Do You Believe in Yourself Really?

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I’m finding it a bit confusing when you say you believe in yourself, your business, your purpose, your calling, but you are not fully showing up to live it.

If you REALLY believed in your purpose or calling and creating your dream business then why are you only sticking your toe into the water instead of actually jumping into the deep end?

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No, I’m not picking on you, as I recently had to ask myself these very same hard questions.

Many of you may have a comfortable life already. Your spouse is the breadwinner so technically you can afford to just dip your toe in to test the waters before jumping all in. But how will you know if you can swim if you never get in the water?

This just leads me to think that maybe you really aren’t called to be a kick ass entrepreneur, creator, write, blogger, messenger. Maybe it’s just an idea you are “thinking about” or toying around with until something better and more entertaining comes along.

Because let me tell you if you really were called to be a creative entrepreneur then you literally wake up in the morning and can’t wait until you get the kids off to school and hubby off to work, so you can DIVE into the deep end of the water and test and create and lead!

You believe in yourself so much that you know a successful business is already DONE in your future! You are not afraid to try new things, learn new technology, and invest money and time where necessary. You are not afraid of failure or evolving because it’s all part of the game.

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If you were already a successful entrepreneur, making the money you want, helping the people you want, and living your dream what would you be doing right now differently? How would your life be different?

This is what I’ve had to learn and ask myself over and over because if you know it’s already done and BELIEVE in yourself REALLY then you should start living that way now!

~Autumn

30 Days of Journal Prompts: April 2017

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Journaling has become a huge part of my daily routine! It’s really something that is must do for me every day now.  Journaling helps me get my thought straightened out, set my intentions for the day, brainstorm ideas, and make sure I have time to write my message daily! I love using journal prompts from different resources.

If you have thought about journaling but aren’t sure where to start, I’ve decided to come up with my own monthly journal prompts for you to use beginning in April. They are in no particular order and you don’t have to use them in order. Just cross them off after you have done them.

I hope they help to get you started on a journaling/mindset/entrepreneur growth journey!

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30 Journal Prompts for April 2017

  1. What is your greatest strength?
  2. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
  3. Write down five things that define who you are… “I am…”
  4. Name your favorite female entrepreneur and write about why you admire her and what qualities you have in common with her.
  5. What is your favorite thing to do? How do you feel when you are doing this activity?
  6. What would your best friend say about you at your funeral? What would you want her to say?
  7. How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something?
  8. What kinds of things hurt your self esteem? Is your self esteem high or low?
  9. What is your greatest business success so far? What is your greatest business failure so far? What have you learned from both?
  10. What does it mean to have confidence? Do you have confidence?
  11. How do you think confidence and self esteem relate to happiness?
  12. Do you ever have trouble making decisions? What can you do to make more choices more quickly with more confidence?
  13. What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
  14. Write about a time when you make a great choice. How did you feel?
  15. What were you born for?
  16. What will building a successful business mean in your life?
  17. What is at the heart and soul of your business? What does your business stand for?
  18. What do you need help with in order to achieve your vision?
  19. What are your biggest fears in life and business?
  20. Do you believe in magic, God, or the power of the universe? Why or Why not?
  21. Do you let yourself explore all possibilities even when they seem way out of reach? Why or why not?
  22. What is a day in your dream business like?
  23. If you already had a successful business how would you be living your life right now?
  24. Name three business influencer you would love to connect with.
  25. If you could spend one day with an influencer who would it be and why?
  26. Do you want to write a book? If yes, what’s stopping you?
  27. What steps can you take everyday to help open yourself up to opportunities?
  28. Make a list of 10 work related books you want to read and start reading!
  29. Write down specifically what you want to achieve in your life and business and by when.
  30. Make a list of all of the things you need to learn, skills you need to develop, and start learning daily!

#ShowUpDaily
#LiveYourPurpose
#LeadFromWithin

~Autumn
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Let It Go If It’s Not In Flow

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Hey ya’ll! I’m back and feeling much more rested and energized today.

But, I wanted to come right out and say I’m putting my Make Money
Mindset Intensive on hold.

I might relaunch at a later date and I might not.

Just not feeling like I’m in flow with the course right now.

Right now I want to share with you what I am struggling with and see if maybe you are struggling with it too.

I’ve been struggling with GROWING and MOVING forward with my business. I am a Women’s Entrepreneur and Empowerment Coach.
I have rebranded and redirected from being a professional organizer and organizing blogger.

I am taking what I have learned about being a successful entrepreneur and helping other women discover their passion, realize their gifts, and live their purpose.

That does not mean that I EVER stop growing and moving my own business forward while I am helping other entrepreneurs as well.
I not struggling with know how, I an struggling with having enough bandwidth to get everything I want done in a day for my business and home life.

Work/Life is not a balance for me it’s a see saw. Maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be.

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Certain things come up in life on a DAILY basis that you just can’t avoid. Such as an injury to you spouse, a sick child, a sick pet, yard work, housework, spring home maintenance, and on and on.

This is why you have to have your daily MUST DO’s, your NON-NEGOTIABLES.

This is where I struggle. I’m always negotiating with myself on what I have to get done in a day, what can slide, and how to put myself first.
I’m wondering if this is where you struggle too?

I know it’s a mindset and I know I have resistance to this. What I don’t know is why and this is what I would like to explore right now.

I’m on a mission to get clear on this resistance and block I am having so I can move forward and GROW my business.

Don’t forget,

#ShowUpDaily
#LiveYourPurpose

~Autumn

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PS If this resonates with you and you feel like you may have some resistance or a mindset block around negotiating your daily strategies and putting yourself first please PM me now. I would love to see if we can work together 1:1 to overcome this resistance and block and get back into flow. My goal is to have this done by April 1st.

I will share with you the EXACT exercises, activities and strategies I’m going to use for myself. I’m also going to detail how to automate parts of your schedule to give you more freedom, more reach with less work. Making more time to work on your priorities for your life and business.
Would love you to join me now!

You can also jump in my Entrepreneur Soul Tribe FB group where this will be our topic for the next week. http://bit.ly/EntSoulTribe

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Why I Won’t Do Discounts Anymore

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In my mastermind group there seems to be many conversations going on about whether or not to offer discounts to clients and whether or not to accept a deal a client wants to make with you for a discount.

I don’t know about you but this is something I have struggled with for a long time. In the past four years I have found myself offering discounted courses, letting clients negotiate with me for a lower hourly rate for my services, and not gone after clients who never fully paid their payments.

The one thing I have learned over and over from this is when I do something that is out of alignment for myself (which all three of the above are) it is a major energy drain. It causes me anxiety, feelings of not being good enough, as well as being a total distraction.

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Here are some thoughts to consider about discounts:

When you are just starting out and lack experience you feel it’s necessary to start at a discounted hourly rate to attract more clients. However, you should never undercut the market standard hourly rate for your industry or you are doing not only a disservice to yourself but your peers as well.

What do you consider more valuable, a one hour Q&A with a coach or mentor or a discount? (Remember you think like your ideal clients so what you value they will too.)

Instead of discounts, what extra value could your provide your clients within the product or service? (Hint: What are your clients struggling with that you could help them fix?)

Discounts are also very subjective. To some your discount may be a great offer, other may wonder why you are discounting at all.

I’ve also always found that if it’s something I really want to do I can manifest the money. For example, when I discovered a mastermind I really wanted to be in that had a monthly fee, I signed up knowing I didn’t have the money in coming in to pay for it. However, I wanted it so badly I got my hustle on and started creating daily income to pay for that and more.

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You have a couple of options when it comes to discounts:

You can decide the clients are being cheap and trying to lessen the value of your offer or service.

You can decide they really enjoy working with you and want to find a way to continue, so they are offering what they can do at the time. You can accept or counter offer.

You can create an entirely new offer for the client which you are both comfortable with. (This sounds more like VIP treatment on a beer budget to me).
Keep in mind offering discounts to one client it isn’t fair to other clients who have paid full price for the service or program.

Keep in mind that you are doing a disservice to your client by allowing them to think they can get the result without investing at the appropriate rate and they wouldn’t be experiencing the true benefit of investing in themselves.

I truly believe I am at the point in life where I believe gaining more value from a coach, service or course, is better than receiving a discount. I’m betting my ideal clients feel the same.

I would love to hear you thoughts on offering discounts.

#ShowUpDaily
#LiveYourPurpose

~Autumn

 

 

7 Ways to Make Follow-Through Easier

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Lately, I am struggling with follow-through. Okay let’s be honest, I have probably always struggled with this.

I really dislike this small fact about myself.

I am one of the people who really had to dig deep and push through to get things done. This applies to most things. Not just things I don’t really want to do.

Unless I really love something I struggle with follow-through.

I have really been journaling on this lately to find out what I can do to finally overcome this block that I have with following-through.

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I’ve come up with a few things to put into action:

  • You have to DECIDE to do it. Whatever it is. Whatever goal you are trying to accomplish, or project you want to finish.

 

  • Sometimes you either have to rest or simply overcome being tired.

Meaning if you are not functioning well, it’s time to rest. Or if you know you’ve just gotten a good night sleep but are bored which is making your tired you have to push on to follow-through.

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  • You have to challenge your body to do more.

Our bodies are capable of so much more than we actually use them for. We limit ourselves based on our comfort zones. You are never really pushing yourself until you are out of your comfort zone. Outside of your comfort zone is where the real work begins.

  • You should get an accountability partner or life/success coach, or join a support group  if possible.

Someone you can be honest with about your successes and failures.

  • Don’t quit mid stream. If you are in the middle of something don’t get distracted and put it down. Keep going until it’s finished. If it takes two days allow yourself two days.

If it’s a big project you can split your days. Work on the big project every morning and other tasks in the afternoon. Keep working on it until it’s finished.

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Keep in mind it feels better to get one task completely done then it is to have five undone tasks waiting for you to finish.

  • Make sure the project is even necessary for you to finish.

I’ve started and put down many projects and when I go back either it’s not necessary anymore, or I’m not interested. Either way you don’t have to finish it “just because.”

  • Set a deadline and/or use a timer.

This works really well if you like the rush you get from only having a certain amount of time to do something.

I know from experience that I work better on short deadlines because I have to follow through quickly.

It’s almost if I put the project down and walk away from it I have a hard time picking it back up again. Sometimes it can take months.

At least I know this now so I can be sure to either finish quickly, make myself pick it back up to finish, or not allow myself to start another project until one gets completed.

These are seven techniques I use to try to overcome my poor follow-through. I’ll admit I am a work in progress and hope to overcome this block. I know that by deciding to follow-through and using these techniques I’ll eventually create a habit and it will no longer be a block for me. I hope they help you too!

If you like video here is a livestream on this topic:

~Autumn

PS: One thing that really helps me stay on track on the business side of things including my daily sales activity is my Daily Grind Sheet. These are the things I take care of everyday to keep my business on track. They are my Must Do, Non Negotiable items. Grab your FREE copy here: http://bit.ly/2mJ1hQo

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Shortcuts: In Life and Business

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When I was young I only thought of shortcuts as back-roads that get you where you want to go a bit faster. At least that’s what my dad always told me when he would take one.

Another related thing dad said was, “You’re never lost until you are out of gas.”

Meaning sometimes his shortcuts didn’t work! (He’ll never admit that though!)

Shortcuts

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Everybody wants a shortcut now days.

A shortcut through the line at the grocery store.

A shortcut to get through security at the airport.

A shortcut to getting rich.

A shortcut to a lean and fit body.

It goes on and on.

What You Miss

But when you take a shortcut you may miss some very important information along the way.

You may miss being humbled and grateful.

You may miss the connections you need to make to be successful.

You may miss the knowledge it requires to maintain a lean and fit body.

If you miss these critical experiences then you may have to go back and START OVER.

Wasting precious time.

Sometimes it’s already too late because what you missed along the way the first time isn’t available to you anymore.

Missed opportunities due to shortcuts.

Here’s the thing: There is only ONE shortcut.

FLOW (being in alignment).

What is is being in alignment and how is it a shortcut to all of my desires?

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Living in alignment is:

Being driven by your energy. Your energy changed around you for the better.

You are serving your calling and living your purpose.

You are content with the hear and now and no longer stressed and worried about your future.

You are listening to and trusting your intuition.

You fully love and believe in yourself.

Everything you do comes from your inner core and purpose.

Seeking Alignment

Once you find and experience being in alignment in one area of your life you will always want to seek it in other areas.

That’s the hard part that takes a lot of habits and discipline. Trying to be in alignment in all areas of your life at the same time.

Alignment does NOT mean perfection. It means contentment.

Maybe there are people out there who live in alignment all of the time. But to me staying in alignment is a journey that takes discipline and practice.

The ONLY true shortcut is FLOW!

I will live a FLOW based life. I will never stop seeking alignment in all areas.

What about you?

Here is the livestream for this post: 

~Autumn

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Your Future Big Thing List

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Have you ever taken the time to list the really BIG things you have done in your life?

Notice I didn’t say good or bad things but really BIG things.

Some may be wonderfully good while other may be terribly bad.

But they were BIG and they helped to map out the direction of your life and shaped you into the person you are now.

Personally, if I were being honest I would write this list and wouldn’t want anyone to see it because some of the big bad things I’ve done should stay between only me and God.

But once I’ve written them down I would like to then write the action I took because of each big thing in a cause and effect format.

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The Past

I want you to write your BIG things. Good and Bad.

For example,

Cause: At 19 I was living on my own, barely making it, not able to move forward, pay for college or get away from a troublesome relationship. As I was driving home from work one day I saw an Air Force Billboard and decided that’s what I was going to do. So I immediately turned into the parking lot walked in and had my first conversation with a recruiter. That was BIG!

Effect: This conversation led to be enlisting in the USAF and changed my life.

When you write yours I encourage you to be way more detailed. I’m just giving examples here.

After you do your complete list of BIG things and you cause and effects, I want you to let those sit for a day or two.

Then I would like you to write a statement of gratitude. Thanking all of these big things in your life.

Good and Bad.

They made you who you are and got you to where you are now.

Then you can do what you want with you statement of gratitude (keep it, burn it, rip it, bury it, whatever). BUT you have to let these things go. They are in the past.

The Future

Now some of you may be thinking where you are now isn’t so great. You may still be in stuck in the struggle or facing adversity.

However, I just gave you a HUGE tool to get yourself out of this hole you may be in.

The second part of this exercise is to now write a list of all of the BIG things you still want to do with your life. (I’m hoping here that you won’t have any bad thing on your list).

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Your Future Big Thing List

The catch is to write these things in the same way you did the things from your past..

Write them as if they already happened.

For example, I want to publish a book someday soon.

Cause: In 2017 I published my first book about…..
Effect: This book was a huge success for me, both as an author and monetarily. I was congratulated by many big influencers in my niche, and now I have an opportunity to collaborate with them on a joint project.

Do this for every single BIG thing you want to do in your life.

Do not worry about how silly it may seem of how far fetched you think it is.

Everything is available to you.

These are your dreams.

You can have anything you want.

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Once you get these big future things written through the cause and effect method, I want you to put them in order the best you can as far as what you would like to accomplish first.

Then, I want you to turn them ALL into daily affirmations you can say and write over and over again.

Focusing on your top three intently. Because what you focus your time, energy, and attention on will become a reality.

This is how you can get started manifesting anything you want in life, in business, in love, etc.!

I encourage you to do this as soon as you can!

Because only you have the power to change you!

Remember,

#ShowUpDaily
#LiveYourPurpose
#LeadFromWithin

~Autumn

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All you have to do is reach out!

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Everyone’s Doubts are Different But We All Have Doubts

Everyone’s Doubts are Different But We All Have Doubts

Everyone’s doubts are different.

The ways and reasons you doubt yourself are different than the ways and reasons I doubt myself.

But all of our doubts are based on the same things.

Your doubts are based on:

your fears and anxieties.

your specific life situations.

how much money you have, want, or need.

the support (or lack of) you have from friends and family,

your past successes and failures.

your level of anxiety.

The question is, are your doubts paralyzing you?

Are they keeping you frozen and taking no action?

Maybe it’s time to figure out why, and what you can do about ridding yourself of your doubts.

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YES

It’s time to start.

Take a simple action

To decide

You will

FACE

Your doubts

One by one

Doubt by doubt

It’s time to get rid of the doubts that have no bearing.

If you find a doubt that carries some weight then you can begin to work on it.

Whatever your doubts are, the first step is ALWAYS to STOP making excuses.

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Stop thinking about:

Why you can’t

Why you shouldn’t

Why you won’t do

Why you won’t allow

-what it is you know you need to do.

So tell me, what doubts are you facing right now that have you paralyzed in your life or business?

If you’re interested in exploring this topic of doubt further drop me a message. Would love to send you some more value that you can absorb to help you move forward! I am here for you want to see you succeed!

All you have to do is reach out!

~Autumn

PS Check out my new 10 Day What You Really Want (and How to Get It) Challenge.

You can check it out here: http://173.247.244.179/~autleo/what-you-really-want/

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Entrepreneur: Why You Have to Keep Going

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As an entrepreneur do you ever look around at your environment particularly if it’s your home and think of all of the things you could be doing instead of growing your own business?

For example, I looked around this morning and I see laundry that needs to be put away, dishes that should be done, and a few unfinished projects and I think to myself I maybe I should take they day off and get those things done.

After all what’s one day off to an entrepreneur? We own our own business, we make our own schedule!

But then I feel it, that WAVE of emotion that simply says NO, I have to keep going. Keep pushing, keep helping, keep influencing, and keep showing up daily IF I want this business to be as successful as I know it WILL be!

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Only after I do my Daily Success Strategies (DSS) can I then think about the house or my environment.

In fact, the ONLY things that should come before my DSS are Jesus and my family!

I accomplish those every morning by spending time with my son as he gets ready for school. When I get up an hour before him I will do some bible study/journaling as well. We sometimes read a devotional or just talk about Jesus. Then on the way to and from school we listen to a little worship music. Then I come home make some hot tea and get my daily hustle ON!

This new way of putting my DSS first hasn’t been as much of a struggle as I thought it would be. I don’t mind leaving housework and other things until the end of the day and spending my fresh morning energy on my business, fitness and self.

I was doing it the other way around for so many years and getting nowhere really. But it was the perfectionist in me that always put the home and family before myself. I mean sure my home looked perfect but I ended up with an over entitled child and gained 50 pounds. That didn’t do our child or me any good.

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In the fall of last year I decided it was time for a BIG change.

A change in the way I run my business, the way hubby and I run the home and parent, and the way I was (not) taking care of myself.

First, I had to figure out what was missing, and why nothing was working the way I wanted it to.

The answer was that I was not SHOWING UP DAILY on all fronts.

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I was not showing up daily in my business, in my parenting, in being the best wife I could be, and in taking care of myself.
Somewhere along the line I had grown complacent in my life and was just letting my BIG DREAMS roll on by.

Well, I know for a fact it doesn’t have to be this way. That all it takes is a mindset shift to turn the whole thing around. It’s really amazing!

You don’t have to be held captive for the rest of your life by the way your brain works right now.

It’s a scientific fact that we can rewire our brains to be healthier and happier.

Let me ask, are you ready for that mindset shift? Are you ready to stop letting your BIG DREAMS roll by?

So what are you gonna do about it?

#ShowUpDaily
#LiveYourPurpose
#LeadFromWithin

~Autumn

PS: One thing that really helps me stay on track on the business side of things including my daily sales activity is my Daily Grind Sheet. These are the things I take care of everyday to keep my business on track. They are my Must Do, Non Negotiable items. Grab your FREE copy here: http://bit.ly/2mJ1hQo

Also, if you are interested in working 1:1 with me to get your daily schedule into alignment to keep you creating and selling, while still being an amazing mom, message me now!

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Take Your Business to a High Vibe Level

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My family and I are up in the mountains of Colorado for a few days enjoying the ski season.

Even though I love having this family time there’s always a part of me (the entrepreneur part) that would love to find a quiet spot I can sit alone and work on my journaling, mindset, blogging, and creative ideas for my business!

I tend to have some amazing ideas when I am able to remove myself from my normal environment for a bit. So I was going to ski for two days and have one day all to myself to work!

I even found a gorgeous lodge next door to go and take my laptop, sit by the fire and write.

HIGH VIBE BABY!

BUT….

The universe had other plans for me this week. My eight year old became very sick in the mountains and when we took him to the hospital it was strep throat. Since all mothers know it’s much easier to take care of a sick, not to mention contagious child at home, we hightailed it back down the mountain. I left his dad up skiing because he deserves some time on the mountain.

So my high vibe has been replaced by the mom vibe for a few days.

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Taking care of my Sam who’s on the mend now.

Finally getting some sleep after being up 24 hours or more with my sick child.

Disinfecting and washing everything.

I may not be at the beautiful lodge in the mountains writing but I am home and my son is getting better.

So per usual I am typing this at the kitchen table, while my sweet boy is on the couch healing.

Tomorrow will be better.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Tomorrow mercy is always new!

Tomorrow is always a clean slate where you can get your high vibe back!

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If you have to switch roles for a bit, don’t stop, don’t give up.

Just wake up tomorrow and the high vibe will be back!

~Autumn XO

PS Do you want to shift your business up  to a high vibe level but just aren’t sure what it’s gonna take or the pieces you might be missing to get you there?

Do you feel like you are on the brink of a huge business breakthrough but need some extra momentum or motivation?

Check out my new 10 Day What You Really Want (and How to Get It) Challenge.

You can check it out here: http://173.247.244.179/~autleo/what-you-really-want/
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Remember ~

#ShowUpDaily

#LiveYourPurpose

#LeadFromWithin

~Autumn XO

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What Do You Really Want? Big Dreams 101

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Have you ever sat down and asked yourself what do you really want? Do you know what you BIG DREAMS are?

If you have, were your answers something like, I want to be wealthy, I want a second home, I want to be famous, I want to be fit and skinny?

Those are easy goals to talk about, but what do they really mean?

You may be asking how do you achieve them but what you should really be asking is why should I achieve them? Are they aligned with my big dream?

I like to dive deeper into my goals to see what it is I’m REALLY after which is the BIG DREAM of the OUTCOME of all of my goals.

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Examples:

I want to be wealthy. Why? What would you do differently if you were wealthy? How would you live differently? How does being wealthy help you reach your big dream?

I want to be fit and skinny. Why? What would you do differently if you were ALREADY fit and skinny. How would your life be changed?

This is such a great exercise to challenge yourself to dive deeper and see what your goals really are and if they are aligned with the actual OUTCOME or BIG DREAM you have.

Sometimes we create goals for ourselves that have nothing to do with our outcomes. These goals can waste time, energy, and money and even veer us off the path (out of alignment) toward our big dreams.

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Two strategies that may help you stay on track are:

Working Backwards: Working backwards means you figure out your Big Dreams first and then figure out the goals (steps) you need to take to get there.

Use Your Filter: To create a filter by which you can measure your goals you have to figure out what your Big Dream is for your life. The ask yourself if the actions you are taking lead you to that dream.

Whatever strategy you choose you will absolutely reach your outcome faster if you are in alignment and living your purpose!

One thing to note is that your Big Dream or Outcome will never come true if it’s out of alignment with your core values. So if you have no idea what you core values are that may be something you want to wrestle with first.

This is a great exercise to do not only for your personal life but your business as well. So go ahead and get started today going for your BIG DREAMS!

If you have any thoughts or questions about this let me know in the comments!

~Autumn

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Stop Competing & Comparing and Start Creating & Making Money

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Do you compare yourself to other bloggers, writers, or entrepreneurs? It’s kind of hard not to isn’t it? It seems like there’s always someone doing what we want to be doing, creating what we want to create, or saying what we want to say.

Creativity Comparison

I recently read a post which was SO similar to a post I wrote last year, only this new post by someone else had a ton more comments and engagement than my original post.

It was hard not to feel like I had the idea first and now this blogger was getting rewarded for sloppy seconds. I felt like I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, and didn’t have what it takes to be an amazing writer, blogger, and influencer.

But here’s the thing. Why was I even thinking negative thoughts about another blogger/entrepreneur at all? Why was I letting one blog post make me feel bad about my whole existence as a writer?

I should be celebrating the fact that my idea was pretty badass. Badass enough to be written about again and I should be happy all these people are responding and thinking the same thing.

Why do competitive feelings and the need for comparison creep up inside us? Because, it’s our human nature to expand, grow, and become better and more than we were yesterday.

Our minds naturally want to organize information and see where we belong in the grand scheme of things. Where do we fit in?

Do we as individuals have the power to stop competing and comparing? Since it’s a natural reaction we may not be able to stop it but we can reframe it toward ourselves in a positive way. It just takes a little training.

Income Comparison

Now, let’s talk about those amazing income reports bloggers are sharing these days! Have you seen them?

At first I thought it was amazing, awesome, and inspiring to see how bloggers and online entrepreneurs can make SO.MUCH.MONEY!

BUT, after about a year of seeing these income reports I started to feel envious. Yuck, I hate that feeling!

It’s inevitable that if your business and income aren’t rising to “big kids” level and you haven’t been able to hire a “team” then you start to feel like they are on the A list and you are on the B or C list. What are they doing different and better?

You start comparing yourself to them even though it’s like comparing apples and oranges. You forget they were where you are once.

You can’t gauge where you are based on what someone else is doing. You end up not only judging them but you judge yourself (super harshly) as well.

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Rivalries

Speaking of being judged and competition, I also wanted to talk about rivals! Have you ever had a rival in your life, in school, in sports, or now in business?

A rival isn’t just friendly competition a rival is by definition, “A person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.” A rival doesn’t just want to win they want to take you out of the field completely.

If you have a business rival how would you feel if you could get out from underneath the stress of this rivalry that you don’t want to be in?

What if you discovered you no longer have to compete or be in their game?

This is what I’ve been working on the last year for myself.

I am SICK of all of the messages out there telling us we aren’t smart enough, good enough, young enough, skinny enough, successful enough, or rich enough.

Instead of conforming and shrinking to those expectations I’ve ALWAYS found myself rebelling!

I’m not going to judge people, or shame people, or hate people, or be jealous of people. This is a complete time, energy, and life suck and nobody wins.

I’ve been turning away from all of my detractors and distractions!

I’m learning contentment and how to be comfortable in my own skin because THIS is what releases my CREATIVITY!

I’ve stopped competing for what was never meant to be mine and started calling forth what is!

Letting go of all of these outside expectations leaves me with ENERGY and CLARITY to discover what is MINE and what is out there FOR ME!

I’m taking my RIGHTFUL PLACE in the world and not worrying about where everyone else is.

If you believe in yourself REALLY and what you are called to do then nothing will stop you or even slow you down.

This is EXACTLY what I want for you too!

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#ShowUpDaily #LeadFromWithin #LiveYOurPurpose #MakeMoney2017

~Autumn

 

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