CAN YOU REALLY TRUST THAT BIG VISION OF YOURS? OR WILL YOU GO BROKE “WAITING” ON IT TO SHOW UP IN REAL LIFE?
The biggest obstacle in my own business, looking back, was this CONFLICT of “right now money” and “future money.” In other words….
Because I’m not husband-funded, and because I’ve yet to find a trust fund with my name on it:
I was a hunter in business.
I had to “eat what I killed.”
I had to pay my bills, survive, keep the lights on, keep the mortgage paid.
But a lot of people live this way, right? Even those with J-O-B-S, Living “Just Over Broke,” Paycheck to paycheck. I didn’t feel unusual. I didn’t even feel disappointed or frustrated.
TRUTH BE TOLD, I was able to make money from home, back when it was VERY unpopular to do so. I was able to create a full-time income while NEVER leaving my kids in a daycare or even — hardly — needing a babysitter. So, the TRUTH is, not only was I NOT upset, I felt BLESSED to be able to “make ends meet.”
I started this journey to replace my income while working from home. And that is exactly what I did. #winning.
But… slowly but surely… I’d start to see glimpses of MORE. At first, it was almost like a dream that was so vivid in the moment, but when you wake up all you can recall are glimpses… snapshots.
I was reading voraciously about entrepreneurship.
I was listening –for the first time— to people who thought like me…
who refused to be boxed in by a job,
who refused to settle,
who weren’t ONLY getting RICH, but also were impacting a lot of people, writing books, having events.
Once I saw it… I wanted it.
My mind was made up.
I was no longer okay with average.
I was no longer okay with making ends meet.
Once I saw it, and once I saw how much I THOUGHT like the REALLY BIG and successful people… I was no longer okay underperforming… which, I came to realize, is exactly what I was doing.
I wouldn’t settle for a man I didn’t want, didn’t love, wasn’t proud of…
WHY would I settle for an INCOME or a LIFE I didn’t want, didn’t love, wasn’t proud of?
Something caught fire under my butt.
I was born for MORE.
And so, I believe for the first time in 2002 or 2003, I began scripting out what I wanted. My ideal day. My future income streams. Etc.
Now, I had no website and no admin support and no money to invest. But, for the first time, I had a blueprint. I had a plan.
OH, BUT what about my right now reality?
The bills STILL needed to be paid.
So, I’d start to work on my VISION and bills would come due… so I’d pick up another client. These clients would take a bunch of time, and so I’d push pause on my “ONE DAY “ future and get back to the business of paying TODAY’s bills.
I feel like I’m droning on and on, so I hope this is resonating with you guys. I felt like I had the plans for a mansion… but every time I went outside to build it… a storm would crop up and I’d retreat to my tent.
In other words, I felt like I wasn’t getting ahead. I had a CLEAR vision and I had ENTHUSiASM. I had a vision board and belief in myself and all of that stuff.
Here’s what WAS happening:
I was doing the work.
I read about how to SELL more,
I read about FUNNELS before they were cool.
I created a site, an email list, a “following.”
And I followed the steps to sell to them.
When money threatened to get tight, I went back to what had worked before and sold some more.
Round and round I went…
UNTIL something hit me.
I had done something a LOT of women never end up doing. I’d had a baby, quit my job and IMMEDIATELY replaced my former income. It was non-negotiable and my mindset was SURE of my success from day one.
I needed to UPLEVEL my belief in order to ANCHOR my future to my reality. And I needed to ACT like I could meet my NEXT LEVEL goals. Not “act” as in put on an act, but ACT as in TAKING ACTION.
I couldn’t shirk my financial responsibilities. I had to keep on making ends meet. But, I also refused to ignore my bigger goals, my FUTURE money…. So, I decided I’d do both and scheduled — and PROTECTED — time to build my future business. In the beginning, it was literally just an hour a day. BUT, nothing else mattered during that time. It was 5 hours PER WEEK where I was leaving my “tent” and building that mansion I wanted… storms be damned.
So, CAN you trust in that big vision of yours?
You ask the wrong question, friend.
Can that big vision of yours TRUST YOU to bring it to life? YOUR future is asking you… Am I WORTH an hour a day to you????
Say yes, please.
Say yes with your own commitment.
Say yes with your actions.
The dream you have in your heart is yours for a reason… you are UNIQUELY qualified to bring it to life.
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