Creating Your Clarify, Simplify & Execute Model, by Bestselling Author, Libby Gill

If you’re facing a new challenge or tough situation in life, and the outcome seems overwhelming – or even ominous, try completing the fol­lowing exercise to help your mind clear away the unlikely, damaging ideas it may have rushed to embrace. (You can either read through the exercise in small chunks and do a bit at a time or have someone read it to you.) Get comfortable, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and let go of stress. Continue deep breathing until you feel relaxed and ready to begin. Create a mental image of the life you want to live. Make sure you consider both the professional and personal aspects, including your work, home, family, relationships, spiritual life, and so on. Meditate on your vision until it takes shape and comes into focus in your mind’s eye. If negative thoughts arise (“Who do you think you are?” “What makes you think you can have all that?”) acknowledge them and release them, (without giving them too much energy).

Imagine all the “pathways” to reaching your goal. If it helps, see the pathways literally, as a road, train track, or street map connecting you to your vision. Consider specific actions you can take, feelings you want to hold foremost in your mind, and ways that other people can support you on your journey.

Next, focus on how you’ll maintain the mental energy and motivation to keep you moving toward your goal. Reflect on what’s worked to keep you motivated toward past successes, including keeping a journal, joining a “mastermind team,” or working with a coach. After you’ve done the exercise above a couple of times, write down your initial “Clearify, Simplify and Execute” plan by filling in the following:

Clarify the Vision My vision for my best possible personal and professional life includes:

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_____________________________________ Simplify the Mission The most direct route to realizing my vision is:

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_____________________________________ Execute Your Plan I will begin to execute my plan by doing the following:

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_____________________________________ Practice the visioning exer­cise above for a few minutes a day, ideally when you wake up in the morning and/or as you’re drifting off to sleep. Allow your vision to become increasingly focused and clear.

In Chapter 2 of my book, “You Unstuck,” I walk you through looking at your brain and how you can begin releasing fears, doubts, and insecurities. You can get the book at my store, http://www.libbygill.com/shopping -- or you can simply work with the Clarify, Simplify and Execute model to move your life and your investments (of time and mental energy, especially) into a happier, healthier realm.

To your amazing success, Libby Gill Branding Expert, Bestselling Author, and Keynote Speaker

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