Where do you want to be in 2021?
“Wait,” you may say, “We just got to 2016, Cynthia!”
Yet when you’re looking back to today from 2021, you’ll be glad you made a five-year plan.
“Ugh,” you think, “that’ll take a lot of effort and I have plenty of stuff to do already.”
How about if it’s easy? What if you could pinpoint the highlights of a five-year plan in only five minutes? Want to try?
You’ll need a clock or timer and a way to record a few things in writing.
First, sit down and take one minute to tune into your breathing. Scan your body from head to toe, feel your weight in your chair and notice the sense of calm that arises.
Spend the next minute imagining how you want to feel in 2021. Scan your body again. Notice your jaw, your chest, your hands, your abdomen. What is the predominant feeling?
Then, answer these three prompts, taking one minute to write your reply to each. Write down the first things that pop into your mind, whether they make sense or not.
- It’s 2021 and every time I enter the front door, my home feels like __________________ .
- It’s 2021 and when I wake each morning (or go to sleep each night) I ________________ .
- It’s 2021 and I am so grateful that, five years ago, I chose to _______________________ .
Sometimes, we are surprised by the answers this exercise can provoke. Sometimes, it merely confirms what we already know.
Whatever surfaces, I can help you translate it into a tangible plan. In a one-hour consultation, we can tease out your wishes and priorities, then create a detailed map and timeline for how to answer your questions and achieve your goals.
Call or email me. We’ll have tea.
Cynthia Cummins is a Top Producer and Partner at McGuire. For info on SF real estate visit CynthiaCummins.com. For more refreshing perspectives on residential real estate visit RealEstateTherapy.org.