"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." -- Nikos Kazantzakis
Despite what the people tell you, success is not something that can be wished into existence, its something that has to be worked toward. As we journey in life, we often find ourselves faced with doubt and fear that we do not have what it takes to make an impact.
We often feel we aren't good enough, we don't know enough, or someone else will do it way better than us. We want to make an impact yet we easily allow limiting mindsets to shy us away from walking in our purpose. So many great ideas we leave on the shelf because we feel unqualified, or because someone told us we aren't good enough. How can we possibly make an impact if we aren't willing to push past mindset barriers?
Success often requires more of us than we are willing to give but at our core, we all have the opportunity to succeed. 2018 does not have to be just another year of failure for you. Even if you only reach one goal, that is enough. Join me today as I share three steps to help you succeed in 2018.
When we think of taking action, we often think of the execution phase! The truth is taking action is so much more than that. Being able to take action begins with getting clear on WHAT you want to do, WHY you want to do it, and HOW you're going to do it. As a leader, there are many decisions that you have to make, but adequately examining those decisions, and developing logical outcomes, is what grows you to become a great leader.
There will be many decisions that you have to make for the sake of your business and team. Every decision you make impacts you, your team, and your audience. A simple process to streamline decision making is Clarify, Communicate, Take Action.
We are often under the impression that we can execute first and plan later. I am here to tell you, that is a recipe for disaster. Although it may take longer, don't take action on a whim, clarify, communicate, then take action.
putting in work
To be successful, you must be willing to put in work. Remember I said you have to be ready to show up when no one else will? Well, its true. Because your business, that's your baby, and you are responsible for what it produces. Be willing to put in the late nights, and early mornings it takes. Be prepared to do your research and get educated. Be willing to do whatever it takes to produce excellent results. You will never be able to do BIG things if you won't MOVE in BIG ways.
It is imperative that we do not focus on how to get the best results in the quickest way possible. Putting in work isn't about how FAST we can do something. Stop rushing the process and acting as though you will die tomorrow. The development of some results take weeks, months, and even years. That is not something meant to scare you but to prepare you. Good things take time.
Stop looking for quick results and start looking for ways to give your best to your customer or audience. If you want to build an empire that can breed success you must be willing to put in the work that success takes!
Finally, you must be willing to stay the course. So, you launched your online store, and no one has brought a thing, you created an online class, and no one purchased it, you started a blog yet no one is reading it. The truth that you may not want to hear is that sometimes you won't see results right away. But trust me when I say, good things come to those who WORK and WAIT. It's easy to allow no audience to discourage you, but don't give up. Stick it out, and in due time the people will come.
Giving up is the easiest thing that you can do! Instead of giving up, allow those setbacks to motivate you to work harder and develop even better for the next time. Stop using small delays as excuses to give up. Let them push you to be better. If you do not commit to your cause, no one else will. You are your first audience member. So keep showing up, keep putting in the work and know that in due time you will reap results.
To be successful in the business world, you have to be willing to fight for you! Start by taking action in your goals, putting in the work necessary and do not give up. Remember why you are doing it and who you are doing it for. No matter what you do, don't give up! Believe in YOU even when no one else does! Your future is bright and your tribe is waitron on you. What will you do to be better for your (future) tribe today?
Until next time,
New year, new me, I'm sure you have heard this term right? We start off every year with a bang. We have so many things that we want to do, some many goals that we want to reach but come mid-Jan even February, that passion that we had to achieve those goals wears off. The more we focus on what are big goals entails, the more we begin to lose focus on the small steps that must taken to get there.
Now if your like most people, there are big things that you want to accomplish this year, and part of you may fear you will never reach those goals. Today I am here to tell you that no matter how daunting the task can seem, any goal you set can be accomplished. It starts with minimizing your big goals in to daily to-dos! Join me today as I share with you, how to make your big goals achievable ones.
analyze your goal
In order to know how to execute a plan to reach your goal you must be clear on your goal. Whatever your goal may be, analyze it! Most goals that we have are vague such as start a business, earn six figures, lose weight. The more vague we make our goals the more unrealistic they become.
Analyzing your goal starts with understanding what it takes to achieve that goal. Make your goal as specific as possible, so if you want to lose don't just make your goal lose weight this year, get specific. "I will lose 25 pounds by 12/31/2018". Instead of having a vague goal with no real way to determine that it was reached, you now have a specific goal with a specific deadline.
Once your goal is specified, write down what it takes to achieve that goal. Consider the time, dedication and effort that it will take to reach that goal. If you don't have a plan of action behind your goal, your goal is nothing more than a wish. From the beginning you must have a mindset of I WILL achieve this goal, then you must plan what it takes to execute that goal.