Advice for Taking Action on Your Dream
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Below.
“Once you know what you want to do,” an advisor told me last spring, “make a list of at least 3 or 4 people who are already doing what you want to do and doing it successfully. Then emulate them. Take them to dinner and pick their brains. Hire them as coaches and consultants. Scrub their toilets for them if you must, but learn everything you can from them and how they successfully do what you want to do.”
If you’re looking to follow your dream, that’s great advice.
In the past 6 months, I’ve been working with several such role models.
Two of them, I pay for consultations.
A third, I’ve traded advice with and formed an alliance with.
They’ve shown me how to get to my dream quicker, easier, with fewer of the struggles and more usable ideas than I’d expected.
They won’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 is to find role models who don’t feel I’m competing with 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 I’ll probably feel bad about receiving referrals from them later if I energetically don’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 has given me some great stats on which types of marketing work and which types won’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 make the connections I need to live the dream I want, and that’ll be a nice return on my investment!