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~ Lisa Nichols
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~ Chantel C.
Vasavi has a compassionate and caring style of coaching with the perfect level of toughness that allowed me to push myself toward my intended outcomes.
~ Melissa R.
This morning in my spin class, my instructor Francie’s boomed through the speakers,
“You’re here for a reason.”
“Work those legs.”
“Be on purpose.”
“Be intentional about what you’re doing here.”
It got me thinking about where in my life I have a tendency to not be on purpose. Offhand the one place where I know i struggle is when it comes to how I talk to myself.
As you all know, I’m a hustler.
And as Ne-Yo and Akon sings, “A hustler’s work is never through.”
Oops. I may have taken that to another level.
I know what it’s like to be so externally driven by accomplishments, accolade, and acknowledgment.
I also know, very well (too well) that none of it matters.
See, being on purpose is about being intentional about where you put your energy and how much of it you devote to things, people, opportunities, and thoughts.
What I realized on that spin bike this morning was that in every moment, whether I’m giving it my all, or not- it’s a choice.
That whether or not you choose to take action, to hustle, to haul ass to accomplish whatever it is you’re striving for– it’s a choice.
And you get to be on purpose, EVEN when it comes to hauling ass.
Simply stated, no need to be victimized or a martyr to your gifts, “obligations,”or your duties in life (dharma).
I’ve trained myself to be on purpose as it pertains to how persistent I am, how hard I work, how much i’m “driving” or in some cases being driven.
But when you choose (keyword) to not go as hard, or, maybe speed up a bit, because that’s what you WANT to do- there’s more power and purpose behind the action that you take.
As a recovering workaholic (and yes, I sometimes fall off the wagon), I know what it’s like to GO GO GO.
I was interviewed on a panel yesterday for Huff Post Live on this very topic. Check it out: http://huff.lv/1gz8WHv
Would love to hear your thoughts and experiences on this subject in the discussion below.
In the past three weeks I’ve had over 50-60 conversations with people who have:
:big dreams (like REALLY BIG)
You see where I’m going with this, right? I talk to people on a daily basis about what they want, why they want it, and how to get it.
But you see, for every five people I talk to, one of those people will take action. And when I say take action, I’m talking about doing the very thing they said they couldn’t do. Many times, taking action is sitting down in front of their computer and writing, or picking up the phone and calling an investor, or a potential partner or client, or perhaps even investing in themselves. More often than not, we tend to overcomplicate what it means to take action.
Let me break down for you. I want you to think about the first action step you can take to move you one step closer.
Here’s the trick. This first action step you’re going to be taking will require no more that ten minutes of your time. That’s it.
I know the big picture can be daunting, but you want to know what’s even more daunting?
Not taking that first step.
I broke it down on Kansas City Live. Click below to watch.
If you want to get clear on what you want, why you want it, and most importantly (and often overlooked) how you’re going to get it, then check out The Art of Taking Confident Action, my latest program on getting what you want, even in the face of your fear. Now that’s deep.
Here for you,
P.S. I have some really exciting news to share. I’m not at liberty to share it just yet, but I promise you will be the first to know (okay maybe third after I tell my parents and Ashish 🙂
Do you have a Big Dream you just can’t seem to get started on?
Maybe you’ve read all the best blogs, and leafed through every book in the Self Help section. Maybe you’ve done the affirmations, chanted the mantras, or filled out the worksheets. But still – nothing seems to work.
What’s up with that? How can so many of us consume all this information about taking action, and still do nothing to push our dreams forward?
Today’s Keepin’ it Real is a seriously brilliant question you might be asking yourself as well:
“Hey Vasavi, my name is Tanya and I am a small business owner. I help people get fit and healthy from the inside out. I love what I do, and I know that I make a difference in the people’s lives that I come across and that I work with. When it comes to my personal and professional life, I have a very hard time taking action. I have read tons of books, attended so many personal growth seminars, and used every time management tool out there. However, despite all the tools that I have, I still don’t take any action. Why is that? Is it that I don’t care? How do I take the first step?”
First off, Tanya, I want to congratulate you on investing in yourself, and being curious about who you truly are at the deepest level.
But here’s the kicker: knowledge isn’t always power. Knowledge is just piles of info gathering dust unless you do something to implement it!
Watch this week’s video & get a full game plan for kicking into action PRONTO.
And now, tell me: what gets in the way of you taking action? Is there an old pattern you always catch yourself falling into? I’d love to help. Share your thoughts in the comments below, and we’ll talk it out together.
P.S. Heads up, I’ve got something amazing in the works for you all. It’s called NOURISH – an in-person luxury retreat with me in gorgeous Malibu, California! It’s gonna be totally life-changing. 3 days of deep self exploration, spirituality, sisterhood, and taking REAL, UNSTOPPABLE action. You’re so ready for this.
Keep your eyes open for the preview page – I’ll let you know the minute it launches, and you can hop on my VIP mailing list. Can’t wait!
It’s resolution season! That means countless Big Plans will kick into action, positive changes will be made in lives everywhere, and thousands of freshly motivated joggers will take to the streets.
But here’s the problem most of us deal with: as January turns into February, and the New Year starts to lose a bit of its shine, we tend to lose sight of our bigger vision. Our progress wanes, we start eating junk food again, and our running shoes begin to gather dust once more.
This isn’t just an issue that starts on January 2nd, though. It’s something most of us struggle with year-round.
“Robyn asks: “I noticed the one thing that’s stopping me from moving forward is that I start to take action… but then I stop. I know what I’m supposed to be doing, but then I don’t do it. How do I stay in constant action?”
This frustrating tendency can drive a lot of people away from chasing what they want. But in 2013, that won’t be you. Watch the video now to learn a few great habits that will make this year your greatest ever.
How do you plan to stay focused on your intentions for the next 365 days (and beyond)? What sort of goals are you gonna set & knock out of the park? Leave a comment and tell me all about it, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m stoked to hear from you!