Have you ever wanted something so badly and continued to hold yourself back? Scared to take the big leap from the safety and security of your current position? It could be a well paid job that you no longer enjoy, or a long term relationship that is no longer in your best interest. You’re not alone. Many people find it hard to let go of the known, even if it’s driving them nuts, to launch out into the wilds of the unknown.
When I work with individuals to bring about their dreams, I generally find they have a big disconnect between their desire and their self belief. Deep down they don’t believe they can really have all that they want. They cling tightly to what they know, fearful if they let go, they’ll have nothing.
Maybe this is what’s happening for you, as you move toward opening your own Styling Business, you want it but are paralysed by fear. You might be part way through the styling course and hit a wall, finding every reason under the sun why you can’t progress to the next module or get that assignment handed in. Or maybe you are sitting on the fence wondering if you should take the plunge and register to start your training.
Want to get unstuck?
Here are some initial steps to help you set yourself up for the Big Leap
Do you REALLY want it?
It’s time to stop crappy self talk. If you’re going to chat to yourself make it good. Now take a few deep breaths get calm and centred and asked yourself ‘Do I really want [insert heart’s desire here]? And listen for the answer – is it yes or no?
If it’s No, you don’t need to read any further, if it’s yes then…
Start a List
What is it that you really want, take as long as you need and flesh it out, be specific. What do you specifically want to have happen? What will it give you that you don’t have now? How will it feel to have what you want? The successful business, the flexible lifestyle, the great car and home, time for your children or grandchildren, travel?
This is important so take some time to write this out and then continue.
Set a Date
This is easy, when do you want it? Setting a date, combined with a clear view of what you want, tends to draw you forward, it inspires the right actions and before you know it – you’re on your way.
Take Inspired Action
Now you’re inspired, take action – it could be anything from planning the time to complete your studying or undertaking a brainstorming session to come up with your new business name or maybe you need to get some help to overcome your fears and plan out the next steps. Whatever it is just get going.
Finally, get excited, imagine yourself in your new business, imagine how you will feel each day doing what you love, what will others being saying to you and what will you be saying to yourself about how much your life rocks!
I’d love to hear about your experience and progress so be sure to leave your comments below.