Declare Your Independence

It’s July! I don’t know about you but for me, July is a joyful month. Summer gets into full swing in July starting with America’s Independence Day holiday celebration. Summer is my favorite time of year.

Although the year is more than half gone, July is not too late to check in and assess how you are doing with the goals you set in January. Are you on track with your goals? Congratulations!! You have a double reason to celebrate!

Have you gotten off track? Then July is the PERFECT time to get a fresh start and re-energize. Declare your independence from whatever stands between you and accomplishing your goals and dreams.

Immediate Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Personal Declaration of Independence

  • Acknowledge what isn’t working. What’s inconsistent with your fullest expression of joy, celebration of life, and career fulfillment?
  • Declare a truce with those areas of your life that are unresolved. Stop making yourself or anyone else wrong. Stop making your circumstances wrong. Commit to laying down arms. Find a way to be at peace with your situation.
  • Declare a fresh start! Declare that you’ll free yourself from unworkable activities like these:

– Spirit-killing relationships
– Mind-numbing career or work activities
– Addictive habits, behaviors and outmoded beliefs

Write Your Personal Declaration of Independence

Ask yourself the following questions and write down whatever feelings, ideas or thoughts arise:

  • Where am I experiencing a lack of freedom and joy in my life?
  • What am I willing to let go of so I can set myself free?
  • What commitments am I willing to make to set myself free?
  • What actions am I willing to take to set myself free?
  • Who can I ask for support and accountability to help me set myself free?

Asking powerful questions and listening to your heart or Higher Power for answers is the first step to creating a fresh start. Declare that you are WILLING to let go, WILLING to commit, and WILLING to take action. You will FEEL things begin to change on the inside. You’ll FEEL power and energy surge through your body. To amp up that energy surge, say your Declaration of Independence out loud…

  • To yourself in front of the mirror.
  • To trusted friends, family members or advisors who want to support you
  • At least twice daily – more often if possible. Listen to yourself as you speak. Speak with ATTITUDE and GRATITUDE!

How Does a Personal Declaration of Independence Help You Set Yourself on the Road to a Fresh Start?

Here’s one way a declaration can  help you create a fresh start. A few years ago, I was listening to a CD I purchased from motivational speaker and author T. Harv Eker. He invites listeners to stand up, place their hands over their hearts, and make a personal declaration about money.

One declaration was, “My parents’ beliefs about money are not me and not mine.” When I placed my hand over my heart and repeated the declaration, I unexpectedly burst into tears. Digging inside to see what was going on, I had the following realizations:

  • Although my parents had passed on, I was still trying to gain their approval regarding my ability to save, invest, and take care of myself financially.
  • I never stopped to consider what mattered to ME in terms of financial security and success!
  • No matter how much money I invested or saved, it could never be enough because I never defined what “enough” was for me!

That awareness began the process of setting myself FREE from my unworkable money beliefs!

There’s No Way to Escape if You Don’t Define Your Exit Strategy!

That awareness allows me to create specific and measurable financial goals. I now work with my Financial Adviser to see how it’s going and make adjustments as needed. I create MEASURABLE financial goals rather than pursuing a fuzzy non-goal that left me feeling trapped in an unclear and muddy maze. I now know what winning the money game looks like for me. At last I have breathing room and freedom in my relationship with money!

You can design a fresh start by creating YOUR personal Declaration of Independence. It’s a powerful exercise that will help you break free of inertia and move your life forward in ways that appear to be miraculous. If you take this practice to heart and actually do it, please share your experience here or send me an email. I’d love to hear your Personal Declaration of Independence and how it makes a difference  in your life.
Get ready to create YOUR personal Declaration of Independence in the areas that matter most to you! Want assistance? Call Coach Sue at 949-212-4345 to schedule your personal and confidential complimentary GET ACQUAINTED coaching session or email