Every dream has a price. Few know this is the official tagline for ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.” My question for you is: what price are you willing to pay to see your dreams come to fruition? I’m not talking about money. I’m talking about how much time, dedication and sacrifice are you willing to “pay” in order to get out of your comfort zone and share your passion with the masses? To abandon all of those excuses that have held you back from getting out there to do what you love. Here are a few questions I want you to ask yourself:
-Are you willing to turn off the TV/social media to work on your next project?
-Are you willing to pick up the phone to connect with people in your niche, even if that means cold-calling?
-Are you willing to ask for help?
-Are you willing to actually follow up on all of the business cards/referrals you collect?
-Are you willing to take IMMEDIATE, SAME DAY action to implement a new idea?
If the answer to these questions is “Yes,” then that means you should be affirming your “Yes” with immediate action. Anything other than a “Yes” means you need to build a bigger you so that you can have “Yes” energy.
How do you create “Yes” energy? For me, I find that if I don’t take action within two-minutes to implement an idea, the chances of it happening decrease. Why? I discovered that if I get a great idea and wait longer than two minutes to implement it, I will have talked myself out of it. Fast implementation creates “Yes” energy and builds up confidence so that bigger opportunities can come your way.
But, so many of us sabotage our “Yes” energy with “No” behavior that in the end makes our dream more costly than what it should be. Here are some examples of “No” behavior:
-working on everyone’s dream or project except your own
-not changing your routine & engaging in the same monotonous behavior everyday
-Working on your dream by yourself instead of brainstorming with likeminded individuals
-working behind a computer instead of engaging with others hands on to implement your dream
I think you get the idea.
And remember, you don’t have to have all of the pieces figured out to launch your dream. You will gain clarity and learn at a faster rate as you implement.
And why did I say "it's not about the money?" I'm not suggesting we won't have to spend any money to help our dreams along. When we want something bad enough, we find money from anywhere, whether it's for the latest gadget or luxury. So if it came down to the wire, surely, we can come up with the same investment to make our dreams come to fruition. No amount of money, however, can buy the "Yes" energy and courage you need to step out of your box to both initiate and MAINTAIN the dream.