How To Accomplish Your Goals
I’ve been on a weight loss journey for over 20 years. My first weight watchers meeting took place in a church basement. We went to taco bell after. “Losing weight” has always been that goal that I’ve had and my results have been mixed. I’d gain and I’d lose but nothing would stick.
I’ve also wanted to be a writer for just as long. I even moved to LA to do it. I spent my first two years in Los Angeles starting and stopping scripts when they got hard, comparing myself to others and feeling sorry for myself.
And then…..things changed.
2017 was the year things finally changed. I had chronic stomach aches, terrible allergies and chronic sinus infections. I decided. No more dairy. No more sugar. No more grains. No more alcohol.
I know. It’s a lot. The truth is that it wasn’t that hard. It wasn’t instant. I think years and years of trying and failing brought me to that moment but 2017 was the year I truly became a person who ate super clean and didn’t drink.
That isn’t to say I’ve been perfect. I still have an occasional binge but instead of cookies, cake or chocolate — it’s roasted potatoes or too many almonds. I eat like a crazy person and I don’t even think about it because it feels good and it’s just who I am.
The same with my writing. I finally decided that I am not just an aspiring writer who does it on the side. I’m a screenwriter who is working on selling her show. This is my reality which means SCHEDULING time for my writing, checking my ego at the door and working hard. I write every day. No excuses. It’s just what I do.
Why am I talking about this? Because what happened to me is the key to hitting your goals this year too.
Real talk: So many of you don’t have profitable businesses and a lot of you never will. I think about this a lot. What makes someone succeed in business and what makes someone fail? When I look at my clients — who does the good work and makes great money and who doesn’t?
It’s all about how you view yourself. Do you truly view yourself as a business owner or does it feel like a hobby? This goes for side-hustlers too. The most successful side hustlers have gotten comfy in their roles as employees with a side-hustle on the side. They have a schedule and habits that support that way of being. I truly believe this is the key to everything.
We all have things we do in our life because it’s just a part of our identities. If you take the time to put on makeup every day, that is a part of who you are. If you read a specific blog every day….it’s a part of who you are.
If you want to have a business it starts with making business a part of who you are. That doesn’t mean reading more or learning more. It’s all about going boss and turning pro.
So what does it look like when you are a business owner and truly take on that role?
You show up — even when you are busy, even when life is crazy and even if it’s scary because that’s the only way forward.
You do the work — you finish the classes you start, you commit to your investments and you implement.
You take it seriously — paying attention to your money, putting structures in place for your success and implementing strategies that are good for you
You are resilient and persistent — because there isn’t a back-up plan. There isn’t another option. Being a business owner is it.
THIS IS HARD. It’s not easy which is why the struggle is so real. It took me over 20 years to actually figure out how to eat for my body and stop feeling sick. It took me years to actually finish a script.
Part of my goal for writing this is to let you know that it is OKAY. It’s fine if it’s not all happened yet. It’s also to save you from my struggle.
To be honest, I’ve spent a lot more money on weight loss than I think anyone ever should. I could have avoided all that by having an honest discussion about who I want to be in the world and really commit to it.
Here is a question for you: Is this the year you embrace your role as boss? No more looking at inspirational quotes or listening to podcast but really decide that this is your year?
P.S. If you’re ready to take action as a boss join my 3-day challenge to turn your idea into an income stream. Start here.