How To Start Living Your Best Life.
How many people do you know that have their life mapped out like this:
Go to school. Study hard. Go to college. Study hard. Get a career. Work hard. Retire. Enjoy the final few years of life. – Most people… Unfortunately
Without wanting to start this post off on a negative foot… The above statement sounds kinda sh!t, right??
It does sound sh!t, but for a lot of people, it also rings true.
If you’re not satisfied living your life this way, how DO you stop it? And how DO you start to live your dream life?
Well, here’s how…
1 – Figure Out What You Want.
What is your dream life? What do you want? How would you spend your time? Who would you spend it with? How would you generate an income? Where would you live? What car would you drive? Who would you help?
Answering questions like these will allow you to gain extreme clarity on your ideal day and how you would spend it.
For some, their dream life would mean spending more time with their families.
For others, it would be to own a big house with a perfect lawn and drive a sports car.
Perhaps even both!
Whatever it is, having extreme clarity on what you want, and how you spend your time will be a huge driving factor in helping you to achieve your dream life.
Don’t hold back either! remember:
Being realistic is the quickest route to mediocrity
2 – How Will You Do It?
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.– Tony Robbins
Goal setting is a truly undervalued task that should be better taught in schools. (Just my opinion)
Being able to set proper goals will increase your chances of success MASSIVELY!
When I say ‘proper goals’, I mean goals with a structure, that are super specific and have a time frame attached to them.
When your goals have structure, it means you’ve broken them down into small achievable sections. And by doing this, it makes them seem far more real and attainable.
It’s like laying stepping stones to make your journey much simpler and with more direction.
Having stepping stones (goals), your vision no longer seems like a pipe dream, but instead, something that you are planning on achieving.
Your goals should follow the SMART method, which is:
If you want a full break down on goal setting, check out this post: How To Write A Personal Development Plan For Massive Success
Your plan should say HOW you going to live your dream life.
What are you going to do in order to live your life the way that you want to?
Having a goal of becoming a Millionaire is too vague. It’s not SPECIFIC enough.
But if you were to set a goal of selling a $500 online Yoga course to 55 people per month, for 3 years. That would get you pretty darn close to your goal of becoming a Millionaire.
In fact, that would leave you just $10k short of $1M (not taking taxes or overheads into account).
But you get the gist.
Breaking your goals down into laser-focused, granular tasks makes them far more attainable.
3 – Educate Yourself.
We live in a World where information has never been so accessible.
Before I started my Amazon business a few years ago, I took a course on becoming an Amazon Seller. It cost me $5,000. Expensive huh?
Or was it?…
I took the course having zero prior knowledge in selling on Amazon. In month 1 of my business launching, I turned over $20,000 with a 40% profit margin.
That’s a profit of $8,000 in 1 month.
So would you still say that taking the course was expensive?…
Courses are awesome! They a great way of gaining access to information in an intensive, compact, and concise way.
Before launching this blog I took a course on Pinterest traffic. I now regularly get 200+ page views on just one post per day from Pinterest alone. Again – another great investment.
(Check out the course that I took on Pinterest right here, if you’re a blogger and would like more traffic, I would HIGHLY recommend it!)
4 – Network.
Spend time with people who are good for your mental health.
Another favourite networking quote of mine is: “Show me your 5 closest friends and I’ll show you your future”
Even if you’re a “solo-preneur”. A one-man-band (or woman). You’ll still require some help and support from time to time.
Running a business can be lonely, and nobody ever made it on their own.
A great place to start would be Facebook groups and communities, or mentorship programs.
Connect with others who are in the same niche or business model as yourself and build a personable relationship with them. You never know where relationships will take you or how they could benefit you in some way…
5 – CONSISTENCY
THE single most important rule.
“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins
What do you reckon would yield the greatest results out of these two actions:
- One, single, big haymaker where you achieve big results but can’t sustain the big actions.
- Small, consistent, daily actions over a long period of time.
I know from experience that consistency over time will always prevail over big hitters with little to no stamina.