An Exceptional Life



The Commitment to Living an Exceptional Life:

To achieve an exceptional life, a life of abundance, creativity, passion, joy, happiness, fulfillment, service and love, it’s important to explore, uncover and focus on the areas of your life where you need to grow – mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.


Five Steps for Creating an Exceptional Life

1. Define

  • Ask yourself, “What do I want that I don’t have?”
  • Clearly state the area in which you want to grow.
  • Define a clear, realistic goal you want to achieve.
  • Make sure your goal is congruent with your highest life priorities, values and beliefs.

2. Create a Clear, Vivid, Realistic and Compelling Vision and Focus

  • Play the game “as if.” Visualize – picture – your future goal in the present tense. See, taste, hear and feel it. Here, you are already successful.
  • Attach a powerful emotion to your vision. Ask yourself, “How do I feel having achieved what I want?”
  • Focus on your vision at least four times a day.

3. Get Clear About Your Barriers

  • Be courageous in defining and examining your fears.
  • Ask yourself, “What would I do if I had no fear?”
  • Reframe your mindset so you move forward in the direction of your vision.
  • Manage your resistance and negative, self-defeating self-talk that comes with all change.
  • Stop, observe and say “Isn’t that Interesting?” and then choose a positive, proactive thought.

4. Take Action

  • Upon awakening, state one action that you can take today that moves you towards your goal.
  • Commit to taking your daily action.
  • Measure your progress by writing it down – everyday.

5. Create Support

  • State your intention to those closest to you and whom you trust.
  • Create a support system with those who can hold you accountable.
  • Always remember that you don’t have to do it alone.
  • Be of service to others and give the love you want to receive.
  • Celebrate your “wins”.


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