Love, love, love

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

—Lucille Ball

 

Are you ready for your close encounter?

Sometimes it may seem like you are an alien on a distant planet when it comes to finding your ideal work. But never fear, my dear. You are in good hands. You have done the work required to shift your experience and expectations to one that is more in line with who you want to be, and the work you most want to do. The Universe has heard your request and answered you. The work is getting yourself excited and ready for what's been created by your request.

The more positive emotion, excitement and even humor you have around your pending ideal work, the more easily it will come into your experience preceded by wonderful signs and inspirations that give you hope. Make yourself ready by doing the creative work, telling your new story, and loving yourself. Be the person that your ideal work needs you to be and celebrate who you are and all of the love and creative energy you have to give.

You Never Know How it will happen...

Here's an entertaining TED presentation featuring humorist John Hodgman sharing a story about aliens, physics, time, space and how a series of disjointed events contributed to his sweet, perfect memory of finding his perfect mate.

 
List Template (PDF)

List Template (PDF)

Writing Template (PDF)

Writing Template (PDF)

Mind Map Template (PDF)

Mind Map Template (PDF)

Storyboard Template (PDF)

Storyboard Template (PDF)

Drawing Template (PDF)

Drawing Template (PDF)

 

Course Practice

I'm So Excited! Play

In anticipation of your ideal work, what are you most excited about? This Play may seem simple at first glance, but it is incredibly powerful at boosting your mood and getting your compass needle spinning toward your Magnetic North. It uses all of the Compass Playbook creative problem solving techniques and then some. You can design the way you want to approach this Play, and come back to it again to add more to your growing collection of things you are excited about in anticipation of your ideal work experience.

Imagine and use at least two creative problem solving tools (list, mind map, storyboard, draw, write, visualize) to respond to this question:

"What are you most excited about doing/being/having when you are doing your ideal work?"


Topics for ideas:

Consider these topics to stimulate scenes and ideas as you're approaching and preparing for your ideal work experience:

  • Your Compass journey (you doing Plays, growing in your openness and clarity around achieving your ideal work)
  • Insights and ideas that lead to new ways of thinking and looking at your way of being in work
  • Inspirations that come from your gut
  • Self-pampering
  • Planning for what's coming
  • Aha moments that expand your learning and understanding of your new story
  • Compiling ideas for innovative things you can do with your work and what you're creating
  • Different activities that you'll do to break up your routine and put yourself out into the world where you can receive inspiration and ideas and leads
 

Consider these topics to stimulate ideas for capturing moments you're excited about once you've are doing work you love:

  • Conferences
  • Activities
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Training
  • Home
  • Family
  • Wellness
  • Fun
  • Creativity
  • Social
  • Self-pampering
  • Technology
  • Co-Workers
  • Customers
  • Perks
  • Vacation

Come up with as many scenarios and little snapshots of the moments, things you'll do and enjoy on the way to your ideal work and also when you're actually doing work you love. Describe what you are really excited about and use the templates to capture them. Note how you feel better after doing this Play. It's a great lifter of emotions and will get you even more excited!