What is the secret sauce to making your dreams come true?
Do people who realize their dreams have a secret sauce? What if I told you that the life you desire is only a thought away?
Indulge in an exercises to stretch your dream muscle.
I want to encourage you to take a break from marinating in “what is.” Take a hot second to fully embody YOUR dream life! Transport yourself into that life. Build that dream with all the thoughts that excite you.
What does it look like? How does it feel? What new skills did you learn? How do you behave differently? Where do you shop? What car do you drive? Who do you hang around with? What fills your calendar? What does a person who has your dream life think about on a daily basis?
Embodying the dream is creating the future from the future!
What are you willing to do to achieve the dream?
I’m not talking about being willing to do something immoral or illegal. I’m talking about addressing the thoughts that oppose your dream. Although not as sexy as flexing your dream muscle, it is equally important to address all or your obstacle thoughts upfront.
Would you be willing to risk embarrassment? Would you be willing to stick to a protocol or a calendar? Can you think of possible attitudes that would creep in? All these obstacles are currently just thoughts. What if you created a strategy to nip those thoughts in the bud and replace them with thoughts that served you?
Identifying obstacles and creating a strategy ahead of time is creating the future from the future.
My dream is to create a 100k coaching business the first year as a coach.
Wow. I said it. That is scary. You might judge me. Well, so what?
100K means different things to different people.
- Some might think, “who does she think she is with that outrageous goal?”
- While others dismiss the goal as chunk change. You might already have a million dollar business.
All those thoughts (good or bad) don’t matter when I am working towards my dream. Both views are simply thoughts, beliefs of what is possible. I could choose to think it’s impossible or easy.
The only thing that matters in creating YOUR dream life is what YOU think!
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I coached myself through this exercise by imagining what life will be like when I see 100k on my tax return. Let me share my example so you can start applying it to your example.
First I flexed my dream muscle. Honestly, at first I couldn’t begin to imagine how life will be different. The exercise was harder for me than I thought it would be. I meditated on it. Nothing popped in my head.
Then a brilliant idea came to me… What would you do if 100k landed in my lap today? It all came to me as I began to journal. I know exactly what I’d do with a 100k today. I’d buy a Mini Cooper (because I’d look cute driving one), pay off Jeff’s car and pay off the random credit card debt we have. Then I’d reinvest the rest of the money into developing a kick ass business. I’d hire a web designer, enroll in Stacey Boehman’s 2k for 2k mastermind, and buy the equipment I need to create videos, podcasts and online seminars.
The dream is worth it! What am I willing to do to achieve it?
So, what is exactly standing in my way? In addition to fear of rejection and the fear of failure, I have all the mind drama associated with a start-up. Creating systems for finances and time management will require a lot of planning. Learning to create a website, funnels, creating videos and classes will stretch me. Hiring people to help me. It all sounds hard!
I actually found myself thinking the second 100k would be so much more fun because it would be easy.
WAIT>>>> why can’t I think it is easy NOW?????
A light bulb moment! I can think anything I want. From now on, I will choose to think creating a 100k business is easy. I will face each obstacle with the thought that it can be figured out. My future self will be so grateful I chose to create from the future. She will know it’s easy because it’s done. I’ll trust her.
“Change your thoughts, change your life” Wayne Dyer
Dreaming becomes realistic when you do thought work around the accomplishing the dream. Realizing your dream is truly a matter of acknowledging your desires and identifying the obstacle thoughts you will need to strategically address.
What thoughts are preventing you from stepping towards your dream life? How does the thought make you feel? How do you behave when you feel that way? Are your results confirming your belief? Do you want to change that?
I’d love to help you sort through your thoughts to create life on your terms. Working with me will give you the clarity you need to move forward with confidence. It truly is my passion to help women choose to think they can be, do or have anything they set their minds on!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!