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Are you HAPPY?

Are you HAPPY? A simple "yes' or "no" answer to a powerful question that determines your quality of life. If your answer to the question is not a shout out loud YES, has to be explained or you need time to decide, it's time to refresh you dreams and vision.

Here are 8 steps to jump start your next big dream.

1.     Create a vision.
Where do you want to be? Create the biggest, most audacious vision you can think of and make it juicy. Make it dripping juicy so that you can sense, feel and experience all the emotions that go along with experiencing your dream.

Without a vision, we let our circumstances create our life. With a vision, we create our circumstances. In a business, a shared vision allows all the team players to know where the company is headed and what their future holds. Without this, life for the team becomes routine and a day-to-day experience.

2.     Incorporate all parts of your life.
When creating a fabulous business vision, imagine how other aspects of your life will be incorporated. As an example, if you have children, a spouse or partner, how do you see them in this jaw-dropping life you are creating?

3.     Write it down - Legitimize yourself!
Pick a time where you will not be interrupted. Turn on your favorite music (or not) and write down an unedited, ultimate, juicy, sensual and moving description of your vision. Remember, it is for this point of time in your life, and you can change it in the future.

4.     Incorporate what motivates you.
If you are inspired by a quote, a picture or article, keep that with your written vision.
5.     Chunk it down.
A lot of great ideas, leading edge technology and magnificent companies were never created because the dream was so big, the creator did not know how to manage it. Trying to jump from concept to realization is like trying to light a big log in the fireplace with a match. I invite you to start with the kindling. Break down your vision into smaller and more manageable pieces. What is your kindling?

6.     Create your road map.
Using your internal GPS and knowledge, plan how you are going to get to where you would like to be. Seek out advice. Get involved in groups and events in your field of interest. Some people like to use the intention and manifestation process and let things happen organically. Some like to write a plan. Remember that your plan doesn’t have to be 50-100 pages. It could be one or two pages or whatever serves you.

7.     Do something, anything!
Everyday do something that works on getting you closer to your vision. Some things may seem small but they may turn into big, brilliant fires that will ignite your passion. Start your day fueling your passion.

8.     Acknowledge your progress.
Don’t let the bumps in the road define who you are. Keep moving forward. I can bet that right now, you are already doing things towards your vision. Take the time to acknowledge yourself for things that you are doing every day towards your vision.

A former milkshake machine salesman, Ray Kroc saw the potential to sell more mixers with every new restaurant that opened. At the age of 59, Ray purchased a company that we know today as McDonalds. The rest is history.

Harland Sanders, at the age of 65, found himself penniless. He went on the road to sell his chicken to restaurants trying to get them to buy his seasoning packets. Legend has it that there were 1009 no’s before he heard his first yes.

It’s never too late. You can accomplish anything you want in life and at any age. You are the Source!

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