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3 Things You Can Do When It Feels Like the Breakthrough Will Never Come




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.

  1. 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.  
  2. 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.
  3. 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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Rosemary Nonny Knight used to be a pharmacist but replaced her income in her own business and now works as a Spiritual Business & Life Strategist coaching people to live the deliberate life - A life of abundance, fulfilment and freedom. Download a free copy of her book - Pray. Affirm. Receive - How to get clear, stay clear and take action to get what you want out of life -

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In our fast-paced, the principles of Stoicism and Minimalism have emerged as beacons of clarity and wisdom. These philosophies, while distinct in their approaches, share a common goal: to simplify our lives and cultivate a sense of purpose and contentment.

In this article, we will explore the great impact of Stoicism and Minimalism on our lives and the transformative benefits of incorporating them into our daily lives.

The Essence of Stoicism

Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium around 300 BCE. It teaches us to focus on what we can control and accept what we cannot. At its core, Stoicism is about cultivating resilience, wisdom, and inner peace in the face of life’s challenges.

Emotional Resilience

Stoicism teaches us to acknowledge and regulate our emotions. By practicing emotional detachment and rational thinking, we can better navigate the ups and downs of life. When we understand that external events are beyond our control, we learn to channel our energy into mastering our reactions.

Living in the Present

Stoicism encourages us to live in the present moment. By letting go of regrets about the past and anxieties about the future, we find contentment in the here and now. This mindfulness fosters a deep appreciation for the simple pleasures of life.

Freedom through Simplicity

Stoicism’s emphasis on minimalism is evident in its approach to material possessions. By reducing our attachment to material things, we free ourselves from the burden of constant desire. This freedom allows us to focus on what truly matters: our character, virtues, and relationships.

“Stoicism teaches that we can’t control or rely on anything outside what Epictetus called our “reasoned choice” – our ability to use our reason to choose how we categorize, respond, and reorient ourselves to external events.” — Ryan Holiday

The Essence of Minimalism

Minimalism is a lifestyle philosophy that gained popularity in recent years. It advocates for simplifying our lives by decluttering both physical possessions and mental distractions. Minimalism is not about deprivation but rather about focusing on what adds value and meaning to our lives.

Clarity and Purpose

Minimalism helps us cut through the noise of consumerism and endless distractions. By decluttering our physical and digital spaces, we create room for clarity and purpose. We can better identify what truly matters and allocate our time and energy accordingly.

Reduced Stress and Overwhelm

In a world filled with constant stimuli, minimalism offers a refuge from the overwhelming influx of information and material possessions. Simplifying our environment and commitments reduces stress and fosters a sense of calm and tranquility.

Financial Freedom

Minimalism often leads to more mindful spending. By prioritizing needs over wants, we can save money, pay off debt, and achieve financial freedom. This financial stability provides peace of mind and opens up opportunities for experiences that enrich our lives.

The Synergy of Stoicism and Minimalism

While Stoicism and Minimalism are distinct philosophies, they complement each other beautifully, creating a powerful synergy that can transform our lives.

Cultivating Resilience

Stoicism’s emphasis on emotional resilience helps us navigate the challenges of adopting a minimalist lifestyle. When we encounter resistance to letting go of possessions or simplifying our lives, Stoic principles can guide us through the process with patience and fortitude.

Prioritizing What Truly Matters

Together, these philosophies encourage us to prioritize what truly matters in life. We learn to let go of the unnecessary distractions and material possessions that weigh us down, allowing us to focus on relationships, personal growth, and experiences that bring us joy and fulfillment.

Finding Contentment

The goal of Stoicism and Minimalism is to find contentment and inner peace. By embracing these philosophies, we can escape the cycle of constant desire and comparison that often leads to discontentment. Instead, we find contentment in the present moment and in the simplicity of our lives.

Practical Steps to Embrace Stoicism and Minimalism

  1. Start with Self-Awareness: Reflect on your values and priorities. What truly matters to you? What possessions or distractions no longer align with these values?
  2. Declutter Mindfully: Begin by decluttering your physical space. Donate, sell, or recycle items that no longer serve a purpose or bring you joy. Gradually extend this process to your digital life and commitments.
  3. Practice Stoic Principles: Study Stoic philosophy and incorporate its principles into your daily life. Learn to differentiate between what’s within your control and what isn’t. Practice emotional resilience and mindfulness.
  4. Set Minimalist Goals: Set specific minimalist goals, such as reducing your wardrobe or cutting back on digital screen time. Start small and gradually expand your minimalist practices.
  5. Seek Support: Join minimalist or Stoic communities, both online and offline, to connect with like-minded individuals who can offer guidance and support on your journey.

The impact of Stoicism and Minimalism on our lives cannot be overstated. These philosophies guide us toward emotional resilience, simplicity, and contentment in an increasingly complex world. By embracing Stoicism’s wisdom and Minimalism’s clarity, we can create a life that is truly meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilling.

Remember that the journey toward a more Stoic and minimalist existence is a lifelong one, filled with growth and self-discovery, but the rewards are boundless—a life rich in meaning, wisdom, and inner peace.

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