In today’s video, I want to take the dream vacation and show you a four step process to help you make your own dream trip this coming 2016.
Have you ever taken a dream vacation?
In 2014, my wife and I took one of those dream vacations, and it all started because we were watching a movie called “Mamma Mia!”.
During that movie, we both were just fascinated by the Country of Greece and the Island of Santorini because of the gorgeous views and the blue Mediterranean Sea.
I remember looking at Rhonda and saying, “Babe, wouldn’t it be awesome if we could go to Greece?”
Whenever we start dreaming and take our own dream trip in life, the first thing we’ve got to do is start at the 30,000-foot level. That’s where you have a vision.
Picture a jet airplane that is going to take you from wherever you are all the way to your dream destination.
In this particular story, it really started with just dreaming and having a big vision. I didn’t know if it would ever come true.
That’s exactly what I want to encourage you to do, is to write down over the next 3 years, what do you want to be, do and have. I like to ask my clients to write down 30 specific dreams – 10 dreams that you want to be, 10 that you want to do, and 10 that you want to have.
Would you write your 30 Be-Do-Haves to help you prepare for your dream trip?
The second part of taking your dream trip for 2016 is to come down to a 12,000-foot level. Literally, that is where you are going to write your goals.
Think about 2016, and write down the top 12 goals or projects that you want to accomplish.
Like with my wife and I going to Santorini, Greece. I remember writing a goal card at the beginning of the year, and literally I put a picture of the Santorini Island on that 3×5 card, and I wrote the affirmation “I am enjoying my wife and Greece in 2014”.
Literally, I set that goal to create that dream vacation.
In the third step of this process of achieving your 2016 dream trip, you’ve got to think of your dream at a 3,000-foot level.
I have done a lot of flying lately, traveling around the world, doing workshops for entrepreneurs and CEOs and one of the things that happens when you are getting ready to land is you’ll hear the captain say, “Prepare for landing!”
That’s where you’re going to look at your 90-day plan.
In 3 months, 90 days, what are the top 3 priorities that you want to accomplish?
That’s what I want you to write down now.
In this fourth step of the process of going to your 2016 dream trip, it’s where you’ve got to put the rubber to the road, and that literally means that you’ve got to think about landing your plane on the runway.
Think about this as your weekly action steps.
Every Sunday or Monday, I want you to write down what are your top 3 action steps to complete either 1 of your 90-day priorities, or all 3 of your 90-day priorities.
All dream vacations and all dream trips begin first with a high level 30,000-foot vision of what you want to be, do and have.
Then it comes closer to that 12,000-foot level where you get clear on your goals for each month of your year.
The third step is to prepare for landing, and that means coming down to that 3,000-foot level, writing your top 3 priorities and accomplishing those in 90 days.
Finally, you have to set weekly action steps to accomplish those 90-day goals until finally, you have landed in your beautiful vacation spot and landed that dream.
That’s exactly what happened with my wife and I in 2014.
Not only did we enjoy the beautiful Island of Greece, the island of Santorini, but also I got to meet two of my clients, one in Greece and one in Turkey.
I had done Skype coaching with them, but I had never met them face to face, and so during that trip, it was such an honor to spend time with them.
That’s what I would love to do with you.
If you want to have a conversation about how to help you to take your dream trip in 2016, contact [email protected].
Let’s talk strengths!