Time for action
Written for 1000 Ripple Effects by Rachel Allan, marketer, coach, author and mum.
27 March 2018
There is no time like right now to get started. Imagine if you had started ‘that thing’ when you thought of it what your life would look like right now. What is stopping you from starting? A whole bunch of excuses.
Have you ever really, really wanted something so badly that you couldn’t sleep. You had waves of excitement going through your body. Maybe you can’t tell anyone about it – it is a great big surprise. I get it when I know I am working on something that is so closely aligned with my why – I get shivers. It feels right. I am motivated through all the excuses.
If you are putting off doing something, then your why is not big enough. If your why was big enough you would have already started it. You would have already put in heaps of action. Do you have a goal in business or life that you are looking at and wondering why you haven’t moved closer to achieving it? How aligned with your why is that goal. What do you have to do to achieve it that scares you, will stretch you out of your comfort zone. What barriers and excuses do you need to overcome.
Try this. Break that goal down into steps. List everything you need to do to achieve it. Starting at the date you want to achieve the goal – work backwards putting deadline dates next to each goal. Now add those actions to your planner or calendar or task list or whatever you use to keep focused.
Start today – do the first thing. Then the next and the next. Bit by bit working ever more closely to your end goal. If you put in effort every day before you know it you will have achieved it. Winning!
If you struggle to keep n track – maybe you need find help. Join a mastermind or accountability group (or both). Even pull together other friends in business who will support you, help you grow and importantly call you on your excuses.
The goals give you clarity. The action steps keep you focused. Your support keeps you accountable. Soon you will stop and bask in the enjoyment of goal achievement. Of how some effort and plenty of action has moved you to a different place in your world. A better place. A place where you are aligned with your why.
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Rachel Allan has been a business owner for 13 years, and a mum for 6½ years. On her business-and-baby journey she has learned a lot about life, business and herself. While it has not always been an easy ride, it has been fulfilling. She feels a strong calling to share her discoveries (and the wisdom of other parents and experts) with you in this new book, When Business Meets Baby.
Rachel’s inspiration is vibrant 6½-year-old daughter Sophie, who has her own busy little life with school, dancing and friendships. Rachel is honoured to be Sophie’s mum, and she is also an author, integrated marketer, entrepreneur, and property investor. From 2007 she has shared her journey with her business and life partner Craig.
Be the strong, empowered woman who grew and birthed a baby. Be the brave woman who took a leap of faith and started a business. Allow balance into your life. Allow joy and happiness. See how success will follow.
If you would like to discover more about Rachel and the services she offers, visit her at www.rachelallan.com.au.
I am going to blog and document the journey of creating 1000 Ripple Effects across the world.