Who are you?
This may seem like a strange question to ask so bear with me. We all know who we are on the outside in our current being but not many people understand who they are deep down. What drives you, what is your motivation, what excites you, and what would you do with your life if money was no object?
These are questions that I believe everyone should answer. You may not like what you find because it usually involves a lot of soul searching then hard work to change direction to pursue the life you choose. This is why most people end up settling for what they have, living a safe, average life and working towards retirement when they believe they can do what they want.
This is what conventional thinking tells us to do, after all. The challenge is that the result of this acceptance for what we have is a society where just okay is becoming good enough. Many people are becoming disengaged in their work and careers which is lowing the level of "average" and making it harder to get...
How many times has someone said to you that your future is in your hands? Maybe you have heard this before or this could be the first time. I will tell you that I had heard this multiple times and there was always something missing - how to take control!
This is a pretty major piece of the jigsaw puzzle and without this information it is almost impossible to achieve, so what is the answer?
The truth is that you will never achieve any sustained level of significance alone. You will need a guide and mentor to help you navigate the rough waters that come with personal growth and new awareness. This takes a lot of hard work and dedication and in the microwave society that we live in people are usually not prepared to put in the time and effort that is required.
The first step is to identify your purpose, that is who you are and what you want from your life. This sounds simple but it is not easy. Many people skate through this quickly and do not take the necessary time to fully...
Many of us are caught in the "hamster wheel" of life. We go along "hoping" and "praying" that something will happen which will make us successful and happy. The thing is: hope and prayer are not strategies alone. Yes, we need to maintain hope but it needs to be backed with intentional actions that take us towards our destiny.
This begs the next question: What are you aiming for in life? Too many of us are not able to clearly articulate what we want, why, because we are taught to think small, to play safe, and not get ideas above our stations in life - Baloney!!
I want you to dream big, to shoot for the stars, to pursue significance in your life knowing that this will bring you happiness. Before you can do this you need to know WHY it is so important to you. What is it about this dream that generates emotions and feelings that are so strong you would run through a burning building to reach the destination?
Identify your purpose and then pursue it with a desire that becomes an all...
I am a little late with this message but the sentiment remains true - Happy New Year!
What are your plans and goals for 2019?
Do you have goals?
If you have goals, do you have a plan to make them come true?
Too many people start off with good intentions only to fall down at the first obstacle because they haven't formulated a plan and prepared for all eventualities. Don't let this be you!
A goal without a plan is just a wish, and a wish without action will not come true. We all have thoughts and ideas come into our minds but how many of us act on these thoughts and turn them into results? Sadly not many do.
My hope is that you become intentional about what you want to achieve in 2019 and plan with the end in mind. Do not give in to the naysayers who tell you it isn't possible and that you are crazy to have a dream. This is more a reflection of their own limiting beliefs and inadequacies than it is of your dreams and ambitions so keep pushing forward. Plan with the end in mind and...
Many people ask me how do you find your why, and how do you know when you have found it? These are great questions and all I can share is my own experience.
My life has been successful from a professional perspective but not always on a personal level. Even within my professional life I found myself always wanting more and becoming impatient for success. I had a great career in the UK as a leader/Manager within the retail automotive industry. I had a natural talent for analyzing, planning, and delivering results but it never made me truly happy. I always thought that happiness would come as a result of success and money - boy was I wrong!
Even when I started my new life in the USA with a new relationship and a career with Disney, I still was not happy. Success came professionally once again but, as in the past, it didn't bring me happiness and therefore my personal life suffered. I hit rock bottom in August 2015 and at this point I knew something had to change or I would end up self...
When you start to think about your why I suggest that you ask yourself the following questions:
Take time to review these and really think into your answers. You may need to go several layers deep rather than scratch the surface. This is like a doctor looking for the cause rather than merely taking the symptoms as being facts.
The last question you should ask is: "What is my purpose in life?"
Write down your answer and write another answer. Keep answering until you find one that makes you emotional - that is your real answer!
I like to refer to a dream as being an impossible goal. You may ask what is the point of having a dream that is impossible to achieve, and it is a great question.
The answer is that "living your dream" is about the journey, not the destination. When you are pursuing the impossible goal, you will be stretching yourself and the goals you set along the way are the points that will give you the satisfaction.
If you fall into the trap of setting easily achievable goals you will not grow yourself and can get to a stage where you feel that you have reached your pinnacle, and this is when life gets monotonous and boring.
The other benefit of pursuing an impossible goal is that you can leave a legacy, so even if you do not achieve your goal there will be other people to carry the torch and make it come true eventually.
What is your dream?