about for a while that serves no real purpose and you often find yourself wondering, Why am I doing this anyway? Maybe there are things that you just do out of routine or fear for not doing them, because you've always done it that way.
Whatever comes to mind, I want you to look at your business with a more critical eye, whether you approach it on your own or with a coach or mastermind group. Your time is your most valuable asset and determining where you put your focus during your limited time is key to your overall success.
Why do you do the things you do?
When you begin assessing your activities both in business and in life, think in terms of ROI (return on investment). The time you spend on something is time you’re investing in it. So, with that in mind, think about the things you do out of habit that don’t actually provide an impact (financial or otherwise) on your business.
For example, how much time do you spend on social media each week?
Let's say, it's 10 hours a week. That's engaging with other accounts, creating content, posting content, and doing whatever it is you need to do. No biggie, right? Well, that's 40 hours a month, and almost 500 hours a year. What are you getting out of that?
Now, I'm not saying don't go on social media. What I am saying is, how can you approach the time you spend there in a more strategic way? And, perhaps most importantly, how can you let go of the time you’re spending there that’s not serving your greater goals?
Could you release the mindless scrolling aspect of your time on social media? Could you release the unintentional comparison game you’re unwittingly playing there by consuming content without a purpose?
I’m all about figuring out ways to reduce the time you work and increase your profit. Honestly assessing what you’re spending your time on and WHY is the first step in letting go of what’s no longer serving you (so you can create space for what you DO want in your life).
That’s sooooo 2021… and I’m OVER it.
Make this your new “letting go” mantra: That’s sooo 2021.
It’s 2022 and time to move on. Are you ready?
It’s time to sit down and make a list. I want you to brainstorm everything that you want to let go of and move on from this year. Think about what may have prevented you from achieving what you want in the past.
Here are some examples:
Once you’ve got your list, and feel confident that these things aren’t serving your soul or your future self, let them go. By weeding these things out of your life, you will naturally create the space for what does serve you.
You can only do so much. You only have time for so much.
It's okay to let go.
In doing so, you create space for new energy and new opportunities. Because once you empty the space that was stuffed with detrimental things, and it becomes available, then you can become intentional about actually creating that change and creating the outcomes that you're hoping for.
So here's to letting go of whatever it is that you need to let go of this year to achieve exactly what you desire.