Why do we think we have to wait for something to happen until we BE and DO what we REALLY want??
Why do we think we can’t be happy until we own a home or get married or have children or travel the world or drive the right car??
It’s time to shift that paradigm. . .
The truth is. . . you are only limited by your own mind. If you think you can’t do something until xyz happens, who’s limiting you? Yourself. Your conditioning. What you’ve learned from society and your families and your friends.
Don’t you think…
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When your systems are letting you down or you feel like they’re a chore, it’s time to reassess and revise.
This is the part where you decide WHAT
First, take a look at what IS working. Why is it working? Is there room for improvement? Would improving it make other things work better?
Which leads to the second part, what’s NOT working? Does it need to be eliminated altogether? Or would revising it be the best option?
Evaluation is the DISCOVERY phase.
This is the part where you decide HOW and WHO
Now that you’ve evaluated what’s working and what’s…
Growth requires education. . .
But did you know that most entrepreneurs forget to continue learning as part of their strategy for scaling and growth?
I’m not talking about taking all kinds of online courses and programs about branding and content and copywriting and that kind of stuff.
Although those are extremely valuable, they’re not actually going to help you get to the next level.
Now — I know you might not believe me. …
Your dreams don’t care how you feel.
And I don’t mean that to be harsh; just a friendly wake up call. Because here’s the thing. . .
When you have a big vision, there will be moments where things feel like they’re crumbling. There will be moments where things feel like they’re hard.
You’ll be uncertain. You’ll have doubts. And fears. You might question what you’re really doing and why.
There may be entire days or weeks like that even.
And when you feel those, it’s time to stop and review:
1. Are the steps I’m taking really leading where…
Some of them, anyway
I get asked this question often and it came up in a conversation Wednesday with a friend so I’ve compiled a quick list of some of my favorite business books.
Die Empty — Todd Henry http://amzn.to/2AbL7V9
Secrets of Mental Math — Arthur Benjamin http://amzn.to/2AaJR4y
Do the Work — Steven Pressfield http://amzn.to/2BqXJFY
Start: Punch Fear in the Face — Jon Acuff http://amzn.to/2zusB7c
The Richest Man in Babylon — George S. Clason http://amzn.to/2A9MaFz
I Will Teach You to be Rich — Ramit Sethi http://amzn.to/2AcbL0o
Manage Your Day to Day — Jocelyn K. Glei http://amzn.to/2Brl5LL
The Greatest Salesman in the World — Og Mandino http://amzn.to/2zxkuGM
So often, we shove aside our dreams and our desires in pursuit of what everyone else thinks we should do. We follow what society expects of us. What our parents expect of us.
And instead of owning of our gifts and our talents; instead of owning our knowledge, our experiences, our purpose on this planet, we treat it like a hobby, a mere afterthought.
Sure. . . I’d known for years what my calling was. I’ve felt it the majority of my life. But as often happens in this human experience, life got in the way and I thought “Who…
If you read my post from earlier this week, you know that there are 5 common things that derail you: multi-tasking, unclear focus, weak systems, procrastination and perfectionism. And while I related that post to business and entrepreneurs, it applies to anything.
Why? Because what’s really holding you back is fear. Fear of success. Fear of being seen or heard. Fear of making waves. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of not being good enough. And the list goes on and on.
And regardless of what is behind it, fear leads to frustration and overwhelm.
So, how can you get…
I talk with people often who can’t seem to make the leaps forward that they KNOW they can make. They feel stagnant and like they aren’t going anywhere.
Here are the five most common things that hold people back.
Doing more than one thing at a time leads to distraction, half-assed attempts and feeling like you’re never getting anything done. It often feels like there’s not enough time in the day to do all that you need to do and your to-do list is always miles long.
When your focus is not clear, it is difficult to…
One of the most loving and amazing things we can do for our children is to let them be who they are.
When my son, Gabe, was diagnosed with autism and ADD/ADHD at age 2, we were told to put him on all kinds of medications and therapies and that he would probably never talk or read or write.
Well, being the stubborn woman I am, the one who believes in making her own rules, I decided I wasn’t playing their games. I decided I was THE best authority on my son and I set out to do whatever I…