Going From A To

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Going from “A” to “Z”. How do you get there? Planning your destiny is tricky because the biggest pothole is … yourself.


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In January of this year, 2015, I created a “One Page Plan For 2015”. The idea I got from Robin Sharma. I thought it was good because I could look at it often and see what I had planned for myself for the year (Get YOUR One Page Plan)

I broke up the year into 4 sections, then subdivided them into 3 month sections. Within each section there was a goal to complete.

Well we’re now in Summertime, September is just around the corner, and the sections I created are empty.


I didn’t stick to my plan or even give it a chance.

Looking at it today it’s totally, TOTALLY, unrealistic!

I wanted to double my income by the end of the year.

I wanted to generate $5,000 in one month.

I wanted to visit this castle and walk the bridge in Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall.

My Dream Castle

Beautiful, right?

On a personal level, in January I was not a happy person. Home life was challenging, hours at work were cut, so I was focusing on how things were not going right and my “A – Z” course of action collected dust instead.

Lesson #1

Having a lofty goal, is a good thing because it serves as a compass to direct your actions towards it. However straying from it and allowing situations  you can’t control to fill your mind daily is not a good thing and can disrupt your plans. Keep the plans and always come back to them no matter the circumstance.

Lesson #2

It’s the present moment that really counts. Not the memories of yesterday and years before. I was able to “let go” of some really emotionally painful memories that had my self-worth tied to them. When I realized that it was just a situation that happened and at this moment I am really a good person. That was then, this is now …

Most of what we believe about ourselves we’ve made up based on external situations and what others have said about us over time. It must be true, right? Wrong, very wrong. Because in my heart I knew I was a valuable person.

This is what I grabbed on to – what’s RIGHT with me. I focused on what is good and rose above the negativity.

When it comes to building a business online or off, you really have to get your head straight and conquer all the negativity within yourself  to learn new ways, new skills, new perspectives for yourself to move forward.

Lesson #3

I sought out a Counselor, a Mentor, who had a worse childhood than me, and they  turn my head around. Amazing things happen when you have a Mentor – it’s magical. Why? Because they believe in you. They honor your dreams and understand your struggles. We all need someone like that today

Lesson #4

Go from “A – B”. Make your plans realistic. I would have had more success if I made my goals reachable. This is what I suggest to everyone I Mentor individually. It’s the small steps that will yield the most rewards and quickly.

In closing, we live in an era of “Instant Gratification” and it’s become a social problem I think. So much so, that it filters in to our lives wanting everything to happen “right now”. Again, when it comes to planning your life goals, business, relationships … it all takes time. So slow down and create realistic and achievable goals.

I’m creating a new “One Page Monthly Plan” with a new end of year goal to work towards. I’ll keep you posted.

Creatively yours,

Lesly Federici





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11 thoughts on “Going From A To

  1. Hi Lesly,
    So glad to be here again.
    Great lessons present or taught here!
    These really wonderful lessons to achieve one’s goal!
    Planning is so vital that in any form of business online or either.
    If a well chocked out plan is there to follow you finished half the work!
    As you said in the concluding para, “when it comes to planning your life goals, business, relationships …
    it all takes time. So slow down and create realistic and achievable goals”
    Yes, slow and steady win the race!! LOL 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this valuable lessons.
    Keep sharing
    Have a great and profitable week ahead
    ~ Philip

  2. Hi Chery,
    Thank you for your kind words .. so happy to know I’ve helped you in someway .. we all have lofty goals and that’s okay … but setting small ones to get to the big ones is good too .. thank you and appreciate you 🙂

  3. Hi Erica,
    Lists are good and I actually save them to a a measurement of what I’ve completed … Hoping all is going very well with your challenge .. love and appreciate you 🙂

  4. Lesly,

    What a wonderful post – and right on. I have had many stumbling blocks while attempting to follow my big bodacious dreams of overwhelming success overnight. And I have invested in many mentors who only fed my lofty dreams without providing the nitty gritty, small action steps and assistance, to help me achieve my goals slowly.
    Finally, finally, I am letting go of distractions and focusing. My 30 Day Love Challenge is huge – 30 power points, filled with insights and images. I have had so much fun creating it – and – I have not been able to watch any of these “Get Rich Quick if you just follow my brand new system” webinars, I have not even created any blogs or articles while working on this project. In fact, I laid low in social media and socializing in general.
    I love your one sheet for the year idea, although I have also written lists and lists of my goals – and so much of what I write does not get completed, sometimes for years, and sometimes forever.
    I just keep trudging along.


    Dr. Erica.

  5. Hello Lesly, Like the others before have stated I to consider you my mentor, you have helped me to gain so much confidence in myself this year I dont even know how to begin to thank you.

    I too have written out some unrealistic goals in Jan, but it was FUN to dream hehe I do think it is a good thing to dream but then again we do need to set those realistic goals and the baby steps that we will take each day to help us achieve them.

    Awesome post girlfriend, it did get me a thinking.
    Thanks for all you do
    Love Ya
    Chery :))

  6. Hi Kathryn,
    Thank you for viewing me as a Mentor.. I love what I do.. I love screwing up so I can learn from it and help others. I am using my One Page Planner now … interesting tidbit here .. people plan weddings, vacations, etc .. more than they plan their lives .. something to think about … thank you my friend 🙂

  7. Hi Miriam,
    Wonderful seeing you visit.. I look forward to reading your post. Yea, small achievable goals are the way to go, take action and perservere … 🙂

  8. Wow Lesly, thank you so much for sharing. I struggle with this a lot myself and I am actually planning to write something like this tomorrow for my blog. This is why I do not like The Secret, because sometimes our goals can be unrealistic, and no matter how much you envision it, if you are not grounded, it will not work out. You always have to be realistic and work with what you have.

  9. Hi Lesly, I too would consider you a mentor, Maybe you should start charging me for it. lol. I liked the castle and “aLofty Goal serves as a compass & Focus on the good.”

    Thanks for the one page report my friend, I will try and keep it real when using it. Stuff I can actually achieve.
    I also liked this alot…
    “When it comes to building a business online or off,
    you really have to get your head straight and conquer
    all the negativity within yourself to learn new ways,
    new skills, new perspectives for yourself to move
    forward. ” Moving forward Thanks.

  10. Hi Monna,

    I can share and be a mentor because I’ve been there, struggling with direction in my life . When you have someone who you trust and see the best of you, you can only beging to dpread your wings .. and that’s what you’re doing Monna… and you are growing, realizing capabilities you thought you didn’t have … 🙂 Much love to you my friend …

  11. Hi Lesly,

    I consider you my mentor and I am learning so much from you and receiving so much support, I can never thank you enough for all you do for me.

    Thanks so much for sharing you with us.

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