Generally, the entrepreneur is the visionary in us. The energy is abundant and the imagination endless. Stirring up things and creating something wonderful is the entrepreneur at her best.
Sometimes, it’s hard to hold the entrepreneur in us from over-thinking and over-doing. The vision is endless and can become too much of a good thing.
And for some entrepreneurs, work becomes their life as opposed to enjoying a life with fabulously, meaningful work.
In this article…
We’ll review 4 basic steps to having a life of your dreams which includes the business you desire. These steps are adapted from Bill Ferguson’s course on Creating Miracles and seem to reflect a process entrepreneurs accept as useful.
Warning: There’s a hint of woo woo to these ideas. Mind you, some of my best friends are strong woo wooers. You decide for yourself.
Regardless, I invite you to take what fits for you now.
This is how you do it…
#1— Wake up every day with a reason to get up by getting clear on what you want. Let’s do some daydreaming.
Read the directions of this exercise over first… then find a quiet place and make it happen.
- Take a few minutes and imagine your ideal life.
- How do you want your life to be?
- What do you want to accomplish in your business?
- What else do you want to accomplish?
- What do you want to have?
- PAUSE and smile.
- Write out your answers with as much specificity as possible.
- Remember, this exercise is about opening the flow of ideas so whether it’s realistic or not isn’t important right now. Don’t censor anything.
- When writing, be sure to use the present tense. Write, I am out of debt, rather than I want to be out of debt. More examples include: I work 3 days a week, I live in a beautiful environment, I am a healthy weight and love being physically active, etc.
- Write until you think you’re done, and then write 5 minutes more.
- After you finish describing your ideal life, look over the following categories and see if there is anything you want to add: Relationships, Prosperity and Finance, Job, Career, Business, Health and Fitness, Physical Environment, Spirituality/Personal Growth, Etc.
#2— Be willing for your dreams to never come true. Yes, you read that right. 😉
I can hear you say, What? I know, it sounds counterintuitive.
Hang in there.
Try this on… Often, happiness is attached to what we perceive we need. There’s a natural kind of fear or upset that unless we get whatever it is we think we need, we won’t be happy. It’s a set-up for inadvertently pushing the dream away by creating barriers. The fear and upset are draining and requires too much space. There’s no room for the dream.
So, by doing a super job of dreaming, yet being willing for your dreams to never come true, there’s a freedom from any fear or worry that they won’t come true or that you can’t have happiness until the dreams are manifested.
There isn’t any attachment to an outcome. But, you have the vision in all its fabulousness.
The open neon sign is flashing. Welcome dream… come on in.
#3— Create a deep-down knowing that your dream is on the way.
Here’s a promising twist…
Knowing that something you want is on its way makes a difference in how we relate to that wanted area of life. There’s a natural positive energy your actions take on around it.
When you’re bringing positivity, it impacts what happens in the world around you. It’s contagious.
Make your dream come true by powerfully visualizing what you want to have in your life…
- Select something you want to have come true. For example, 5 new clients or a new relationship. Describe it in writing.
- Create that positive energy. Say, YES! with all the gusto, joy and determination possible.
Here’s my story of increasing the enthusiasm when speaking and creating more positive energy…
It started when the master teacher asked me to repeat my response during a coaching class.
‘Again’ she said. I complied…increased my volume somewhat.
‘ Again’, she said. I repeated my response with extra enthusiasm.
That day I experienced the meek, uncertainty my voice betrayed and I knew I had to make the commitment to unlock my strengths. I made the decision to go all in.
And I did… it was a defining moment in my commitment to coaching. Determined. Freeing.
- Close your eyes and visualize your want happening. Imagine that it is already true. It’s already here. See the colors, feel it happening, touch it, hear the sounds, words, if any, notice the smell and the temperature. Are there other people with you? What are they saying to you? Make it very real for yourself.
- Add incredible joy, full on smile. It’s the massive joy you bring that removes your limitations.
- Really get into the joy of your dream having come true.
#4— Be open for insights. Notice what’s possible. Take action.
Continue the visualization you started of something you want to have come true. It’s okay if you start over by going back to #3.
- Now, look at the circumstances surrounding the dream having come true. Keep looking.
- Get some insight as to how it came true. It’s there. Some people imagine that a wise something shows up and transmits the insight. I imagine the older Obi-Wan Kenobi…it’s the beard that makes him wise to me.
- You can see the steps that preceded the dream having come true.
- Pause. Notice, if any, action you need to take to have your dream come true.
- Write those action steps down.
You’ve created the knowing that your dream is on the way. Now, you can let it go. Trust the process and the timetable it brings. Do your part and take the next steps.
Look for Part 2 next week.
The takeaway is…
You can have a life that works and a dream business you desire. Take your precious time to become clearer and more specific by following the 4 steps outlined.
Share your dream with others. Return to it, read it over. Let it become a touchstone when fuzzy times encroach.
Perhaps there is something physical you can look at or touch, carry with you that represents your dream.
I agree with Nietzsche who says… He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
We’re creating our why.
I’m interested…What’s your secret to having a life that works and dreams that come true?
Let’s get together and begin talking about your life dreams. Contact me for a I’ve got this! Strategy Session today.