I'm just not doing it. I'm making the choice to embrace who I am. I'm not going to follow the well-trodden path of mediocrity and average and you shouldn't either.
You are uniquely designed to do great and amazing things. So why aren't you?
If you missed this past weekend's BluePrint for Success you missed a great opportunity to make transformational change in your life. To learn your purpose, your passion, and your vision is a huge beginning to living a fulfilled life.
Knowing who you are and what you want in life are truly the first steps to freedom. I see so many people that are completely overcome with busy yet going nowhere.
Think about it. In the last week, or month, or year, what have you done that has been truly fulfilling? Do you even know who you are or how to live your life to the fullest?
I remember being in that spot years ago. I remember the feeling that life was just passing me by; that I was a victim of circumstances. Although I wasn't grateful at the time, I am eternally grateful for the eye opening life crash that woke me up and forced me to re-think my life.
Ask yourself these two questions:
If I could do anything what would it be?
What do I really really want?
The answer to those two questions can help you begin your journey of self discovery and freedom.
Stop hiding behind busy. Being busy is not fulfilling...it's exhausting. If you want to rise above average and mediocre you must stop doing what the average person is doing.
Let's face it, there are dozens if not hundreds of choices to make every single day. Check social media, watch a TV show, visit friends, make that phone call, speak to that employee, organize the office, meet with a client....
The choice is yours....literally. What choices will you make today that aligns with where you want to be? Every single choice you make today and every day will either get you closer to where you want to be or further away.
Choose to say no to mediocrity and yes to your freedom and fulfillment.
Be well,Angela Decoteau (Deck-uh-toe)
Success Strategist, Awesome Activator
I found this quaint little coffee house just outside of Southern University Law Center is a broken down area of town recently. Since I enjoy helping out the local business person I decided to give it a try.
This small area just outside of our capital city has long been forgotten and fallen into the throngs of disrepair and poverty.
As I sipped my Chai Latte (which was very good by the way). I began to ponder why this area had fallen by the wayside.
The were numerous grants in the area, a business center with a number of classes to help business owners yet still. The area was well below average.
That's when it struck me that the mindset of the entire area had become, "this is our lot in life." In talking to the owner and another business owner next door, the entire mood was they were waiting on someone else to help them move forward.
I remember feeling hopeless when my life hit bottom so I understand it happens but here's the difference. You cannot look at your circumstances, your past and your present as completely out of your control.
Nothing is further from the truth.
Actually it's quite the opposite. You have the power to control your own destiny. You may not feel like it. But you absolutely have the power to create incredible success. If only you can do one thing.
Change your mindset. Many times this mindset switch is a deep work. If happens in our subconscious mind and drives us to do things that are hijacking our success. If you watched my free webinar you saw one universal hijacker and that is fear. There are far more than that.
Once you are able to successfully change your mindset you will be able to break free from obstacles getting in your way.
How can you tell if you are being hijacked?
If you said yes to any of those questions your success is being hijacked- undermined, if you will, by a mindset that went off course.
Here's the good news. You have unlimited potential. You're sitting on a goldmine, and chances are, if you're like most people, you don't even know it.
If you think that's not possible for you, or it's not feasible in your industry, business, sector etc., etc., words won't do justice to just how horribly mistaken you are.
And if there's one thing I can categorically guarantee with every cell of my being, it's that there's a significant capacity within you that is not being utilized.
All you need to do is truly embrace who you are.
Pie in the sky promises? I don't think so.
Right now, the knowledge, information and experience locked up in that marvelous mind of yours is going to waste. It may be serving you and your existing clients well within the limited confines of your business today but are you truly getting the results you desire?
Did you know that only 2-3% of people are using their full potential?
…if you don’t think so then look at anyone who has ever had a coach. How many people after giving up still have more left once their coach encourages them?
There is an audience out there with wants and needs - the very wants and needs you can fulfill. These wants and needs are not being fulfilled.
And if their wants and needs are not being met by you, guess what? Sooner or later, they'll find an alternative voice to scratch their itch.
How can I, at age 57, experience incredible success in Law School? The same reason that I’m experiencing unbelievable success in every area of my life. Because I learned how to Activate my Awesome. I learned how to operate in my sweet spot. That area where I alone can shine. That area where I am strongest.
What if you could come to you business with 100% of your potential.
The key is to discover the hijackers in your mindset and destroy them.
Angela Decoteau (Deck-uh-toe)
Success Strategist, Awesome Activator