Advice for Taking Action on Your Dream
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Below.
â€œOnce you know what you want to do,â€ an advisor told me last spring, â€œmake a list of at least 3 or 4 people who are already doing what you want to do and doing it successfully. Then Â emulate Â them. Â Take Â them Â to dinner and pick their brains. Hire them as coaches and consult- ants. Scrub Â their Â toilets for them if you must, but learn everything you can from them and how they successfully do what you want to do.â€
If youâ€™re Â looking Â to follow your dream, Â thatâ€™s great advice.
In the past 6 months, Iâ€™ve been working with several such role models.
Two of them, I pay for consultations.
A third, Iâ€™ve traded advice with and formed an alliance with.
Theyâ€™ve shown me how to get to my dream quicker, easier, with fewer of the struggles and more usable ideas than Iâ€™d expected.
They wonâ€™t be in my life forever, at least not in this particular role. They may likely become partners or allies who provide referrals in the future.
The key Â is to find role Â models Â who donâ€™t Â feel Â Iâ€™m competing Â with Â them, which means out of my specialty or out of my geographical area. That, and I also make sure I like them as people and as professionals because I know Iâ€™ll probably feel bad about receiving referrals from them later if I energetically donâ€™t mesh well with them now and I want to keep the energy productive and clean.
One has already saved me hundreds of hours of time and a second Â has given me some great stats on which types of marketing Â work and Â which types wonâ€™t, which will save me not just money but other resources as well.
Manifesting what I want requires a little action on my part, and that means an investment of some time, money, and energy to Â make the connections Â I need to live the dream I want, and thatâ€™ll be a nice return on my investment!