The greatest hurdle is convincing yourself that what you want is possible. – Author Unknown
I recently read the latest Chip and Dan Heath book, Decisive, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It is about making better decisions, and one of the book’s first recommendations is Widen Your Options. Think “And” rather than “Either/Or”. Many times that alone makes us creative enough to figure out new solutions.
This quote also reminds us to substitute “Can I?” for “How Can I?” When we assume that something is possible, we can move our energy into how to make it so.
Where are you spinning your wheels to convince yourself to move forward? What if you knew it was a possible and it was just a question of what to do next? What will you do now?
You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? – Steven Wright
Of course, as a comic, I have to quote a comic. But more significant than how funny this is, is how true this is. Having everything poses a space problem. More brings more headaches.
This isn’t to discourage you from striving. There is something to be said for dreaming big and thinking beyond either/ or. In that sense, the prospect of having it all is healthy.
On the other hand, accumulating blindly and not acknowledging the costs of your other limited resources (space, energy, attention) is unhealthy. You still want to consciously choose what you want to attain.
For me, having it all means being creative AND making money, having a thriving career AND a loving family, feeling challenged AND getting enough rest.
I was excited to guest on Coach World TV with Laurie Lawson. We talked about a wide array of topics from my journey from employment to entrepreneurship, to personal branding (does everyone need social media, a blog, a website?) to sales and the small business owner:
One of the resources I mentioned is a free audio on the 5 Strategies I used to take SixFigureStart to multiple six-figures. You can request the free audio HERE.