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T. M. I. (I know…but hang in there)
A few days ago, I suffered through some horrible food poisoning and a terrible bout of constipation.
What? We’ve all been there.
Let me explain what this little TMI moment has to do with anything.
Did you know your life can get constipated? Just like your body, life constipation can be painful, debilitating and will keep you from moving forward.
So, what do I mean by “life constipation”?
Well, there’s an old maxim: Sh*t, or get off the pot”
Sh*t, or get off the pot! Tweet
It’s crude, but we all get it, right?
Life constipation happens when fears and doubts paralyze us and we are unable to gain momentum. Mostly, it is a result of fearing to take action for some reason or another.
A couple of months ago, my friend Steve invited me to join a program he was running at his site, Ending the Grind. He called it the “Year of the Grind” and in it, he challenged his readers to face 12 areas of improvement in their personal lives over the course of 2012.
I agreed to join Steve and three other entrepreneurs and allow him to post my goals in each area. This month, February, was meant to be the month we focus on business/career goals.
You see, I was already taking a risk by posting my goals publicly at Steve’s place. However, I still felt pretty safe because I would only be exposed to his readers, and I wouldn’t necessarily have to share that info on my blog.
Then, everything changed.
Unfortunately, Steve had to step aside from the project in order to focus on some shifting priorities in his own life. That is where I faced a dilemma. What would I do about the goals I had set?
This is where the life constipation comes in. I realized that my “pot” had gotten far to comfortable. It was time to do my business, or get off the pot!
So, I have decided to post my original goals which I had sent to Steve for his site, here on True Spiritual Awakening. This site is about growing and crafting a well-lived life, so once or twice a month I’m going to try to share my goals/progress in this regard.
What’s It To Me, Steve?
This is your chance to cheer me on, join in and challenge yourself and set your own goals, or just sit by and look for opportunities to say, “told ya so!”
Ironically, that’s the way most of us live our lives anyway–taking action, watching others take action, or criticizing those who are taking action. What’s your decision?
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My Goals (For The Spectators)
- Build a $100,000 public speaking/coaching/consulting business. I plan to do this by building a large, vibrant platform from which to provide products and services to my target audience…which brings me to the next goal.
- Expand my platform to reach 100,000 people through 1) a vibrant 10,000 subscriber e-mail list 2) powerful weekly podcast 3) popular video content. (I’ll do this all through the “home base” of my blog by creating and implementing an aggressive guest posting schedule/calendar and networking with other podcasters/bloggers and content creators in my niche)
- Learn the effective product launch process. I plan to study this process and begin implementing it in small ways in order to learn the techniques and tools which are most effective and beneficial for my audience.
Now, Over to the Peanut Gallery…
Would love to hear your thoughts, pro or con on this list of goals. They are fluid and I will be working to keep focused on them in the coming months. I’ll try to post a summary post at the end of the month to let you know how I’ve done with them.
Now it is your turn. It is all up to you. It doesn’t really matter what my goals are or if I reach them.
What are you gonna do?!?