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Are you serious about your desire to change? Or just dreaming?

by Stacy Lewis on 05/11/12

 There are many different areas you can look at when you have a transtion goal that will indicate whether what you have in the real deal, or just a dream.

You may even be adamant about how serious you are about your transition, and that is great.  But in the work I do with my private clients, upon taking a closer look at their goals I often find that there are a few common indicators that show just how serious they really are. (And by using the word serious here, I do not mean to say they are not committed to their desire to change or do not want to succeed, it just means they need to make some shifts in the way they are currently treating it.)

1) The Mindset This is important and it is something I work with my private clients on extensively. I have learned that to go big in your life, you have to think big and not necessarily act from the place where you are now. I make it a priority to work on my own growth as much as I work on my multiple transitions. Whether that means having a coach, reading inspiring books, turning off the news, surrounding yourself with people who already are where you want to be, it is key.   

There is something to be said for staying in a place of being positive and focusing on what you want instead of what you do not. There is an attraction piece there, but what a lot of people miss, is that it is attraction PLUS action. You need to have both, and here is the great thing about action: action mitigates fear.    

Fear, doubt, resistance, we all experience it.  But it can be very immobilizing, and sitting there doing nothing, or staying in a loop of thinking you do not know enough, or you will just do a little more research, or you will be able to do it when you have X in place just makes it worse. Get into action now.    

2) The Productivity   Manage your time!      

Make sure your environment supports you in staying productive. Chunk down the tasks you need to do each day so you are super clear on where your focus needs to be. Use a calendar system that works for you. Prioritize action activities that will move you towards your transition.    

Sometimes people think there is a big secret to being successful, to reaching your goals. But the reality is not all that complicated. It is doing things in a certain way, it is doing them consistently and it is about persisting.   

When you are struggling in your life, when you are doing things that are boring and leave you feeling less than satisfied you can not make the impact on the world that you really want to. It is not a fun place to be and it is distracting and not conducive to living a satisfying life.    

It is about having joy in your business and your life. Approach your transitions with INTENTION, DIRECTION and FOCUS.   

I would love to hear your comments.         

What does success mean to you?

by Stacy Lewis on 04/12/12

 

When you define success on your own terms you are determining benchmarks and accomplishments that make sense to you and are easy to recognize. 
 
People who define success on their own terms:
  • know within seconds whether an opportunity is right for them
  • are focused on internal benchmarks for their success, not external measures
  • are not blogged down by to many shoulds
  • know what matters to them and what is important and how to get it. 
Until you take the time to define success for yourself it will most likely be defined by others, your past, your culture, advertising and your family and friends. 

When you have set your own definition, you are not swayed by your external environment. You know your standards and simply knowing them brings you more focus and direction. 

Define your Successful StatementsWork with those statements until they resonate deep within you. As you begin develop your definition of success you will notice positive changes in your life.

You will have a benchmark in working towards your transition and reassurance that the transition you are working towards resonates around your values.
 
 
How Will You Know When You Are Successful?

Try completing the following statement.
 
I know I am successful when_______________________________________.

Need help? Here are my successful statements.  
  • I know I am successful when I wake up everyday looking forward to the days events.
  • I know I am successful when I live with joy, ease and grace.
  • I know I am successful when I make life decisions that are not based around money.
  • I know I am successful when I inspire and motivate others.

I would love to hear yours.  Post them in the comment section.

Have You Given Up On Something Important?

by Stacy Lewis on 04/05/12

We all do it from time to time.

We have a beautiful vision, a glorious idea... and then we stop dead in our tracks.                                
  
What was once inspiration has turned into dread, fear and anxiety. When we move from visioning to executing, we start second-guessing ourselves.
 
If you have ever experienced this, you know what I mean. I have gone through this myself and I see clients go through it all of the time.
 
There is so much we can do with our life. It saddens me when I see people not valuing and honoring who they are, what they can accomplish and the talents they have to offer others.
 
So, in this post I talk about how to stop it. 
 
And it really comes down to ONE thing... 
 
Your Attitude Towards Change

Time truly is changing. It seems like it is speeding up but really, the past and future are the reality of the present moment. What is real for us is what we choose to put our attention on right now.
Our life path offers growth, freedom, change, and movement.
 
You alone determine your attitude toward change and transformation. People are frightened by change when they are not in the habit of using imagination to invent new realities that give them motivation and satisfaction.
Learn to use imagination to create your own positive reality of growth and innovation.
Are you at the point where you are ready to embrace that transition?  The futures not out there but here today, right now.
Make Every Act Count. No More Excuses! Make every moment conscious. No throw-away moments. There are no other moments besides this one.

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