As I travel around to different events and speak to clients and colleagues alike, there are some core questions that keep coming up.
And it boils down to two things.
For those who are already at the top of their profession or well on their way, there seems to be a lot of unrest around how their success looks. They’re feeling an emptiness and a sense of being unfulfilled by the success they thought would be the key to their happiness.
One woman I talked to about this said she doesn’t want to talk openly about these feelings because it will make her look ungrateful for all the financial success she’s achieved. And yet, that alone isn’t enough to make her happy.
She bought a bigger house, new car, she’s taken more trips and thrown more parties. And still at the end of the day, she wonders if there shouldn’t be something more? She also wonders if she’s done something wrong that she missed the key to her happiness.
For those on the other side of the fence, on their way to building a business, there’s a huge sense of overwhelm and too many disconnected tasks with no idea where all of them are really going or how it all fits together to become a successful business and a happy life.
I talked to someone this weekend that’s in this place. She’s totally overwhelmed and has so many home study programs there just aren’t enough hours in the week to go through all of them. She’s beginning to wonder if what she’s looking for is in one of those programs and she just hasn’t gotten to that piece yet or if she has to go through all of them and figure out how they work together.
I’ve certainly been there! Have you?
That place of overwhelm is probably something you’ve felt at different stages of your business. It may even be a place you frequently find yourself in when it comes to your personal life as well.
The worst part is, these are the same issues I’ve been hearing since the day I started in this business!
Then another friend of mine mentioned something that Stephen Covey says about making sure when you climb the ladder of success that the ladder is up against the right wall!
Well, that’s a whole different story. But it reminds me of why I created my very first teleseminar series way back when. I did a 6 week course called, “How to Create a Vision for Your Life”. It came after a conversation I had with a really successful speaker who asked me how he would know for sure if what he was doing was really his life purpose-his passion.
I was totally taken aback. He looked like he had everything going for him in the way of outward success, and yet he was confused and unsure of his path. He didn’t really have any excitement around what he was doing anymore, he was just making money. And he was bored.
I couldn’t get that conversation out of my head, and I thought about all the people who were overwhelmed and the others that have the feeling of emptiness after getting to the top. And I realized they were all dealing with the same issues. They were just showing up as different symptoms based on where they were in their lives.
So, if you find yourself in any of these situations, it’s not your fault. You may think you are doing everything right, but if you don’t have the correct system to follow, you will never end up where you want to go. At best you’ll climb all the way to the top of your ladder and find out you put it up against the wrong building to start with!
Every day I see people buying one more tactic, the next magic bullet. They don’t work if you don’t have a clear end to end system that you are applying them in. You can spend all your time learning new pieces, but if don’t have a vision of the whole puzzle, you don’t know where they go.
And you can do all the law of attraction stuff until the cows come home but if you don’t have clarity around it, it won’t manifest.
Clarity is the key. Knowing who you are and what you want your life to look puts you in a position where you can create a business thats sole purpose is to facilitate your lifestyle and contribute to your happiness. And I’m talking about soul fulfillment-not just having a fun day.
Your business is a tool to be used to bring you peace and fulfillment. It shouldn’t be anchor around your neck that dictates how you spend your time.
Is it time for you to start looking at your business from a different perspective? For 99% of the people reading this, I would say yes. You see if it’s true for you.
I feel for you because I know it’s not easy without the right person showing you the way. I wandered around for a long time myself, looking for the right kind of help.
When it comes to discovering your passion, there are books and courses and workshops you can go to. From there you may be able to figure out what your life purpose is. But as you start to get to the part about turning that into a business, there are few people who can do it well without a coach or mentor.
And when it comes to really creating a blueprint for the life of your dreams that is a step-by-step plan of how you can make it a reality, you need help. I know this because if it’s what you really want and you don’t live like that now, it’s because you don’t know how to get there.
And that is what I do so easily, I see it so clearly when I talk to people. All it takes is for you to believe that it’s possible for someone who knows how to do it to help you. That little opening for something new to show up and asking for help can totally transform your life.
Let’s have a conversation-by blog (you can post anonymously). I can’t answer all your individual emails, but I’m here to help, so let me know what you want to talk about in your blog comments.
We can keep this conversation going over the next week as I get ready to spend the holidays on Maui. I’m living the life of my dreams and I want to help you do the same.
Until next week, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Just comment on this post on my blog.
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are possible for you. Commit today to go for your dream 100%.
Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit“. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System” at http://www.yourbreakthroughtosuccess.com
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