Are You Leaping to the Top?

Have you ever noticed that the issues you’ve been dealing with in your personal life are also the same issues that come up in business? Funny how that works!

The thing that struck me about this week’s quote is that it addresses an issue that keeps showing up in many people’s lives. I’ve heard it in several coaching sessions I’ve done in the last few weeks.

When you attempt to reach the top in a single leap it produces misery on two levels.

First, are you jumping over all the small things that are bumps in the road of life you would rather ignore than deal with? Are you under the belief that you only have to deal with the big obstacles that actually block your path?

I hope not, because if you are, instead of dealing with little inconveniences when they come up you could find yourself dealing with big challenges, like life threatening illnesses or bankruptcy. Remember, you always have a choice to pay attention to the signals you are receiving when they are small bumps in the road rather than waiting until the become boulders blocking your path.

Do you think you are being expedient to jump over all those little things by telling yourself that you have no fears?

Do you charge on despite those queasy feelings in your stomach?

Those feelings need to be listened to. They are telling you there is something making you uncomfortable about what you are doing. Stop and ask yourself why. Really look at it. Don’t just push through and do it anyway.

Ignoring the warning signals your body and your mind are giving you only leads to disaster. You can’t ignore the signals without them getting bigger and bigger until they are so big you have no choice but to deal with them.

I’m not telling you to stay in your fears. Of course you aren’t going to do that, but you are going to give them a fair and rational hearing. Then you can make an informed decision on what you want to do next rather than plowing through with your head buried in the sand or the clouds.

Secondly, ask yourself if you are trying to leap all the way to the top because you are a perfectionist?

What does that have to do with this?

When you think everything you do has to be perfect you don’t allow yourself to take the steps of being a work in progress.

Are you waiting to get started on something because you want to have all the pieces put together so you can do it all at once?

  • Are you waiting to have a new website for your business until you can do it right?
  • Are you waiting to write your book until you know exactly what is going to be in it?
  • Are you waiting to start your own business because you don’t know everything you need to know?
  • Are you waiting for the perfect time when you can just roll everything out in a perfect form like it has been that way all along?

These are all symptoms of perfectionism. I understand, you don’t want anyone to think you don’t know what you are doing. Being a work in progress takes a lot of self-confidence because it’s a very vulnerable place to be.

At the same time, if you try to do things in a single leap, misery is almost guaranteed. So, I am suggesting to you that you start whatever it is you have been postponing until you have all your ducks in a row. Put it out there, get feedback, work it and re-work it.

In the last 6 years my life has been quite a journey. I started out with an idea to write a book about women’s prosperity, which still hasn’t been written. That project took a turn and became “Change One Thing, Change your Life”. Things have taken many twists and turns since then between the personal and business development products and boot camps and summits I’ve created.

As far as I’m concerned they are completely intertwined. You can’t have true and lasting success in one area of your life without also being healthy and your version of balanced in the other.

I’ve made a lot of changes in my websites, my title, the different ways I provide services to you and the expanded focus of my business. I can assure you I will continue to evolve before your eyes. I am committed to bring you opportunities and other experts to help you do the same.

More and more great opportunities I want to share with you are coming to me all the time. I do my best to screen them and only send you the best of what I have access to. I see it as an obligation to keep you informed of any product or seminar that could improve your life and put money in your pocket.

If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email detailing what you would like help with. As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself. When you have faith and a team that believes in you, it gives you courage. When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things 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

I would love to have you share your opinions and personal insights on my blog where I’ll also post this article.

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“5 Keys to Developing the Courage to Go for Your Dreams”

How do you develop the courage to go for your dreams?

That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it?  Because if you don’t learn how, it will not only cost you the millions you could have earned, it will cost you the realization of your passion and your purpose.

It’s a lot of fun planning the vision for your life and the action steps you’re going to take to live your passion.  It’s another thing to keep moving forward as it all starts to become real.  That’s where the fear sets in and you start to wonder what ever made you think you could do this.

Here are 5 keys to developing the courage to go for your dreams:

1. Move Past the Fear

I’m sorry to tell you I haven’t found a magic pill for this. It has to come from inside of you.  Nobody can do it for you.   And it all starts with your vision.

There is so much more to creating a vision for your life than just discovering your passion.  There’s so much more than just writing down some goals.  I would venture to say that you’ve done that before and it wasn’t enough to get you where you want to go.

Fear not!  There’s a system for creating a vision for your life, just as there is a system for anything else you want to be successful at.  The question is whether you will take the time to learn it.

Discovering your purpose was only the first step.  To walk through your fear, you have to be clear on where you are going.

2. Create a Strong Vision

You need a vision that is so strong you can’t possibly walk away from it.

Once you have a strong, compelling vision that’s based on your passion and purpose in life, how could you let anything stop you?

When you know what you want and you’ve visualized it over and over and over until it becomes part of who you are, how could you stop?

When you see yourself in the life you will have upon the realization of you vision, how could you stop?

The answer is, you can’t!  You can’t stop; it’s impossible!  You can drag out the process, but as hard as you try, you can’t stop!

3. Stop Projecting Future Catastrophes

Are you aware that 95% of the things you spend your time worrying about never happen?  So, isn’t worrying about the outcome of things you haven’t done yet ridiculous?

Once you realize you’ve invested so much of yourself into your vision that there’s nothing that’s going to stop you from creating everything you’ve envisioned, what’s the point in letting your fears delay the inevitable?

And it is inevitable.  With the vision you’ve created, you’ve tapped into the Universal Laws and everything you need is being drawn to you as we speak.

You’ve used the law of attraction by being clear on what you want and asking for it.  You’ve used the law of creating a vacuum by clearing out a lot of the things that no longer fit in your life to make space available for something better to show up.  Think about it.

You can run and you can hide, but eventually everything you visualize will come to you if you take all the necessary steps.  So why fight it?  This is what you want more than anything, isn’t it?

Are you crazy?

Why would you spend your time discovering your passion and creating a vision for it if you had no intention of following through?

Are you the kind of person who does things like this for an intellectual exercise?

Well guess what, the joke’s on you.  You’ve created a process you can’t stop.  It will move forward whether you have chickened out or not.  So what’s the point in trying to avoid your future success?

4. Get Out of the Way

When did you want something so bad you could taste it and then decide you were too scared to go for it?

The only courage you need to go for your dreams is the courage to get out of your own way.  Just take a deep breath and move aside.

If you look back over your life, I’m sure you can find many examples when you did just this.

So the next time you feel like your courage to go for your dream has abandoned you, just tell yourself there is no reason to fight it.  Falling into your fears can postpone your success for a while, but you can’t stop it, so why even try.

Get back on that horse and keep riding to the finish line.

5. You’ve Always Had It, Dorothy

The good news is you don’t have to worry about how you’ll develop the courage to go for your dreams.  You already have it.

When you feel like it’s too big for you to go on, look at how far you’ve come already.

The bottom line regarding courage comes from the Wizard of Oz.

Towards the end of the movie, Dorothy thinks she’ll never go home.  Just then Glinda the good witch shows up.  She tells her she’s always had the power to go back to Kansas but she didn’t tell her before because she wouldn’t have believed her.  She had to learn it for herself.

But to find out how to unleash the power she had inside, she needed to ask for help.  Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need.

So my little Dorothy, you’ve always had the power inside you.  All you have to do is have someone show you where it is.  You’re so much stronger than you give yourself credit for.

Get a mentor if you aren’t achieving what you want as fast as you want it.  You may need an outside perspective and a little refocusing. Because when your actions and your purpose are in alignment everything falls into place.  Things just flow.  I can help you get there.

I’d be happy to mentor you to successfully:

* Make your dreams a reality

* Develop specific, targeted goals

* Take action on your goals

* Create a plan that gives you the courage

* Create a simple step-by-step personalized blueprint to follow

If you would like personal mentoring, send me an email detailing what you would like help with.  As your mentor I hold a bigger vision for you than you hold for yourself.  When you have faith and a team that believes in you, it gives you courage.  When you don’t have to do it all yourself, all things 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. If you aren’t reading this on my blog, you can get the first five lessons of “Change One Thing, Change Your Life: A Personal Transformation System” at http://www.yourbreakthroughtosuccess.com

I would love to have you share your opinions and personal insights on my blog where I’ll also post this article.

http://www.YourBreakthroughToSuccess.com/blog

Are You Digging Up the Seeds of Your Business To See If They Are Growing?

Universal principles are in action at all times whether you have an awareness of them or believe in them. The only change that is necessary is your awareness of this fact. When a flower seed lands in fertile soil, it just grows. It doesn’t matter if you are aware of its existence or if you believe it can grow. It’s simply a law of nature in action.

As a success coach, I can tell you it works the same with the principles of abundance in your life. You don’t need to dissect them to see how they work or why, you just have to have faith they do. Getting out of your own way is hard. You have to fight the impulse to second-guess your thoughts and actions.

Make sure that your commitment to your goal is 100%. Know in your heart it is manifesting now and then let it go. Don’t worry about how you are going to make it show up. That’s not how it works. It’s the same with manifesting anything; be clear, be committed and be open to opportunities. Don’t be stuck on how it shows up.

Are You Reaching All Your Personal Development and Professional Goals?

You have the opportunity in front of you right now to do great things. Set a plan and prioritize your day so you do what will get you where you want to go. Without a plan it’s too easy to be sidetracked by what other people think you should be doing, or by your own fears.

Distractions show up as anything from a friend calling to an emergency that seems to need your immediate attention. 99% of the time they are convenient disguises for your fears, giving you an acceptable excuse to put off working toward your goal.

An attitude of gratitude is easily maintained with a gratitude journal. It keeps you focused on reaffirming all the abundance that is currently showing up in your life. It creates a pattern in your brain that says, “Of course I’m abundant. Look at all this evidence!”

(This is a excerpt from “Change One Thing, Change Your Life” available at www.LynnPierce.com)