Just decide to do something towards your dream…

I am here to tell you something. Just decide to do something towards your dream. Do you know why I say this? Because the longer you procrastinate, the more you are actually building an obstacle that will give you more excuses not to go for your dream. Just decide  to do something towards your dream. What do you really have to lose?

If you have a dream, you might have run the idea past your friends or your family. Maybe they were not so positive of it. What did you do after that? Did you think to yourself that you know you have a great idea? Or did you start to doubt yourself? And then you probably just sat on your idea, right? You might have even forgot about it.

Meanwhile your dream is still there. Waiting for you to put some action to it. It is your dream. No one in the entire universe will ever have the same exact dream as you. This explains that funny feeling that you get when you don’t do something towards your goal. A part of you knows what you should be doing.

When you work for an employer, do you know what you are doing? You are helping someone else achieve their dream. Yes, you get paid. You are actually exchanging your time, for money. This is why some people make more money than others. The person with the money, places a value on a particular job. That job helps the employer make more money for the employer. You might not make more money, until you show the employer that you can actually make more money-for the employer.

My advice to you is to keep working at your job. You need an income. There is no doubt about that. But I am sure you can find some time in the day to make a plan on how to make your dream come true. Eventually, you will start to make a little bit of money towards your dream. Then your life will change… I promise.

Just decide to do something towards your dream.

Pick a dream…and GO FOR IT!

Best of luck to you.

John

Build a team to accomplish more…

It might sound like I am backtracking on what I previously wrote. I wrote that it is your dream, and other people might not be able to see your dream. However, “your dream”, does not necessarily mean that you have to do it yourself. You can accomplish so much more, when you have a team around you that can do what you want them to do. Does that make sense?

You are responsible for making your dream come true. But you are not responsible for doing all the work at all times. The biggest companies started withone person’s idea. But that person built a team, even with one person, that spread the work load out, and more was accomplished.

Having a team around you, doing what you want them to do, means that instead of one person lifting 1000 lbs, you have a team around you that can help. You can have 5 people lifting 1000 lbs. That is much easier, right?

I am at this point now. I have my dream. I have the things I want to get done. But, it just seems like there is not enough time in the day. Right now, I only have two hands. I can only accomplish so much in the 24 hourof the day. But, if I can find one other person that wants to get involved, I can focus on making some of the other moves that I want to make.

I need a partner. These are the qualifications I am looking for:

  • Needs to be computer savvy. I am using Microsoft, and would like to make a website, and database using Microsoft Access. I would even pay for classes/training for the right person.
  • Needs to be good with accounting. I can make the money. I just have to get better with putting the money in the right place.
  • Needs to be friendly. I want to have a professional business. I do not tolerate rudeness to customers under ANY circumstances. I would rather walk away from a customer then be rude to them.
  • Needs to be career minded. Wants to be part of a growing company. I want to be an expert, and one of the top 10 on Long Island. I have BIG dreams for these projects.

My idea is that I want to hire someone that can be in place, so when the company does grow, we can all move up. I want to be able to hire from within the company. Training and teamwork is critical.

I am not looking for someone exactly like me. I believe teams should have a variety of personalities and individuals. Diversity is important because EVERYONE contributes something to the group. That is teamwork.

I wish all of you the best of luck.

Pick a dream…and GO FOR IT!

Have a wonderful day.

John

Make a mission statement as specific as possible for your project/dream/goal.

Make sure your goal is as specific as possible. Let’s use the goal of ” I want to be rich”, as an example. If you have in your mind that you want to be rich, as a goal, you are being too general. The goal is so general, that you will not even know if you made it or not. Describe rich. Are you referring to monetary value? If you are earning $10,000 today, how much more do you have to make to consider yourself “rich”?

If you say, “I want to have in my possession $300,000, by December 31, 2020, you have now made a specific target. This new target is so specific. On December 31, 2020, you can know definitely whether you made your goal, or not. Does that make sense?

When you give a specific date in your goal, then you will know between now and then, how much progress, you are or are not making. When you have an idea that you are far away from your specific goal, then it is possible to make adjustments along the way.

I hope this helps you. Set your goal as specific as possible. This will increase your chance of success.

I wish you the best of luck.

Pick a dream…and GO FOR IT!

John

 

A mindset change can do wonders

I have an idea for you. I want you to say two sentences, and let me know if you feel a difference between the two sentences.

“I can’t.”

” I don’t know how.”

When you say, “I don’t know how,” you are leaving open the possibility that an event CAN happen. If you want to accomplish something, your mind will go to work, and look for solutions.

When you say, ” I can’t,” you are actually giving up before you even start or attempt to accomplish your goal, or reach your dream.

I am not an expert on the mind just yet, but I do know that the mind is so powerful, that mankind may never know the full potential of the human mind. That is so awesome. Infinite possibilities.

People have studied the relationship between the brain, and the mind. The brain is the physical matter inside your skull. The mind refers to the intangible results that come from the brain’s actions. This relationship is called neuroscience.

Here is a link to an article on the conscious mind.

It is a readable article. Rene Descartes studied the relationship between the brain and the mind.

Back to my original questions. Do you feel a difference when you say the two sentences? I do. There is a certain amount of futility when I say, ” I can’t.” When I say this sentence, I am signaling that, for whatever reason, I have basically given up on my objective.

I have changed my mindset. I now say,” I don’t know how.” I am letting you know that  I am open to suggestions and solutions, and that I have not given up on my dream.

Try it out, and let me know how it works out for you.

Good luck to you!

Pick a dream…and GO FOR IT!

John

 

 

Discipline is necessary to achieve every dream.

Goals and dreams are nice. They are so neat when they are inside your head, right? So, when you are going through the four step plan (Decide, Plan Progress, Achieve) , you have to have discipline to actually make your dreams come true. You are going to have obstacles thrown at you. Some of these obstacles will come from the outside. Some of the obstacles will come from WITHIN you. You have to stick with your decision that you are going to achieve your goal. Discipline is neccessary here.

One of the reasons, I say discipline is important, is that I see a lot of people say,”I tried that already.” Or a reponse might be,”It has never been done before. It is an impossible task.” I can go down a list of excuses of why someone did not achieve their dream.

At first, I have sympathy for people. But then, I realize one very important fact. EVERY THING IS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT HAPPENS. Up until 1954, it was impossible for a human to run a mile in less then 4 minutes. But then, someone named Roger Bannister achieved it. In 1954, Roger Bannister ran a mile, in England in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds.

Discipline is critical. It is so easy to say, “Well, no one else has done it, so I don’t feel bad.” But the truth is that, if you quit something, you will really NEVER know whether you could have accomplished it or not. So, don’t give up! Discipline yourself. Keep looking at your notes. Look at your progress, but don’t look back in a way that you want to go back to the past. Keep moving towards your goal.

Discipline is necessary to achieve every goal. Good luck to you.

Pick a dream…and GO FOR IT!

Have a wonderful day.

John

Become Reliable and Competent in your Field.

“If you are going to do something, do it right.”

We have all heard that, right? It is excellent advice.

If you are going to Pick a dream…and GO FOR IT, then you should really strive to be the best that you can be.

There is always going to be demand in the marketplace for reliability and competence. Think about it. People pay for reliability and competence. That is what contracts are all about. One party says they will provide a product or perform a service, and the other side says they will pay money for that service or product. Would you pay full price for an item that is broken on the shelf? No. You expect a certain quality when you exchange your money for that item.

So, what does it take to become that provider of excellent products and services? How do we get to that point, where we can demand top dollar in the marketplace for our products and services?

We have to learn. We have to read about our field. We have to listen to the people who are currently at the top of our field. We should try to find a mentor if at all possible. And then we have to do everything we can to become that expert. To become that expert that people will go to when they need information.

Harvard Business Review published an article titled The Making of an Expert.

I recommend you read this article. A dream is just a dream until you start working towards that dream. A problem is that you will come across obstacles and challenges on your way to achieving your dream.

Here is my recommendation to you. If you get frustrated, turn the light on. You cannot see anything in a dark room. Your mind wanders. Every little sound makes your imagination go wild. And then you find the light switch, and turn the lights on. All those thoughts disapear so fast.

Frustration and fear is the absense of hope and information. The darkness. Your remedy is to turn on the light. Educate yourself about your goal. Read or listen to other people who have already gone through what you are going through right now. The more you learn about your goal, the more confidence you will have in being able to achieve your goal. If you want to be successful in that field, become active in the field.

You can do it. Pick a dream…and GO FOR IT!!

Good luck to you.

John

 

Keep your eyes on your goal…

“The only time you will see obstacles is when you take your eyes off your goal.” I heard this from someone a very long time ago. I don’t even remember the situation, but I do remember the saying. I keep it in mind pretty often. It just goes to show that you never really know where you will get your information and guidance from in life.

I like to run, and for me, the saying has a lot of relevance when I run. If I feel like I am tired, I just think about my goal, which might be to make it to the next street light. Or sometimes, I want to catch a particular person that is ahead of me. It really does work because it is true. Yes, I have trophies to prove it.

In terms of my project that I have started, there really is nothing that is gong to stop me from achieving my goal of making $120,000 in 2022. Even when crazy life events get me down, I have confidence that I will make my goal. Because I have my cards to remind me of the path I need to take. The cards are like my scaffolding to make the frame of my financial house.

When you have a goal in your mind, you are thinking of how to make it to that goal. And that is it. The word focused comes to mind. Your subconscious mind knows where you want to go, and the course is plotted. When you make your goal, you might not know HOW you will reach your dream. But I assure you that your mind is working. You start searching, and the more you work towards your dream, more doors will open.

You cannot see anything else except your goal. Small obstacles will pop up here and there, but you just jump right over those obstacles. Or you go around the speed bumps. Or you go under the low bridges. Keep you eyes on your goal…

Good luck to you! Have a wonderful day!

John Lewis