The humorous part is that as a child each of us could give a response to exactly what we wanted in a decisive 3-second answer. So why is it such a challenge to answer what we want in our careers, families, or relationships?
#1 It’s because there are so many choices.
There are so many options and decisions that need to be made to make it to the next day. Nevermind the next year. And god forbid we ask about life purpose, dreams, and vision. In a world, with endless opportunities, it can be overwhelming to pick what we want because it feels like we might make the wrong choice.
The solution here is easier than you think. No choice is wrong. The only incorrect decision is not making one at all. Growth happens through mistakes, it's what empowers each and every person with the chance to learn. It's a decision that sets a path that...
It’s so easy to define success with a standard dollar amount. The reality is though that you can have complete financial freedom and still not be happy. Today we are going to walk through why.
Hear us out first because we aren’t saying that money doesn’t bring security. Because it certainly does. We are saying that it isn’t the only defining factor of success.
It’s not only about hustling long hours at work. What will actually make you successful is focusing on a variety of areas, not only in your career but in your personal life.
It’s how you view yourself, your mindset, your professional life, growth, and your overall lifestyle. That’s a lot to juggle here so let’s start with the five strategies that will help you to live a successful life.
Strategy #1: Become clear on what you want to achieve
Without a direction of where you are...
Well, what we mean is to take the pressure off yourself. Once the focus turns outward instead of inward, the answers show up. So instead of focusing on a daunting task of trying to squeeze your life vision into a sentence…start by deciding on the direction you want to move towards.
For example, our brand vision began because we decided it was our purpose to help. So every single thing we do is now based on that. Is what we are doing today helping someone? Can this post help someone? Is this email helpful to someone?
It turns out that this one-word “help” got weaved into our brand, our vision, our direction, our purpose, and our lives. Yes, the branding evolves and our direction grows. Although the point here is, this started because of one single word that gave us a feeling, this feeling turned into a motivating drive behind why we do what we do.
Habits happen through a loop, beginning with outside triggers, then the reaction, and the outcome. That is quite powerful if you think about it because you truly hold the ability to control your outcome by choosing how to respond to situations.
So how do you create new habits to positively impact your life? Well, it’s by adding building blocks of mini productive activities and stacking them together to build a routine.
We call this the Five Star Routine. Some days may not be five stars, maybe it’s only a two-star day. However, the goal here is that we continue to get up the next day and commit to the effort of executing the five tasks in each morning and evening routine.
Star 1: Get up at a set time
This seems so simple because it really is. The hardest part of this is likely actually getting up and not hitting the alarm seven times. This consistent...