It has always been my mission to create positive change, not only in myself but to inspire others who desperately seek positive change in their own lives. But let me be clear, it hasn’t always been easy. In fact, I have experienced some difficult times in my early years. I have had some successes, plenty of failures, and many experiences that were a little of both. The key is to always take stock on where I have succeeded and where I have failed. The conclusion may seem obvious but to me has been so profound.
We can’t change the world if we don’t change ourselves.
What does this mean?
The battle for change is hard, no matter where it is fought. Most people assume it can’t occur, and many others try to actively stop it. Why? My two cents is because change scares people. They become complacent in life and when someone steps out of the proverbial box to do something different it disrupts that complacency. The fear of the unknown steps in and, yep you guessed it, that little negative voice does what it only knows to do…instill doubt.
When I worked as an Occupational Therapist, countless people thought it was logistically impossible to improve their quality of life and day to day living abilities. They were down and many had lost hope that what they deemed a normal life would ever exist. As we worked together I witnessed how the power of mind over matter mixed in with a little hope made a difference.
I have seen the same in business. Our greatest entrepreneurs are torn to pieces by often those who are threatened when they first share their ideas for change.
Steve Jobs put it this way:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
What I have learned from my experiences, and from the words of those far wiser than me, is that the most important change you can create is in your own mind.
If we can teach our minds to be calm, to be quiet, to operate from a place of strength instead of fear, and to see risk as a part of the constant change of life we can do incredible things.
For me, the first step in this is being still, being quiet, and removing the constant bombardment of noise that our culture provides. Much of this noise says “no.” By looking within we can find “yes.”
It’s hard. I’m still learning. But I am convinced that it is the only way for us to be equipped to create lasting and continual change. If you’ve decided that it’s finally time to create positive change for yourself, then congratulations on taking the first step. It’s not as hard as you think and it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or exhausting. With the help of me and my team, we can show you how to live life on your terms being the best version of yourself. It’s not an overnight fix. Prosperity is about little things being done right over time. It’s an accumulation of grit, determination and perseverance mixed with opportunity. Come change lives with us through the power of YOU!