Prepare 2016

Happy Holi-week…PREPARE

Are you properly expectant, organized, and equipped for the holidays? In other words, are you…PREPARED?

Let’s face it, it’s not much of a holiday is it? More like a holiweek or holimonth!

PREPARE is a word associated with willPower because we fare better when it’s part of the equation. No matter what the overriding goal, obstacle, or intent is, we greatly reduce the “oops factor” when we PREPARE. A failure to plan is, indeed, a plan to fail.

So, the question isn’t, “Do you want to PREPARE?” It’s actually, “Do you want to fail?” The choice, as always, is yours…

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s helpful here to take a moment to reflect. What has been working well this holiday season and what has been a pain point? How about holidays past?

Let’s PREPARE for the remaining balance of the year with a plan and, please note:

This is not meant to be a plan of punishment.

When we PREPARE in a willPower-ful way, we don’t shake our heads at ourselves or point a finger of blame; we aren’t “bad” or in need of punishment. Instead, we nod to our VISION and draw it closer. In doing so, we soothe our current self.

Once PREPARED, we can experience the present with more self-awareness. When you are eating, exercising, acting according to plan, how does it feel? Less anxiety and stress? Can you experience it more deeply? (More on that next week…)

To your ego, the present moment hardly exists.” ~Eckhart Tolle

This week, your assignment is to PREPARE for what you wish to experience…both the day of and the day after. The week of and the week after. Happy Holiweek…PREPARE to feel good.

Want to explore the Word of the Week further? Click here for Before the body, mind the “mind”…PREPARE

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit