Now that Get Real 2017 is out of the way, it’s time for a real chat. I’m back in Dallas, Texas, and I’m more motivated and inspired than ever before. Can you believe another amazing event has come and gone? It was wonderful meeting so many of you at the event, and getting to hear many stories of what Neora has meant to you. Ever since Get Real, I’ve been thinking about how different my life would have been without the incredible people I’ve met because of Neora. This had me thinking about all the “what ifs” in life.
Imagine what the world would have looked like if no one had the courage to pursue their dreams. What do you think would have happened if Walt Disney gave up on his dream after being rejected by a publishing house because he lacked imagination? Or what if Oprah Winfrey didn’t overcome her troubled, tragic, and difficult childhood to become one of the richest and most influential women in the world? The list of people who have achieved great things despite struggling initially is long. In fact, most successful people become successful by failing many times, until they eventually succeed. What if your name is supposed to be on that list of extraordinary people, and all you have to do is take the first step?
I’m sure, at some point in time, you’ve had thoughts like this before: What if I started my career when I was younger or what if I had more time and money? We can come up with hundreds of excuses to not step out of our comfort zone and take a risk. The thing is, those people we tout as “successful,” “lucky” or “talented” … they are just the ones who make a DECISION daily to step outside of their comfort zones. You see, you accomplish a goal by daily decisions, not by a Hail Mary pass, a stroke of good luck, or one brilliant idea. Success is a daily choice. Every day you are going to get to decide to stay within your comfort zone – or step outside of it to work towards your goal.
That’s where Neora comes in. We’ve never wanted to be just a skin care or wellness company. Our goal has been to create an opportunity available to people from all walks of life. An opportunity to have the life you’ve always envisioned. And the key to living your dream life is taking those daily steps to get to your goal.
Dare to Dream Big (and 3 Tips to Get You Started)
Easier said than done, right? Many of you’ve already defined your dream or goal. When you close your eyes, you can see it – it’s within reach. You know what you want and you’re putting in a lot of time and effort to achieve exactly what you set out to do whether that’s a flexible lifestyle or financial independence. I wanted to give you a few tips to get you started or keep you on the right track.
Tip #1: The Right People
I can’t stress this enough. “Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, and support your ambitions.” This quote by British author Roy Bennett says it all. In those moments when you feel like a failure or that nothing’s going your way, your support needs to be, well, supportive. I made the decision to be an executive and a mom. I am passionate about the work I do, and passionate about my family and daughter but it can be a tough balancing act some days. On the days where I feel like nothing is going right- I turn to the encouragers in my life, my cheer squad, that can uplift me and redirect my focus on the positive. Who is your cheer squad? Know who they are and don’t be afraid to lean on them as needed!
Tip #2: Expand Your Comfort Zone
I believe that all individuals are born equal. It’s true that some people may encounter more obstacles than others but those obstacles can be used as fuel to propel you to success. If you want to succeed bad enough, you’ll find a way. Most of the time, the way to optimal performance is to step into discomfort and uncertainty. If you’re scared about your next venture or some challenge, my advice is to take a risk, and do it anyway!
Tip #3: Celebrate Your Failures
Think of it this way: if you’ve tried and failed, at least you tried, and you probably learned a lot from that experience. Each time you fail, consider it a lesson learned. Learn from it and move on because with every baby step you’re one step closer to reaching your goal.
Live the Life You’ve Envisioned
I’m so excited about my upcoming #RealChats on August 8 at 4:30 p.m. I have so many of my own experiences to share with you. I hope we can connect and I invite you to join in on the conversation during this Facebook Live Event. So; to get things started, here’s an activity for the month of August. Most people have dreams but only a few will make their dreams come true. Visualize your goal as if it has already been reached…what do you see? Share your answers in the comment section.
Don’t miss our Dare to Dream Facebook Live event on August 8. For viewing, go to the top of my Facebook page and tune in for our next #RealChats at 4:30 p.m. CST.