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Year 2015 In Review: My Wins, Lessons, Pains and Goals

Written By Millen Livis

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius

Last week I shared with you beautiful lessons from 3 feminine leaders. Today I want to share with you my own year-end review.

As part of my daily self-care routine, I take long walks on the beach every morning. These walks became my meditation practice. I like to pay attention to and appreciate simple things: birds having tribe gathering; children playing in the sand; people jogging and walking, and seeing their footprints get washed away by the rhythmic movements of ocean waves….

Suddenly my mind zoomed in onto the washed footprints on the sand and I thought “That is a symbolic image of our lives – we leave a footprint as proof of our existence on the physical plane. Then one day our ‘footprint’ will be erased in an instant and we’ll return back to our Divine Source. Suddenly the brevity of our existence struck my awareness… All the worries and struggles, fears and pains, physical possessions and material achievements that we identify with are NOT ‘our identity’ but simply passing experiences along our journey.

Then what remains? What is lasting?

LOVE and JOY… Love, kind attention and joyful memories you share with others are the legacy that you can leave behind one day.

If you are someone like me, you are ambitious and driven constantly by new exciting ideas and projects, desire to authentically express yourself, create and serve others with your talents and skills. In my case, this passion and drive helped me achieve freedom and independence and I am infinitely grateful for my life. Yet I often multitask to the point of exhaustion and push myself.

I get caught up in the busyness of life, which is a self-created illusion, and overlook the real priorities. And as I was watching the footprints get washed away in an instant, I felt that next year I want to refocus on what REALLY MATTERS and what makes me FEEL GOOD: LOVE, JOY, DEEP CONNECTIONS and INNER PEACE.

And that is one of my main lessons from 2015: Remember what really matters in your life, especially in the midst of your busyness.

I want to share with you a fun exercise I do at the end of the year and invite you to try it too.

Create a list of

  1. Your Wins: all the successful outcomes and efforts, whether tangible or immaterial. This will help you focus on your successes and expand on them. Make it long!
  2. Your Pains: habits, beliefs, people and experiences that you want to leave behind. Create this list, and then burn it (literally or in your mind) as a symbol of releasing this energy from your life.
  3. Your Lessons: feedback, experiences, people, and beliefs that you want to expand and bring with you to the New Year. We tend to repeat the lessons that we haven’t learned. Awareness of these lessons will help you achieve your desired goals faster.
  4. Your Goals: what do you want to FEEL and EXPERIENCE, CREATE, GIVE and RECEIVE? Clarity about your desires will help your subconscious to zoom in on your goals and manifest them.

Pause and take some time for yourself and write your dreams into existence in the coming 2016!

Have a Healthy, Joyful and Prosperous New Year!

You can stop here or… you can continue reading my year-end notes from 2015:


  • Deepened my faith and trust in God
  • Lived in a state of gratitude most of the time
  • Published my first book “A Shift toward Purpose: Secrets to an Amazing Career” that became a bestseller on Amazon (Yey!)
  • Developed a new private coaching program “ Your Journey to Wealth and Freedom” that is going to debut in 2016
  • Developed a new group coaching program “Wealth and Freedom Mastermind” that is going to debut in 2016
  • Formed a support team for publishing my second book “A Shift toward Abundance: Secrets to Financial Freedom” in spring 2016
  • Expanded my marketing knowledge and skills through coaching programs
  • Built great professional connections – personal and virtual
  • Designed and decorated the office addition in our villa in the South of France
  • Finished decorating our home in the South of Florida
  • Sold ‘high maintenance’ assets and liberated my time and energy
  • Supported family members in achieving their goals and objectives
  • Made time for self-care – walking, practicing yoga and meditation
  • Increased my wealth through capital appreciation
  • Traveled to Italy and Croatia
  • Lived what I teach


I want to leave behind

  • worries about health and wellbeing of my loved ones
  • all arguments with family members
  • physical challenges I experienced
  • all the long hours I spent in my office, compromising my health for the sake of my business goals and using ‘but it feels good’ excuse
  • Fears and judgments about my abilities and skills
  • Arrogant and ignorant people I encountered


  • Focus on what REALLY MATTERS
  • Make LOVE, FUN and JOY priorities whenever possible
  • When I come from a place of service, all worries and perfectionism become irrelevant
  • Self-care is not negotiable


  • ENJOY what I do, be mindful in all my communications
  • Radiate Love, Compassion and Kindness
  • Have a super successful launch of my private coaching program “Your Journey to Wealth and Freedom’
  • Have an incredible success launching my group coaching program “Wealth and Freedom Mastermind”
  • Get a #1 bestseller status with my next book “A Shift toward Abundance”
  • Lose 15 pounds
  • Have vacation/Travel every 3 months with my husband
  • Serve my clients with joy and ease
  • Exercise daily


With Love and Gratitude,




Millen Livis

About the Author

Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.

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