I was thinking this morning while combing my hair and pacing my bedroom floor while letting a tangent of thoughts flow through me. What came to me today was the even clearer realization of how everything good in my own life has come about because I first recognized that I had the thought and desire to have it, believed it was meant for me, then I moved into alignment with it taking the actions I needed to take, and that is when it came forth and solidified itself in my life.
It’s hard to think of instances where this hasn’t been true in my life.
I have a shining example right now with this adoption process my husband and I are going through. We’re seeing all that we’ve put in, actually start to take shape. It’s been years in this process to get to where we are now, just starting to have visits with our hopefully soon to be adopted daughter.
But we wouldn’t be where we are today IF we hadn’t followed the nudges that were inside of us that this is what we are meant to do.
The thought I wanted to bring to you today is that IF something is within you… and if it’s within you and it’s burning or it repeatedly keeps coming back… and you know it has the potential to do so much good in your life or somebody else’s life.. Then that thing within you is meant to be created. It’s a dream deep inside of you that is meant to be created BECAUSE you are a magnet for it.
Whatever it is.
If you want to have a five or six-figure-a-month business..
Or you want to buy your dream home
Or take that vacation you’ve always wanted to experience
Or do that incredible philanthropic mission to help people in that country you have always been drawn towards.
The key is.. Yes, if it’s within you, it’s meant to be created.
BUT, if you’re going to have it… you must do your part in the co-creation of it.
You must take the steps that SHOW you know it’s yours.
This comes up EVERY single day when you’re a businesswoman building your online empire. I know it does for me. You can’t just go into business and keep going in your business without having a dream of some kind. Knowing your reason “why” you’re doing this in the first place.
You’re in this for a reason! Whether it’s making the money because it’s just pure fun and you have grand plans for what you want to do with it and how it will help others and improve your own life or it’s solely on being able to help more people. Impacting and transforming lives for the better. We do all of these as women in business.
But to even make your dream your reality in the first place…
#1 – You must know first that it is a dream inside of you and give it the nurturing and attention it deserves despite how scary and uncomfortable it may be to actually take the first steps to go after.
#2 – Then you must know that because it’s inside of you, it’s meant to be yours. It’s meant for you. It’s meant to be created through you.
#3 – Then you must act on that belief. Allow that belief to guide you on the journey towards creating it.
And act upon it and believe in it over and over again until you have it. And you will have it. One way or another, it will come to you.
Some people call this manifestation. I call it co-creation with the Divine.
If you have something burning within you… you are meant to do your part in the creation of it.
And guess what?
To create this thing… you don’t have to know the entire pathway before you dive in. All you have to do is follow the nudge within you to take that first step.
Make that first phone call.
Find the information you need online and send that first email.
Buy that domain.
Write that first chapter.
Hit record on your phone and shoot that first video.
Own your dream as being meant for you. Because it is.
When you do that, listen to that next nudge you know you’re meant to do and don’t second guess it, but do it.
And when the obstacles and twists and turns come up (and they will), keep acting in the “knowing” that your dream is yours and it is meant for you to create… and keep on going.
That is how you create a life of your wildest dreams.
You are strong enough for the journey my friend. Know your dream is already yours. You simply have to believe it and act in alignment with it one step at a time.
There is a rule I have for myself: Create more than you consume.
Having this rule has helped me increase my impact in the world.
I didn’t always have this rule though…
When I first started my business back in 2008, my dad was my only business mentor. He was an entrepreneur himself, and so all of my questions naturally went through him.
Then a few years into my business, my dad passed away.
I then stumbled upon the world of online marketing on my quest for a mentor I could trust to guide me. I consumed all kinds of training and teaching and videos and books from all kinds of people. I soaked it all in. I did this for years…
But it wasn’t until I actually put what I learned into action when things started to change.
Listen to today’s podcast where I share what happens when you start creating more than you consume AND what you can definitely consume to help you on your journey to grow into your best self!
Today we’re talking about the goals that you can set on a weekly basis to make massive momentum happen in your business.
This is such a good topic because this is the kind of goal that I set every single week in my business… it’s called the “No-Matter-What” goal.
Every week, I ask my clients, who are in Your Business Design Academy, “What is your “No-Matter-What Result” that you are going to achieve this week?
What exactly is a “No-Matter-What Goal”?
Simply put: The “No-Matter-What Goal” you set is a specific goal that you have 100% control over.
It’s important to set this kind of goal because if you don’t, it’s easy to start losing momentum in your business.
Because where most get tripped up over when it comes to goal setting is that they set goals that they have no control over.
These are goals that are completely up to other people and what they decide to do or not do.
These goals would be things like:
- The actual number of clients or course sales you’re going to get this week
- Counting on a specific person to join your program
- Depending on one ad to perform exactly how you want it to
These goals aren’t good goals to set…not on a weekly basis anyway.
You definitely want to have a revenue goal in mind for your month and your quarter, but on the weekly level, you’ve gotta have the quick wins you can control and know that as long as you do these things you are doing the work towards your bigger goal, and you’re putting yourself in the arena to receive the bigger goal that you want.
Essentially, you’re breaking the big goal down to small, result-based actions that you can take that will help you to reach the goal that you want.
I found a great illustration the other day that I want to share with you here.
These are the steps you can do no matter what each week. When you are doing the small clear results each week then you will be moving things forward and get to your goal far faster than if you keep your projects and goals big and just out of reach.
So, how can you take your big goal, and break it down to a smaller goal. That smaller goal can be the very thing you move forward as your “No-Matter-What Result” that you are going to make happen this week.
When you do that, you are one step higher up the ladder.
Your No-Matter-What Goal is a goal that you can 100% set and stick to COMPLETING this week.
Every single week, you can choose a different goal if you would like.
Ask yourself, “What is going to make the most difference this week that I can do with the amount of time that I have available to do it in?”
Then do that.
I recommend choosing a No-Matter-What goal that is going to stretch you or scare you a little bit.
Typically, the very goal that scares you a bit is the exact thing you need to do to move you closer to the bigger goal that you have set.
Imagine with me for a moment….
We are working together and I tell you to set your impossible, extraordinary revenue goal for this year. Because you can make a lot happen in one year when you set your mind to it and get clear on what you need to do to get there.
For most of my clients, their goal is to make $30,000 a month. However, the number doesn’t really matter, because if you have yet hit your first $10K a month mark, and it feels like, “oh my goodness, having $10k/mo would just change everything for me.” Then that is likely your first milestone to hit and you can use that as your extraordinary goal.
Whatever income goal you want to make, just decide what that is. It’s just got to excite you and motivate you! Those are the only requirements.
So choose that! Then, break it down on the weekly level. What are the steps you could take to help you get to that income goal in your business?
That is where the weekly, “No-Matter-What Goal” comes into play.
This is where you are able to create a specific result that’s not dependent on anyone else, because these specific steps are based on the ACTIONS only you take. ONLY YOU (or your team under your direction).
Write the goal as if it’s already happened
I love to set my “No-Matter-What” Goal at the beginning of the week, yet write the goal out as if it’s already happened. So essentially, I’m reading what I’ve written as though it’s Friday already and I am done with work for the week. What have I made happen in my business?
For an example, here is a goal that I made recently:
“I made five direct offers this week:
If this was your goal, then this would mean that by Friday, you have reached out to five different specific people and invited them into your program or shared about your paid offer.
This is a goal you have 100% control over.
The problem with making short-term goals that are dependent on other people is that it’s easy to switch from motivated, high-vibe energy to desperate energy.
When we don’t meet it because someone ELSE doesn’t do the action we want them to, we start thinking something is wrong with ourselves or our offers (I used to do this all of the time and I didn’t know what I was doing wrong!).
Then we start thinking things like,
- “Oh, it’s just not going to happen for me”
- “See it didn’t happen. What’s the point in even setting goals to begin with.”
The truth is… whatever you believe is what will happen when you practice that belief enough
Our thoughts become the things and experiences that make up our lives.
Yes, you have your extraordinary goal, the impossible goal, the big goal for your year!
But on the weekly level, what are you doing to move forward to achieving that goal?
What does that look like for you?
Every single week, you can choose a different one for every week. Or you can do the same one again and again until you are seeing momentum towards that bigger goal happen.
In the end…
What matters is that you show up each week and you did the thing that you’re committed to doing because it’s moving you in the direction you want to go.
When you do that, you are doing your part and trusting the extraordinary result is going to happen one way or another. When you do that, you are not holding on so tightly to the outcome, but you’re simply showing up, doing your part, and living from your best self!
This is when clients and sales will flow in. The key is you have to do it consistently.
And it may not be perfect.
In fact, it won’t be perfect at first or ever really.
But that’s not what matters.
What matters is that it’s real.
What matters is that you are showing up as your best self.
You’re showing up, you’re being vulnerable.
You’re being brave.
You’re caring for your people and helping the world.
This is what brings sales in, not perfection.
So my friend, what are you committed to achieving this week in your business?
What is the result that you are going to create that you have 100% control over?
What is the thing that is scary for you, but you know, is the next step that you need to take?
What if you decided to just take that step? Imagine what that would open up for you.
Write your “No-Matter-What” Goal down, put it on a sticky note then put it in your calendar as to when you’re going to do it, and then honor that time and show up and do it!
Let’s make results happen in your business. Let’s do it every week.
You are worth playing big.
Your dreams and the people that you are here to help need you to show up!
So go all in my friends,
Have you chosen your “Word of the Year?”.
You have probably heard about the word of the year idea.
Maybe you have even set one in the past, but perhaps it didn’t do much for you and you’re wondering what exactly you’re missing…
Or maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about and this is your first time hearing about the idea of having a “word of the year”.
Whatever your experience has been with the Word of the Year, my newest podcast episode is a must-listen, especially as we are in the very first week of this brand new year. I get RAW AND VULNERABLE in this episode and share about how this past year has been the best year yet for choosing a word, and why.
Having a word of the year has guided me and grown me in so many ways over the years, and when you do it right, you can experience the same! Listen to the episode by clicking above!
Then let me know below:
If you have chosen your own word of the year, WHAT IS YOUR WORD? I would love to hear and cheer you on to making that your reality!
One of most powerful exercises you can do to set yourself up for the most impactful year in your business is to consult with your future self.
Imagine yourself, one year from today. This is the “You” of the future. One year into the future.
What has she made happen?
How did she do it?
What was she thinking when approaching the opportunities and ideas that popped up for her throughout the year?
Whatever you want to achieve in the year ahead, you can absolutely do.
One of the best ways to do this is to receive a letter from your future self… but first, you have to write it!
Tune into this episode where I show you how.
Let’s make this the best year ever for your business!
You can do it. You just need the right tools and take the right action.
How exactly do you properly close a year like the one we just had? It’s been a year of unpredictability that many of us have never seen before…
What do you do with that?
Your strength and your power is found in realizing what parts you CAN control and letting go of what you can’t. When you try to control outside things, you lose your peace. When you accept what is and focus on the things you CAN control, you are at home with yourself. From THAT place, you can create anything you want!
Ahead, you have a completely blank slate of a year to do with however you please.
But in order to be fully equipped to go into this new year, I urge you to own your power and not let this year be one that you’re running from. Instead, what can you take and learn from it to power you up as a person? To make you more ready and equipped for whatever comes your way in the new year?
What are the 3 biggest lessons you would have happily paid to have known in advance?
Think about this. Truly think about this.
What are the lessons that you learned this year, that if you had known them before you started this year, it would have saved you so much time or would have given you the ability to make so much more money?
This is an end of the year reflection, that when you do it, you will be able to take the best things you learned into the new year. The things that have shaped you and grown you as a person. By intentionally taking them into the new year with you, you take the best of the year with you and rise above it instead of wanting to run away from it.
I share my 3 biggest lessons in today’s podcast episode. Take a listen and let these sink in.
Then, I’d love to hear what your biggest lessons have been in the past year! Post in the comments below. It’s been a crazy year. It may not have ended up how you expected. But you have the power to uncover the lessons that you’ll take into the new year. Sit down and see the lessons that have come from it.
These are the lessons that will propel you forward and move you to creating the most impactful business and extraordinary life, in the year ahead!
Today is your day! Life is short and your dreams are worth it.