Nice to meet you, Future Self!

This week, give yourself a most powerful gift!

Introduce your CURRENT SELF (who you are right now) to your FUTURE SELF (the person you want to become a year from now).

All you need is your mind and your phone!


Take time out this week to dream. WHO IS THIS PERSON?

Let your mind wonder and explore what is possible for you when anything is possible.

Who do you REALLY want to be one year from now?

Think about all the different areas of your life:
your relationship, your family, your friendships and community, your health, your business, your career and professional success, your hobbies and interests, your physical space and environment, a competency and skill you want to develop and strengthen, a change you want to make within yourself or any part of your life.

What does that look like?

What does that feel like?

What do you hear?

Take the time to dream, and to dream big.
Recruit and use all your senses to help you see in your mind a very real image.

The only rule for dreaming is that anything is possible.


Once you have this clear inspiring mental picture – see yourself.

See the person you are who has this, the person who has achieved this and accomplished this goal.

Whatever your goal may be.

See yourself as the person who has done it! See the person as if it is happening right now, in real-time.

Who are you? How do you think? How do you speak? How do you respond to what comes your way? What is your day like? What is a page in your schedule or calendar like? Who do you spend time with? What are your values? What really matters most to you and how do you live? What is your inner dialogue? How to you inspire and motivate yourself? What is this powerful new identity?

The aim is to get as clear as possible about who your future self is.


Once you can see your future self and feel this being, pick up your smart phone and record yourself.

You are your future-self, giving your current-self the most priceless invaluable advice and insights.

Record a message or video to yourself that you can play over and over again throughout the upcoming year to serve as a powerful reminder about who you are becoming and what your unique, magnificent transformation is all about. Play it as often as you like.


Your recording might sound something like this:

Hi Andi!
I’m so honored to meet you!
It’s me. Well actually – It’s you!
Andi in 2020.
I am your future self.
I am you – exactly a year from now.
I wanted to speak with you and let you know that you are going to LOVE getting to this point in your life, I can’t begin to describe how unbelievable it feels!

I am so happy and grateful to be here right now- boy has it been a long, exciting, brilliant and challenging road but it was so worth it.

Look where I am?

As you can see, I am traveling to such exotic and awesome destinations spreading Personal Development throughout the world. My business is booming and I am literally transforming lives – there is no greater feeling in the world. I feel so lucky.
My work includes XXXXXXX, I have XX clients and deliver XX workshops and keynotes per month.
I have also studied XXXX and add XXXX to my expertise.
Financially, life has taken a real boost B’H. This is where I am now and what I did to get to this point XXXXXX. I made some significant changes that have paid off tremendously. I want to share this with you.
Oh, let’s not forget sport and fitness. I am still doing my daily workouts and for my 40th, I ran overseas – something I have wanted to do for a long time! I’m really proud of myself. This is what I chose to do and this is exactly what I did and how it all worked out!
And the kids, wow let me tell you what has changed in our relationships and how I feel so utterly blessed XXXXXX. This is who I am as a mom today and what I’ve upgraded.
And Arron, my soul mate and best friend, our marriage and the quality of our connection is XXXXXX. This is what I decided to do differently. This is what our relationship is like now and why I am so grateful.
You know me so well Andi. It’s really important to me to be actively involved in our community and charitable organizations. This is where I currently give of my time. I spend time here weekly/monthly doing XXXX – it is so rewarding and leaves me truly uplifted. These are the causes I care deeply about and devote as much as I can to make a contribution XXXXX
Friendship means the world to me. I set aside XXXX time to deeply engage with my friends. Here are some of the fun and meaningful things we do together lately. I am so thankful for the special people in my life and this is how I show my appreciation for them.
My extended family is my treasure. This is what I make sure happens daily/weekly/monthly so that our closeness remains as tight and solid as ever. This is how I prioritize them and the effort I make despite the miles to connect often and genuinely with them.
Andi, I am YOU, one year from NOW.
This is my NEW upgraded MINDSET. This is how I handle setbacks and failure and difficulties. This is what gives me strength and optimism and hope. This is how I leverage my faith. I want to tell you How I now see the world and what I believe is possible XXXXXXXXX
Listen to me. Look at me. Feel what I am describing to you. And Hear my voice each week or as often as you like. I am here to remind you of your dreams. I am here to remind you of what’s important to you and what you want to be investing in. I am here to inspire you and motivate you and encourage you and remind you of what is truly possible for your life and your future.
With every choice you make, you create me.
You become me.
You are me.
Listen wholeheartedly. I am here to guide you.
You have the power starting right now, trust me, with every decision you make to become me – the person YOU have dreamed up, the person YOU have dreamed of.
I am you.
And I can’t wait to meet you next year!


Fill in the XXXXX with as much detail as possible.
Keep dreaming.


Let me know how I can support you.

Do something today that your FUTURE SELF with thank you for!


Andi x


Food for Thought as a New Year begins…

There is a tradition on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to eat symbolic foods (‘Simanim’) meant to help ensure that we merit to have a good new year.

I’ve added my own Personal Development flavor.

You’re welcome to print it out and enjoy it at your festive meals with family & friends.


There is no better way to wish “sweetness” to those we love than to add a dip of honey! Our greetings and wishes this time of year always include a Shana Tova U’Metukah — a good and sweet new year!

On a practical note, how can we wish this for ourselves too?

A dash of Personal Development – Ask yourself:
What one thing could I add to my life this coming year that brings me joy, makes me smile, and gives me pleasure – this particular thing certainly adds sweetness to my life. This thing will make my days brighter.



The rimon, or pomegranate, is special for many reasons. It is one of the Seven Species of Israel and has traditionally been used as a “new fruit” for the Shehechiyanu blessing. And just as the fruits are full of seeds, we hope we’ll be similarly full of plenty merits in the coming year.

A dash of Personal Development – Ask yourself:
What would you love to achieve this year? What seeds are you willing to plant and work on, nourish and grow so that you can reap the benefits a year from now? What seeds in your life are you willing to commit to looking after with consistency, discipline and focused dedication?
(Think about the different areas of your life: relationships, career, health…) A year from now, you’ll be so glad you planted these seeds today. Trust me.



Gezer, the Hebrew word for carrot, sounds very much like g’zar, the Hebrew word for decree. We hope that the new year will wash away all the negatives in our life.

A dash of Personal Development – Ask yourself:
What “negatives” in my life are keeping me stuck, holding me back or sabotaging me? What is really preventing me from creating a life I love? What needs to change? What negative thoughts or beliefs no longer serve me, or grow me or advance me? What negative influences should I try wash away? Be honest with yourself. It’s a tough exercise with huge benefits.


Beets or Spinach:

The Hebrew word for beets, selek, is similar to the word for “remove.” They’re eaten to express the hope that our enemies will depart.

A dash of Personal Development – Ask yourself:
Who or what is your enemy? What do you want to stop doing this year? What do you want to let go of, get rid of and take out of your life so that your new year is better? If we can acknowledge what these are, we can slowly create a plan and strategy for removing them one by one. We don’t need to achieve this alone. We can ask for help and get support. The work begins with a decision to truly want to remove these things.


Black-Eyed Peas, Green Beans or Fenugreek:

Rubia, which may refer to several different types of small beans, or even fenugreek, is reminiscent of the word yirbu, “to increase.” These foods symbolize the hope for a fruitful year filled with merit.

A dash of Personal Development – Ask yourself:
What incredible strengths and resources do I have? What talents, abilities and gifts am I blessed with that I’d love to share more of with the world? How can I be more of a contribution this year? Where do I want to make more of a difference, increase my impact, or add more value to the lives of those around me? Make a list. The more specific, the more clarity will give you the push you need to get started. Just one step in the right direction can take you on the most magnificent and life-enhancing journey. Share and Give more of your best self.


Heads: Fish, Sheep, Cabbage or Garlic:

Including some sort of head on the menu is representative of our hope that we are likened to a head, and not a tail. In other words, we should move forward and make progress in the coming year, rather than follow or linger in the rear.

A dash of Personal Development – Ask yourself:
Where in my life can I show up more? Where can I find the courage to lead wholeheartedly? Where in my life am I playing small? What opportunities are in front of me that I can step into? Where am I blindly following people around me? How can I live with greater integrity? How can I live a more honest, authentic life that is true to my core values?



The Hebrew word for gourd is related to the Hebrew homonyms pronounced k’ra. One word means “to rip,” the other “to announce.” We ask that the Lord rip up any evil decree against us and that our merits be announced before Him.

A dash of Personal Development:
What mistakes of the past am I willing to put aside? Am I ready to use my past as my new starting point and not see it as a prediction of how far I can really go? What lessons can I announce, grab and take with me so that I grow from my failures and use them as stepping stones to reach new heights and cover new ground? Acknowledging something is the first necessary step to transformation. What am I ready to announce?



The Hebrew word for dates, t’marim, evokes the word tam, “to end”. On a more positive note, dates, like pomegranates, are one of the Seven Species of Israel.

A dash of Personal Development – Ask yourself:
How can I build monuments with the challenges that have been thrown my way this past year? When one year ends, it also marks the beginning of a new chapter. However, we can’t start the next chapter of our lives unless we are willing to turn the page and begin the new one. Am I ready to forgive? Am I ready to move forward? Am I giving myself permission? What limiting beliefs do I want to cut out of my internal dialogue with myself so that I can turn the page with greater confidence, optimism and faith? Am I ready? Who or what can help me be more ready?


The date fruit is also a symbol of tranquility.

Life is messy and chaotic and hard.
We all face battles every day and difficult turmoil that causes upheaval. The date reminds us that we have a space deep within where G-d resides and our aim is find that inner strength, try our best, live meaningful, purposeful and good lives, seek peace, strive for truth and may the new year bring abundant blessings that enable us to access that haven within amidst any storm.

As you bite into and mindfully chew your date, ask yourself:
What would a calmer life look like for me?
Who am I when I am more present?
When I am at peace, what is it about me that shines?
What is the impact on myself and others when I live this way?

May the year ahead bring countless blessings your way and may the fulfillment you experience as you eat these foods nourish you and give you the vitality to make the best choices to create a Shana Tova – in every essence.

Shana Tova Umetuka,
With love,