(10 minute read)
The problem with going big is that there are a shit-ton of hurdles and not everyone's up for the challenge. It takes making A LOT of decisions to get you where you want to go, many of those decisions, not easy ones – but they're worth it.
This read might sound like it's about me at the start, though it's actually all about you and helping you get more comfortable with going bigger. Make sure to read to the end.
I have always envisioned myself as a surfer. Ever since I was a little girl I was fascinated with it. It was (and is) as though if I close my eyes I'm instantly transported back there like it's my religion. Meeting friends at sun up and sun down to chase & ride waves feeling the freedom and adrenaline pulsating through our veins and pumping through our hearts. This is one of my visions.
Do you ever envision or lucid dream where past live's imprints are manifesting the afterburn present day? What manifests itself in the present has everything to do with our intentions.
I've never surfed in this lifetime. Where I have lived my whole life – the opportunity hasn't been there to hone and practise the love & skill required to literally rock this craft due to environment. But what if it was? If I were living on the sandy beaches of Aus' or soaking up SoCal rays. Would I be plunging into the surf on the daily despite my irrational yet legitimate fear of getting swallowed by the ocean? I tell myself I would not hesitate and that I'd enjoy. That's my dialog.
What about you, if there's some physical barrier to what you wish was in reach or you held some perceived fear, would you take the opportunity (potential risk) and capitalize on it in?
Yesterday I posted a short 1 minute Facebook LIVE on my personal page on taking opportunities. As in – when opportunities present themselves take them! Some of the greatest losses (lost opportunities) happen in life because we have not trained ourselves to confidently make decisions.
Do you ever notice what it specifically is that makes you not make a decision? You can be intellectual, emotional, intuitive or analytical and make decisions quickly. All you have to do is train yourself.
Going BIG requires you to make decisions and take opportunities. Part of what I do is teach entrepreneurs performance and acuity. These entrepreneurs range from business people to athletes and creatives to healers – all of whom are continuously working towards the creation of wealth, abundance and business growth.
In order to go big you have to take risks and learn how to make decisions. Decisions are so much easier to make when they come from an intentionally rooted and conscious place. Your subconscious is a key to decision making, leveraging your performance, authentically earning financial wealth and creating an abundant life.
There are always blocks no matter the task in life, it's our job to mentally and physically solve & move them so we can step into reality and capitalize on the opportunities that are meant for us, especially those we create. Opportunity comes from openness and decision.
One benefit to being a high performer is achieving the level of income & freedom to have the option of choice. The option of choice allows us to make decisions a little easier when the parameters aren't tight. In reality, one's financial position can have parameters that debilitate their choices. My goal is to help remove these parameters. The results these individuals receive are freedom of choice because of the income & wealth they've earned and created, in a nutshell.
Back to surfing and a hypothetical example. Surfing isn't for everyone because it's challenging and there is risk associated with the action. Much like entrepreneurship. That said, it all begins and ends in our minds.
Have you ever let your mind or fear talk you out of something (making a decision)?
There is a direct correlation between risk, fear and opportunity that parallels your financial world – your ability to earn and income and create abundance. If you live in a constant state of worry and over-planning and anticipating outcomes you're living a negative relationship to fear, risk, opportunity – and financial and abundant gain. Wealth requires consistent and intentional action in order to achieve actual mind blowing abundance. Wealth also requires detaching yourself from scarcity and control.
Look to some of your core characteristics and list them out. Grab a pen and paper and see what's working for and against you in decision making, growing your business and creating financial wealth.
The core characteristics that made me a competitive equity trader (2007-2010, primarily) was my nature paired with action. My innate skills are what helped and still help me make decisions quickly, characteristics being intuitive, analytical, communicative and instinctual with acuity. Trust me, your reaction time speeds up and improves the more you're making decisions at a rapid pace for 6.5 hours consecutively with no room for margin of error.
The key to decision making is understanding the core of the matter. Understanding doesn't meaning knowing 100%. What it does mean is that you understand enough to figure something out and solve what needs to be done.
Your ability to make decisions, take risks, and align & sharpen those actions will help you close any gaps you have and bring you closer to freedom, choice and living abundantly.
Back to you.
Use these two tips in order to help you through the decision making process:
- Seek to understand the situation and solve whatever the matter is with a love-based solution. Buck fear – and learn to make decisions that serve you. The more you practise this in a timely fashion, the greater your reaction time will be – as will your accuracy and ease in accepting the outcome.
- Let go of the outcome. This is the only way you're going to consistently survive (and succeed) in this lifetime. Remember what we just talked about? Control is a fear based mechanism. Let it go!
Now that you're good on decisions, let's talk running the money show.
When abundance kicks in and true financial wealth begins to swell you will need some practical and tangible financial help – as well as a mindset makeover and an actual plan to manage your finances to help you create the vision you've always imagined. When you're there (or if you need help getting there) call me.
Real financial wealth (that stuff that populates your bank account and buys you first class plane tickets), is something that actively needs managing if “wealth and abundance” are going to be a regular part of your vocabulary. Be careful what you wish for in conscious thought and then decision making – because when it comes at you, responding will keep unfolding and opportunities will keep presenting themselves. Learn to step into the magic vs grasp fear. There's a fine line yet a huge difference.
More relevance to you connected to my analogies and life on surfing and equity trading.
The nature of equity trading follows market activity which is something I compare to mother nature. Alike the environment in which one surfs (mother nature) you can't control it. You literally have to be hot on your mind and your feet in making decisions – and the opportunities aren't always there, hence when they are – you need to know how to recognize them and take them or they pass you by. The resilience and downtime are what highly contribute to living in that moment when it again arrives, and accepting the unknown. So the question is: how big do you want to go? It all begins and ends in your mind.
Sending all the love!
photo source: ESPN of the great Stephanie Gilmore (who I adore)