When I first thought about starting my business, I was pretty overwhelmed. I felt like there was so much information out there and I struggled to consume as much as possible. I read blogs, signed up for a million freebies and several expensive courses, I watched webinars, and listened to podcasts; I wanted to learn as much as I could in a short amount of time. The problem with that was that there seemed to be no end. Every day I found something new that I thought I would need. It took me a long time to break free of this cycle and as a result, I couldn’t seem to progress.
You see, when you have big dreams and a strong vision it’s easy to get frustrated because
1. you might feel like there’s still so much to learn, or
2. you’re struggling to make sense of everything you’ve learned and you don’t know how to harness it into creating the big impact that you want to make.
Can you relate?
Today, I want to share with you a mindset shift that really helped to overcome the ‚consumer stage’ and feel more balanced in this process.
INSTEAD OF JUST LOOKING AT THAT BIG GOAL OF MINE THAT SEEMED TO BE SO FAR AWAY, I LEARNED HOW TO ACKNOWLEDGE SMALL BUT STEADY PROGRESS AND TO FULLY ENJOY THE JOURNEY.
As soon as I made that shift, I felt more at ease, more motivated, and less overwhelmed. It helped me to break out of the consuming stage and allowed me to finally start creating.
I was able to put together a rock-solid action plan that got me from where I was then, to where I am now: A proud business owner and coach. And one thing that I’m passionate about working on with my clients is to support them in crafting their own roadmap that helps them turn their vision into reality.
Below is a list of some elements that are included in every client roadmap.
It’s crucial that your goals motivate you to step into inspired action every single day. It’s so important that I even host workshops about this very subject because it can really determine whether or not you’re able to turn your vision into reality. Your goals should be smart (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timely) but there’s so much more to it. They have to be positive, powerful and challenging. They have to make you jump out of bed with excitement in the morning. They have to filter into your dreams at night. They have to inspire you to become a better person. They have to be beautiful.
Here are a few examples of beautifully worded goals:
• Become financially independent through providing meaningful impact and inspiration to others
• Be the most body confident I’ve ever been
• Create a life that makes me feel happy and vibrant
So then, what are your goals?
Now that you know what a truly inspiring goal looks like, it’s time to craft an action plan that will get you from where we are now to where we want to be.
This requires you to take that big goal you set for yourself and break it down into monthly, weekly, and maybe even daily “mini goals“ and tasks. This will help you to ditch the anxiety of it all being too overwhelming and will make sure that every day, you know exactly what you have to do. An action plan creates momentum and encourages you to feel like you’re in constant action towards your goals (which you are).
It’s important to schedule in some self-care while you work on your goals because you are your most valuable asset and you want to make sure that you feel happy and healthy so that you can really give it your all and enjoy the process along the way.
It’s so important that we surround ourselves with people that believe in us and our visions and cheer us on, supporting us even when we’re feeling stuck.
I know that it’s hard for some people (including myself) to ask for help, but if you work with the right people it can be a true catalyst and motivator to turn our vision into reality. These people could be your closest friends and family, or maybe they’re people you have yet to meet. You might try to create a new community of people with similar goals by attending networking events or workshops, visiting local restaurants or even scouring the internet for a Facebook group that interests you. Whoever it is, make sure they have your best interests at heart.
One of the reasons I started to work is a coach, was because I want to bring like-minded people together that support each other. If you want to surround yourself with people that get it, join my new Facebook group where you will find just that. It’s also a place where you will get lots of free goodies; free coaching, fun challenges, tips about living your happiest life, and lots of love.
I believe in you and your dreams,