Have you ever noticed that as you go through the week, the same topic or theme seems to come at you from one place or another? This week was definitely one of those weeks for me.

Nearly all of my clients this week seem to be dealing with some big ol’ beliefs and mindsets from their past.  And their allowing those beliefs to dominate who they are and the actions they can take both in their life and in their businesses.

next chapterSo of course, everywhere I turned there was something about letting go or choosing to re-write the story.  I shared image a while back on my Success for Solopreneurs FB page and it seems to have touched quite a few people in one way or another.

First and foremost, I’m here to give you permission to let go of your past and change your story.

What you did yesterday, last month, last year or even 20 years ago does not indicate who you are today or what you can do today.  It tells us who you were.

And you know what…you can choose to change things up.

If you no longer want to be broke, change your story.  If you don’t want to be a teacher in a classroom setting, then change your story (and your setting).  You can write your story to play out any way you desire.

You can be the successful women who works less than 20 hours a week with the wonderful and supportive husband.  It’s your life and it can be anything you want it to be.

Basically, you just need to decide to change.

And once you’ve done that, you need to visualize (or write down) what you want your life to be like.  You can find some steps on  using visualization here (this one got me called by Joan Lunden’s producers last year) and some steps on using intentions and affirmations here.

There’s no sense in re-reading the same old chapter over and over.  

Decide today that you’re going to make a change and make some time this week to start creating that new chapter in your book of life.

“Sometimes you need to step outside, clear your head and remind yourself of who you are. And where you wanna be. And sometimes you have to venture outside your world in order to find yourself. As for me, I’m happy right where I am. I only wanna be with you. xoxo … Gossip Girl”

If Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf* can move on from their past mistakes and life choices to create a new life (and find new love), then so can you!

* yeah, yeah, I know, fictional characters…but still

ACTION PLAN: What’s the first step you’re going to take to get started on the next chapter of your amazing life?