There’s something about being part of a ‘Tribe’. To be part of a community of others who are on a similar journey as us. It makes us feel …. not alone.

Here on the Camino De Santiago de Compostela, there may be 10 to 15 km and maybe a couple hours between towns during which pilgrims walk alone or with their Camino partner. But as you walk through a town, whether a tiny pueblo or a large city like Burgos, when one pilgrim spots another (and you always can because of the large backpack with a conch shell attached, and trekking poles), you wave, smile, and shout ” Buen Camino!” as though old friends.

It doesn’t matter what country they may be from…. and they’re from all over the world, we are a ‘tribe’; all on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

It’s comforting.

When you are trying to build your online business, you may experience a loneliness. Even those closest to us often don’t understand our dreams and our need for autonomy through entrepreneurship. We need to know there are others on this journey. Not only to know we’re not crazy but also for support, mentorship, and even accountability.

There is power in a Tribe.

Within The Six Figure Mentors, there is an exclusive private community of like-minded individuals all working, sharing, encouraging, and mentoring one another. And there are people from all corners of the globe so no matter where you are, if you reach out for some advice or help or just encouragement, there’s always, always someone available, somewhere in the world who will respond.

I’ve never experienced anything like it.

I think I’ve always known, intellectually that people everywhere are all more alike than we are different. Being a part of the SFM Community and now walking the Camino, I’m experiencing and internalizing this truth every day.

It is priceless.

Whether you are a business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, I encourage you to seek out your tribe.
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I am somewhere in Northern Spain right now in an ‘albergue’, or hostel that caters to Pilgrims

who are making the journey by either foot, bicycle, or horseback to Santiago De Compostela. Some are on a spiritual journey, some for the adventure, many are in some kind of life transition and still others just need a break from the usual stresses of ‘regular’ life at home.

I am less than a week into this 40-day trek and already there are lessons to be learned.
Each day we wake up early, put our few items into our backpack, and start walking just before dawn to the next pueblo, or town. Usually, we arrive in the early afternoon to claim a bed in the albergue, shower, wash the clothes we’d been wearing and hang them to dry in the sun before finding some food and perhaps a glass of wine.

It feels good to have risen early and achieved the days task; walking to our destination so early with the remainder of the day to explore, rest, and journal.

Simple really. But something I will take home with me when I finish here.

It’s a no-brainer, I know. But there are so many distractions and ‘noise’ vying for our attention every day that sometimes we can feel like the only ‘end’ to the demands of our day is when our heads hit the pillow.

So…. in terms of your business, don’t spend the day wandering down various ‘trails’ never having a destination. Rather, look at your goals for the day; your ‘map’ and decide where and when you will stop for the day. Or at least at what time your day will end. And then… end it! Use the rest of your afternoon to nurture your relationships, play with the kids, or start that book you’ve been wanting to read.

Your life will be enriched.

Buen Camino!!

The Secret to Online Success Revealed

Do yourself a favor and listen to my mentor, Stuart as he reveals the “secret” to online success.

Really think about what he’s saying with an open mind.

I know, I know… your skeptical.  Understandable.  So was I.

But I’ve seen too many people who are doing it.  They’re making it happen.  And they, as well as myself have never been happier, more fulfilled, and living a more thrilling life….where ever they are on the journey to success;  just starting, or maintaining an already successful business.

It’s quite a ride, People!

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Desire: The Starting Point Of All Achievement – Step 1 of Napoleon Hill’s 13 Steps to Riches

One of the must-read books on the subject of mindset and success is Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich“.

While this book was first published in 1937, Hill’s money-manifesting secrets are as powerful today as they were then – and can change your life forever….IF you follow through.

In the book, Hill describes 13 steps to Riches and goes into great detail with anecdotal stories and studies, etc….  But I’m going to attempt to break them down over the next several weeks into bite-sized, actionable pieces.

Creating your ideal life and business requires one key element that every book on successful entrepreneurship talks about and that is; DESIRE. An all consuming, obsessive, burning desire.

You have to approach your business with a back-against-the-wall” frame of mind. It’s not something you “try out”  and think”If it’s not producing after a few months I’ll quit and get a job somewhere.”  You can’t try it out for a while and “see what happens”

You’ve got to be all-in.  You need to create a circumstance where your back is against the wall and there’s no other way.

No possible way of retreat.

It’s win or perish.

You have to be able to say “there is but one thing in this world that I’m determined to have, and that is {fill in the bland}. I will burn all bridges behind me and stake my entire future on my ability to get what I want.”

Your “WHY” is your motivation.

Get clear on why you want this business to succeed and focus on it to the point of obsession. This is what will create the burning desire that’s required in order to manifest your dreams into reality. It’s the “burning desire” that allows you to see and feel yourself as already being the successful entrepreneur before you actually are.

You’ve got to realize that anyone who has achieved great success in their business first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, desiring and planning before they arrived there.

Here are six steps to manifesting your financial dreams as explained in “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

  1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire.  It’s not enough to merely say, “I want plenty of money”.  Be definite as to the amount.
  2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire.  (There is no such thing as “something for nothing”)
  3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. Write out the previous 4 steps in a clear, concise statement. Include the amount of money you intend to acquire. Name the time limit for it’s acquisition.  State what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.
  6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after rising in the morning.  As you read, see and feel and believe yourself already in possession of the money.

And that last part?  About seeing, feeling and believing?  That’s where you need the obsessive, burning desire.  The object here is to want it so badly, and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself you will have it.

Well, that should take you the week to complete, if you really put some thought and effort into it.

As always, I’m here to help.  Leave me a comment below or reach out on Social Media.

 

To Your Success!

Jillana Raye

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The Success Trifecta

Trifecta: used to describe a situation when three elements come together at the same time.”

Wow!  Talk about “All things working together for good”

or  “The Universe having my back”

or  “The Third Universal Truth: Everything is Connected”.

However you want to view it, I had a Trifecta Moment the other day when 3 separate areas of my self-growth all came together, overlapped and gave me a clearer understanding of how each is interlaced in my life.

Let me explain;

Building an online business requires becoming someone I’ve never been before so that I can do/have something I’ve never done/had before.  In other words; what got me here, won’t get me to where I’d like to be.  So every day I strive to upgrade my life in the areas of Health, Skillsets, and Self-Awareness.

Health: 

In the last 4 months or so I’ve been experimenting with a Ketogenic diet.  The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.  Each of our bodies react to certain foods (even “healthy” foods) differently. When the body is sensitive to a certain food, it triggers an inflammatory response which cause all sorts of seen and unseen physiological consequences, one of which is a significant rise in heart rate.  Of course someone has developed an App for monitoring this;  I take a heart-rate before eating, enter what food I’ve eaten, and log my heart rate at 30 minute intervals for the next 90 minutes to measure the HEART RATE VARIABLE (HRV). The app will then alert me to apparent food sensitivities.

It’s a pain in the ass and every morning the app sends me an annoying alert “Time for your HRV Training”. But I also find it sort of fascinating.

Skills:

Meanwhile, I’ve developed an addiction to Ted Talks in the same way people get addicted to Game of Thrones.  As I was binge watching Ted talks on YouTube, I came across one by Dr Alan Watkins titled, “Being Brilliant Every Single Day”.  Dr Watkins explained that feeling and emotion are two different things. Emotion is simply Energy in Motion, which causes us to Feel something.  In the case of an elevated, chaotic heart rate, that feeling is usually translated to fear, anxiety, or excitement.  If we want to become our best, brilliant self every single day and crush life every day we have to get to the bottom of our emotion.

If you look at a heart monitor you can see the spikes and valleys and how the measured beats vary.

So when a doctor comes up with 68 beats per minute, it’s really just an average and only part of the picture. When we are stressed or anxious or even excited our heart rate spikes. If you don’t believe me, strap on a heart rate monitor and have a friend give you simple math problems where you really have to think; like counting backwards by threes from 300. All the while your friend is going to try and distract you while you’re doing it. Your heart rate goes up, and the prefrontal lobe (the thinking part) in your brain shuts down. It’s like a DIY lobotomy. To gain control of your faculties and be brilliant every single day you’ve got to get control of your emotions and level out those spikes. And that brings me to meditation.

Mindfulness: 

I used to think meditation was sort of woo-woo and spiritual and creepy. I  had almost the same opinion of yoga.

Oh how we fear what we don’t understand…

But building a successful online business is important to me and success leaves tracks. So I want to follow the tracks of others who’ve achieved what I want to achieve.  The conventional wisdom of successful entrepreneurship is that if you start your morning with specific habits of intention including movement, meditation, and usually some kind of journaling you will set yourself up for massive success the whole day.

But what also happens with meditation practice (not “meditation perfect”) is that you begin to develop an awareness around the things that trigger the chaotic metabolic response (aka; fear, anxiety, etc…) and you gain a greater sense of calm confidence.  Yoga just takes it one step further by involving the entire body. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation.

My trifecta?

While explaining to a friend how meditation can ease stress and anxiety, I realized how all these areas of my self development are intertwined.  It was definitely an ‘Aha!’ Moment.

The things is; when you strive to create something wonderful in one area of your life, all the other areas of your life are positively affected as well.

It’s a cascade of positivity and it really IS all connected!  AND the benefits of all that goodness will spill over to the lives of those closest to you as well.

It really is win-win.

 

Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Why don’t more people have everything that they want in life?

It’s simple; Follow-Through.

We have all set some kind of goal or a New Year’s Resolution with great intentions only to find a month or two down the line that we are way off track again.  But we need to wake up to the fact that what got us to this particular place in our lives, and keeps us here, won’t get us to where we want to go.

“If you change nothing, nothing will change” ~ Tony Robbins

Whether your goal is related to finances, career, business, or even learning how to play the guitar, you can be sure of one thing; a massive transformation is going to require a new level of commitment and a new level of education.

As human beings, we don’t like to be uncomfortable.

Our brains are wired so that when we’re faced with uncertainty, we freeze up.  We want to go back to being comfortable, certain, and “safe”.  We have all this chatter going on in our heads that says things like “Too risky. Better not.  What would people think?  What if I fail?”

You will never feel like changing.  You will never feel like stepping outside of your comfort zone and learning whatever you need to learn to become the person you are meant to be.

So don’t wait until it feels right.  The time is now.

Author and speaker, Mel Robbins suggests starting with this simple exercise:  when you go to bed tonight, set your alarm for a half hour earlier.  And when it goes off in the morning, you need to actually get out of bed!  And when you do, you will come face to face with the physical realization of the kind of decided action and energy required for creating real change in your life.

It’s not comfortable.  It doesn’t come naturally.

But do it because it’s a small, symbolic first step to creating change in your life and to becoming the best version of yourself.

The SFM Community is made up of serious, committed business leaders who serve as a source of inspiration, motivation, and accountability while also freely offering support to one another whether technical or emotional.  It’s a culture of abundance, value, and growth.  They recognize that everyone is on their own journey and they meet you right where you are while encouraging you to go further.  There’s nothing like it, really.

You don’t have to go it alone.  But you have to start.

What’s Your Exit Plan?

When it comes to your career, your job, do you have an exit plan?  A plan to be able to retire, travel and live comfortably and debt-free?

I didn’t.  And it freaked me out.

I floated through this life, self-employed, just paying the bills, accruing debt, living beyond my means for more than 40 years before I realized “holy crap! How will I retire in 15 – 20 years?”

I knew something had to change.

I got a State job and thought I’d hit the jackpot; health benefits and a retirement plan.  It’s the sort of job that we are conditioned to believe will guarantee those comfortable ‘golden years’.  Problem was; I didn’t start that job until I was 47 years old and the benefits offered were now.. ‘meh’… compared to if I had started the same job in the mid-80’s.  Those early State workers were the last to reap the benefits of a pretty decent retirement plan

But I digress…

I didn’t want to work 20 more years at a job I wasn’t really passionate about to get a menial fixed income and 25% medical coverage.  And, there’s no guarantee that there would be any money left by the time I retire!  Then where would I be?

 

However, that was only half the problem.

I was also feeling unfulfilled.  My children were grown so the stay-at-home-mom chapter of my life had ended and I was feeling restless.

There were so many things I want to see, and do, and experience!

I was missing ‘fun’ in my life.

Any of this sounding familiar?

What I know is this: Technology has advanced so incredibly fast in the last 10 years and continues at a dizzying rate.   A quote from Industry Tap, an online magazine that covers the latest developments in a wide-range of industries says this:

“In the United States, estimates are that 6% of US jobs will be gone by 2021 to robots and that the chances of losing a job to a robot is 50% over the next 20 years. According to Equipment World which reports on the construction equipment industry, 500,000 construction jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence and robots by 2020.”

(Have you seen “Sophia”?  Crazy life-like robot woman..)

I don’t want to put 10 more years into that job, gambling on a retirement that may, or may not, be there when I need it.  Nor do I want to spend my precious time where I’m not fulfilled or living out my purpose only to be told in a few years that my job has been made ‘redundant’ by technology.  And my job was such that I believe it is possible now, but the wheels of government turn slowly and it’ll be a few years before they implement that sort of technology….. or will it?

Anyway, after nearly 2 years of trying to work and build my online business, I made the decision to quit that state job to become an entrepreneur and build my own online business.

I don’t have it down perfect yet.. hell, I’m not even profitable yet!  But I’m already successful.  Do you know why?

Because “Success” is not about money.  Not to me, anyway.  I’m working my butt off every day trying to build this business and I’m doing it with a joyful heart!  Regardless of how much financial success I’ve YET experienced, I am actually living the life I had dreamed of and I know that the “financial” success will come.   In the meantime, I’m waking up every day with no alarm, excited to get to work, not answering to anyone but myself, no commute, and I know that every day is getting me closer to my financial goals…

 

I mean, come on!  What’s not to love?

I have a finite amount of money to get started and a wall against my back, which I figured is a good way to be motivated every day to do my level best.

I’ve got a new lease on life and I no longer feel trapped or restless or stuck because I’m creating my future and designing my own life.

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Jillana Raye