All the success I have started with 2 Lessons…

I have a dream for my life. I’ve dreamed it for years. I have a house on a beach, I can go grocery shopping without counting pennies, I help people achieve their dreams and goals. I’ve wanted this for so long, and I’ve always known that one day, my dream will come true.

I always knew it.

And – since I knew it, I didn’t do anything. If I dreamed the dream, and I had the knowledge that it would happen – then it would, right? What else is there to do other than dream and wait?

That was my philosophy for years and, to no one’s surprise, though years passed, nothing changed. And one day, while contemplating my lack of progress, I had an epiphany that led to one of the most valuable lessons of my life.

Lesson #1: Your dreams won’t just happen, you have to make them happen.

It seems so simple. Of course, I must make them happen. But the truth is, if it were that easy to do, then everyone would do it.

Realizing that I had made NO progress in over a decade, I knew I had to get my ass in gear. So you’d think I’d have gotten my ass in gear right away.

Nope.

First, I felt sorry for myself for a few weeks. There was a lot of sadness for the time lost, anger for not realizing this sooner, fear that it was too late, and anxiety about the future. For me that was important because:

Lesson #2: It’s ok to give yourself permission to feel disappointment and experience sadness for your perceived or actual losses.

I allowed myself to feel for a little while, but not too long cause that kind of negativity can get habit forming. There’s a difference between experiencing an emotion and wallowing in it.

THEN I got my ass in gear. I went through a process, one I go through regularly when I have a target I’m trying to reach, regardless of the nature of that goal. Do you want to know the process I went through? Well you will when I come back with the first step!

Next installment of the blog, we’ll talk about STEP 1 of this plan, and how to make it work for you!

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Comments (2)

Hello ,

I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks very good!
I’m also interested in this topic and have recently started my journey as young entrepreneur.

I’m also looking for the ways on how to promote my website. I have tried AdSense and Facebok Ads, however it is getting very expensive.
Can you recommend something what works best for you?

I also want to improve SEO of my website. Would appreciate, if you can have a quick look at my website and give me an advice what I should improve: http://janzac.com/
(Recently I have added a new page about FutureNet and the way how users can make money on this social networking portal.)

I wanted to subscribe to your newsletter, but I couldn’t find it. Do you have it?

Hope to hear from you soon.

P.S.
Maybe I will add link to your website on my website and you will add link to my website on your website? It will improve SEO of our websites, right? What do you think?

Regards
Jan Zac

Hi Jan

Thanks so much for reaching out. I am actually in the process of building my newsletter subscription lists now, if you follow me on Twitter I will post the link once I am ready to launch that! You can also sign up to be informed when the Facebook Ad primer goes up so you can figure out a way to maximize your Facebook Ads. If you are using WordPress there is a great plugin you can use to help with SEO. Unfortunately SEO is not my area of expertise, but I do know a number of freelance developers who specifically focus on this aspect of blogging, and I’d be happy to put you in touch!

Best,

Minessa

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