“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman
Today, pursuing your dream as a spiritual boss babe entrepreneur is all the rage.It seems as though working for the man isn’t cutting it anymore in the creative world. We have our own ideas of what and how a company should and could be run. With that being said, creatives sometimes have a hard time translating our ideas into reality. After starting my own entrepreneurial biz at the age of 6 collecting aluminum cans for cash, I’ve continued to have the mindset of creating freedom for myself by turning my passion and creativity into profit. It may have started with collecting cans, but over the last decade, I’ve successfully run 3 creative businesses as a master hairstylist, boudoir photographer, and inspirational self-love coach.
During the last decade, I’ve discovered 5 key beliefs that have made my success possible.It seems to be a common thread throughout all successful businesses, so I know this isn’t just magical thinking, but a must-have mindset for all entrepreneurs that want to turn their dreams into reality.
#1 Believe – IT IS POSSIBLE!
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” -Steve Jobs
The beauty of your dreams begins within. Always keep your mindset positive. Believe in yourself and know in your heart that you will achieve it. When you commit to your dreams and believe they are possible for you, the Universe begins to move in your favor. You’ve heard the term “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” This is the Law of Attraction in movement.When you commit your thoughts and beliefs to that which you want to manifest, you begin attracting the necessary resources, people, and opportunities that will help you along your journey to make your dreams possible. Remember to trust your heart, only do what LIGHTS YOU UP, be patient, say YES to new opportunities, and hold a clear vision of what you’re wanting to create in your mind and heart and believe in it fully. Believing in yourself is the #1 essential key to making magic happen.
When you believe ANYTHING is possible, you can create your wildest dreams.
#2 Clarity – Know your WHY!
“Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.” -Luc de Clapiers
Why do you wake up and do what you do? Who are YOU? Get super clear on your mission, so you can make intentional moves in the direction of your dreams.Knowing your why is essential to manifesting your dreams because the Universe responds to clear, direct orders. If you don’t know what you want, the Universe doesn’t know what to bring you. This is your life. You get to decide.
#3 Ask for HELP!
“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” -Jim Morrison
It’s totally ok (and even encouraged) to reach out to others for their support & input. Remember to do this with a grain of salt. Make sure you are sharing your dreams & passions with other like-minded and supportive girl bosses!As humans, we are naturally drawn to wanting to help others. We don’t have all the answers, but if you’re willing to ask, the answer will make it’s way to you. The same goes for Divine help. Without asking, the Divine can’t make moves in your favor. You must ASK and then you shall receive.
#4 Drop the DRAMA!
“Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.” -Don Miguel Ruiz
Let go of people, beliefs, the past and anything else that is holding you back from blossoming. As you create major good vibes in the world, you will start to shake off what no longer positively serves you. Let it all go.Remember, you are a make up of the 5 closest people you keep. Make sure they support you and your mission with love and light. Drama drains our energy. If we’re going to create magic and miracles in our life, we must focus our precious energy on what we want to create and NOT what we don’t want. Capiche?
#5 Act “AS IF”!
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill
Change is always happening whether you like it or not. Why is it that we are so resistant to change? If the caterpillar resisted change, even though it can SEEM scary, then it would never fully reach it’s potential as a butterfly.
Act as IF you were already the PERFECT version of yourself. Tell a new story that represents the change you want to embody. When you introduce yourself or get dressed in the morning, imagine your BEST self and then DO THAT.
Stop waiting to wear the bright red lipstick. Stop waiting to say you’re an expert. Stop waiting for someone else to give you permission.
Refer to yourself as if you have already achieved that goal/desire and it will magnetize itself to you because you’re telling the Universe that you are worthy and ready to receive it!
Bonus: Get a MENTOR!
This bonus tip is an important one and one that helped me massively in the beginning of my business journey.
The biggest piece of advice I can give you to build your business faster with less mistakes is to get yourself a mentor.
You can piece it all together with info from YouTube University, but it’s not a full game plan. You need someone to call you on your BS and give you the proven success roadmap that will take you where you want to go and help you overcome the blocks that stop you from getting there.