Making Your Dreams Come True in 2021 with Kristina Karlsson 💭
Entering 2021, we are full of motivation, and everyone has put forward a series of New Year’s resolutions, promising to improve certain aspects of our lives. This includes eating healthy, going to bed early, increasing productivity, starting a business, and the list goes on.
As we expect to a better life in 2021, 9-Neko Editorial encourage to practice gratitude and forgiveness within your circle. We are also launched an appeal to leave the past behind and commit ourselves to realizing our dream life in 2021.
What is Your New Year’s Resolution?
The New year’s resolutions that will fail are mostly broad ideas and have no definite plan. As we all know, planning is always the key to success. As the quote of the famous scientist Benjamin Franklin quoted, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Since most of us pledge to live a better life this year, we need to plan. Every plan and dream is accompanied by questions, doubts, and fears to proceed. But how do we start with our goal this year? To answer this question, we may need to sit down and list down the answers to a bucket of questions. We would like to start it off by asking: what would you do in 2021 if you knew you couldn’t fail?
This is one of the questions that struck us when we attended the How to Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet, a free workshop by Kristina Karlsson of kikki.K.
Meet Kristina Karlsson
Kristina Karlsson is a highly sought-after international speaker, a passionate learner, a self-improvement, a proud mother of two children, and is the Founder and Creative Director of the global Swedish design and stationery business, Kikki.K. The Kikki.K has stores across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong and sell online to stationery and design enthusiast in more than 140 countries worldwide. Kristina Karlsson’s dream is to inspire and empower over 101 million people to write their own dreams on paper and be committed to realise their dreams.
“My purpose in life is to inspire and empower people just like you to turn hopes and wishes into considered dreams and achievable actions.
I want you to be able to look back on your life one day and know that you had the courage and self-belief to turn your hopes into actions. And I want to support you to overcome the normal self-doubts we all have so you can transform your wishes into powerful heartfelt dreams and then into an achievable roadmap with every-day actions that lead you to living the best life you possibly could.
Your dream life.”
Quote from Kristina Karlsson - Kikki.K founder
Crafting Your Action Plan
During the online workshop, Kristina asked us a series of questions that helped us revisit our long-time dreams and envisioned the goals we would achieve this year. This series of questions will help you analyse the areas of ourselves that need to focus and adjust. It makes us realize that we are frequently hindered by our self-imposed limitations and doubts. Kristina shared two more questions from the workshop below:
1. What would you do if you have all the support you need?
2. If you know this is your last year? What will you do differently?
Photo Credit: The gift of Organization, Kikki.K's Instagram
Photo Credit: All the inspirations from Kristina Karlsson, Kikki.K - designed by 9-Neko Editorial
In addition, part of the workshop is to choose one dream for 2021. The goal is to be clarify your intentions and to develop an action plan. So, let say you want to start a business this year.What are the activities do you need to do to start your own business?
Perhaps review your skills and then know what types of services you can offer to others. Next, come up with a business name and register it. Or enrol in online skills enhancement courses, conduct in-depth market research, start your business plan, and more. You have listed down all possible actions that may realise your dream business this year.
You can also do that with other goals you have for 2021. On the other hand, a vision board, journaling, and reminders on your phone are also encouraged. This will allow you to view your dreams and prompt you to take action daily.This is to make sure that your passions, values, and goals are all aligned.The workshop also emphasized the importance of visualising the amazing experience you want to have. For example, meeting key people or things you want to surround yourself with.
How Much Time would you live for?
Kristina also mentioned the importance of time. If someone tells you how many years, weeks, hours you had left to live, will this change your lifestyle? We were also blown by this question and the formula she shared with us. Let's say you have 100 years minus your current age of (say, 35). That is equal to 65 years to live. Multiply by 12, you have 780 months left to live.
By making a plan, it may be in the driver’s seat of your own life. “When you plan your year and your time, you are taking control of your dream life – not living a life by default, but taking charge of your own time and progress." - Quote Kristina Karlsson
Depending on how you look at it, it makes us realise that life is indeed so short. The workshop was a great experience to kick-start our 2021. 9-Neko Editorial would recommend you join the digital course: Your dream life starts here, as it will be a fruitful experience for you. Although, this program are currently closed, but you can click to join waitlist until the next course dates to be announced. This course will give you exactly what you need to harness the life changing power of dreaming, to grow and transform your life in small and simple steps. Or meantimes, you can join the free podcasts from her facebook group to get some inspirational guidances from Kikki.K Founder, Kristina Karlsson.