Can you believe it’s almost September?

Is it just me – or has this year flown by for you as well?

I wanted to pop in here really quickly to give you the heads up that we’re planning something super special for you. 

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll remember that every September, I host some kind of September Reset/recharge. It’s the perfect time to get back on track after the holidays, travel, and what might have been a season of relaxed intentions and possibly over-indulgence.

As I like to say, September is the new January… why wait to get aligned with your “best yes?” 

You might also be thinking about starting a Sober September month – awesome!!

I’m sure you can probably guess – but we do Sober September a little differently over here at Redefining Sobriety… You get to decide what this month means to YOU, on your own terms!!

If any of this sounds interesting to you, make sure to check your inbox early next week as I’ll be sending out the info and sign up for our FREE September Reset challenge. 

In the meantime – let’s talk about reverse engineering this last weekend of August.

Reverse engineering is a tool I use to support my clients to get clear on what they want the outcome of their weekend or even a certain night to be, and then working backward, aligning the actions that will help them follow through.

It is so powerful to get clear on the vision of how you want your evening, or weekend, to unfold.

For example, I was just encouraging a client of mine who was a little apprehensive of how this Labour Day weekend would unfold, to picture the “best-case scenario” daily and also over the weekend. I asked her to create a clear mental movie of herself during the day, socializing during their weekend waterfront getaway, then another of herself getting into bed each night and then another of how she wanted to feel sitting down to send an email to me, checking in about how the weekend went.

Based on this mental movie (which is more than just a “picture” – it actually gets inside the feeling), she can align her actions and choices with the outcome that she desires.

Another example is that I’m going to be officiating a wedding this weekend. About 10 days ago, I started having anxiety dreams about how it was all going to go. This is my first time officiating a wedding, it’s obviously a HUGE responsibility, and I’m going to be doing it in both English and Spanish.

What helped for me what to start visualizing exactly how things would go… not only the actual ceremony but the day of the wedding, the preparation, the reception, the conversations after the ceremony, the party, the Sunday morning brunch etc.

I’ve also done a bit of research and I know that in the house where the wedding party will be getting ready is stocked with coke, diet coke, sparkling water, champagne, beer, and tequila.

If I want to enjoy pre-wedding beverages while we’re getting ready, I need to bring my own. I’m planning on picking up some fancy flavors of kombucha and fresh coconut water, for both effervescence and hydration, which will help with my energy and focus leading up to the ceremony.

(If you want to know more about how to apply the Redefining Sobriety tools to a potentially booze-filled event like a wedding, make sure to follow me on Instagram where I will be going live during the day and night and sharing tips!)

I’m so excited to “see” you this weekend on Instagram and to send you more info on the reset next week!

In the meantime, I’d love to hear how you will be using reverse engineering this weekend!