What I am most interested in here at Visionary Mom is helping you to make your dreams REAL. It is one thing to wish for things, to want them, to desire something new and exciting in your life.
It is quite another thing to LIVE your dreams.
To be them. To produce results and make big things happen. To accomplish your goals and be inspired and to feel like your life is being lived with purpose and passion.
When you start to see your brilliant ideas manifest into the very fabric of your life… THAT is exciting and powerful!
So, today, I want to talk with you about how to make your big ideas happen. Let’s get to it…
First, you have to start with VISION.
I talk about this alot. You have to be clear about your vision…. your WHY.
It’s important because: if you’re just doing stuff to do stuff… well, that is going to get tired fast. Who needs more stuff on their todo list, right?
But, when you can articulate and speak about your vision in a crystal clear way – so that it inspires you and inspires others, that’s when life gets juicy.
Your life becomes about something bigger, something that is deeply fulfilling and feeds your soul. And THAT is what we want, yes?
Next, you have to have a PLAN.
Once you know what you want to experience and feel, what inspires you, and the impact you want to make with your life – your vision… the next thing to do is plan.
Planning gives you a path to take, a destination and a road map to make your dreams a reality. Without a strong plan, you are leaving things up to chance and we don’t want that!
You want to produce results and make magical things happen. A plan will help you know what there is to do and will help guide the choices ahead.
A good plan will help ease your stress, uncertainty and overwhelm. When done right, you will feel empowered and excited to take action.
Without a plan, it can be really scary if you look at all there is to do. Planning should break things down, make what there is to do feel DOABLE and motivate you to start taking action.
Planning gives you the framework to create and design a life that you love.
Once you have a clear vision and an awesome plan, it’s time to take ACTION.
Action is more tricky. It’s where the rubber meets the road and where you will get tested and confronted and challenged.
BUT! Taking bold action is also how miracles happen and how you will make your dreams come true! So, this is important.
For most every single person that I’ve coached, taking action is usually the hardest part. This is where you will get stuck, give up, run away in fear, never even get started, doubt yourself, etc.
To powerfully take action, you need to have:
Often times what we THINK we want for our lives is not what we are really COMMITTED to. You have to get yourself into a space of commitment to start taking action. Wanting something is not enough.
Think about how committed you are to your kids – taking actions to care for them is easy (most of the time) and you don’t walk around going, “well should I feed my kids dinner tonight, I’m just not sure if it’s the right thing to do, maybe I’m not ready, what if they don’t like what I make… etc.”
You want to bring that same kind of unshakable commitment to making your dreams happen.
2. Proper Mindset
Commitment and mindset go hand in hand. Being able to put yourself in a powerful state of mind to take action is critical to not only take the actions you need to take, but also important so you will be EFFECTIVE when you do.
When you BELIEVE you can accomplish your goals and are doing so in service of your vision, your actions will be so much more potent. When you doubt and question yourself – your actions are muddy. Period.
When I know that someone is counting on me to do something, I am going to do it. Aren’t you the same way?
Self accountability is much harder. We let ourselves off the hook easily. We put things off until “tomorrow” and this happens more often than we like to admit. If you can create an environment of accountability – either with yourself or to another person – you are waaaaay more likely to get stuff done.
Accountability has to do with integrity and having a solid relationship with what you say you’re going to do. This takes practice and patience and oftentimes – kindness.
Accountability is HUGE part of the getting stuff done mindset.
4. Being Organized
Taking on big projects and ideas – in our business and in our lives – takes a certain level of organization. To take action, you need to know what there is to do and where the stuff you need to do your work can be found.
If you are digging through boxes and taking 2 hours to set up your workspace every time you sit down to create something, you won’t get much done.
If you are just working randomly – not sure what will make an impact or have you be productive, then you will end up on facebook just wasting time.
Being organized about your dreams and goals will help you accomplish them faster.
If you are worried and stressed and doubting yourself, the work you do will be less than your best. If you are CLEAR – with the right mindset, a powerful vision, a good plan and the confidence in yourself – then… WOW! Look out world there is so much you can do!!!
Taking the time to get yourself clear and focused will help you take actions that make a difference.
Really, none of this can happen without courage. Doing big stuff with our lives, taking risks, going for it.. that is SCARY! That fear can easily cripple even the boldest of dreamers.
Courage means to take action in the face of fear – it doesn’t mean the fear will go away. When you are courageous – afraid and taking action anyway – there is NOTHING in the world that you can’t do!
These six elements: commitment, proper mindset, accountability, being organized, clarity and courage will help you to start and KEEP taking action.
And finally, you have LIVE OUT LOUD
How are you doing? You hanging in there with me? Yes? Ok, good. Because this next piece is a BIG deal!
You can’t accomplish big things on your own. You just can’t. It’s a fact of life. Great ideas, movements, businesses, art projects, adventures and anything else that you can dream up that is BIG cannot be done in isolation.
So, to accomplish your dreams and produce inspiring results, you’re going to have to open your mouth and SHARE what’s in your heart. Your ideas and your passions and what you see is possible in the world – they want to be heard by others!
That’s scary, I know. But it’s a critical – life changing – step on the path toward making your dreams a reality. Doing so takes courage and vulnerability and risk. You’ll be letting people know what you really, really want for your life. And that thing that you want to make happen: it may fail miserably, completely not work, or people might think you’re completely nuts for going for it.
Living out loud is a big deal. It makes such a huge difference. But, finding the courage to let people into your heart and share what you’re dreaming about is not always easy, I know.
That raw vulnerability to create something, share it and put yourself out there is scary.
It’s also very powerful. It’s the secret ingredient for making your dreams go from idea to reality.
So Let’s Review
The way to turn your dreams into reality is to make sure that you have each of these four ingredients working together:
1. Your Vision: Your why is the juice behind working your butt off to make big stuff happen.
2. A Plan: Knowing where you’re going and how to get there so you don’t waste time spinning your wheels.
3. Taking Bold Action: Things aren’t going to magically happen by themselves – you have to put your foot to the pedal and START!
4. Living Out Loud: Awesome ideas are going to grow and blossom when you stop trying to do everything on your own and start participating in powerful ways with the communities around you.
I would LOVE to help you learn how to apply this formula to your life. It’s not easy to do these things, I know. But, I also know – from my own experience and from working with hundreds of other moms – that when you use this formula in your life – BIG results will happen!
- You will accomplish things that you never thought you could.
- You will grow and become the person you dream of being.
- You will come alive and be radically inspired.
- You will be happy and fulfilled knowing that your life will unfold the way you want it to be. The way you dream it to be. And THAT is awesome!!
So, here is what I’m proposing – really it’s an invitation:
- If you would like to immerse yourself in these ideas, practice them and get good at applying them
- If you would like make something big happen in your life
- If you know that doing it alone just isn’t an option….
Then I would like to invite you to come be on the next Visionary Mom Team that starts on February 18th.
The VM Team is a 3 month group coaching program that is super affordable and super effective at getting you into action. It’s less than $15 per week!! I think your dreams are worth that, don’t you? You can find out more about the teams here.
I believe in you and your dreams. It is so freaking inspiring to me to hear what you guys are doing! And I so love hearing from you. So, please share with me what starts to happen as you apply these steps in your life. They work!!