Your purpose in life is to find your purpose. The biggest barrier for people in finding their purpose, their best life, is that they are stuck on autopilot – spinning their wheels in a dead-end job, in a mundane life, and going nowhere fast. Spinning your wheels fast on one spot for too long will get you stuck in a rut you can’t get out of. You lose the ability to know what you want, and the confidence to act even if you did know. In essence, many people fall asleep at the wheel of their own life.
Become a gladiator and start your passion business and experience the ultimate life you were meant to live. I promised myself I wasn’t going to be defeated by my negative thoughts (fear and limiting beliefs) when it came to starting my passion business. If my dreams were going to fail, they’d have to fail out in the world, not in my head. I asked myself – What’s the worst that could happen when I chase my dreams? I fail? Someone tells me I’m not good enough or smart enough or I’m doing it wrong? Those are bad, but the real horror would be to accept my socially prescribed fate, to sacrifice my happiness eight hours at a time, in exchange for a lousy certainty in a job that didn’t fulfill me.
Embrace personal crisis as opportunity in disguise and your life will flourish! In the Chinese language, crisis is represented by the symbols of danger and opportunity. For our purposes here, crisis is the sign you are alive and want more for your life. When you can see crisis in that way, you can use it as motivation pulling you toward a more magnificent life experience.
Problems are a sign of life. The only people who don’t have problems are six feet underground! Since you are reading this, it’s safe to assume you’re not in the morgue. And that means you will have a crisis at some point to resolve. The issues that come from crisis – the very things you think are holding you back – are what will catalyze you to go forward and become your most magnificent self.
So how do you break the psychological chokeholds strangling your success – holding you back from becoming the best version of you… and design the life and business you love?
The first thing you need to do is understand what a psychological chokehold is! A psychological chokehold is a mental limitation creating fear and limiting beliefs in self, that holds you back from busting into your best life. You have psychological chokeholds when you never take responsibility to change your life. You create excuses and blame others for your circumstances. You get emotionally caught in the overwhelm of busy-ness and lackluster fulfillment. And as a result, you never move from desire – to become more or experience more in life.
The second thing you need to do is a “check up from the neck up” to see if you have any chokeholds that need to be obliterated. When I finally stopped to consider my own situation, I became aware of the chokeholds holding me back. I had strong fears and limiting beliefs holding me back from taking necessary actions to design the life and business I loved. I was zigging around in circles, going nowhere fast, like a rat on a caged wheel (aka, the “Rat Race”).
New entrepreneurs need to beware of the 6 dumbest mistakes. New entrepreneurs will make wrong decisions that can cost money, but too many dumb mistakes will put you out of business. If you want to be on the success side, the fun side of entrepreneurship, you need to avoid the dumb mistakes that will turn a new entrepreneurs business dream into a business nightmare!
Through our experiences in economic development and the media we’ve witnessed something very troubling. Working with many communities we’ve have noticed people are experiencing a deep sense of loss. A feeling of defeat due to challenges in the global economy along with the displacement of jobs due to technology.