One Little Tip to Get What You Want

WOW!! Two and a half years ago while I was working full time, sleeping 3-6 hours a night, dog tired, and spending all my free time launching Love CEO Institute I was challenged to write down five goals I wanted to achieve in the next 12 months.

Have you ever been asked to write down your goals and you don’t even know where to start because you’re utterly exhausted and feeling hopeless? You don’t want to set the goals too big, because that means a lot of work and you don’t want to set them too small, because that just means you’re being a wuss. That’s exactly where I was.

I worked a day job while pursing an acting career and producing independent films. I was at the day job 7:30am to 4:30pm, and by 5:30pm I was at home in front of my computer, with my dinner, working on the launch of Love CEO Institute. Sometimes I’d work until 2/3am.

If you’ve ever experience being somewhere you have no business being, like a job or a relationship, then you know it’ll rob your soul.

I call it suicide on the installment plan.

I had this good job, worked with good people and earned a good pay. I had to put my big girl panties on and realized all this good stuff was blocking me from getting to great stuff. . . and that my friend will make you miserable.

I was annoyed all the time. Even at Ben. It was our first year of marriage when you’re already going to have minor annoyances, because you’re just getting acquainted with your new role and responsibilities. The first two years of marriage were a bit challenging for me and on top of it I was working myself to the bone.

When asked to write my goals it was hard because I wasn’t able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I did it anyway.

And this is what I wrote:

  • 6-week European Vacation
  • A workout regimen 3-5 days per week
  • Beautiful Clean House to entertain
  • Date Night Weekly with the hubby
  • 7-8 hours of sleep every night

I wrote all of this when none of it was in sight. I was operating on 3 to 5 hours of sleep a night, my house was in disarray. I couldn’t even imagine a weekend getaway yet alone 6 weeks away. Hubby and I were getting about 2-3 date nights a month.

I wrote these goals on a whim and kept it moving. I only looked at it about 2-3 times that year. I thank God I had the tools to navigate that year. The years of counseling and us creating systems like date night, Sunday Check-ins, learning each others love language and a finance meeting got a sista through. We put in the work and had a plan.

You plan for everything else in life. Why not plan for life itself. Shoot most people spend more time planning their wedding than they do planning a thriving marriage. Planning is a great tool when it comes to love and relationships.

It’s time to write your plan

My plan was written and this is what happened.

6 Week European Vacation

  • 1 year later I took a month vacation to Europe

A workout Regimen 3-5 days a week

  • I am now working out 3-5 days a week

Beautiful Clean House to entertain

  • Clean for the last 6 months…entertaining is coming next

Date Night Weekly with the hubby

  • Yes!!  It’s a marriage saver. And we now have a standing monthly reservation at our favorite restaurant.

7-8 hours of sleep every night

  • Hell Yes!! And now my body and skin are thanking me for it

This type of planning applies to all areas of your life: Career, Relationships, Spiritual, Health

You can have the life you want. You must start with a vision.

Today I challenge you to write 5 goals you have for your life.  If you really want to make a declaration, leave them in the comments below.

Happy Loving




Natasha McCrea, Love CEO


Natasha is a love and relationship coach who guides women in to living their best lives. "I believe women are the gatekeepers to love. We have more power than society has led us to believe and when we tap into that love power we can create the lives and relationships our hearts desire. I coach smart women who want to tap into that power and live a happier life.".. As an actress Natasha toured her one woman show, "Evolution of a Love Addict" Her mission in life is to encourage and empower women through all forms of media.  She is the Founder of Love CEO institute. The place that women promote themselves from Love Employee to Love CEO. She believes when you own it, it'll work for you. Natasha she lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Schedule A Private Coaching Session here:

  1. Thank you for sharing your story with me. I can say that my life is really starting to take a change for the better. I really love my new house in which I am truly grateful for because without this man whom I have been with now for 12 years I really do not know where my children and I would be. As far as vacation and date nights go we try to do that on certain weekends but sometimes he does not want to go anywhere well thank you again and God bless you cousin
    Love you
    Tracee Arenas

    1. Thank you for sharing Tracee. Remaining hopeful and moving in the direction of your heart’s desires is exactly where you want to be. Sometimes you move and inch and sometimes you move a mile. Keep your hope alive.

  2. Thank you so much for the encouraging words of wisdom. Lord knows I need them. Let’s see
    -I will spend time in my word daily
    -I will go back to school in 2017 and continue until I rec’ve my MASTERS
    -I will produce 2 film or stage productions a year
    -I will have family night at least 4 times a month
    -I will give myself time, space and effort to learning more about myself

    Whew, that was hard!! All of this will be accomplished with in the year.

    1. This is phenomenal Alexius. You should be very proud of yourself. Congratulations on saying it out loud. I knwo you can do it.

  3. 1. Write everyday
    2. Learn Swedish
    3. Nurture a thriving garden
    4. Climb a sick ass mountain
    5. Keep my calm in the face of lifes stress

    1. This is phenomenal…learning french is on my list. Machu Pichu. It’s always a good reminder to be kind to ourselves during high stress. This is great.

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