Well I’ve just returned from my recent stop on my Blast Off Rocket Tour.
What a fun city. Fireworks over Lake Michigan, great shopping, bustling downtown, and did I say great shopping? Oh, by the way, Oprah said to tell you all, “Hello!” Well, I know she would have said hello if I had met her…LOL.
Here are some more beneficial tips to bringing your dream business or passion into your life right now.
1) Get Clarity on Your Goals and Dreams:
If time, capability or money were no issue, what would you choose to do for a career? What activities or hobbies would you want to experience? Once you remove the limits from your mind, it is easier to allow your imagination to flow. Make a list of your ideas. As you do this, be aware of all the “should’s, cant’s and what if’s” that are floating around in your head. Just think of what you could accomplish if these damaging thoughts took a permanent vacation. Even if you already have a successful career or business, there may be some new, prosperous and exciting avenues you have not explored yet.
2) Uncover Your Roadblocks and Face Them:
Can you relate to any of these thoughts? What if I fail? What will people think of me? What value do I have to offer? It’s these kinds of negative beliefs that hold people back from living a full and thriving life. These illusions will keep you trapped in an unhappy career or relationship and hold you back from living the life you are truly meant to live. I challenge you to choose one of your limiting beliefs and make a commitment to confront it within the next 2 weeks. If you are unhappy in your work, start exploring other options. If you are feeling like you need more challenge, stimulation or fun, begin to reach out and make new friends that are positive and inspiring. Check out www.MeetUp.com
for new activities and connections in your area. Once you begin to take those first few steps, your fear will begin to dissolve.
3) Create Your Blast Off Success Plan:
In my book, Blast Off!
, I teach you how to create a Big Picture Vision of your dreams and goals. As I mentioned in my interview, this helps you feel more directed. Once you feel more directed and on purpose, it is amazing how much better you will feel mentally and emotionally. Then once you have a clear picture of where you are headed, break this down into 3 Mini Feats a day, small bite-size steps toward your bigger dreams and goals. Let’s say you want to run a marathon and you have never trained for one before. The last thing you want to do is start out running several miles. You will burn out, lose interest and probably not be able to walk for a week. Instead, you might start with one mile and build up from there. As you increase your endurance over time, the expansion of your steps gets easier and easier.
4) Ask for Guidance and Direction from a Coach or Mentor:
As I mentioned in a recent newsletter, one of the biggest secrets of my success is that I have always reached out for support when I have needed it. In fact, recent studies show that most successful people have had a coach or mentor in their life. How do you think they learned to do what they are doing? They learn by receiving support and guidance from someone else who has. In fact, up to 40% of Fortune 500 Companies are using coaches, and a recent study showed that the average return on investment is 529%. So by trying to figure it out by yourself, you are actually losing potential profits and adding a lot more time and energy into your learning curve.
5) Take Action!
This is probably the most important point of all because honestly, it is all fantasy until you stop dreaming or talking about it, and begin setting your ideas into motion. It does not have to be perfect. Good is good enough. If you are waiting until all your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed, you may never get out of first gear. And if you don’t take action now, you may still be having this same conversation with yourself in 6 months or 6 years. There is a big beautiful life staring at you right in the face. What are you waiting for?