Permission To Dream

Permission To Dream Again

Let’s just start by giving you permission to dream again.

What is it that you used to dream about when you were 12 or 13 years old?

What did you want to do with your life back then? Spend some time thinking about that.  Write it down. If you’re worried about what others will say, don’t tell them.

Every great idea started in someone’s imagination.

Do you think Elon Musk was ever called a dreamer?  How about Henry Ford? Or Thomas Edison? The list could go on and on and on.
If you want to change your life you must first change yourself.
Start dreaming of who you need to become in order to make your dreams a reality.
  • A head full of fears has no space for dreams ~ Author Unknown

  • Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel; energies are contagious. ~ Rachel Wolchin

  • Our fantasies are our realities in an excuse-free world. ~Jen Sincero

 Practical steps to get yourself dreaming again…

  1. Dream, visualize, meditateGrab a journal or notebook and pen and find a quiet peaceful place that makes you happy and relaxed where you will be undisturbed.
  2. Start writing down your thoughts, ideas, and dreams. Something wonderful happens when you write it down on paper.
  3. Think about some happy times in your life. Think about loved ones, favorite places you love to visit, anything that brings you joy. This practice will begin to free your mind and get the creative juices flowing.
  4. If you still need some inspiration, pick up a magazine or a book , or listen to a good podcast from someone that you respect and that inspires you.
  5. Take a walk.
  6. Listen to the podcast while taking a walk.
  7. Watch and inspiring movie.

Take some proactive steps to get yourself dreaming again. if you have faith in the process and faith in yourself, great things will emerge.

I totally believe in you!

The ‘Luck’ Myth: Just Keep Flipping…

The following writing is an adaptation from a segment of a book titled: Unscripted by MJ DeMarco.

Let’s do an experiment;  let’s test your luck.

In order to diffuse the myth that people who have achieved success are simply “lucky”, try this experiment:

Grab a coin and call a coin toss.  You toss the coin up in the air and it lands… on tails.  Did you call it correctly?  (be honest)  If so, think about your accurate prediction.  Would you now label yourself as “lucky”?  And if not, would you label yourself as “un-lucky”?

Probably not.  You know the probability;  you had a 50/50 chance of winning or losing.

Now let’s say that a correct call would win you $10k!  Suddenly the outcome might be considered luck simply because the attached outcome is significant.  And yet the odds… the mathematics never changed.  What did change?

Your perception!

This is the essence of probability.  When life’s chaos diffuses into outcomes, probability becomes clouded until superstitious explanations become ‘likely’.

Now let’s say you have 10 chances to call one coin flip correctly to win the $10k.  Would you keep flipping?  Or stop and reason, “mehh.. I’m just not lucky”.

Moving probability is about TRYING.

The likelihood of winning a coin toss is 50%.  But 10 flips of the coin to win only once moves the probability of winning to 99.4%.

That means that just because no one shared or commented on your amazing blog article that you wrote doesn’t mean the game is over.  Or just because you spent $2k on Facebook ads and have seen no ROI (yet) doesn’t mean you should stop.

KEEP FREAKING FLIPPING!

Believing the myth that ‘successful people are lucky’ cripples your own power.  If you start believing it, you will create more excuses like, “why try?  I’m unlucky anyway…”

When that happens, probability fails to be moved and you will fail to be lucky.

 

 

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.
And if you’re reading this, maybe you’ve found it!

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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.