I see it all the time, the paralyzed entrepreneur. You know her, have seen her, and if you have been in business for some time, you have probably been her. She is the woman with 12 different notebooks full of 1200 ideas and has implemented 0 of them to date. She doesn't struggle to implement because she's lazy, incompetent, or unqualified. No, she struggles to implement because she is stuck in her head, moving (or not moving) from fear, and drowning in her insecurities.
So then what is my recommendation to this lady? Or better yet, how did I move from being this lady years ago and even when she resurfaces in my life from time to time? Oh, that's easy, I tell her to DO SOMETHING NOW! Now, not in 3 days, not in 3 weeks, and for damn sure not in 3 months. I ask her what is the one action she can take today to move her life and/or your business forward right NOW? And here's why action breeds action. The action tells God and the Universe you are ready, willing, able, and ready to receive.
Everybody and their mama teach manifestation, but few teach the strategy BEHIND the scenes that make manifestation happen, which is ACTION. Again, most people are not stuck because they are lazy; they are stuck because they are afraid. Afraid of failure? Nope, what people fear is SUCCESS. Failure doesn't change anything. Yet, success changes EVERYTHING. She changes your environment, your bank account, your circles, and most importantly your options. That's what we fear. That's what paralyzes us. That's what holds us captive to our old patterns. This is why ACTION is the only way to break the pattern.
The action breaks the old mold of your former self. It breaks the mold of lack, scarcity, anxiety, and worry. And once that mold breaks, you no longer have the time and energy to go back in an attempt to put it together again. The action only goes forward because the action is seeking "what's next?" Action has a target; it aims to get somewhere, unlike its mortal enemy, stagnation, whose only purpose is to become a hostage of the past.
So let's take a look at the things your heart desires and can ONLY be achieved through ACTION.
1. Personal Development & Transformation:
Whew LAWD…this is the most important thing I take action on DAILY. If you are like me, one of your goals is to become a better human. Being a better human doesn't just happen. You have to be intentional about your behaviors. Oh, you do know that behaviors or another way of saying ACTION.
Even if you don't have a business, you need processes in your life. Why? The process makes everything streamlined and smooth. Life does NOT have to be a series of endless impulsiveness, chaos, and confusion. But guess what, processes require you to ACT like a grown-up and set some standards.
I LOVE winning. Yep, I love the feeling and excitement that comes from winning a game, competition, and hitting a goal I set for myself. It's not about the accomplishment itself. Instead, it is about knowing that I took the necessary ACTIONS to manifest my desires.
Now let's go back to the beginning of this blog. I want you to ask yourself, what is the ONE thing you can do today? The one thing you can do right now. What is the one thing that will set a ripple effect of impact for your life and/or business? Here are some tips:
Your ACTION might be pushing past your insecurities. Your ACTION might be asking for and investing in some help. Your ACTION might be saying NO to something that is out of alignment with your purpose. Whatever it is…DO IT. DO IT NOW. DO IT RIGHT NOW.
WHO AM I?
I’m Kandis Troutman, The Creative Architect. I'm a mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker focused on purpose walking, and serving others. I help women activate their God-given power so they can transform their purpose into a prosperous business.
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