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Changemakers are Problem Solvers.

Problem Solvers are Growth Producers.

Growth Producers focus on desired outcomes.

Who are you? You are a change maker. You are a problem solver. You are a growth producer.

You are better.


What’s my plan?

For some, there is no greater three word combination. What’s the plan? What’s your plan? What’s my plan? What’s our plan?

Let’s make a plan. What’s our plan for the day? Do we have a plan?

I begrudgingly came to be a bit of a planner.  Intentionally using the executive skill of ‘planning’, along with my imagination (combined with working memory), got me back to living from a balanced, regulated emotional state. Wellbeing.

The calibrated set point. The return-to.

My personal life is quite dreamy and ‘out there’. My day-to-day work life is more structured and teamed with highly capable people who are practical and consistent in expectations of ‘done’.


Dreaming is one thing. Planning can be a bit complicated as it can include conditions. In the world of self-care, we can use our tools (inner resources) to support the uncondition. The uncondition is sensual, the uncondition is a felt experience of the ‘why’ behind any sort of linear application to life – a plan.

Planning. What is the desired outcome of the plan, what are you planning for? What is the end game? What is the done goal?


And then what?

If you are planning a vacation, what is the desired outcome? To relax? To connect? To be surprised? To exceed expectations? The uncondition. The felt experience of the ‘done’ goal. What does refreshed look like? What does refreshed sound like? What does refreshed feel like? Use the picture in your mind to imagine the experience of accessing this desired state of feeling refreshed. Get it good. Your working memory will allow you to tease through episodes of possible cause and effect. This supports the planning process. If you have others that make demands of your time, how can you plan ahead to create win-win possibilities that allow for your desired outcome? 

Planning can come from a conditioned need to control outcomes. This suggests that the conditions are responsible for a sense of satisfaction. Or, you can use planning to create the uncondition of the feeling state of satisfaction which lives in the open space of wellbeing.

Being connected and aligned with the ‘done’ goal of the desired uncondition is a great place to begin. Move backwards from there to the todo list. What are at least three things that I can do to support this desired outcome. Moving back from there is the organization of materials. What are the things I need to support the ‘todos’. 

Once we have the plan we can begin to execute it (executive function). We can gather the materials. Create space to begin the todo list. All activated while envisioning the done goal. The uncondition. 

I can plan and dream from the feeling state of my desired outcome.

This is an interesting concept. The self-care strategy: ‘to plan’. As I whittle away at my desired outcomes, I recognize I am tapped in exactly where I am at: the present moment – coffee, candles, calm. 

Esther Hicks interprets a concept that feeds this idea of the physical and the nonphysical. The uncondition is the enjoyment and excitement for life. The uncondition of the journey. If the desired outcome is only the finish, we miss the journey. She tells a story about a river trip. If the end game was the finish. Why go on the trip? Why not just drive to the destination.