What’s it going to take before you will take action

You have this amazing dream of writing a book, starting a business and perhaps even lose some weight. And yet, here we are at the end of May and you’re looking everything, realizing you didn’t get very far.

What are you waiting for?

Are you waiting for the perfect moment?
Are you waiting for until you’ve perfected the skill?
Are you waiting for the moment you feel you’re enough?

Why can’t it be right this very moment?

What is holding you back?

Is it fear of failing? Fear of disappointing yourself or others?

Worry?

The lack of not knowing how?

Every excuse you make is a bullshit reason for why you are not willing to make your dream, goal or resolution happen.

When is enough, well enough?

How much longer are you willing to just watch others make their own dreams come true while you are still wishing you could?

Here is the truth: You can!

You need to stop making excuses and start taking action – even when the fear is as loud as a damn jet engine.

Fear is just an emotion, just like anger, love, happiness etc. Are you willing to allow the emotion to rule you, or are you willing to decide how you are going to feel and what you are going to do?

I think too often, we forget that we have a choice.

We always have a choice!

When we were kids, we were told we don’t have a choice. We need to follow the rules, do as we are told. We are told to graduate high school, go to college or learn a trade.

We are told that we should be grateful for the job we have and just go on with our mediocre life.

Yes, I said it: MEDIOCRE

Because I know you envision your life to be different. I know that you have dreams and goals that you want to achieve but because you were told you didn’t have a choice, you just let life slip on by.

What if I told you that you are in control of your life, that you have the power to choose what you will or will not do and how you will live?

Choose and Decide!

What’s it going to be? Living your life to the rules of someone else or your own?

How to break down your challenge into baby steps

No one likes a challenge that leaves you overwhelmed but I am going to share some concepts that make it feel and look like a piece of cake.

When you’re faced with a big obstacle, you can tackle it much easier when you take on small actions, rather than thinking you have to do it all and make it happen right now.

Take Stock

Clarity will help you overcome just about anything, you need to look at the problem. Write down exactly what the situation is, what it is you need most and what the end goal is. For example, if you’re are in a situation in which you require money, be clear on the purpose for the money, how much money you need and when you need it by i.e. write down the date! Now that you know exactly what you’re up against, it’s time to make that major problem and turn it into something manageable.

Brainstorm

You’ve still got your pen and paper in front of you, so start jotting down any ideas you can think of that can help you solve the challenge. Don’t leave any idea out and just free writer all the possible ways that money can come to you!  Write down what you can sell, who you can borrow from, what odd jobs or services you can provide for extra cash and other such ideas.

Assess

Now that you have a list of ideas, look them over. All of the ideas have a possibility to work but choose the one that makes most sense or ist most like to work for you to solve the challenge. If some of them are a bit outrageous or too tricky, that’s okay just keep them on the bottom of your list of possibilities.

Plan

You’ve named the challenge, brainstormed the possible solutions and now it’s time to make a plan. Start with the first solution, and write out small steps you can take to make that idea a reality. The smaller the better. These tiny actions are easier to approach than your overwhelmingly larger goal. As you complete each one, you’ll start to feel more confident and see your goal coming closer to reality. In our quest for rent money, you may want to write down just what steps you’ll need to take in order to begin selling off your unneeded possessions. Start by making a list of what’s most valuable, and then gather the items. Next decide where to place your ads, such as in Facebook sales groups or Craigslist. Maybe you have a pawn shop near you that will give you quick cash. With each baby step you add to your plan, you’ll see that coming up with the money you need just might be doable, after all.

Act

All the problem solving and planning won’t work if you don’t take action. Schedule activities in your planner and cross them off when you’re finished. Before you know it, you’re closer to your goals. In our example, your available funds will start to grow. Every little bit counts.

There’s no need to get stuck in overwhelm when faced with challenges. Breaking it down into baby steps will help you reach the goals you need to overcome nearly any obstacle.

A look back on the month of February 2018: The Rebel Shine Summit

This month has gone by like a whirlwind with lot’s of learning and taking imperfect action. Every December and January, I sit down and intuitively map out my personal and business goals, and this year was no different.

I don’t always stay the straight and narrow course, however, I started writing my next book at the beginning of January and then had the brilliant idea to put on a summit.

Here’s the thing, sometimes you have to follow the crazy ideas that are coming to you, even if they aren’t in your original plan.

The second week of January, I announced I was looking for Speakers for the Rebel Shine Summit. I reached out to a few speakers I thought would be an amazing fit for the message, and they totally were. What I was not expecting was me being able to book 23 speakers with signed agreements in 3 days.

That’s the power of the message and taking action even if it feels crazy scary.

By the time promoting of the Summit arrived, I had 25 Speakers lined up and recorded all of them. Not only did I have the best time, but from a technical aspect, everything seemed to be aligned perfectly. Sure there were a few hang-ups but they were minor with little stress.

2018 Rebel Shine Summit

What have I learned?

You can totally create a Summit in less than 2 months if you are focused and take action. Sometimes even with your goals and plans all mapped out, detours become the next best thing because you get to stretch yourself in ways you haven’t thought about before.

But this is where the beauty of being a Rebel, Renegade or a Rule Breaker comes in. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want it.

You don’t have to wait – EVER!

It’s a good idea to have some strategy behind it and know what technology you will be using and how you will be presenting the Summit to your people.

I used membership platform and that was brilliant. Because now they have a forever home.
I used Zoom to record the conversations. I found when interviewing globally it’s one of the best.
I used Canva for Social Media Images because it’s easy to use.

What will I do differently?

Next year, I am giving myself a little bit more space for the interviews. Recording 3 interviews a day for 5 days was a little bit insane for this introvert. But it was worth every energy I spent on this. By giving me the time, I can space the conversations a bit more and still feel like I have plenty of time to focus on my other projects I am working on.

So if you are interested to be a Speaker for the 2019 Rebel Shine Summit, get on the waitlist so you can be the first to know when applications are open in October 2018!

What were some of my results?

In the end, without FB Ad’s, 160 people joined the Rebel Shine Summit. I am calling this a win! Even if only 20 people would have signed up, I would have felt ecstatic! For me, it was way bigger than just people signing up and making money.

It was about me

  • Taking imperfect action on an idea that I had and not talk myself out of it
  • Being visible to new people who have never met me before
  • Giving you a vision of what IS possible if you acted instead of waited

The feedback was amazing too!

The passion of the topics was flying and the conversations were “Rich and Rewarding” according to one listener!

And while the Summit is officially over, you can still get access to the amazing conversations that transpired!

And if the Summit wasn’t enough goodness, I squished my income goal and that feels incredibly amazing too. Here’s the thing, I hardly talk about money for many reasons that are personal.

My mission and the work that I do have very little to do with me bragging about how much money I make, but me feeling so freaking excited that you are getting into the action towards the life that you’ve been dreaming about.

Life is about embracing your own Inner Rebel, because she is waiting for you to say, okay, I am ready!

She’s waiting for you to say:

Enough is enough.

I am tired of the frustration and the struggle, and I am ready to create the life that feels good and amazing. You can keep listening to the voice of safety and conformity, or you can take a chance on your ideas and dreams.

The choice will always be yours.

And this is what the Summit was about!

Amazing people sharing their stories and journeys to own their own power, unleashing themselves into the world and elevate their lives in a way that doesn’t always feel good in the moment but in the end is the best thing you could ever do for yourself.

  • Listen to the conversations with an open mind and an open heart.
  • Believe in what is possible for you when you choose the path that’s calling you.
  • Trust your intuition that every moment has value even if it feels like shit at times.
  • Know without a doubt that you have it within you to be, do and have what you want!

Are you making your goals non-negotiable?

Do you make your goals important enough and a non-negotiable for you?

Sometimes the most challenging commitment is the one you make to and for yourself.

I know this because I enjoy running but haven’t made a big enough commitment to do it consistently. I know it’s good for my health and my mindset. And yes, I too make excuses for why I can’t.

Like it’s too cold.

There are many ways I can find a way to run or at least get my body moving for just a little while.

Being a parent is often hard and demanding, special needs or not! And it can make your goals a little harder to achieve sometimes but I also know is the kind of parent you want to be, requires stamina and dedication.

And more than often, it can feel like you are failing your kids because you are spending 30 minutes on what you want to do.

You spend 30 minutes on your passion and feel guilty you weren’t present for your kids.

You can fulfill your dreams of being a writer, an artist or an entrepreneur without feeling guilty. If you think about the outcome, how much more fulfilled will you feel as a parent and as someone who goes after what they want?

Every day you are doing the best you can.

You can’t do more than your best.

But I really want you to know that you can be the parent you want to be, the artist you want to be and the entrepreneur you want to be.

Because it’s time!

Time to follow through and finish your ideas, projects, and goals.

You can have the career you want when you make the commitment and make it a non-negotiable.
You can have the health you want when you make the commitment and take the actions.
You can be the parent you want to be when you make the commitment to be that parent.

It doesn’t have to be one thing OR the other.

It can be whatever you want it to be if you are willing to stop accepting your life for what it is and make it what you to want it to be.

How to own your own power and be unstoppable

How to own your own power and be unstoppable

You are a powerful being and you probably don’t even recognize it.

You’ve been conditioned to think that being powerful is wrong and that it’s fueled by masculine energy and riddled with control.

But what if for just a moment you challenged the definition of owning your power?

What if it’s more about knowing who you are and what you want?

Think about it for a moment, where in your life did you give your power away?

  • All the times you’ve said yes when you meant no
  • Any time you’ve put others before you
  • The time you didn’t share a thought or an opinion

I bet that you had a lot of memories flood into your brain and felt yourself nodding along and then you also grinches because deep down you wanted to say no, put yourself first and share that thought of yours.

You can own your power, but you have to make that decision.

You don’t have to live the life you *think you should live* you can live the life you want to.

And I can hear all of your objections flying at me like a locust invasion.

You don’t truly believe you have a choice.

But you do!

Be honest with yourself for a moment!

You’ve been holding back because of fear.

Fear of

  • saying no and not being liked
  • putting yourself first and considered selfish
  • speaking your truth and hurting people’s feelings
  • failure because what if it doesn’t work out
  • success because what if everything you want comes true

I’m willing to bet that you know what you want but haven’t given yourself permission to make it happen.

I am also willing to bet that the moment you decide to own your own power, life will feel amazing and you will feel unstoppable.

What if owning your power means saying no to the struggle?

What if it means that you will have time for the things you want to do?

What if you are only surrounding yourself with people that support you?

A big part of owning your own power is knowing who you are, what you want and that your thoughts/opinions matter.

And it’s also about putting yourself first, saying no when it feels like a no and listening to your intuition.

Owning your own power is not about controlling every part of your life or the people in it.

It’s confidently saying that you will go after what you want and that you know without a doubt

You got this

Isn’t it time that you start choosing you?

Choose yourself to go after your dreams

Choose yourself to do what you love

Choose yourself to surround yourself with goodness

Choose yourself to feel worthy

Choose yourself to value yourself

Remember, you’re one decision away!

Cheers,

Petra

P.S. If you’re ready to own your power and you want to rise above from whatever is holding you back, I made this for you.

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