When I was single and ready to find my mate and get married, I made a long list of traits I desired in the perfect woman (for me).
I filled more than forty pages of a journal, front and back, describing her in great detail—her personality, character, key attributes, attitudes, and philosophies about life, even what kind of family she’d come from, including her culture and physical makeup, down to the texture of her hair.
I wrote in depth what our life would be like and what we’d do together. If I had then asked, “What do I have to do to find and get this girl?” I might still be on that butterfly chase.
Instead, I looked back at the list and considered whether or not I embodied those same attributes myself. Did I have the very qualities I was expecting in her? I asked myself, “What kind of a man would a woman like this be looking for? Who do I need to become to be attractive to a woman of this substance?”
I filled forty more pages describing all the attributes, qualities, behaviors, attitudes, and characteristics I needed to become myself. Then I went to work on becoming and achieving those qualities.
Guess what? It worked! As if she were peeled off the pages of my journal and appeared in front of me, my wife, Georgia, is exactly what I described and asked for, in almost eerie detail.
You might not know this…
But every New Years’ Georgia and I find a mountain top or a beach and do something special.
Taken👇 after this “something special” last year.
It started on the day I proposed to her.
The day was 01/01/01. ←Cool, right? I thought so! 😆
We were at the top of the Marin Headlands. The view from there is absolutely breathtaking.
It looks like this.👇
After some prepared eats and treats (and wine!)… I suggested we each write down 10 goals (privately) we each had for the New Year ahead.
I handed her one of my special journals. And we wrote in silence for 20 minutes. Then I suggested we share our goals from #10 up.
When we finally got to my #1… I swung around in front (yes, on bended knee!), pulled out a (big) rock in a box and said…
“My number one goal in the New Year, and in life… Is to become your husband. Will you marry me?”
(Yeah, more was said, but hey… some things have to remain mum 😉)
8 months and 19 days later, we were married. ✅
We have been writing our goals together every January 1 of the New Year ever since.
I tell you all this to say…
THIS STUFF WORKS!! 😆
The Living Your Best Year Ever is that special journal I mentioned. It’s THE playbook I have used to design, stick to, and achieve all my big, hairy, and audacious goals in life.
Kinda like the Hair Club guy used to say… “I’m not only the author, but I’m also a client!”
If you want a fresh Living Your Best Year Ever… you’ll need to order it now. For what… 39 bucks (!!??)… You can transform two Jacksons into a lifetime of realized dreams, goals, and ambitions.
They make EXCELLENT 🎁🎁 too.
One they will remember you for every day, all year long!
Oh, one last tip… After we complete our goals, we always pop a bottle and toast in the New Year 🥂🍾. (Champagne or sparkling cider, you pick! 😋)
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