How to break down your challenge into baby steps

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.

 

New Course Release: Kindle Publishing – Create passive income

New Course Release: Kindle Publishing – Create passive income

Kindle publishing for passive income

This step-by-step guide to making with Kindle shows you EXACTLY how to get started and start seeing results quickly with Kindle. Unlike many other online money-making methods, building a Kindle empire is one of the best ways to quickly build passive income… This guide gives you everything you need to get there.

Stop thinking about your book, start writing it and then publish it! And start making sales! 

And start making sales! 

Do you wish you knew exactly what to do to write so you can create passive income?

You’ve probably wondered more than once how you can write your book, share your message while creating an extra income stream with ease.

If that’s the case, and you’re ready to learn about how to use your writing to build a business, then I think you’ll love my Kindle publishing course from someone who has a no-nonsense approach to make things happen.

When you’re facing the challenge of sharing your message and your blog doesn’t feel like it’s enough, you can still find yourself spinning your wheels and lose enthusiasm to make an impact.

That’s why I offer this kindle publishing a course for people like you, who are ready to unleash their words into the world – and create extra income.

Choosing your niche is one of the single most important steps to ensuring your eventual success. What’s important here is that you pick something that is popular and has a wide audience but not something that is highly over saturated or that means you’re going up against competition with massive budgets and massive resources.

After the course, you will 

  • Create a book in the right niche
  • Pick a niche that allows you to easily use your existing contacts to promote it
  • Think of ways to reuse content and to get maximum profit for your investment
  • Format your book using the strict guidelines provided by Amazon
  • Create a great cover, description etc. Subtly use key phrases.
  • Plus a whole lot more!

Join the Rebels Academy to take the course today!

Following your heart helps you find your way

Following your heart helps you find your way

Whatever your heart is calling you to do – go do it.

No one else is going to do the work for you. This is the reality and waiting on winning the lottery or getting that big fat paycheck isn’t going to do it either.

Your heart and your soul will guide you, but you must give it permission. You must fire your ego, acknowledge the fear and the doubt that arise and be willing to do it anyway.

Money does not provide happiness. What money does is support it.

Can you be passionate about money?

Yea I suppose but isn’t the true underlying feeling to be

  • more at peace?
  • more joyful?
  • free?

Follow your heart and you will have all those things and money.

So, what is your heart telling you? What is your soul calling you to do?

  • Write it down.
  • Then do the research. Google, it, read about it in books.
  • Talk to the people you need to talk to.
  • Have a journal with you so can write down all the thoughts, information and ideas coming your way.

And then act.

Years ago before I wrote my first book, I talked about writing my story. The story of betrayal and self-destruction but I had no idea how to go about it. I only knew the traditional way of publishing but I hadn’t even written the manuscript yet, nor did I know how to go about it. And since I am not the traditional kind of person, what happened next was the thing to move me forward.

Because I talked about writing a book, I did the research on the best way to write an autobiography/memoir type book.

Then I talked to people, I told them one day I will. I ran into a friend who told me how I could bypass traditional publishing and make it happen all on my own.

I went home and did some more research.

And then I acted – I wrote the book.

I am on a mission to show you what is possible no matter where you have been or where you are right now.

Why?

Because you owe it to yourself to try – to stop wishing and hoping but do act about the things that feel impossible.

7 Lessons I learned so far this year

7 Lessons I learned so far this year

At the beginning of this year, I was in a downward spiral. Every morning I got up, did the work I believed I needed to do, tried to live as if and just brought about financial ruin. And there are lessons to be learned.

But here is what I know about myself, I am not a quitter, if anything that makes me push harder, and that was exactly the problem.

As I am sitting in my living room now, I reflect on the last 7 month and realized that not only has a lot changed for me, I am no longer pushing as hard, and life – well life is good.

Here are 7 lessons that I learned so far, this year:

Business and life need to be on your terms 

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in how other people are doing things, and we believe that if we do it like those other people, life will be grand. The truth is, however, that we are living on someone else’s dreams and terms and not on our own. The moment, I got really clear on what that meant for me, I could align my goals and actions accordingly.

Money isn’t a true motivator, it’s a bonus 

I like money and needed just like everyone else but it isn’t my motivator of why I create art, coach people on getting started nor the reason I blog or build websites. I love helping people, supporting them in going after what they want and seeing them taking action and taking steps forward, that lights me up like nothing else. The money I make is truly just a bonus.

Reading is of the essence in your growth 

I used to be an avid reader, usually, crime related in fiction and non-fiction, but ever since I graduated from my master’s program, I hadn’t felt the desire to read. But I had a choice to make and to expand and grow, reading had to once again be part of my life. It’s essential if we want to expand our knowledge and grow as a person. There is always something new to learn.

Create a morning routine that supports you

I wasn’t always aware of my morning routine, other than my habitual coffee drinking. I started reading the Artist way, and began a daily journaling practice and added reading time. Just a few hours to myself, to support me mentally as well as emotionally. Writing about my fears and doubts and then bust through them with affirmations and actions, has really done wonders for me.

Stepping away from Facebook gets things done 

When I first began the journey of 100% entrepreneurship, I totally got sucked into Facebook. Everyone talked about how great it is to build your business but 6 months in, I was burned out. They tell you to be vulnerable, give value and answer questions, but it has become such a spam fest in the groups, that I no longer feel excited about them. And I stepped away from groups and all over sudden, I found myself to get things done, such as my Academy finally getting off the ground.

Staying true to your values and feelings is key 

I have 3 primary values that I want to embody every single day: Freedom, Peace, and Joy. If my activities don’t provide these feelings alone or in combination, odds are I won’t complete them. But also, by asking myself every day: How can I feel free today? How can I feel peace? How can I feel joy? Those questions guide me and truly provide for me.

Being open to opportunity and possibility brings achievement 

At the beginning of the year, I found my word to be: experience. I wanted to experience more freedom, more connections, more adventure. I started off with going to a workshop with one of my favorite coaches, Rhonda Britten. This followed a fun 2-day trip into New York and going to a concert, walking to Strawberry Fields and seeing the city for the first time. And then I went to visit a friend in North Carolina, someone I connected with in a Facebook Group and one of her summits I participated in.

And now a few months later, more opportunities have presented themselves and more possibilities have shown up for me. Financially, I am in a much better place and emotionally I feel free, peaceful and joy every single day. Yes, there are still days where I feel irritation and frustration creep up, but I am more aware of them now, thanks to the lessons I have learned.

What lessons have you learned so far, this year?

Why being in business isn’t about the money

Why being in business isn’t about the money

businessSo, you think that when you work for yourself the money is coming in and you will be rich and all your worries will be taken care of. Being in business isn’t about the money, because if it was why would you leave the job?

You can make amazing money in your job and be utterly and completely miserable. You may love the job at first and wonder how lucky you have been to land such an amazing position that shows off your skills, knowledge, and talents. Some time goes by, a few months, a year or more and you are starting to feel the strain.

The strain of the demands of the job, the lack of validation, the lack of support in the development, growth, and expertise. And you realize that no matter who you work for it is always about the money for them, the bottom line. How many sales can you get in a day or week, and then week after week without burning out? Because in the end, your salary stays the same and you may even have to fight for a raise.

When I decided to be an entrepreneur it was never about the money. Although money is nice and well of course needed for basic survival.

For me being in business means freedom.

Freedom to be who I am, without ever pretending something or someone I am not.
Freedom to always speaking my truth and stand in my own power.

Being in business is about truly doing the things you love because you are so passionate about them that you can’t imagine doing anything else, but you know that you will never truly be able to experience this working for someone else.

I have had several businesses, some didn’t work out and some I am continuing to build. This is the freedom I have, to push myself, to learn and add to my knowledge box and continue my own personal development.

Being in business is about growth!

Every time I started a business it pushed me. It wasn’t like you know a fairytale that started and ended like this:

She had a dream to be in business and decided it would be so and all the money started flowing in and she was changing the world.

No! Being in business is getting your head in the game and realize that there will be times you are ready to quit and go back to the job. Being in business is work on your mindset every single day and every single day you must decide the actions you will take – whether you like it or not.

Being in business isn’t a vacation, it’s learning strategies and adapting the ones that call you. It’s changing and growing as a person and realizing that some of your friends, well they just can’t hang out in your circle anymore. It isn’t anything against those friends, but being in business means surrounding yourself with like-minded people.

The people that yes want to change the world, change how business is done and who without a doubt believe I’m their success. Success is a hard-fucking road, often compared to a roller coaster or climbing a mountain. what it isn’t is a linear path where everything is smooth sailing.

And yet, no matter the hard times, and no matter how many days I wanted to quit, I remind myself of the freedom I desire. To have the ability to live life and work in my business according to my own damn rules without having to worry about what I say because my clients want the real shit. They don’t want me to sugar coat anything – they want to be pushed and know they are supported during the highs and lows. Always!

You see being in business isn’t about the money. It is about helping and supporting others to achieve their dreams and goals. This is what gives me the freedom because I believe everyone can change their life, their world and become the person they want to be.

And don’t get me wrong, money is nice and necessary but please do not believe the illusion that it is about the money.