Episode 085: Stop Planning & Start Doing

This is for those who talk and talk and dream and hope and wish but don’t do anything to push themselves. If this is you, you need to stop what you’re doing and listen for a minute – I’m going to give you the playbook to living a more fulfilled life right now.

 

Chances are, one of the reasons you haven’t done anything to move towards the life you actually want is because you can’t get clear.

 

Here’s an easy way to figure out your next move and it takes a month, but it’s so worth it. Write down the top 5 things you’d rather do to earn money than the job you have right now. Every 4 hours when you’re awake, look at the list and put a star next to the one that excites you the most. Do this every 4 hours for a week and scratch off the item with the fewest stars.

 

Rinse and repeat for 4 weeks until you end up with one thing. Now, you’ve already invested a month towards this thing. You’ve been thinking about it, it’s been on your mind and you’ve been looking at it on a piece of paper every 4 hours, every day, for a month. You’ve already done more than most people at this point. Time to move forward.

 

Start Googling and watching YouTube videos on how people start businesses in that field. Do this every day for 1 hour minimum, for another month. Take notes, watch videos twice, etc, until you really feel like you’ve learned something. Now execute on it.

 

If you’ve made it this far, you have now executed for two months towards something you’re passionate about. Have you made any money on it? No. Have you grown an audience around this thing? No. Do you even have a clear and direct income stream figured out? No. This is where it gets real – you have a thing, you know what to do, but the real work begins because now you have to figure out a way to actually earn money and grow that thing. The next step is simple, but time consuming…network.

 

Go onto a social media platform of your choosing, and contact every single person doing the thing you want to do. Ask them questions, learn, and start to build your thing.

 

It’s getting towards the end of the year when most people slow down to a halt. This is the perfect opportunity for you to really grind down on your thing so that you actually end the year with momentum. You’re not winding down, you’re winding up. When 2018 rolls around you’re swinging full speed and crushing it while that stupid ball drops in New York City.

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