Ever since I’ve been online, every successful person of influence whose list I’ve been on has advised me to make a plan for my life.

They’ve always warned me to create my desired future, otherwise I could end up with a default one.

To quote the late Jim Rohn –

“Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.”

The rules have been very clear – all worded in different ways, but basically, I needed to create my perfect vision of how I’d like my life to be IF there were no limitations.

That means I wouldn’t have to worry about money, health or any current “baggage”.

I needed to visualise my perfect day, one I could live every day without getting bored, in trouble, or killed.

I shouldn’t limit myself with regards to how much money I had, where I lived, what I did, who I associated with, or anything, because in my desired life, anything and everything is possible.

They all said, “Don’t skip this step – it’s REALLY important“.

So, why didn’t I do it?

Well, to be perfectly honest, it seemed a bit weird to me.

Although I’ve always believed we are somehow directed in our lives, I wasn’t too sure I could actually conjure up my dream life just by thinking about it.

It all seemed a bit airey-fairey.

So what changed my mind?

…Frank Kern!

If you’ve never heard of him, Frank’s just about the coolest marketer on the planet in my opinion.  He’s so laid back, but such a clever influencer, he could probably sell ice to eskimos.

Anyway, over the weekend I watched his Core Influence videos, in which he talked about creating a desired future, and it seems he initially felt exactly the same as I did.

However, a few years ago, in a moment of boredom, he wrote down a very detailed account of his desired future.  It took him about four hours apparently.

Fast forward to 2010, and uncanningly he now lives the exact same lifestyle, in the same type of house, (even down to the marble bathroom), as he’d envisaged when he wrote his notes.

Coincidence, or what?

It seems, once you declare in writing what you really desire, the universe goes out and gets it for you.  Well, you do have to do something to achieve it too.  It’s not quite like ordering a take-away pizza.

You have to believe it will actually happen, have an open mind, and recognise and accept the opportunities, which will lead you to your preferred destination when they present themselves.

Now, I happen to know young Frank has been influenced in part by a certain very successful lady whose course I bought some time ago, and which I listened to, but didn’t fully apply.

Silly me, but you know how it is when you first decide to have an internet presence.  You buy and download all sorts of things, get information overload, start projects and never finish them,  so you just end up missing the important bits of information right under your nose.

Anyway, I’ve dug the course out again, and FINALLY  written my bucket list of all the things I want to have, be and do, the places I want to see, and people I want to meet, together with a detailed account of my perfect day.

Guess what’s at the top of things I want to have?

A gardener!

Over here in UK, we’ve recently had a lot of rain, nothing like the devastating floods in other parts of the world, of course.  It’s been a bit unseasonal, but great for the gardens, and the weeds!

I  was amazed how much the grass had grown in just a few days, so today I decided to quickly cut it. Then I turned my attention to the vegetable garden.

Now, I’m no gardener.  Things grow inspite of me, not because of me, but the soil does usually produce a good crop of strawberries.  When I checked them, I was pleased to see several nice large, red, ripe fruit.

They looked delicious, and I thought I’d better pick them.

My strawberry plants are surrounded by straw to stop the slugs, and covered with fine netting to keep the birds off the fruit, so when I went to pick them it was really difficult.  All the weeds had grown through the holes and stuck to the netting.

It took me ages to even get to the plants, yet alone pick the fruit, and I could feel all the birds watching me, just waiting for the opportunity to pounce as I struggled with the net.

Anyway, by the time I’d cut the lawn, cleared the weeds and picked the strawberries, FOUR hours had passed- the same amount of time it had taken Frank to map out his desired lifestyle!

I know, I KNOW…

I should be grateful I have a garden and fresh fruit and vegetables, that I’m able to find the time to get outside in the fresh air in the countryside, when the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the bees are buzzing round the beautiful scented flowers, and believe  me I am, BUT…

I’m also only human, and my back hurts.

Hence the gardener!

So, how about you?

Have you made a plan for your desired future, or made out a bucket list?

Maybe you should.  According to Frank Kern …it works!

Here’s hoping.


Take care.


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