Podcast Episode 11: 5 Concepts that have transformed my life
You can have the kind of life you want because you’re the maker of your life.
Here are some concepts that have changed my life. Whatever you believe is possible, you’ll then act accordingly. Sometimes it’s as simple as allowing yourself to believe something and that will change your life. You are the creator of your life and you can live it on your terms. You have the power to choose how your life pans out.
Anything I look at is the result of my dreams. I’m living a “laptop travel” life with my husband and two young children. If a goal or dream doesn’t play out, it’s because it wasn’t authentic to myself or it wasn’t something that I really wanted.
It’s all a numbers game.
The second thing I learned was that “it’s all just a numbers game.” Take some time to figure out how many new contacts you get which turns into how many prospects which turns into so many clients. So, back track and think, “If I need so many new clients, how many prospects do I need, and therefore how many contacts do I need?” If you do that, you can figure out how to get however many of whatever you want.
I do most of my business decisions based on intuition, but when it comes to numbers, I can figure out how to get what I want by starting with the right number at the beginning. So for example, I’ve gained 6 kilos (10-12 pounds). I know that if I want to get in shape, I need to exercise a certain amount and eat a certain amount.
Everyone needs reassurance; look for who you can validate
Everyone needs reassurance from time to time. Apparently, I’d gotten in a conversation with an adult who was known to be very successful, when I was younger. As a result, he told my parents that if I ever asked them to invest in any business idea, they should do it without question. It was a simple comment, but it meant a lot. It was validation that I was on the right path. We all need validation. Look for who you can validate. I recently got a Facebook message where a client said that I’d done that for her. A simple comment can mean more than you know.
Don’t wimp out.
In 2008, I was planning on being a part of a national yoga competition. It’s normally for teachers and students at a high level. After a while, I decided to drop out. I just wasn’t at that level. A guy at the gym that I barely knew asked me how I was doing with my training. When I told him that I’d decided to drop out, he told me that I shouldn’t wimp out (actually with stronger words). I was so mad at him. I decided to keep going instead. There are so many things that are scary or big and it’s easy to drop out. I ended up coming in tenth in the whole country. I’ve never been prouder of any other competition than that one. It was a huge deal for me.
I’ve often had people say to me that I’m special. I know it’s corny or cliche, but it’s very affirming. I feel that about myself. I feel like I have something to share, something that will affect the world. So, I want to tell you that you are something special. I really encourage you to step outside of your comfort. Live everyday like you mean it. Don’t wimp out. Life is now; “Press Play.”
- You can have the kind of life you want because you’re the maker of your life.
- Here are some concepts that have changed my life. Whatever you believe is possible, you’ll then act accordingly. Anything I look at is the result of my dreams.
- It’s all a numbers game.
- Everyone needs reassurance from time to time.
- Someone told me that I shouldn’t wimp out.
- I’ve often had people say to me that I’m special.
- So, I want to tell you that you are something special.
Don’t forget –
Life is Now. Press Play.