Thank you for hanging out with me! From day to day you never know what life will throw at you. And it will often be this way in my blog as well :) But lest RUN WILD and LIVE FREE in this amazing adventure together!
ILT- What is this?
Whether or not your dreams and passions are something you hope to make into a business some day, or just have fun with, you should always be doing the ILT method. So what is this?
I – Invest
No matter what you are doing in life, it is always so very important to invest in yourself. Give yourself permission to take time and research things that are going to help you achieve your dreams or fuel your passion. Maybe where you are in life you can also invest money into further training and coaching. If not there are many many free resources at your fingertips through the wonderful thing called Google!
Then go into the material you are finding with the intention to learn something. It can be the smallest thing. But every small thing will add up into big things in the end. Learning is so important. Our world is changing at such a rapid pace if we allow ourselves to be stagnant, we will get lost in the shuffle. So every day I encourage you to learn something new. For myself, my pages of notes help me retain what I learn. For you it may be listening to a podcast and being able to refer to it. Whatever your method of learning is, that is ok, but to grow you must keep learning. To see your dreams come true you must keep learning.
Then lastly. Make a difference in the world around you. TEACH others what you are learning. I think we have gone over this before in this blog, but this is a new audience though my facebook group and a new direction for this page. So I will go over it again. When you learn something, do not keep it to yourself. Go out and teach it to someone else. This may be through a blog like this, through talking to someone face to face. Possibly a post on Facebook, IG, or Twitter. Even a facebook live. But do not keep the information to yourself. Share it with the world. Your perspective on what you learned is going to be fresh and different than anyone else around you. Because as we learned before. YOU are unique and you offer unique insight to the world and the world NEEDS this.
You will be amazed at how much you grow. How exciting your dreams and passions become. And how much you want to keep moving forward towards achieving them! I am here to help encourage you to chase your dreams. Please reach out to me if you have questions, need someone to listen, or be an accountability partner. I am here for you!
Today we finish up our mini series on Fear and how it makes us believe lies. Which in turn holds us back from going after our dreams.
Lie #3- You are not ready
Who is ever ready? I mean really….think about it….we probably all thought we were ready to graduate high school, move out on our own, go to college, get married, have kids etc.…… But when it actually happens we realize how NOT ready we actually were. But what did we do? We took it on head first and learned as we went. Did we make mistakes, FOR SURE but did that keep you from moving forward in your life and going after those things anyway? For most….NO!
If you are waiting until you are no longer scared to try something, or no longer scared to put yourself out there, you will NEVER do it. I am still questioning my sanity with starting this group, this blog and this coaching site/product. But you know what…..I will NOT let myself wonder “what if”. I will keep telling myself that what I have to say and the experiences I have are valuable and someone needs them. Even if it is just one person. That one person needs them and that is enough.
Don’t wait for a foolproof plan to launch your business or go after your dream. Just go for it, don’t wait for that “ready” moment. There are people in the world who need what you have to offer, and what you know, TODAY! So put yourself out there. Be vulnerable. Try something new. Fall, get back up and try again. Some of the best ways to learn what do is by doing it! So go for it. Who cares if you are ready.
The TRUTH is……
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS READY!
So who is going to walk on the wild side?
Who is going to take the leap?
Who is going to risk it all and then some to just see what might happen?
I want to hear your stories! Please share them. They are meant to be heard!
FEAR IS A LIAR….
Like we talked about in part 1….FEAR will hold you back from so many things. It will keep us from going after our dreams and passions. It often will make me even question if what I am passionate about is really something, I can strive to use in making a difference in the world. It puts self-doubt and takes the adventure in our souls away.
So let’s talk and address Lie #2……well it is listed in the book I am reading as the first lie, but for us it is the 2nd…..
LIE: You are not good enough…..
I am positive you have felt this way. I know I have. I have often felt the way I dress, the home I live in, the car I drive and so on doesn’t meet what others expect of me. But really what is “good enough”? Who defines what “good enough” is? Do we let our neighbors, friends, and family dictate that? “Good enough” is an elusive thing. Because really do you ever get there? Do you ever feel that you have achieved “good enough”.
In life, our finish line is ever moving. It changes from year to year, month to month and even sometimes hour to hour. So why do we set a standard of what life “should” look like and why do we allow ourselves to feel “not good enough” if we don’t meet the standard we think represents that?
Because we can never actually pin point what “good enough” is it will torment us at every level of success. You or I may need more experience in areas. But this doesn’t mean we are not good enough to take a leap, try something new or chase those dreams and goals. But many of the experiences we need won’t happen until we have started to do the task at hand.
You do not have to wait to start on your journey. In fact please don’t wait. You don’t have to be the best at what you are doing, just give it your all and always strive to learn more and improve!
The Truth……YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE THE BEST TO ADD VALUE
Did you hear that? You do not have to be the best at what you are doing. You, as a person, add value by just being on this earth. You are specifically unique. Like my son says, “We are all endangered species as there is only one of us on this earth and when we are gone we are extinct.” Think about that for a moment. YOU are unique. YOU are the only one of you and the experiences and knowledge you have is valuable.
But you HAVE to start! So take that step and start.
FEAR Truly is a liar
FEAR holds us back from so many things in our life. It keeps us from going after our dreams and passions. It makes us question if what we are passionate about is really something, we can strive to use in making a difference in the world. It puts self-doubt and takes the adventure in our souls away.
When running head first towards your dreams and pursuing your passion, it is so important to get past the fear. There are three basic fears that will cripple you and make you question if all those things you have been wanting to do, achieve and strive for are worth it. But they are!
Often these fears are just a still small voice in our heads that eventually become excuses that keep us from going after our dreams. We often believe and accept these excuses as the truth and then become numb to the fact that they are holding us back from the amazingly abundant life that we were created to have. An excuse….a fear…..they are lies. We must grasp the truth to be able to push past these lies and get back on track.
There are three Lies/fears that really hold us back from using our passion and skills in business and in chasing our dreams.
But here is the truth…..THERE IS ROOM FOR YOU TOO!
Did you hear that? Even through all the information already put together, already published, already put in videos etc. THERE IS ROOM FOR YOU TOO! This world is so BIG. And yes there is going to be someone doing what you are….more than likely anyway! And you may feel they are doing it better. But only YOU have the experience and insight that is unique to you. The needs of the world are infinite. There are more options and opportunity than we will ever know. Your passion, voice and talent are unique to you. When you have the nagging dream that keeps coming up, the tug on your heart strings to do something….these are callings that only YOU are able to fulfill with your unique personality, skills, desires, mindset, experience and passions.
You were designed for a specific purpose that only YOU can fulfill. So be ok with the fact that others have done things similar to what you are interested in. Be ok with being new and taking risks. You do not have to be an expert in your passion to share that passion. The people that YOU influence and impact are going to be exactly who you are supposed to be in contact with.
There is no mistake that you have that burning dream and burning desire. Now go use it!