How to let your imagination run wild

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Ready or not 2019 is coming to a close!

At times, 2019 seemed downright chaotic. At times, it seemed like I would carry the weight of the world on my shoulders to bed at night. At times, I just wanted to run away from it all!

Can you relate?

Truth be told, I need a break and the holidays are the perfect time to do so. It’s the one time of the year where everyone – worldwide! – actually slows down and takes a breath. Business goes on holiday and we get to spend time with family and loved ones.

How will you spend your holiday?

For me, I plan to slow down, reflect, and look at the bigger picture of my life… take stock of my life as a whole and decide what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next.

How did my year go?
What do I want for next year?
Am I still compelled to travel the globe?
Will I really schedule a much-needed vacation in the coming year?

Here are three (3) things that I do as I reflect and dream. I share them with you in hopes that they will help keep you focused and moving forward as well:

  1. Look at what IS working in your life… rather than always seeing what is NOT working. Reflecting on what is NOT working is a comfort zone for most, and it simply doesn’t work.
  2. Stop blaming your life on your past circumstances. The past is the past. What happened to you in the past is certainly relevant to who you are today, yet it’s time to get current with TODAY and focus on the FUTURE. Remember… it’s all made up!
  3. Remember your allies! They are all around you. I am blessed and fortunate to have my partner, family, friends and colleagues that love me. I have to remember to lean into them and ask for help. I can’t do it alone. And neither can you.

Wishing you and yours a holiday season filled with love, blessings, and downtime. I would love to hear from you about what you’ll be reflecting and dreaming about for 2020 and beyond!



  • Anne-Marie Reply

    Happy holidays to you and yours, Rick. Your words always seem to come at the right moment. I was about to start my reflection of 2019 to get ready for 2020 and your three steps will be a tremendous part of how I’ll look at things. And I I’ll title it “It’s All Made Up.” Have to keep remembering how simple yet profound those words are. Looking forward to coffee time. And thank you for being an ally. XO

  • Christine Pouliot Reply

    Merry Christmas, Rick! So love hearing from you and always inspired by your stories. I am reflecting now on how very blessed I am, in my life and in my business. I reflect on where I’ve spent my time, energy and money and where that has given me value and where not so much. I am dreaming in 2020 to continue to see the growth and to have finally blown open the space of my passion – Change leadership! It will happen. Thank you for always being my ally!
    Blessings to you!

  • Yvonne Heath Reply

    Hello Rick, I do hope you have taken the time you need to re-fuel and re-energize. The next decade is going to be extraordinary, and changemakers need to be the best self-care givers. I will be forever grateful for “Play Your Bigger Game” as it served to help me understand my burning desire to do more. And I’ve created the foundation and 2020 will be THE year!! I aspire to not only enjoy Coffee Time with Rick, but to meet you in person.
    Namaste. With Gratitude, Yvonne 🙂

  • Frank Wretzel Reply

    You never cease to amaze! I have spent most of my adult life looking back with a “coulda, shoulda, woulda” mentality and never really looking forward to the future (not that I have that much “future” left). You are the most inspiring person I have ever met and your message resonates within me. – Thank you

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