I did a Rachel Hollis exercise with some friends recently where you visualise what the best version of yourself would be like.
What do you do for a job? What do you dress like? How are your relationships? What are your priorities? How do you feel? How much sleep do you get? What do you eat …?
And then after imagining all of this – seeing it like a movie in your head – you quickly write it all down on a piece of paper, using “I” statements and as much detail as you can.
I really recommend giving it a go.
It’s a ridiculously helpful way of focusing in on what you actually want your life to be like, and then being big and brave and going for it.
Here are some of the things on my list:
- I am a famous writer
- I am a present, loving mum
- I eat fresh healthy food and regularly work out, and I feel amazing
- I set my own work hours
- I am confident and completely myself
- I influence people to believe in themselves and live their best lives, and to be kind.
- I make the world laugh.
Then we had to each look at our lists, and come up with a goal – just one – that would help us get closer to this bomb version of ourselves.
Get it, girl
My Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG, if you please) is to create a platform of smart, silly, fun, encouraging content.
Like what Leandra Medine has done with Man Repeller.
But more Kate-ish.
Which is difficult. And daunting. And exciting. And entirely achievable.
Kate, Media Mogul
I love podcasts. They bring me untold amounts of joy – like, Making a Murderer.
Kidding. I ain’t about that True Crime life. I live almost exclusively in the comedy section. See below.
Kate’s Top 5 Fave Podcasts:
So when I was thinking about what I wanted to be a part of my platform, podcasts were FOR SURE on the list.
So I made one. Like a gangster.
I enlisted my husband Taka as Producer and Co-Host, and on Thursday night we sat at the kitchen table and chatted into a surprisingly phallic microphone about everything from our car being totalled by an ambulance, to the Netflix show Taka’s mum is currently obsessed with.
It was really fun, and we hope it makes you smile.
If you want to have a listen, we are now officially iTunes approved so you can find us there by searching Kate Takes Thirty (I’ve renamed it The Kate and Taka Show, but it’s just taking a little while to sync!), or listen online at https://thekateandtakashow.simplecast.fm/.
If you listen, please screenshot it and post it to your stories and tag or DM me at @katetakesthirty on Instagram! I. WILL. DIE.
You can also follow Taka at @takakauri.
Thanks so much for your support, guys. We will frankly be bloody beside ourselves if more people than just my mum listen (both because she’s supportive, and also because I talk about her confusion with “that’s what she said” … it’s a little rude …).
You are the best of all humans.
Lots of love,