I get it! Life happens!
At what point do we stop and take time to build our empire. To FINALLY live the life you desire! To make our dreams into reality (I know that sounds cliche) or do WHAT YOU LOVE.
Will it be when you quit that meaningless job, on the weekend (oh wait! that’s time for socializing, family time and “me” time or time for errands) or how about right before bed, when you have a few hours (yes hours! – cuz I know you don’t go right to sleep – you’re probably like me spending hours looking thru social media (guilty!)
I want enough hours in the day, so I can get everything I need done. Well, guess what? That’s never gonna happen! Unfortunately, between balancing your career, family and life, things will most certainly not go according to plan. If you had 25 or more hours in a day, you’d probably be wishing for more. That’s just what we do! Give an inch……
While I’m rushing around all day, there are the many thoughts that flood into my head, such as, “don’t forget to post on social media” or “hmmm, I need a manicure, my nails are hideous!” “hey, that’s a good pic to use for my Insta Stories, now if I could just figure out what Insta Stories are? or “ooooh! bacon on sale!!” or “I really need to get to my blog already! What is wrong with me???” – insert fake crying here –
This thought process is pretty much what my day will yield. A bunch of nothing going nowhere. My attention is constantly pulled in different direction, all except for the one that I need to focus on the most, building my career, which then builds my empire, which in turn builds my bank account, which will allow me to live the life I was meant to live. When will I be able to have hours at a time to amazing content for my blog? How can I build a following, if I don’t spend enough time on social media? What about dinner?! What are we gonna eat, if I don’t spend hours of the day buying groceries and cooking?
There is no direct answer to these questions. All need to understand is….
Time goes by no matter what you do with it!
So, if your goal is to build the body of your dreams, while planning, researching and thinking about what techniques and steps to take is great, there comes a time to TAKE ACTION!
Yes, you read that right! TAKE ACTION!
Stop getting in your way, stop making excuses that there never enough time in the day to make things happen, to get out of your crappy job, to finally make the money you deserve, to buy that house and live the life you dreamed.
The time is now! Grab a pen and paper (or open your Notes App on your phone) and make a lists to things you see for yourself. It could be how much money you want in your bank account, how much your ideal weight would be, what you love to do and how much money you want to earn. These are just some ideas of what you can accomplish. Only you know the goals you want to accomplish in your life. By writing them down it makes more attainable, revisiting them everyday creates a chemical reaction in the brain and ignite the feelings behind having these goals met (this is not a scientific finding, just one I feel everyday when I work on my own goals). The eurphoria that comes with owning up to your who you are and taking control of what you becomes is contagious and down right makes you giddy to know that YOU’VE DONE IT! YOU worked hard in the gym and lost all that weight and can now fit into that little black dress (LBD) . YOU dedicated 2 hours a day after working a full time job to pursue that idea that you had like forever in your head, but have now finally taken steps to bring it into reality. YOU spent every minute slaying those obstacles and began really grinding out those beautiful paintings to share with the world.
For the risk of sounding cliche, the answer IS IN YOUR HANDS! Just make a plan, create your desired list and work a little on it everyday. You will begin to feel better and see results as time goes by. The universe will shift in your favor and before you know that same time “wasted”on working that boring, ho-hum 9-5, will have gone by, but this time, you would have made larger steps to building some serious dollars in your bank account and while laughing you way to said bank, you’d reflect on how you can’t believe how long you’d been putting this off. Why? You have one life, one chance, and one moment to make it happen. Why not start today?
Stop what you’re doing and begin your lists of places you want to travel, the amount of money you want to earn, what type of house you want to live…the list goes on and on. Some call it a bucket list, but lets be real, do you really want to work all your life and then get to these items on your list when you old and can’t even remember what you had for breakfast?
Nah! That’s not what you want…You want to enjoy all the rewards that you worked for NOW, while you still have your youth and good looks (no offense to the senior citizen population)
Think Chunks!! No, not the nickname that you would consider calling your chubby goldfish. The big idea here is to break down that BIG to-do list into Chunks, so things get done a little at a time. This eliminates the feelings of being overwhelmed and the anxiety that comes with completing these tasks.
Time will go by anyway, you’ll be surprised of how much you get accomplished if you continue to tackle each item on the list day by day.
Before you know it, POW! There you are sipping Mai Tai’s on the beach in Tahiti, with a wicked tan and relishing in this moment of bliss.