Wow. I’m a bit of a procrastinator.
I just checked all the “drafts” I have in my blogging folder, and some are from over two years ago!
Shame on me. And I call myself a writer. LOL
But that’s not why I’m writing this to you today. And, yes, it’s today, April 5, 2016.
Today, I’m going on a rant. I’m also going to talk to you about how you can follow my example to attain self-actualization, as well as all of the things I’ve accomplished since using Future Me.
However, this is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill blog post. So please read it until the end! (Or you might miss something!)
Some Thoughts about my Future
Because I like to write, I think I’m going to bring back True Tales Tuesdays blog posts, like the kind I used to write on my very first blog, Lorraine Reguly’s Life (which no longer exists, as I’ve turned that blog into Wording Well and have since opened a business which offers 4 different freelancing services).
But I like writing, diary-style, and feel the need to document some more of my life history.
After all, one day (ask me when!), I’m going to publish a series of books about my life and all that I’ve been through… from being raped when I was a virgin, to quitting school, to becoming a single mom of a half-Spanish boy, to doing drugs, to prostituting myself, to getting two university degrees, to teaching high school, to returning to prostitution and then getting involved with crack, to turning my life around after nearly dying, to opening a freelancing business, to going on the trip of a lifetime, to… well, let’s see, that’s where I’m at right now, so I am not sure how or when the series will end!
My question to you: Would you like to see these types of posts here?
Let me know in the comments!
How I Used Future Me to Boost My Productivity
Anyway, today I wanted to share something with you that I found helpful to me a couple of years ago, and also which is helpful to me today, in keeping my goals and productivity on track.
It involves writing a letter to yourself… to your future self… using a free service called FUTURE ME.
HOW IT WORKS
Basically, you simply write a letter to your future self. You pick the day you want to receive an email from your present self, then write the letter, then send it off.
I was first introduced to this site by Benny Hsu, when I took one of his courses just over two years ago.
At that time, I was still suffering (although mildly) from depression, and I wanted to Get Busy Living instead of dying (the name of the course, which is now unavailable).
Benny actually gave it to me because I wanted it. And, at the time, I had no money. And no credit card.
I am forever indebted to the mastermind who created that 30-day email course.
It changed my life.
I became motivated.
I had drive.
I wanted to reach my goals, and made plans to do so.
Then I reached them.
I used FUTURE ME to help.
I started writing letters to myself, knowing that I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t do what I said I was going to do.
Almost three years ago, I wrote the following letter, which I was to receive on my mom’s 68th birthday. I got it, too!
Here is the letter I sent myself: