8 Steps for Managing the Transition from 2012 to 2013

As 2012 draws to a close and 2013 begins, if you are anything like most people, you are clear that there are somethings that happened in 2012 that you NEVER want to experience again.  And, if you are like most people unless you purge them – I mean give yourself permission to let them go, they will linger and continue to wreak havoc on your life and business because they are congruent.  In order to absolve yourself from the responsibility to keep holding on to moments from your past, I have a few recommendations to make the transition easier for you.

1. Start by making a list of everything (or every one) from 2012 you don’t want to make the transition to 2013. Allow the list to be as long as it needs to in order to purge your system from whatever happened in 2012 that wasn’t what you wanted. Let go of the fears, the disappointments, the setbacks, the Incredible SNATCHERS (toxic people), let them all go. Where you are going, you don’t need them. Complete your list, giving yourself as much time as you need.

2. Then, take your complete list and tear it into little pieces. That’s right, rip it to shreds. Take the time to process each thing as the past. And as you tear the page holding them, remember that your past is behind you.

3. Take the little pieces and put them into something that can withstand fire. That’s right, you’re going to burn them. Fire produces ashes and ashes cannot be reviewed for what was ever there. This is a ceremony to stop giving your past permission to speak and instead give your future the next word.

4. Take the ashes and flush them down the toilet. As the past is washed away, take a deep breath. It is over.

5. Now, close your eyes and think about 2013. Bright eyed and ready for new life, new breath, fresh air, a chance to get it right. See yourself accomplishing three major goals in 2013. I recommend one personally, one professionally and one financially but these are just my recommendations. You can choose any three goals you’d like. What are they?

6. Can you really see yourself accomplishing them? What are you wearing when you do? Who is with you celebrating? Yes, it is THAT important to have this level of clarity around your goals.

7. Now, open your eyes, grab a piece of paper and write them down. Take the three goals you just saw yourself accomplishing, the three goals that upon completion will allow you to know that your 2013 was Incredible. But here are a few caveats:

a. Write them in positive present tense.
b. Believe that it is possible for you to achieve them in 2013 (if not you are wasting a goal) – so this means you must make sure that they are realistic, with a slight stretch so if needed you can re-position yourself to achieve them.
c. Create simple “I am” statements to help you realize your three goals for 2013. I am so happy and grateful now that I achieved…..

8. Lastly, post them on your bathroom mirror so that every morning you can read them to yourself as you prepare to usher greatness into your day.

Will this be helpful to you as you transition to 2013? What are some of the things you do to make sure that you truly go “out with the old and in with the new”? Leave a comment and tell us how.

Here’s to the most amazing 2013 ever possible for you. I declare that it will be your best year ever!

©2012 by Darnyelle A. Jervey. All Rights Reserved. Darnyelle A. Jervey, MBA, The Incredible Factor Speaker, Business Coach and Marketing Mentor, is the founder of Incredible One Enterprises.com, Incredible Factor University® the Leverage Your Incredible Factor System® a proven step-by-step program for more clients, more income and more leverage in your business. For more information and a FREE audio CD “7 Critical Mistakes Entrepreneurs Must Avoid When Unleashing Your Incredible Factor So You Attract More Clients, Make More Money and Gain More Leverage” just fill out the form below.

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