Take a long time to explain what it is that you do.
My business would not exist if I hadn’t tried to answer truthfully when I was asked what I do. I could have opted for my job title at my day job, and saved myself the handful of bored and impatient faces whilst I whirled and twisted my way through the different bits and pieces that occupied my time – but I knew there was coherence waiting and being silent wasn’t going to help me get there. So every stranger, family member, friend, who asked what I was up to became my guinea pig, and whether they ‘got it’ or not – their questions helped me get to where I am now.
Explore your passions.
Whether it’s for 10 minutes before bed, on your daily commute, once a month when the kids are at school, in the bathroom at midnight with the door locked. Your passions are part of the formula to thriving and close cousins to that gut instinct everyone is so comfortable telling you to trust. If you want to work for yourself, change the world, heal ancestral generational trauma in your family or make more money; your passions will help you move forward and opportunities will open up.
Cultivate your crew.
This isn’t just about deleting every manipulative user from your phone. You don’t have to awkwardly confront people like, “hi, I’m trying to be a better person and you don’t help me with that so I can’t be your friend any more”. You don’t have to say anything. Turn your energy inward and start making moves. Some people might drift away like moths when the lights go off. Some people might have more trouble allowing you to live your best life. But don’t be afraid to let distance and closeness shift and change over time. Clinging on to your current support system will stop you reaching the next step.
Dream big and with intention.
Decide where you want to be in 10 years and then decide thoroughly why you want to be there. The why is what will help you overcome your fears and drive towards a big goal. It is also what will make your ten year dream align with a fulfilling destiny that explores not only what the world can do for you, but what you can do for the world.
Believe you can save the world.
Why not you? You deserve to have a valuable and courageous personal legacy that means 7 generations on people are still blessed by the actions you made in this life. You are already shaping lives by existing, so why not own it?