Archive from November, 2012

Being Indecisive About What You Want

I have been inspired by Marc and Angel’s 10 Things You Must Give up to Move Forward based on principles by Steven R Covey. it was shared by a very good friend of mine through Facebook. So I have decided to put myself out there and write my thoughts on each of the 10 things based on my personal experience and opinion.

Being Indecisive About What You Want

10 Things you Must Give Up to Move Forward – Being Indecisive About What You Want

Number 3 | Being Indecisive About What You Want

You will never move forward or improve anything until you have decided where you would rather be. Figure out what you want and then pursue it passionately.

If you are unsure of where to start, try answering these questions:

  • What is one thing you want to do daily?
  • What is one thing you must do before you die – a once in a lifetime experience?
  • Where is the place you have always wanted to live?
  • What is something you have always wanted to do but have never prioritized?
  • How do you want to generate cash flow?

 

Sometimes your circumstances can cause frustration. You know what you want, but it feels out of reach. I have often had times in my own life like these. So how do you get around it? Be absolutely single minded and driven to get where you want to be….and keep going….now you are getting closer.

Don’t forget to tell your story in the comments below – what are you being indecisive about in your life?

 

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

The Shame of Past Failures

I have been inspired by Marc and Angel’s 10 Things You Must Give up to Move Forward based on principles by Steven R Covey. it was shared by a very good friend of mine through Facebook. So I have decided to put myself out there and write my thoughts on each of the 10 things based on my personal experience and opinion.

Caution Epic Personal Failure

10 Things you Must Give Up to Move Forward –The Shame of Past Failures

Number 2 | The Shame of Past Failures

Your future life has nothing to do with your past. Your past has shaped you into the person you are today, but your future lies in the person you create starting right now. So here is the burning question. Who do you want to be?

Now what actions are you going to take to get to that point? Most of us will have to deal with the consequences of our previous decisions. But there is no reason not to start moving towards your future self right now. You owe it to yourself to be absolutely one minded and driven to create a life that is of your own design.

If you have no idea where to start, try some of these ideas

  • Set dates – if there are things that need to be completed, put together a plan and set dates to make it happen
  • Deal with things – stop being an ostrich and get your head out of the sand. You need to face the music, suck it up and get on with it. Ask for help, get the support you need and move on.
  • Dreamline – writing down your dreamlines gives you a clear view of what you want. Think: BE-DO-HAVE
  • Bucket list – putting together your bucket list will give you some inspiration to achieve greater things

 

I have had my own failures in life, but at the moment I have 2 major blockages.

The first is my debt. I feel like it is a mountain, but in reality it isn’t. It is just something I need to allocate cash flow to service. Nothing more, nothing less.

My second blockage is making excuses not to move forward with my business and continually second guessing myself about whether it is a good idea or not. For this, I need to set dates and make it happen.

I would love for you to share your story of your future self and some of your struggles in the comments.

 

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

Letting the Options of Others Control Your Life

I have been inspired by Marc and Angel’s 10 Things You Must Give up to Move Forward based on principles by Steven R Covey. it was shared by a very good friend of mine through Facebook. So I have decided to put myself out there and write my thoughts on each of the 10 things based on my personal experience and opinion.

Listen to your Heart

10 Things you Must Give Up to Move Forward – Letting the Opinion of Others Control your Life

Number 1 | Letting the Options of Others Control your Life

This is the first on the list and of the whole list, this one resonated with me the most. I often feel torn between the life I truly want and the life that I feel is expected of me. Here’s the thing, I am scared of what my family will think. I don’t care about what anyone else thinks, except my family. They say that they just want us to be happy, and I am sure they do. But it seems that they want us to be happy on their terms not ours. Neither my husband or I want to be in the one job for 20 years. At the moment I love the temp work that I am doing. I feel like I am saving money towards travel at a rate of knots, and I am learning new skills too. I just don’t want to do it forever. I want to build my business and take a 3 month break or longer next year to do it. I would love it if the income from my business could support me and I had control over my finances and future, not someone else. I have built my business idea “backwards” – started with the end in mind.

I want to have complete freedom of location to be able to either be at home to spend time with family and friends, or live overseas for a few months at a time. I will always want to come home, it is a great spot to hang – but I yearn for adventure too. Seeing new things, tasting new foods and experiencing all the cultures the world has to offer. I get itchy feet if I am on the ground too long.

I might want to have it all. I might have unrealistic expectations of what I can achieve, but I listen to the people who are living aspects of my dream life and I feel like I am not alone.

Deep down, I don’t want my family to disapprove of me for making the choices to live the life I want. I don’t expect them to understand, but I would love their support. So how do I move on from this? Well for starters I am going to do it all anyway regardless.

I do think that my ideas are worth pursing and I do think that ultimately they will lead me in the direction that I expect they will. My absolute motivation for all of these life decisions is to spend time with the people I love – my friends and family, and most of all, my husband.

All we have in this world is the time we have left, nothing more nothing less. As I mentioned in my previous post about The Universe, at the end of my time on earth, no one will care how much money I have or don’t. No one will care about my career or any of my other decisions that have lead me to the life I have chosen. The only thing that anyone will care about is the time I spent with them while I was alive, because that is what they will remember. And so there is every reason on earth to pursue the life I want, so I can give that back to the people I choose to care about and spend time with. And that includes my family…

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

10 things you must give up to move forward based on principles by Steven R Covey

Nov 18, 2012 - Fear Setting    2 Comments

How to Take Charge of your Life in the Next Six Months

 Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, know what's even scarier? Regret

If you could do anything in the next 6 months to change your life what would it be? What would be a Dreamline so far out of your comfort zone that it would scare you half to death if you actually did it? A Dreamline so big that your life would change one way or another? 
 
I have been thinking about this today. My life, actually our life, is at a crossroads. 
 
For me, if I spent six months working solidly on my digital scrapbooking business and other income producing ideas, I would know if there was a chance that my businesses would succeed or not. Even scarier is, what if I wasn’t successful? My whole direction in life would have to change. I do want to be my own boss and create my own income. I know in my heart that online business is the way for me – I am not interested in a bricks and mortar business. So for me, six months of solid uninterrupted work would be the make or break dreamline. I would know if I had a chance at this game. What if my Dreamline Diary website took off and I could help people like you move closer to your dreams? What if I was truly helping you change your life? What if my digital scrapbooking store made me an income that I could live off? 
 
For my husband, he has had such huge changes in his life with his injury and he hasn’t worked for the past six months. The concept of doing something way out of his comfort zone to make an income would be a massive change. He too would like to be in control of his own future income, but he has no idea of where and how to start. 
 
For us, the answer is to fear set. Write down the worst and best possible outcomes of our situation, and if the chance of a positive outcome outweighs the chance of a negative outcome (and we can continue to survive and pay bills) then we owe it to ourselves to do it. Take the challenge and have a decent crack at it. 
 
So tell me, have you ever made a massive life changing decision? Created a goal or dreamline that was so far removed from your previous ideas in life that your world wasn’t the same after your success? Share your story in the comments below – tell us how you have taken charge of your life.

I’m Fine Thanks

Have you ever done something epic? I haven’t. I have never been one to want to change the world, just my world. But a few months ago, some guys from the USA had a message so strong that they wanted to share it with the world. They did something epic. They created a documentary called I’m Fine Thanks. If you have ever wanted the courage to change your world, then you need to see this movie. It will be the best $5 you have ever spent, the cost of a supersize coffee in the morning. Here is the link http://imfinethanksmovie.com/ and no I am not an affiliate. I just want to share the message as much as the people who opened themselves up to the camera to share their message. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Entrepreneur or Employee??

You have completed the process of dreamlining are now you are ready to fulfil your dreamlines, commit to long term travel or simply spend more time being with friends and family or doing the things you love. However, you are still unsure whether to be an entrepreneur or an employee. Hopefully this will help.

In my humble opinion the answer is to do both. Here is why:

Your day job gives you a regular income which is nice for surviving in this crazy old world. My solution to being both an employee and an entrepreneur lies in bending your day job to your will. What do I mean? I am referring to temp work. Temping is great for your income and your free time – you know the old time vs money debate.

By taking on set length contracts you can continue to have a regular income, generally at a higher rate than a permanent employee due to the nature of temp jobs. In your spare time you can build on your business ideas. Then at the end of your contract, spend some time doing those things you love before taking on your next gig.

During your break from work, concentrate on building your businesses. The break will give you a clear headspace to work from and if you can change location and free yourself from your normal day to day life, you will find the break to be refreshing and inspiring. If your business isn’t quite where you want it to be financially you can hit the next temp gig and repeat the process until you are making money from your business.

Making this work financially comes back to setting clear dreamlines and being crystal clear in your conscious spending plan. Also having a target end date will assist you in sticking to your dreamlines.

So how does this fit in with your current life plan? Leave some comments below to share your thoughts with our community.

What is on my current Dreamline?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I am dreamlining of a Samsung Galaxy Note 2…

If you ever wonder what is on my current Dreamline list this is it. I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these – the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I am waiting for a 32gb version to be released and squirreling away my pennies. This time last year I was saving my pennies for my iPad, but I am thinking my new Galaxy Note 2 will be replacing it…

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