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Future Me Framework

The New Superpower of the 21st Century

 

“I created a vision of David in my mind and simply carved away everything that was not David”        

Michelangelo

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 Future Me Mastery

The New Superpower of the 21st Century

"I created a vision of David in my mind and simply carved away everything that was not David”  Michelangelo

One Minute A Day Creates A Bigger Future Than Your Past

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Future Me Framework

Igniting Your 5  Lightbulbs

Our newly created future identity empowers us because we became awakened to the fact that we could shift our future using The 5 Lightbulbs Framework

The Five Lightbulbs tells a story. It's the story of how a person lives from their future self. When you see this transformational process as a story and give anyone these five "aha moments," they'll see why befriending their Future Me is the most powerful ways to create the future that they really want, not the one that others have given them. This empowers them to take ownership of their own thoughts, suggestions and ideas. 

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Lightbulb 1 – Your Current View Of Your Future

Lightbulb 1 represents language around your status quo. For many it is the language of past experience. You need to meet yourself right where you are. We call this place our status quo, or most cases our unacceptable status quo. In most cases, the voice we carry is one of doubt, fear and a lack of confidence in what our future looks like. 

Lightbulb 2 – Things You Have Tried

So what choices are available to us to change? It'd be a mistake to cover our eyes and pretend that there are many other bridges that don't exist, but the reality is that there is an unlimited choice these days. In fact our data suggests that the challenge today is that we are overwhelmed by the amount of choices that we are faced with each day. Lightbulb 2 represents language around the other bridges that you have tried to cross over, but in many cases have failed. 

Lightbulb 3 – Determine Your One Thing To Focus On!

Lightbulb 3 is a powerful one. It's the first Lightbulb that focuses on your future.  Lightbulb 3 represents a new way to see yourself, which is from the perspective of your future self. Lightbulb 3 is really a very special place because science has proven that all people see their future self no differently than a perfect stranger. In fact, it is rare for most people to even have a conversation with anyone about their future. So any time you can enter into activating your imagination around your future will immediately increate your self awareness which begins to bring a whole new perspective to your present and your past. 

Lightbulb 4 – Record You Future Me Videos

Lightbulb 4 is the most straightforward. This is when you step into your Future Me Now by first taking your free Future Me Assessment which gives you foundation by which you can determine how your current mindset effects how you are about to step into your future. Once you are clear about your current Future Me perspective, you then activate your future self by recording your very first video which you send to your future so that you can begin to develop a relationship with your future. 

Lightbulb 5 – Receive Your Mind Bombs As You Review Your Videos

Now it's time to really connect with your future self by reviewing the video which you sent earlier to your future. Why is this important? Because it gives you the most important Lightbulb of them all which is the is Lightbulb of Wisdom. Neuroscience calls this the process of metacognition, but it's simply our ability to " think about our thinking ". When you take a minute to review what you presented to yourself in the video, you are able to discern how you made a commitment to yourself and then how you actually responded. In a very loving way, this creates your own form of accountability to yourself and also allows you to recognize the progress which you have achieved in such a short period of time. This builds up your personal identity and strengthens your mental wellbeing, all within a minute of time. This is why we call this process The Miracle Minute. 

The Future Me Question

We all have goals we want to achieve and challenges we want to overcome. We want to get things done, make more money, lose weight, exercise regularly and more.

To move closer toward where we want to be, we need answers. But not just any answers—answers that will give us the quickest, easiest and cheapest way possible.

We search for the best way to save money, the easiest way to lose weight, the cheapest way to travel. But in doing so, we fail to realize it’s not the answer that matter; it’s the initial question.

Often, we fail to realize we can have the best answer in the world, but if it belongs to the wrong question, at this moment, it doesn’t matter.

The goal, then, isn’t always to search for better answers, it’s to ask better questions. But finding the right question isn’t always easy, is it? After all, you don’t know what you don’t know.

If, like in the above example, you’re blind to the real challenge, it’s hard to see your ailment for what it actually is: a symptom of a more serious, undiagnosed problem.  

Our goals don’t always come with a blueprint. And even when they do, they might not come with the right blueprint. After all, what worked for one person might not work for you. If we are to achieve in life and work, we need to create our own blueprint, one that’s predictable and repeatable.

So, how do you come up with and uncommon question that cane take you to an uncommon answer?

You ask one question: The Future Me Question.

The Future Me Question

"What's my One Thing that I can do such that by doing it everything else becomes easy or unnecessary?" 

The Future Me Question forces you to make the best decision about what to focus on and what actions to take. 

If you’re working on a project with many actions, The Future Me Question forces you to rank what matters in order of importance. With each ask, you see your next outcome. Put simply, you set yourself up to do one action on top of another.

Powered by The Future Me Question, your actions become a natural progression of building one right thing on top of the previous right thing. When this happens, you’re in a position to experience the power of the domino effect.

The Future Me Question collapses all possible questions into one:

1. “What’s my ONE Thing that I can do …”

There are many actions you can take when moving toward a goal or overcoming a challenge. But, as mentioned above, the right way might not be the right way now. To make life easier, “What’s my ONE Thing” forces you to focus on ONE, specific action. Not something you could do or should do. But rather something you can and will do. Now.

2. “… such that by doing it …”

We’ve all confused being busy with getting the right things done.There’s something seductive about checking items off the proverbial to-do list. The rationale? If we mark off the easy to-dos first, then we will have made progress. But if the other items don’t move you toward your end goal, does it matter?

“… such that by doing it …” is the bridge between just doing something and doing something for a specific purpose, something that actually moves you closer to where you want to be.

3. “… everything will be easier or unnecessary?”

“… everything will be easier or unnecessary …” helps remove the trivial many tasks and activities and focus on the essential action, the ONE Thing that matters.

Most people struggle to comprehend how many things don’t need to be done if they would just start by doing the right thing.

The Future Me Question In Practice

The Future Me Question can lead you to answer not only “big picture” questions (Where am I going? What target should I aim for?) but also “small focus” ones as well (What must I do right now to be on the path to getting the big picture? Where’s the bullseye?)

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You can also add a category (e.g. “for my job”) and a time frame—such as “right now” or “this year”—to give your answer the appropriate level of immediacy. Or, if you prefer, “five years” or “someday” to find a big-picture answer that helps you move forward.

You can templatize The Future Me Question as follows:

“What’s my ONE Thing that I can do [goal] [time frame] such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Here are a few category-specific examples:

  • For my job, what’s your ONE Thing that you can do to ensure I hit my goals today such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
  • For my health, what’s your ONE Thing that you can do to achieve my diet goals this week such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
  • For my key relationships, what’s your ONE Thing that you can do to improve my relationship with my spouse/partner this month such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
  • For my business, what’s your ONE Thing that you can do to make us more competitive this quarter such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
  • For my finances, what’s your ONE Thing you can do to increase my net worth this year such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

The Future Me Question isn’t something you ask once; it’s something you need to ask often, a question you turn to for clarity to ensure you’re on the right track. Make it a keystone habit and give it the attention it deserves daily.

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