How do you build the business and life of your dreams? (Or anything else, for that matter?)
We all know that there are several steps. Many varying factors. Lots of personal “stuff” to take care of along the way. There are details up the wazoo. So many things that have to be done… the idea itself, the marketing, the website, the personal fear factor, the ups, the downs….Many nuances and subtleties that come up. Sometimes, it’s complicated.
But today I’m not too worried about complications, nuances, or subtleties. I just want to get to the point. Quick and dirty. And the point is this:
To get started, you need to:
1) Figure out what it is that you want to do
2) Create a plan to get you there
3) Start taking action
(Told you this was an uncharacteristic message!)
Sounds absurdly oversimplified,doesn’t it? Honestly, I don’t like oversimplifications. In fact, I find them counterproductive most of the time because they leave out the “realness” of the creative process, blow right past the beauty of sharing your personal message and bringing your gifts to the world. Not to mention overlooking both the peaks and the valleys of what is guaranteed to be a long and winding road (albeit one worth taking). I know what this all is really like, and I wouldn’t want any of you to miss any of it. Really. (I’m an INFJ, for God’s sake!)
But today I just felt like a jump-start was a good thing to share. Just a little soulful caffeine blast to remind us all that sometimes, in the moment, the best thing to do is just to do something–ANYTHING–that will help get you going in the direction you wish to go.
I know that the above steps are not easy. And I know that not too many of us create a plan for their entire life in one sitting (maybe not even an entire week!). But all I want you to get out of today’s post is just to remember that sometimes, just addressing those three points above is all you need to do to in order to get started. And it doesn’t matter what you’re planning, doesn’t matter how big or how small.
Let’s keep it small. What do you want to accomplish for the rest of this week? What would really light you up to say that you got done when Friday rolls around? Write it down. What will it take to get you there? Write it down. When/where/how are you going to do it? Write it down. (Remember, this is just something for the next day or two, not forever. We’ll think that big later…)
Got it? Good. That is all for today. I promise you, I know how it is. I know how difficult it can be to take the steps forward that you know you need to do. But for this moment, I’m just telling you to start small and do something that lights you up. Something to spur you into action. Something fun and something good.
We’ll get to the rest of it later. Promise. (After all, the “rest of it”–the how, the what, the why, and everything that goes with it–that’s my favorite part!)
(And if you’re looking to make plans for a bit longer of a duration, you know that you can always get my “Next 90 Days” Planner FREE when you sign up for the email list! I know you want to…..box on the right….might change your life!)
And if you need help with anything in the process–anything at all–you know that I’m here for you. Send me a message, ask a question, or set up a time where we can talk! You can do any and all of those things right here.
Love you all so much and talk soon!