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What do you want to accomplish?
It's your life. What's important to you? Have you made your list?
Dream big, write it all down and then ask yourself,
"If I could only do ONE of these things, which one would it be?" Now you know what's important to you, really important.
So how do you accomplish what you want?
Here are four elements--pieces of the puzzle--you need to get together:
Do you have right thinking? Do you believe in yourself? Do you know you are worth it?
Do you have what you need--materially, physically? If you don't have what you need, make a list and get it together. If you want to go rock climbing, you'll need the right equipment. What do you need? Be sure that what you have on your list is truly necessary and don't waste your time getting tools that won't really serve you. What do you need to get those tools together?
Do you know how to do what you need to do? Want to be in a triathlon? You gotta know how to swim. If you don't know how to swim, then even with goggles and the best attitude in the world you can't get in the water. No one can know how to do it all, that's where learning from others comes in: read, take a class, practice. This is called growing! (It's a good thing.)
Once you know what you want, believe you can accomplish it and have a strong desire, gather the tools you'll need, and learn the skills, you can take the steps to create your dreams. Break it down into small bite sized pieces. Create a time line or a new habit.
Be relentless. Move forward (make sure your compass is pointing you in the right direction!). Take small steps. If you fall--that's OK! Get back up. Take another step forward.
You CAN do this!
Remember that your website is not meant to be static. It's mean to be a place of vitality. Think about it as your online office where people come to see you. It should feel inviting to your market (not neglected and dusty). It should also feel fresh and new. A neglected website might make a visitor feel like you're not really into your business anymore.
So, regular, new blog posts or articles are an important element. For some more juice on this topic you can go to the Resources and have a look at some of the links or ideas there. Do a search and find an article online for more ideas or inspiration.
Keep it fresh. Keep it current.
When you are growing in any area of your life, it's a natural part of the process to feel resistance. That's OK. But don't let it stop you from what you know will make your heart sing.
You can push past the resistance. It could look like pushing gently. Or if you're really ready to soar, it's possible to rewire your reactions so that you can jump right in to what's next. It's a process and your pace will vary.
If you find yourself digging in your heels about something, try to be honest with yourself about where that's coming from. I recently heard this quote: "The truth will set you free, but first it wil piss you off!"
Tap into your intuition (or some might call it that "gut feeling"). Pay attention to whether there is real or imagined danger. If you listen, you'll know which fears are the ones that are protecting you and which ones are irrational beliefs--or self doubt that someone else planted anyway. Cleaning that up can be as simple as saying "return to sender."
So when the resistance comes up, plug into your support system, gather your infinite courage, take a breath, and when you let that breath out, ask yourself what is the one action that you can take right now to get you moving in the direction of your dream? Listen for the answer. Then, take action! Small steps. You can do this!
Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series (millions of books sold) teaches that the best way to make progress in your business or project is to use the “rule of five.” That is simply taking five small actions every day that will move you forward. Sounds easy enough, but this simple principle will have a huge impact.
So what’s stopping you? Don’t let fear or overwhelm block you from doing what you really want. You can get “unstuck” using the synergy of the dynamic, action oriented, and supportive group, Level Up Tzfat! Time to “power up” and take it to the next level.
Who is Laya?
Laya is an author, speaker, and solopreneur. She has thousands of hours of study and experience in both applied and positive psychology. Learning that it's not enough to write a book, you actually have to market in order for the book to get into the hands of a reader to make a difference, she studied online marketing as well as writing copy and branding. She knows the power of a mastermind group and wanted to bring this to her home community. With her son in the IDF and her daughter married, she lives with her husband, dog, and hens with an occasional sighting of the turtle.