BIGG success is life on your own terms. You are the entrepreneur of your life. It’s up to you to take control of this most important enterprise.
So how do you create your reality one simple step at a time?
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Start with an honest assessment of where you’re at. Begin by thinking about the positives.
What do you love about your life now? What are the things you want to keep?
Then move to the negatives. What is it that you don’t like about your present situation?
Are you making the money you deserve?
Do you have too much debt?
Is it the work you do?
Would you prefer to work for someone else? Or maybe for yourself?
Do you need more play time?
Don’t just settle for superficial answers. Let’s say you’re not making enough money. What does that mean?
It may mean you aren’t setting aside as much as you should for your retirement or for your kids’ education.
How much more would you need to save? While you won’t always be able to quantify your situation, you want to try to be as specific as possible.
We like the term “future reality.” It has a certain certainty to it, doesn’t it?
It’s a term BIGG goal-getters can understand. It is the future you will create for yourself. It is where you will be someday.
Let’s continue our previous example. Say you currently invest $500 a month toward your retirement.
You determine you need to invest $1,000 a month to build a portfolio of assets that will fully support your dream retirement.
Now you’re making it real. Can you see it? You just need to find an additional $500 a month to invest.
Step into your future
The problem is it’s too much. It’s too hard to double what you’re doing now.
So most people give up. If they try at all.
They think about it but they never do anything about it. But you’re a BIGG goal-getter. So go get that goal!
But not the $500 goal. Break it down. Iterate. Step into your future one simple step at a time.
How can you get an additional $100 a month? How soon could you get it?
That’s your first milestone – to go from setting aside $500 to saving $600 a month.
You may carve it up this way – looking for additional money in increments of $100.
You’ll end up with five milestones: $600, $700, and so on up to the $1,000 you really want.
But you’re not done yet.
Now the focus shifts exclusively to the first milestone. You’re going to find an additional $100 a month.
You already determined how you thought you could get it. But you don’t know what will happen until you act.
Once you act, you gain new information. Adapt. You’re actdapting!
Keep actdapting until you reach the first milestone. Then go for the second. Before you know it, you’ll be a BIGG success!
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