I am so not one for setting goals and sticking to them. Strategy? Huh? Who? Stra-what?? PLANNING?
And this is where I have failed. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail“…
I can write lists until the cows come home of all the things I would like to accomplish and some of it might get done, but plenty of it doesn’t because I didn’t set out a plan for how I was going to accomplish said things. They stayed dreams and wishes instead of actionable things to gain.
I’m learning that it’s so important to know your WHY for each goal, and then to make sub-steps to how you’re going to accomplish these things and even go so far as to schedule each step out.
Woah there, now that is seriously cramping my spontaneous style! But then again, spontaneity hasn’t built me a thriving business I can be proud of. I’m learning this the hard way. I’ve got ideas coming out the woozy but actually implementing them when I have digital ADD is proving hard for me.
But I recognise this and I accept it and I push through while being compassionate with myself. I’m learning a new skill and I have a dream that I’ve decided I won’t give up on.
My BIGGEST Dream in 2015
My big dream is to build a thriving business that helps others and affords me a lifestyle I’ve always wished I could have but could never quite achieve. And by this I don’t mean first class flights and Louboutins. I just mean, bills paid without stress, renting a detached house so I don’t have to listen to my neighbours cough and scream at their children, driving a car I can rely on and that reminds me every day that I’ve built a business that I love and that my clients love too and maybe even flying Premium Economy to Perth with my mom to soak up the Australian sun and smiles for 6 weeks each year.
Who knows, maybe one day I will be able to fly Business Class and go to fancy retreats abroad, actually buy a house and perhaps a few pairs of Louboutins (altho, even though I adore his shoes, why spend money on shoes my feet will hate when there is so much of life to experience and explore?)
By this time next year, I want to be running a thriving business on my own terms and to be continually learning and growing and helping more people as I evolve myself. I still want to motivate and inspire people in some way but right now, I need to go with what I can make a living out of immediately and I can’t believe I didn’t see it sooner. The internet and websites and all that comes with them is so normal and natural to me that I forgot so many people still don’t know how to internet! It wasn’t until I had my first mastermind call with other women entrepreneurs in the UK who pointed out the obvious to me that I realised I am basically sitting on my gold mine and didn’t even see it!
Realising that I have the skills right now to build a business that helps other people get their business online has been such a gift to me as I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with the personal growth stuff that I love.
I am so excited for the future, I am so READY for it, as my favourite money manifestation Goddess, Denise Duffield-Thomas says, “it’s my time now, I’m ready for the next step“.
So, I want to know from you, what’s YOUR biggest dream for 2015? What do you want to have accomplished by this time next year? Let us know over on Facebook.