Are you the one? The one who is truly ready to do something to make your life even better. If you’ve been reading my blog, following me on social media, or reading my emails you know that I am passionate about helping you to live life the way you really desire to. To live life fulfilled, focused, and achieving whatever you purpose in your heart to do.
In my own life, when I was feeling stuck and taking inconsistent action I so badly wanted someone to “hold my hands” and guide me, show me how to get out of the rut that I was in for way too long. I want to be that person for you. I want to “hold your hands” and guide you from where you are to where you want to be. Will you allow me to do that for you?
I’ve created a 3 month private, one on one program (don’t worry, it’s virtual so you can be anywhere in the world, we do it on the phone or video conferencing). The goal of this program is for you to be transformed into a person who knows what you want and goes after it. You’ll get clear about what you want, we’ll map out a strategy for you to get it, and clear those limiting beliefs that are keeping you back from taking action. It’s exactly what I wanted years ago and I’m pleased to be able to offer it to help you. To find out more about how this program can help you and to see if it’s the right one for you schedule a complimentary conversation with me and see how I can help you have the life you really desire. Are you the one? Schedule your call HERE.
Happiness is being true to you. It begins with knowing what you want and allowing yourself to acknowledge it. Will you be true to you? If you know there is more to life than the way you’re living it but you don’t know what to do about it let’s talk and create a strategy for getting you there. Schedule a complimentary call with me HERE.
In my last post I talked about the benefits of having clarity. If you missed it, you can read it here: BENEFITS OF CLARITY. In that post, I promised to talk about maintaining motivation and momentum. Why? Because when you’re clear about what you want and start making progress towards it, obstacles will come. They show up in the form of limiting beliefs, remarks by people of influence in your life, and life events. To live the life you really want to live, you have to be able to keep going despite what’s going on in your life.So, how do you do it? Here are some things you can do to keep motivated to have the life you really want.
3 Steps to Take for Maintaining Motivation to Live The Life You Really Want:
- Regroup and ask if what you’re going after is still what you want.
This one can be tough to do, especially if you’ve been pursuing something for a long time. However, it may be exactly what’s needed for maintaining motivation.
- Create a written motivation plan.
This plan should include music you listen to that perks you up, motivational videos/podcasts, and activities that you enjoy. When your motivation starts to dwindle grab your list and do some of the things on there whether you want to or not.
- Surround yourself with people who are taking consistent action in their lives.
The company you keep is so important. There’s a saying that goes “You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.” This saying is so true. You may think who you surround yourself with isn’t affecting you but it is. Maintaining motivation is going to require that you choose your companions wisely.
It’s important to maintain your momentum by staying motivated if you are going to live the life you really want. When you’re not motivated you more than likely won’t take action. Which of the 3 steps will you be implementing? I’m offering a complimentary conversation to help you with maintaining motivation to have the life you really desire. Schedule your call HERE.
Do you know what you want to have, be, and do? A lot of people live life without clear answers to these questions. They face each day agitated and stressed and are unsure why they feel that way.
These issues are then addressed with prescription meds, alcohol, or illegal drugs. What’s really being addressed are the symptoms of a bigger problem. That problem is lack of clarity.
Having clarity will change your outlook on life; it will give you life.
Here are a few things having clarity will do for you:
1. Reduce stress.
When you know what you want life becomes more simple. It’s easier to say “no” to the activities and people that pull you away from your goals and dreams.
2. Boost your confidence.
When you know what you want you walk a little taller. Clarity builds confidence.
3. Wake you up excited to live your life.
Knowing what you desire gives you something to focus on. When you’re focused you have purpose and that is what will wake you up excited each day. In my next blog post I’ll talk about how to stay motivated.
If you’re lacking clarity in your life I want to encourage you to take the time to get clear about what you’d like to have happen in your life. Not sure how to get clarity? This free download has 10 things you can do to have clarity. You can get it here: 10 Things For Clarity
I’m offering a complimentary conversation to help you get clear about what you desire in your life. You can schedule your clarity call HERE.
How many times have you eaten pasta when what you really wanted was a nice cheesy burrito? Or stayed in a relationship with someone you knew wasn’t “the one”, but you didn’t want to “put yourself” out there again? How about this one, remained in a job that left you feeling like you died a little every day because in 3 more years you’ll be vested? Settling seems like the easy thing to do because it doesn’t require change but it comes with a very high cost.
So, are you settling? If you answer yes to several of these then you’re probably settling. Are you:
- Tired a lot
- Daydreaming a lot
- Not excited about your day
- Have a lot of excuses for not taking action
- Not taking action
- Envious of others
- Saying “I wish I could…” I wish I had…” I hoped I would have had…” “I regret that I didn’t…”
- Doubting yourself
- Doubting that you can have what you want
On the surface, settling seems easy to do, however, it comes with a high cost. I don’t think you realize just how high. Here’s what settling can cost you:
- Peace of mind
Wow, that list is pretty powerful. By settling you are setting yourself up for a life of unhappiness, stress, frustration, and lots of missed opportunities. Is that how you really want to live your life? Do you really prefer unhappiness over happiness, frustration and stress over peace of mind? I didn’t think so. So, why is that each day that you wake up you choose what you don’t really want, each day you wake up and make the decision to settle for what you do not want? Sounds harsh right? Hopefully it’s the wake up call for you to make a different choice. There is a high cost for settling. Are you settling? Stay tuned for steps you can take to stop settling and make your dream life your real life. You can read more about making your dream life your real life here: Your Dream Life Can Become Your Real Life
Share with me what settling has cost you and what you’re going to do about it.
I am frustrated by people who talk about a life they would love to live and do nothing to make it happen. If there is one thing that I want you to get from reading this article it is that your dream life can become your real life.
If you’re dreaming of a different way of living then what you’re dreaming of is possible. You have to believe it and take steps to make it happen. Faith is having complete trust in something (dictionary.com). Trust your dream, trust that it is possible for you and go after it.
Believing that your dream can become a reality is difficult for a lot of people; I don’t want you to be one of the people who continues to doubt your dream. Say this out loud, “My dream life can become my real life”, say it until you believe it and then take steps to make it happen. Your dream life can become your real life.
As an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur making time to focus on your business can be challenging. Did you notice that I used the word “making” time vs having time?
When I first started my business I could not “find the time” to consistently work on my business. There was always something seemingly more urgent requiring my attention. I would say to myself, “tomorrow I’ll have more time.” Of course, this cycle kept repeating itself and I hardly ever had more time.
The truth is that I had enough time to focus on my business and so do you. My issue (and probably yours too) was I did not make my business a priority. When you are not focused on your business you do business when you can “squeeze in time” for it or when it’s convenient for you. Think about it, if you’re in a relationship and spent time with your significant other only when it was convenient for you, is that relationship a priority? Are you focused on that relationship? Do you think the relationship will flourish? The same is true for your business. If it’s not a priority, if it doesn’t have your focus, you won’t have much traction in your business.
You want to have a foundation for your business that leads to success. Being focused on your business is a necessary part of the foundation.
Here are 5 things you can do to stay focused on your business:
1. Get really clear about what you want for your business.
Focus is “directed attention” (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/focus). To stay focused you have to know what you’re directing your attention towards. By getting clear about what you want from your business you will have something to focus on. Take the time to find this out.
2. Write down what really matters.
Ask yourself why you’re doing what you do and stick it up somewhere to remind yourself. There may be days where you’ll have to remind yourself why you’re in business in order to stay focused; on those days you’ll be glad you did this exercise.
3. Say yes to you.
You have to stop putting yourself last. Believe it or not, it’s hard to focus on business when you’re not a priority in your own life. Make time for you.
4. Make a plan to have whatever you wrote in #1 and take action on it.
You’ll stay focused when you have a plan for making the business you desire a reality. Create a realistic plan and implement it. Each time you take action, your focus will grow stronger. You can do it!
5. Sometimes you need help and it’s ok.
Honestly, you are smart and you can take action on your own. However, since you’re reading this, you probably don’t have clarity, a plan of action, or the discipline required for taking consistent action right now and it’s ok. It just means that you can continue to wait for the motivation to come or you can have someone help you get there quicker. You decide.
There you have it, 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Stay Focused on Business.
If taking consistent, focused action is the hardest thing for you to do right now, schedule a complimentary conversation with me let’s see how I can help. SCHEDULE CALL
What’s your biggest struggle with staying focused on your business and which step will you be implementing to overcome it?
I know what it’s like to want things to change in your life but not do anything about it. Feeling stuck is the worse feeling. Feeling overwhelmed because there is so much that needs to change can also be frustrating. Wanting to know all the answers and have all the lights on green before doing anything brings the worse paralysis. I was there, all the lights will never be green, you won’t know all the answers.
To change your life you have to create a plan and take action on that plan. If you’re ready for things to change in your life, really ready, and know that you will need some help, I’d like to talk with you. We’ll talk about where you are right now and where you want to be and see if any of my private coaching programs would be right to help you get there. The call is complimentary and a great way to see what’s possible. Schedule your call today: SCHEDULE HERE
I have a question for you, be honest, “do you hate your life?” Do you sometimes wish for a do-over but think that it’s too late for you to have a different life? You feel stuck, trapped, like there is no way out. So many regrets. I’m writing to let you know, there is a way out.
I believe that somewhere deep within, you know know that you can change your life but for whatever reason you’re afraid to change. If you’re tired of looking at everyone else enjoy their lives, you can change yours whenever you’re ready. The question is, are you ready? You’re the only one who can answer that question. The truth is you may really hate where you are right now but you are still not ready to do what it is going to take to change.If that’s where you are acknowledge it and keep working on getting to the place where you are ready to make a change.
If you are ready for the trajectory of your life to change, great. Let’s go. Guess what has you where you currently are in your life? Your thoughts. Yes, your current situation is the product of your thoughts. I know, it hurts. The first time that I read this I was livid, “no way am I responsible for my life being the way it is”. I couldn’t get that statement out my head for several weeks. I started paying attention to my thoughts and realized it was true, my thoughts were keeping me where I was. Ouch!
Dictionary.com defines a thought as the product of mental activity; that which one thinks. What is your mental activity producing? Is the life that you are living lining up with what you think about most? Over the next few days pay attention to your mental activity. If it’s not lining up with what you want to see happening in your life, think new thoughts and watch things start to change in your life.
If you’re serious about change and are ready to have a fresh start with your life. I want to invite you to be a part of my 6 week course, From No Plan to Well Planned. During our 6 weeks together I’ll show you how to map out a plan for your life and create habits that will bring you lasting success and happiness in your life. Learn more here: Create A Plan For Your Life