What are the things you most want, the experiences you most want to have and the people you most want to do them with?  Several years ago, I took a trip to Sitka, Alaska. Salmon were everywhere, though I never saw the delightful red salmon couple pictured above. We ate fresh wild Alaskan Salmon with friends while sitting on the Alaskan Coast. We watched the salmon spawn.  We ate salmon in more ways than I could ever imagine and I loved every bite.   Yes, that’s an item on my bucket list. When I pay attention to what I want and make those things happen, I feel more vibrant, energized and alive.  This is what I want for you. What’s on your bucket list and what makes you feel alive?

What’s on Your Bucket List?

Who are you and what do you want? Maybe you know exactly what you want.  If so what is keeping you from having that in your life right now?  Do you believe that you are worthy or do you believe that what you most want is not attainable that it could never happen?  Maybe you have been so busy taking care of other people or doing what you feel is expected of you that you have not taken the time to get clear on what you most want.

I love what I do as a life coach, empowering people to get clear on what they most want  – the inner journey and empowering them and holding them accountable for creating what they most want in their lives and the world – the outer journey, the outcomes. Your inner critic may be your worst enemy telling you why this is a silly idea to even create a bucket list.  Time to create the bucket list before your inner critic and your fear win.

Create Your Bucket List

Take a piece of paper and a pen.

Enough paper for a list of 101, I want….

  1. I want….
  2. I want……
  3. I want…..  

Keep going to 101

  1. I want….

There is no right or wrong for this.  You could in this moment want Mexican food for lunch and to be the first human on Mars.  There is nothing too small or too large to include on your list.  I encourage you to complete this list as quickly as possible.  You can always come back later and edit it.  Your inner critic will want to censor your list giving you all sort of reasons why you can’t have what you want.  Tell that inner critic thank you but keep writing.

Let me offer you a few prompts to get started.

What do you want for lunch?

What kind of music do you want to listen to?

What kind of car do you want to drive?

What do you want in your relationships?

Do you want more friends?

Do you want a better relationship with your spouse?

Do you want to get divorced or do you want to get married?

What about your career?

Do you want to own business?

Do you want a promotion?

How much do you want to earn?

Remember I want to earn million dollars next week or I want to earn enough to make my house payment and pay my bills.

What do you want for your health?

Do you want to run the Mini Marathon or climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Do you just want to feel more energy?

What do you want to do for fun?

How do you want to make a difference in the world?

What’s that wild and crazy dream that you most want but that seems to out of reach to even put on your list.  Add that to your list.

Keep writing until you get to 101 (or more).

Look at your list often

Now keep that list look at it regularly. Keep it as is or revise it.  We all know that those who write down their goals and look at their list regularly are more likely to make their dreams come true.

Have fun with what’s on your bucket list.  A year from now let me know how many of those items on your list have you made come true. As your coach, I want to empower you to trust your inner wisdom and to create the outcomes you most desire so that you make your dreams come true. What’s on your bucket list?


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