You know you are born for more, you have always known it and yet, there are days when it seems so hard to hold on, to believe, to trust any longer. Hold on, YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS COMING!
Success is inevitable for those who will stay the path. There is no cosmic joke being played only on you. You may not be able to predict the date or the exact time when the breakthrough will happen for you but know this, it will come and here is what to do to ensure it.
1. Write down the vision again
I know you know what you are working towards but it is so easy to forget it in the hustle and bustle of life. You have to keep your vision in front of your mind at all times. Write it down. Write it down in its fullness and get into the habit of doing this daily and some days, write it down more regularly than that.
Put an hourly reminder on your phone on the days when it feels particularly hard to lift your mood (and don’t worry, everyone has those days!). Take a moment to look at your goals or even write them down again. I know it may seem like a waste of time but really, what would you be doing otherwise?
Worrying about the lack of sales coming through? How is that a better use of your time? Instead, write them down and feel what it will be like to be that person who has reached their goals and ask yourself ‘what is the next best thing I can do to get there’?
“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.” – Dalai Lama
2. Take action
Where business growth is concerned, there are 3 keys things that every entrepreneur needs to do on a daily basis to create financial freedom and success and there is no time more critical to do these things than when the breakthrough seems to be taking its time in coming to you.
- Communicate – People need to hear from you in some way every single day. Having a vision is not enough! Share the vision with people daily, share how the vision helps them with a problem they have. Make sure you become a face that everyone thinks of when they have a problem you solve. Blog at least twice a week, use video to communicate with your people, reach out to other business owners or influential people to see if you can do something with them to reach more of your audience. Place some adverts where your ideal clients and customers are likely to see them. Go networking where your people are likely to be. Brainstorm more ideas daily to get in front of more of the people you want to serve.
- Capture – So, you are communicating? Great! Now, you need to get them into your world. Your communications got you into their world so invite them closer to your world. Have a social media platform or a website or both where they can find out more about you and be exposed to your services and products. And then offer something for free so that they are willing to give you their contact details and you can get them onto a mailing list.
- Close – Remember this, the more people you serve, the more money you make. So, make an offer to serve people. Do not just make the offer once! Make it in many different ways. Be creative in how you make them an offer. Get them excited about the idea of working with you. And then, of course, make sure you deliver.
These are three things that must be done daily to ensure you stay on track for your breakthrough and remember not to try and do them sequentially, do them all simultaneously.
3. Add urgency
As I mentioned earlier, your breakthrough is definitely coming to you but one of the reasons things sometimes seem slow is because you are moving slowly. You are taking your time as though you have all the time in the world and you don’t! If you want the breakthrough to come soon, you will need to hustle harder than you ever have.
And yes, this may not be what the mindfulness books tell you all about but can I remind you that the person who wrote the book on mindfulness and being balanced and calm probably hustled hard to get it into your hands. They may have done it from a place of flow because it is always easier to do work that is aligned with your purpose but it is still hard work done urgently!
Be honest with yourself. Are you moving urgently or are you crawling along? Do you have capacity to fit more of the work into what you are currently doing? Most people will probably say yes to that question but there may be some resistance based on whether you are able to sustain the intensity without burning out. The only two questions I would ask is ‘Do you want the result or not?’ and ‘Are you willing to take the risk of potentially burning out?’
“Everyone should have a sense of urgency — it is getting a lot done in a short period of time in a calm, confident manner.” – Bob Proctor
Take a look at that vision again, imagine what it will feel like to receive it and then look at the activity you are doing daily to get your breakthrough – Can you add urgency? Your breakthrough is inevitable if you will stay on track and refuse to give up. Your vision is worth it. Play full out and turn your life around. You are born for more, refuse to settle for less.
How are you going to handle life before your breakthrough? Leave your thoughts below!
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