Up your attitude and drive with your why is key to designing the life and business you love. Attitude and a strong reason why will ensure you persist in creating abundance in your life (the income, lifestyle and freedom you want). If you don’t like where you are in life, all you need to do is make the decision to change, then up your attitude (your beliefs about what you can do), take massive action and push for amazing results –never quit. The key to overcoming adversity is to never give up. It’s that simple!
“Being relentless is like water cascading over the edge of a waterfall — consistent, powerful and by design, never ending.” – HOPE CEO, John Hope Bryant.
Learning how to ride the emotional roller-coaster of change is critical to designing the life and business you love. But you must really want to change to hang on for the ride. If you’re not ready and committed to stick to it, you will never survive the emotional force from the exhilarating ups and painful downs of making change and achieving a goal. The emotional roller-coaster of making change cannot be handled by those with impotent goals, a weak desire/reason why,
Making change for yourself, such as achieving an ultimate goal takes time and some dedicated reconditioning of the brain to counteract the strong limiting beliefs of what you can or can’t do. You have to wipe your mind clear and plant positive beliefs to replace your fears. You need to choose to have a beginner’s mind and believe you can do anything.
Turn life lemons into lemonade and you will forever design the life you love. Doing it takes patience, persistence and positivity to find new dreams, passion and purpose. In this blog, I share a personal story of my son Shae Howorko, who was destined to live his passion for professional hockey, but one freak accident shattered that dream forever. Shae did come out of his life changing personal crisis, and is now again pursuing a new dream by helping others. The lesson to be learned is that if life gives you lemons, just make lemonade. Don’t give up on finding your purpose and what drives you. If one door shuts, just open another one. If you keep plugging forward and focus on becoming the best version of you, you will eventually turn those life lemons into lemonade. It’s that simple.
The top two sacrifices in building your dream business are critical to designing the life you love. Success requires short term pain for long term gain. If you want to create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want, you must make sacrifices. When you take the jump to build your dream business… in the beginning you will work harder than you ever have. Your life will feel out of balance and a little chaotic. But don’t worry, building a side hustle of your dreams while working full time and looking after your family responsibilities does get easier. Sometimes you have to make a mess to clean up a mess. But believe it does get better.
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.
Learning how to break through the B.S. holding you back… will enable you to finally design the life and business you love. If you are reading this week’s blog, it is likely you have “bull shit-belief systems” (B.S.) – fears and limiting beliefs holding you back from becoming the best version of you.
Although you may have a grasp on your life mission or purpose to take control of your life so you can enjoy more free time and financial abundance – you just can’t seem to make progress because the B.S has a stranglehold on you. But you are at your limits… you can’t take mediocrity anymore… you are ready to do what it takes (break through the B.S.) to create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want.
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”).
How do you escape the golden handcuffs of a job, and create the business of your dreams? Well I plan on sharing my full story about the simple steps I am using to escape the golden handcuffs and create the income, lifestyle and freedom I want. Watch for my upcoming book called “BREAKING THE CHOKEHOLD”– 7 Simple Steps to Design the Life and Business you Love.
For transparency, I am still in the process of escaping, and this book is a story about me for you – about the tips, tactics and tools I am using to break the golden handcuffs once and for all, and bust into my best life. Like many of you, I don’t want to be tied to an office, commuting, sitting in traffic, going to work in a box, making someone else successful while experiencing financial strife and a life of mediocrity.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs…while they had been friends since high school, the two college dropouts gained considerable exposure to the computer world while working on game software together on the night shift at Atari. The third Apple founder, Ron Wayne, was also an Atari alumnus.
We recently engaged in an interview with a policy leader with a top university in Canada. One critical trend we all need to be aware of which is fast bringing forth our next world crisis is “The Death of Average”.