By Flora Sage
When you think about changing your life or doing what you want, what comes to mind?
Do you think you need to do a complete 360 or 180 degree shift to get there?
Most people do!
But the truth is, you only need to make a 1 degree shift to get or have something different in life.
What do I mean by a 1 degree shift?
A 1 degree shift is doing just one thing different than you did yesterday.
This 1 degree shift is small. Very small in fact. But it’s just enough to move you into a new direction.
If you think about driving a car on the road, shifting the wheel just a small amount changes the direction your driving. Well, that’s the same concept we’re talking about now.
If you want something new and different, just make a 1 degree shift.
When you climb Mount Everest, you don’t climb it in a day,
You do it one step at a time.
That’s exactly what this is like. 1 degree = 1 step.
So what would this 1 degree actually look like?
Most of us live our days on repeat doing the same things day in a day out.
This will give you the same results you currently have. Sooooo if you want something different in your life, you need to DO something different.
What can you do differently?
Doing something different is as easy as taking one baby step in a new direction. It’s very simple and easy, but because it’s so easy most people don’t do it.
Your baby steps will be the path you take from where you are to where you want to be. So, of course, your goal determines the baby steps you’ll be taking.
Here are a few examples of what I mean by taking one baby step. While some of the things mentioned below might be a baby step for you, to others it may be a big step:
- Making a “To Do” list for your week (one thing per day) that is in alignment with what you really want to get done (and do it)
- Speaking up where you normally wouldn’t
- Changing how you think about something
- Setting an intention for the day, instead of letting the day run you
- Meditating for a few minutes each day
- Getting up early — instead of sleeping in or hitting snooze
- Packing a lunch — instead of eating out
These baby steps, or the 1 degree, is truly a simple act. The hard part? Just doing it.
Look For What’s New
Once you start to take baby steps, your 1 degree, start to look for what’s new.
Remember, when you do something new, you get different results.
What I see most people do during this process, is they start to make changes but are still looking for the familiar and what they know, instead of what’s new in their life.
When you start to look for what’s new, notice everything that is different than the day before.
Our reality is nothing more that our past thoughts and actions realized.
So when you begin to do something new, you will get something new. But if you keep looking for what you know, you’ll miss what’s coming.
“Consistency breeds success” This holds true for everything in life. If you want results you have to be consistent with your actions.
The cool part is that the actions you’re taking are very small, just one step everyday, towards what you really want.
And before you know it, you’ll be acheiveing all the goals you’ve set out to achieve, one step at a time.
Flora Sage is a writer, motivational speaker, spiritual business mentor, master financial coach, and creator of the Mastermind Mafia; a membership for women business owners. Floras six books and countless articles on spiritual, personal and business development have been featured in Medium and Goddess Magazine. Flora has been a guest speaker and trainer for the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy on ethics in business and at Sunlight Alliance for business and sales. Flora has been a regular teacher at WITC Community College and has been a featured in numerous tele-summits, interviews, and academies world-wide.
Since 2009, she has helped women make more money in their online coaching businesses by helping them clarify their message and their offerings through the 1 degree shift method. She is a four-time honor society member, third generation entrepreneur and has a Bachelors of Science in Business with a double minor in marketing and management from Oklahoma State University. She also holds certifications as a; Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach, “Coach the Coach” Laser Coach, Holistic Life and Simplification Coach, as well as a Spiritual counselor, Professionally trained Psychic and creator of the Quantum Bliss Activation. Flora offers special opportunities to active duty military and veterans as a way to pay it forward and give back.
Flora is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, mother of two boys, avid traveler, loves big band music and slapstick comedy.