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Why aren’t you Pursuing your Passion?

“At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.”~Brian Tracy

A VERY common goal with people who are really passionate about something is that they always want to own their own “show/business”. However, more often than not, their dream and goals never happens and they still keep working for someone else.

So maybe your goal is not to be a millionaire, but to live the life you dream of, to do what is so fulfilling to you, the thing that you think about it all the time, and would love doing full time.

If you truly desire to be living your dream, whether it will make you financially wealthy or emotionally wealthy – why aren’t you?

Some BIG reasons why action is not taken are:

1) Overhead costs

2) High Risk factor for Failure

3) Lack of Independent Drive/Motion

So then, how can we overcome these obstacles and start moving in the direction of our ultimate dream?

  • Overhead costs – I obviously don’t know what your personal dream or vision of doing or becoming is, so I don’t know what overhead costs may be involved.

But I do know, that there are many ways to trim costs and keep them down to the bare minimum while you are starting out and building. Do your research. What do you really need and what can wait? Find someone who does what you want to do and ask for their tips and direction. What worked for them and what would they have done differently? Google ways to cut costs. Check with your local areas for new business program grants and assistance.

  • High Risk factor for Failure – Is there truly overwhelming evidence that your dream business is likely to fail? Or is it negative responses like “That will never survive around here”, “Somebody else tried that and it went under and they lost everything”. Or is it Fear? Your own fear of not knowing whether you can pull it off?

Success takes risk. The highest stock investment returns are on those ‘high risk’ options. Write it out. What’s the worst case scenario, and the best case. What’s your plan B. Is the risk worth it to you? What is the cost of never fulfilling your vision? You have to decide. Know that there will be struggles and even some potential failures along the way – but also know that even a failure is an investment in your learning and growth as you learn from it, correct it and move forward.

Lack of Independent Drive/Motion – So you’re your biggest obstacle? You just don’t have the initiative to make motions and move forward? Why? You’ve got to identify why you don’t have the burning motivation and drive to start making motions. Are you a procrastinator? Do you need direction? Do you have a plan? Start by determining your priorities. Then outline your goals based on those priorities. Next, make a plan on how you can reach those goals. Finally, start a to-do list, every day, with items you will do to take you closer to your goals. Keep moving and making motions. Each step, however small it may be, is moving you closer to your dream as long as it is in the right direction.

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valery

Now go!

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MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!

How focusing on everyone else’s business de-rails you!

All you need to do is take a step back, and start looking at the direction many people take with reading social media, posting on youtube, or even shooting out mass emails- that its easy to get too involved in other people’s business!

People love to know what the “Jones'” are doing. Funny since I used to be a Jones (maiden name) and I didn’t have the life of interest!

We are filled with voyeurism! Reality Show, Gossip Mags, and yes- social media! It’s our version of local celebrities as well as knowing how the “Jones'” live.

Have you ever gotten stuck in the viscous cycle of surfing YouTube? Stuck in the mass photo gallery of someone you don’t even know?

When it comes to business, we can easily get sucked into this voyeuristic tunnel as well!

Constantly searching to see how someone else does it. Or let me try this techniques cause I know “so and so” does it like this. And when that doesn’t work after a couple weeks, you try what “sue and sue” does.

You might think that focusing on the competition is good business, but it can be distracting. Even if they’re in your rear view mirror, you ought to spend more time looking ahead than behind.

So take your focus off of everyone else’s business, and put it back onto your own dreams and aspirations.

Ask yourself:
1. Is my first action steps of my “work day” actually move MY business further?
2. Do I find that time passes fast and I haven’t accomplished 1 step on my to-do list?
3. At the end of each day, have you completed your top 3 HIGH priority items on your task list for the day?

Stick to the basic plan of action that is set for movement in your business everyday.

There’s nothing wrong with an occasional glance over the other side of the fence as it were but don’t let it become an obsession.
Be decisive, be proactive and let your competitors worry about you.

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