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What Great Ideas Are You Choosing to Plant? Part One

Kristin Marquet

A key question that I am always asked is how do you decide what Great Ideas to pursue and in what order? I actually made a video related this which is on my YouTube Channel, which I will share later, but here are the 5 most important elements to help you to evaluate your Great Ideas this month:

Step One: Get out of your office, and if you work at home, switch rooms. I go up to my sunny third floor "Nantucket" guest room and my mind lights up with new perspectives. Clear your calendar for a whole day (I mean it) and only look at your phone when ABSOLUTELY necessary. (Did you know that the average worker now checks his/her phone over 100 times a day???? Yikes--no wonder we can't focus!) Bring with you pieces of writing, materials, prompts, etc. that represent your Great Ideas--all of them. Write each idea on an attractive notecard or make an Evernote folder (or use whatever technology works best for you), but make sure that you can move your Great Ideas around and change the order.

Step Two:  Spend the first 30 minutes of your Great Ideas day calling in your muse, your intuition, your soul, your inner wise person, etc. and ask them to make themselves present and interact with you on this day of life design. Meditate, journal, collage, mind-map, exercise, breathe deeply or do whatever gets you into your personal "zone" of receptivity and deep knowing.

Step Three: Sort your Great Ideas cards/folders into 4 piles:

a) Ideas that I would never do, except for the fact that they might make me money--but the thought of doing them depresses me and actually makes me feel a bit ill.

b) Ideas that I like that could actually be completed fairly quickly if I made the commitment and set aside the time.

c) Ideas that I love and make my heart race, but are challenging and will take a while to execute. But these are the precious ideas that MUST become part of my legacy. I know that these ideas are my destiny, no matter what, and reflect my life purpose and passions.

d) Ideas that I am psyched about, but I know it is not "right timing" for them. I would like to do them later on, but for now, I must put them aside and do the Ideas in "b" or"c"!

Okay, so destroy the Not So Great Ideas noted in (a) and carefully put the Great Ideas in (d) into a safe place and mark your calendar for 18 months from now to ponder them again. Spend the next few weeks playing with your Great Ideas in (b) and (c) and look for combinations, duplications, complications, inspirations, and I will give you more specific planting instructions next month--or come to the Bloom into Your Rich Life retreat and you will leave with a mapped out Rich Life plan.