This is the second of a 5-part series where I’m going to walk you through the five steps of transformation when it comes to your business so you can make a shift and see a huge uplevel. The first step is to pause.
What’s the second step?
Make a decision.
But, not just any decision. Make a 100% FULL BODY decision.
Every transformation starts with a decision.
Every. Single. One.
Think about it. You have to decide you want something before you actually start to take action. That’s why it’s crucial to make a decision first.
The problem comes in when you’re not 100% committed to your decision. If you’re wishy washy. If you already have a plan B in place (or worse, you’re fantasizing about your plan B).
It’s easy to not be committed. What if we’re being called to step into something really huge? A new business venture. A new artistic passion. Or maybe it’s a move across the country.
That’s SO big. What if you fail? Then what?
Worse, maybe the people around us are trying to talk us out of it. Not because they’re mean or trying to keep us down, but because they’re genuinely concerned for us.
It totally makes sense we may just want to dip a toe into this new venture. Maybe we keep our current job or income stream and do whatever it is we’re feeling called to do on the side.
We’re just testing it. To see if it works or not. Because that’s smart. That’s responsible.
So, to start, I absolutely want you to be responsible. I am not for a second advocating you quit your job and jump into something you’re not ready for with no financial safety net.
BUT here’s the question I want you to ask yourself. Are you hiding behind “being responsible?”
Because you absolutely CAN be responsible AND take baby steps toward your dream.
Just because the steps are tiny doesn’t mean you aren’t 100% committed.
It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you’re moving toward your dream. All that matter is how committed you are.
So, are you ready to make a decision?
For me, when it’s something this important, after I make a decision I I like to seal it with a ritual. Maybe you light a white candle and really feel into this decision before committing to it. And then you say it. Out loud. And really feel yourself commit to it.
It doesn’t have to take long,. What’s important is the intention behind it. That you are ready to do whatever it takes to make your dream come true.
This is also a good time to start to think of a mantra, something to say to yourself when things get rough (and trust me, they WILL get rough). I like to ask myself a question, such as: Is this worth my dream?
The answer is always yes, and by saying yes, I’m able to recommit to my dream.
Now, part of what I’m doing is illustrating a real-life example of how this transformation process works by walking you through the creation of my new blog.
So, first, I paused on my old blog to see what wanted to emerge. And, what wanted to emerge was a brand-new blog.
I knew it wouldn’t be easy to start over, but it also felt important. I needed fresh energy, a fresh start.
So, I began LoveBasedBiz.com in December of 2016. And I made a commitment that, no matter what, I would stick with this blog for a year. Not only that, I also committed to posting multiple times a week on this blog for at least a year. I would continue on this blog through January of 2018 at a minimum before making any other decisions about my next move.
And, what happened next? Well, stay tuned for Step 3
(And if you’re wondering exactly how you can get everything you want simply by flipping your perspective? Check out the first episode here.)
If you liked this episode, you may also like my “Love-Based Money and Mindset” book.