Are you an entrepreneur, woman, or mother looking to create your ideal life? If so, you're in the right place! According to Renee Warren, with the right mindset and approach, you can create a life that is truly meaningful and fulfilling. Renee Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author, and founder of We Wild Women, a platform that helps entrepreneurs start and scale their businesses. She’s also the host of the celebrated podcast, Into the Wild, a program that features curated interviews with women entrepreneurs and provides actionable advice to women who are launching or growing their own dream businesses.
Renee advocates for a life by design and in this blog, you'll learn how to take control of your life and create the one you've always dreamed of. Through simple, actionable steps, you can create a life that is full of joy and purpose.
So let's get started on creating your ideal life!
How To Plan Your Ideal Life
Although it's impossible to plan your life in the next decade due to life's uncertainties, it is possible to design your dream life with a plan. Start by realistically assessing your current situation and the goals and passions you want to pursue. Once you have a clear understanding of your dreams, you can start identifying the necessary steps to reach them.
Entrepreneurs may want to consider setting specific goals for their businesses. This could include developing a product, building a team, or increasing sales. Establishing a timeline for each goal can help you stay on track and ensure you reach them eventually.
Also, try to find mentors who can guide you and provide valuable advice on how to make your dreams a reality. Remember to be flexible and have fun, as life isn’t only about achieving goals but also having new and memorable experiences. Designing your dream life is an ongoing process that requires ongoing effort and dedication. Start designing your dream life today and set yourself up for success in the future.
As for the “how” part, here are some tips on how to design your ideal life:
What should be planned?
Remember, everything happens according to our mindset so if you see something positive — focus on it; otherwise, appreciate it. If you don’t focus, nothing will change. To create positive changes in your life, you need a deliberate mindset.
Think beyond money & security.
Many times, people aim to be rich and live an extravagant lifestyle using all the resources given to them. However, the idea of being secure doesn’t mean having lots of money.
It means feeling safe, protected, respected, and understood. The idea is bigger than just financial safety – it’s a state of mind. Money cannot provide these feelings.
Build goals gradually.
Don’t set big goals straight away. Start small, build momentum, and keep pushing. Small goals give enormous satisfaction even before success comes knocking.
Success takes time, so work hard enough to get there. This goes for both your professional and personal development. No one ever became successful overnight.
Take ownership & accountability for your actions.
Be responsible for all your decisions and actions–no matter who gives you advice or pushes you into doing things.
Everyone has his/her own opinion, so trust yours without questioning everyone else’s. Only you can decide what’s best for you and only you can be accountable for your own actions.
The Power of Visualization
Visualization is an important tool for everyone, especially goal-oriented entrepreneurs. It has been shown to be effective in helping people realize their dreams and aspirations. Through visualization, you can focus on what your end goal looks like and how to get there.
Visualizing the life that you want for yourself allows you to create a detailed plan for how you want to move forward. It’s like a mental road map that allows you to take all of the steps necessary to reach your destination.
With just a little bit of effort and dedication, you can begin to see the life of your dreams come to fruition.
Break Down Your Goals
As you progress towards your ideal life, you’ll soon realize that your goals are big and there will be times you’re going to feel intimidated by them. That means you need to set smaller goals first, which will help you achieve the bigger ones eventually.
In other words…break it down! Here’s Renée’s process for breaking down your big goals.
Look back at your current situation to see if it is the right direction for your future. Reflecting on where you are right now can be a powerful tool for understanding if you are on the correct path or if you need to make changes. Think about your current resources such as money, relationships, job opportunities, and skills. Consider who is around you and how they're affecting your life. Ultimately, you need to determine if your current direction is helping you reach your personal goals. Through this type of reflection, you can have a better understanding of yourself and gain clarity on your future path.
Now you’ve evaluated your present situation, it’s time to set your sights on the future and what you would like to achieve. What brings you joy and satisfaction will likely be your life goals. However, it’s not always easy to identify what sparks your passions. Maybe it’s something you already do but you’re unsure how to go further. Or maybe it’s something entirely new that you want to pursue.
No matter where you’re at, the next steps are to create achievable and measurable goals. Set yourself annual, quarterly, and even daily goals that are actionable and provide you with a sense of progress. This will help you stay on track and motivated toward your life goals. And don’t forget to reward yourself for the small successes you make along the way!
This may seem obvious since we’re talking about breaking down our goals, but it’s an essential step to achieving life goals. We often have lofty ambitions that seem insurmountable. The secret, however, is to break these goals down into smaller, more attainable pieces. Creating smaller goals allows us to stay focused and on the path to success. It gives us the motivation to keep going, even when the going gets tough. Plus, it gives us something to celebrate when we reach our goal.
No matter what your dream life looks like, it is possible to create it with focus and commitment. We all have the power to turn our dreams into realities, and the first step is having faith in yourself and your abilities. Business owners especially must stay committed to their goals and take daily actions that contribute to their success.
Renée firmly believes when we commit to and stay dedicated to our goals, life will open up and provide us with opportunities to make our dreams a reality. Live life by your design, not the design of others.
It's important to remember that success isn't easy, but it is achievable if you stay committed and create the life you desire. Working and challenging yourself every day is key to creating the life of your dreams. So stay inspired, be brave, and stay focused on your dream life. The quality of your life is ultimately determined by your daily actions.
Renee’s successful career is rooted in this idea of “life by design.” She shares her story in my recent podcast episode. Join me as I chat with Renee about her transition to a business owner, coach, and mother of two (all within 1 year) because of her “life by design” of philosophy.