I regularly share that I spent the first fifty years of my life living in mediocrity. By this I mean that over those five decades I seldom did more than simply exist. Yes, once in awhile I did something over and above what was expected or required in my situation, but those occasions were few and far between. I’m not sure why this was how I progressed through those years, but I do know that it was not very satisfying, rewarding or fulfilling to live in such a way.
When I made the decision to change my life completely back in 2005, I gave no thought to what I just shared. I assumed that I would find a new way to earn income and that it would all work out. What I didn’t expect was to have my life turned upside down in a way that would bring me such great joy and rewards. This happened during the first couple of months while I was in my home office attempting to figure out just how I was going to make the transition from classroom teacher and real estate broker/appraiser to online entrepreneur. As I sat in front of my computer I came to the realization that if I wanted to change the outward appearance of my life in terms of time and financial freedom that it had to begin with my changing my thoughts, actions, and habits on a daily basis.
I soon began to think of this mindset shift as one of being willing to “do what it takes” (I wrote a book all about this in 2016) to accomplish your goals. I stopped complaining about the writing being a challenge and the technology being difficult and the marketing being so foreign to my previous experiences. Instead, I began to write a two hundred fifty word article each day, I learned enough technology to be able to outsource most of these tasks, and I challenged myself to become an expert and an authority in the area of online marketing. Each day I was focused on my goals and I did whatever I needed to do in order to achieve them and continue moving forward.
People in my day to day life noticed the change almost immediately. I still had my sense of humor, but it was obvious that I was serious about my new life. I gave up reading fiction from some of my favorite authors (Elmore Leonard and Dean Koontz) in favor of books that could give me the business education I sorely lacked at that time.
I would lose track of time and try to better my best on a regular basis. All of this was exciting and invigorating as my business began to flourish and prosper. And this new outlook on living carried over into my personal life as well. I was on fire! Doing what it takes is good for the heart and soul as well as for your mind.
Take a look at where your life is at today. Are you doing what it takes every single day so that your goals and dreams can become a reality? Do you have a mentor to help you on your journey? How may I best serve you to achieve your goals by doing what it takes?
I’m Connie Ragen Green, online marketing strategist, bestselling author, and international speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and inner game mind shifts. Let’s connect to see how I may best serve you in the near future.