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ME Mapping: Creating Your Year 2018

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Create your most powerful year yet by ME Mapping out the fresh new year ahead.
Updated for 2018 :)

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ME Mapping: Creating Your Year 2018

  1. 1. ME MappingCreating Your Year ME Mapping:Creating Your Year with~ Joy Meredith My Life 2018
  2. 2. Hi, Joy Meredith here! Each New Year’s Day I spend some time closing out the prior year and creating what I would like to bring into the fresh new year ahead. Since I began this ritual over a decade ago it has transformed my life and that of some clients and friends. It has been such a powerful tool I felt compelled to share it with you. I call my technique for mapping out your life:   ME
  3. 3. ME MAPPING
  4. 4. Working on My Life Creating My Year Diagramming out my current life and sorting out what’s working from what’s not.   There are 2 ways I use ME Maps:   Mapping out what’s next and creating the year ahead.  
  5. 5. ME Mapping.com You can find out about how to work on your current life at: … but what follows is my process for creating your new year.  
  6. 6. It is part visioning, dreaming, goal setting, strategic planning… all in one. I hope you take from it what is helpful and make it Your ME Map!
  7. 7. My Life 2018 Start at the center of the page. I like using a big artist sketchpad and Sharpies- but use whatever works for you.
  8. 8. My Life 2018 FRIENDS FAMILY LIVING ADVENTURES THEMEWORK HEALTH & BEAUTY LOVE THINGS MONEY CONNECTIONS Now add the categories that make up your life. Here are mine, but there are no right or wrong ones.
  9. 9. My Life 2018 FRIENDS FAMILY LIVING ADVENTURES THEMEWORK HEALTH & BEAUTY LOVE THINGS MONEY CONNECTIONS 2 New Friends •  •  Dinner Parties •  •  Trip w/ nephews Dad’s 70th bday party Declutter office Paint living room Take photo class Next add details of what you’d like to create or bring into your life in the upcoming year.. Add only enough to inspire, not to overwhelm you. I recommend < 5 items to manifest per category per year.
  10. 10. Whether you create a big audacious map or modest one, please remember:   Ask yourself what you really want out of it. Be brave, stretch yourself in at least a few areas. life is short
  11. 11. My Life 2018 FRIENDS FAMILY LIVING ADVENTURES THEMEWORK HEALTH & BEAUTY LOVETHINGS MONEY CONNECTIONS 2 New Friends •  •  A-Phi Dinners •  •  Zoo w/ Nephews Dad’s 70th bday party Lakehouse Trip Declutter office Paint living room Take digital photo class Book Proposal 5 New Clients Update Website Trips NYC: SF: Paris: Concerts U2: Keb Mo: Monthly massages Mammogram Workout: 3/wk Teeth Whitened 6 new Dates Closure w/ Ex MacBook New Car Office Chair Dyson Vacuum Save: $10k Invest: 1 new stock/qtr Complete Will Meet: Preet Bharara Atul Gawande Bobbi Brown Candice Bergen Mindy Kaling Volunteer: Donors’ Drive St. Jude Fundraiser Girls Weekend Your completed ME Map might look something like this.
  12. 12. My Life 2018 FRIENDS FAMILY LIVING ADVENTURES THEMEWORK HEALTH & BEAUTY LOVETHINGS MONEY CONNECTIONS 2 New Friends •  •  A-Phi Dinners •  •  Zoo w/ Nephews Dad’s 70th bday party Lakehouse Trip Declutter office Paint living room Take digital photo class Book Proposal 5 New Clients Update Website Trips NYC: SF: Paris: Concerts U2: Keb Mo: Monthly massages Mammogram Workout: 3/wk Teeth Whitened 6 new Dates Closure w/ Ex MacBook New Car Office Chair Dyson Vacuum Save: $10k Invest: 1 new stock/qtr Complete Will Meet: Preet Bharara Atul Gawande Bobbi Brown Candice Bergen Mindy Kaling Volunteer: Donors’ Drive St. Jude Fundraiser Girls Weekend Make it your own: I like to create a theme or motto and also pick a color to represent the year too.
  13. 13. Even if you do nothing more-- opportunities, things, and people will begin to cross your path. Just the simple act of mapping out on paper will get your brain scanning for circumstances that are ripe for you to manifest your vision. [ That said, to live your most powerful year you’ll want to spend some time each week and schedule in your calendar bite-sized action steps that will bring your map to life. ]   26
  14. 14. My Life 2018 FRIENDS FAMILY LIVING ADVENTURES THEMEWORK HEALTH & BEAUTY LOVETHINGS MONEY CONNECTIONS 2 New Friends •  •  A-Phi Dinners • April 12th ✔ •  Zoo w/ Nephews Dad’s 70th bday party Lakehouse Trip Declutter office Paint living room Take digital photo class Book Proposal 5 New Clients ✔✔ Update Website Trips NYC: Jan. 16th-20 ✔ SF: Paris: Concerts U2: Keb Mo: Monthly massages Mammogram ✔ Workout: 3/wk Teeth Whitened 6 new Dates ✔ Closure w/ Ex MacBook ✔ New Car Office Chair Dyson Vacuum Save: $10k Invest: 1 new stock/qtr Complete Will ✔ Meet: Preet Bharara Atul Gawande Bobbi Brown Candice Bergen Mindy Kaling Volunteer: Donors’ Drive St. Jude Fundraiser Girls Weekend As you manifest your map remember to document ✔ your successes!
  15. 15. At year-end… or as I like to do on the first day of the new year, it is time to complete that year’s map.   Fill in all your accomplishments and make any relevant notes. It looks better and is easier to read if you do this with a contrasting color.
  16. 16. My Life 2018 FRIENDS FAMILY LIVING ADVENTURES THEMEWORK HEALTH & BEAUTY LOVETHINGS MONEY CONNECTIONS 2 New Friends • Kathleen • Paul + Deb & Katie A-Phi Dinners • April 12th ✔ • Aug. 3rd ✔ Zoo w/ Nephews ✔ June Dad’s 70th bday party ✔ Lakehouse Trip ✔ August Declutter office ✔ Paint living room ✔ Take digital photo class ✔ Book Proposal ✔ 5 New Clients ✔✔✔✔ Update Website Trips NYC: Jan. 16th-20 ✔ SF: Paris: Oct 2- 16 ✔ + San D; Wash DC Concerts U2: May ✔ Keb Mo: Oct. ✔ Monthly massages: 7 Mammogram ✔ Workout: 3/wk lost: 8.lbs Teeth Whitened ✔ 6 new Dates ✔✔✔✔ Seeing: Michael Closure w/ Ex ✔ MacBook ✔ New Car ✔ Office Chair Dyson Vacuum Save: $10k ✔ (+$14k) Invest: 1 new stock/qtr (3 new) Complete Will ✔ Meet: Preet Bharara Atul Gawande ✔ Bobbi Brown Candice Bergen Mindy Kaling Volunteer: Donors’ Drive ✔ St. Jude Fundraiser✔ Girls Weekend ✔ July
  17. 17. You’re not going to have accomplished everything; no worries- even if you’ve created 50% of what you wanted you are that much farther ahead then you were a year ago. That said, why not live a great big wonderful life- Go for it!
  18. 18. The last thing I do before I complete the year is I review my calendar and note any significant events that might have occurred. I make a list on the opposite top page of my sketchpad and include: births, deaths, weddings, graduations, promotions, new projects, and any other milestones.  
  19. 19. LIFE EVENTS Jan: TG Offer Workshop full Attended Sundance March: Sarah & Jack engaged June: Allison’s spelling bee Julie’s 40th Party Aug: Landmark Forum Closure with Chris Oct: App Launch     Nov: Trish RIP Dec: Lifebook Event Tucker Graduates   WORLD EVENTS Mueller Report #METoo Hurricane Ike Solar Eclipse MISC Fav Movie: The BIG Sick Fav Song: Slow Hands & Feels Fav Show: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Crush: Armie Hammer New Restaurant: Ronero  
  20. 20. So when I am done I have a complete snapshot of the year I just lived.
  21. 21. Working on your first ME Map is an awesome feeling   How cool is that?!   … but the truly amazing thing is I now have 10+ maps where I can glance at the last decade of my life and celebrate how far I’ve come, all I’ve accomplished, and see the openings left by the things I have yet to create.
  22. 22. ME Maps work great to create your year as a couple/family too. Follow same process to develop a WE Map with the ones you love.   But there’s more…   See how powerful of a year you can generate with a B Map focusing on your business, brand, or career.   WE Mapping   B Mapping  
  23. 23. Find ME   JoyMeredith.com Joy@JoyMeredith.com @JoyMeredith
  24. 24. or come attend a ME Workshop…  
  25. 25. Happy Mapping… Wishing you every joy you can create this year! ©  

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