How To Create Your Very Own WOW List

Stategic Business Coach, Planning Strategist Maria Marsala by Maria Marsala

Summary: Sometimes we just need a little reminder about the joy we have in our lives. Sometimes we just need to add more joy to our lives. Create this tool to assist you.


It’s the #2 most important life coaching tool as ranked by my clients. It’s fun to do alone or you can get company doing it by asking family, friends or clients to do it with you.

It help us realizes how much we really have, no matter what else is going on in our lives. Maybe it was created to help us remember what brings a big smile to our faces when business or life “get us down”. The bottom line is that putting more gratitude joy into our lives makes us happier humans. Fill your cut up with good things, and give or live from the overflow.

How do you create a WOW List? First, purchase a small booklet, like an assignment pad or journal. Glue something to the cover to add color. Add a picture you’ve taken, a cut-out of a card you’ve saved – let your imagination run wild!

Start your WOW List by taking notice when you are doing, seeing, or thinking about something that brings a smile to your face. Write those things in your pad. When you feel your heart smile, when you say WOW or AWE or whatever YOUR word might be, write that item in the pad and put a star by it. Continue on this path for at least a month.

After that, take a very good look at your WOW List. Look for patterns. Look to see what people, places or things to add “more of” into your life. And if you’re in business or thinking about upgrading or changing careers, see if you can find things to add into your life professionally, too. For example, one of the reoccurring items on my WOW List was writing instructional articles. So I added “writing” to the way I market my business. Now, I’m also being paid to author articles. See?

WOW Booklets are great gift ideas. They’re wonderful to provide clients in their Welcome Kits, as gifts from the heart, for contest give-aways, etc. Or have a WOW Booklet night and create beautifully covered WOW Lists with your friends, family and children.

When you add more WOW List items into your life, you’re sure to notice that your life is less stressful; you’ll even find more time. Now… go fill that time up with your WOW’s and other wonderful things that bring a smile to your heart! And start feeling all that wonderful energy!

Action Steps

Besides creating your own WOW list, share it with people you love. And if you have children (of any age) ask them to create their WOW list and share it with you, too. Create experiences for them — and yourself.

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