Learning how to think Big and become a freedom-preneur is critical to experiencing more in life. To design a life and business you love, you must think big. The thinking that got me to where I was in my mediocre life, would not get me where I wanted to go – creating the income, lifestyle and freedom I wanted. So I decided I would not settle for just being good; instead, I choose to be more and live great – and I started to think BIG – what a great life would look like.
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.
How to beat fear and start your dream business is a skill I had to learn when it came to designing the life and business I love. I needed a winning mindset to fight limiting beliefs and the made up fear (false evidence that appears real – drama conjured up in my brain) to stay confident in my escape from employee to freedom-entrepreneur.
Research shows humans’ survival instincts are wired for fear, which is helpful when a lion is chasing you. But that same survival mechanism also prevents you from moving outside your comfort zone – doing what it takes to create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want.
To combat this biological protection mechanism, I had to recondition my brain to beat fear by turning fear on itself. I needed to use fear to my advantage, to motivate me, vs. letting it debilitate me. That’s when great things started to happen.
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”).
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.
Father’s Day can be a tough one when trying to buy the right gift for Dad. Sure, you could just pick him up another tie or “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug – he probably wouldn’t make a fuss. But why not get him something unique this year?
In today’s blog, the Founders of ZAGGTIME, Doug Howorko and George Tsougrianis, share a few insider tips from their own personal journey on how they harnessed the courage to start designing the business and life they love well into their 40’s! It’s never too late to live the dream!!