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Step 3: Your ideal day exercise

One exercise that helps bring clarity to your desires is the Ideal Day exercise. Think about one day in your life, where you have no obligations, responsibilities or fears, and money is no concern. What would your ideal day look like?

Turn to a new page in your journal and map out your ideal day by thinking about the following questions:

  • When do you wake up?
  • Where do you live?
  • What does your home look like?
  • What are you wearing/what do you look like?
  • What do you do in the morning?
  • What do you do during the day?
  • How is money coming into your bank account?
  • How much is coming in, every day?
  • What do you do in the afternoon?
  • Who or what is in your life? (i.e., a specific person or people, a group, material items like cars, etc.)
  • What does your business look like? How does it run? What tasks do you take on? Which tasks do you outsource?
  • What do you do in the evenings?


When you’re done, go back and re-read your Ideal Day and take note of any negative thoughts that come up. You may think something like:

  • When do you wake up?
  • “That’s too risky. I’ll probably fail.”
  • “I could never do that. I’m not that kind of person.”
  • “It’s greedy to want that much.”
  • “I don’t even know how to get started to make something like that happen.”
  • “Who am I to even want that?”
  • “I can’t imagine having that much support. It feels like too much.”
  • “Other people will definitely hate me if I have X, Y, Z.”


Write down each negative thought associated with your ideal day. (We’ll refer back to these negative thoughts in a minute!) If you also did the daydream exercise, do you notice any correlations between the limiting beliefs that came up in each exercise? Are they similar or different? If they are similar, that is likely a sign of where to focus first when we get to shifting these beliefs.