How To Set Goals and Make a Million Dollars
Monday, January 9, 2017
Goals are fun.
You're filled with excitement and energy as you think about them and write them down. You imagine them coming true and your mind allows your body to feel the joy of this little day dream for a moment as if it's already happened.
And then a week later it starts to dawn on you that this is going to take a lot of work. And what if you can't do it? What if you fail? What's the point of even trying? And why does it look so easy for everyone else?
And how did Jenny Blogger make over 1 million dollars last year doing webinars (this is real)... Should I do webinars? No. No, I should't it. I still don't fully understand how to make a powerpoint.
Well what about Facebook marketing? And marketing emails. And email newsletters. Gaining newsletter followers. And followers on Instagram. Instagram collabs. Blogger collabs. Hashtags. Hashbrowns. Brow tutorials.
On one hand it's completely unreal how many options there are to grow your business in this day and age; it's almost limitless. However, it can also be quite overwhelming.
And suddenly it's Monday morning and I'm sitting under my blanket paralyzed in useless fear and what-ifs unable to even look at my goals from last week...
But, no this is real. Luckily, I know myself and understand this will pass. It's called my normal Monday morning. I'm not sure what sets it off, it's either submitting my weekly inventory- a task that always makes me nervous, or if it's just planning out strategy for my week ahead.
Or it could always just be the result of too much coffee. I fall for this one, a lot.
Regardless, I try to ask myself what's fueling this fear. And the response is almost always the same- just my good old friends Ego and Insecurity doing what they like to do. Sometimes Envy sneaks in as well, depending how much time I've spent on Instagram for the morning.
I dissect what's going on in my head, figure out if there's anything to be learned, and then tell myself to MOVE ON. It's Monday and I've already spent the last four hours playing garbage toss in my mind.
And it's annoying and exhausting and far too self indulgent.
Now look what I've done, I just wasted an entire post. My apologies. If there's anything to be taken away from this Monday ramble (I meant to write a comical, more light hearted post but unfortunately this came out instead) it's that if anyone else has Monday mind garbage floating around make the decision to toss it before right now before it starts to rot.
Time is ticking, we're already a full week into 2017.
Weekly mantra: stick to your passion, not someone else's.