A Wake Up Call
At the time, I didn’t really think much about it; I didn’t know that my life could have any particular purpose; and I didn’t know or think that God might have a plan for me. As the years passed, I soon came to believe that my dad was right, that my life had a purpose and I had to do what I was supposed to do.
As human beings, we all share certain basic wants and needs: we have need for food, water, shelter, safety, love, respect and self esteem. We all want to move away from pain and toward pleasure. This tendency is part of the human condition for our own good; it keeps us away from harm and generally helps us to make good choices. Most people settle for living a life of mediocrity and they never really think beyond what their life could be about.
Somewhere along the line, I came to realize that what God wanted for my life, and what I wanted, were one and the same thing. This understanding came after I had determined to find out my actual purpose. It was a profound moment for me. I gradually came to understand my inner hopes, dreams and deepest desires implanted by God. I finally realized that I needed to look within to discover my own purpose; and once I had found out what it was, it then became possible to dedicate myself to fulfilling it.
So my message to you is simple: it is time for you to wake-up! It is time for you to start thinking of your life in a different way. It is time for you to jump start that creative business. That is why you are here on the planet right now- to be a SUPER DUPA Creative Entrepreneur.
It is my hope that you will begin to see yourself as a big time CEO, with a truly unique purpose in life - because that is the truth!
What are you doing with your business: would you say you are working your dream; or are you living from hand to mouth, making the best of things, just doing the basic - what I call: working a business rather than owning a business.
If you do own your life long business, then well done: you are truly on the road to success. If you don’t own your business and you are doing more working it - then do not despair because this was written for you. I am are going to help you to find your dream, develop it and then to actually achieve it!
Here are my 7 Principles to Working and Living a Successful Entrepreneur Lifestyle
Principle #1 Commitment
To succeed, you must have a dream, or you may prefer to call it a vision - and you must completely commit yourself to its ultimate fulfillment.
Here is one of the real secrets of success: you have to dream BIG dreams, because you can have anything you want! Read that statement again and let it really sink in because it is true that you can have anything you want; you can be anything you want to be; and you can do anything you want to do.
Principle #2 Open Minded
Once you have committed yourself to achieving your dream, you should begin to notice something rather odd starting to happen in your life: the universe actually begins to help you to achieve it!
You just need to be Open-Minded - be ready and willing to receive what the universe has in store for you. Some people call this principle the Law of Attraction, but whatever you call it, it is quite true that you will absolutely set in motion unseen forces which will definitely assist you with the manifestation of your dream.
If having a business and committing to its ultimate achievement is something like plotting your final destination ahead of an exciting journey, then persistence is rather like the engine you need in order to get there.
Persistence is what drives you on to take the next step in your journey; persistence is what prevents you from getting discouraged by what may have happened in the past; persistence is where the rubber meets the road!
Principle #4 Flexibility
To become successful, we need to notice what is working and what is not; and be prepared to change our approach in order to get what we want - that is the essence of flexibility.
A college professor of mine once said, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got". That is a wonderfully true statement - in other words, if you continue doing exactly what you are now doing, then don't be surprised when you don't see any increase or change in your results.
I often tell my clients that you have to embrace technology- it’s not going anywhere, but if you don’t use it, your business will no longer exist.It is the law of cause and effect in operation. The results you are now getting (effects) are the product of the causes (efforts) you have made in the past. To get greater benefits in the future, you need to change what you are doing in the present in order to produce them.
But, do you know of the work of Masaru Emoto - the scientist who freezes water and takes photographs of its crystal structure? Well, I don't think you could get a more powerful demonstration of the power of faith to impact our physical reality. He has tried a number of experiments which really challenge our conventional ideas about the power of our thoughts. Amongst other things, he found that water which was frozen when offered a prayer, formed better, more perfect crystals than water which was cursed before freezing.
This is amazing! If our thoughts can do that to water, imagine what they can do to us - after all, we are made up of 75% water! If your thoughts are positive, affirmative and full of faith, then they are transformational. You become literally changed and therefore better able to achieve your purpose - the goal that other people don't think you can possibly achieve. That's why you need faith - a deep-down belief that, regardless of the evidence, you are going to make it! You are going to achieve what you have set out to accomplish. You are going to make a difference in this life.
Principle # 6 Thankfulness
I have another study - 2 psychologists, McCollough and Emmons, conducted a study on the subject of gratitude and thanksgiving. In the study, three different groups of people were required to keep daily journals. The first group kept a simple diary of all the events that occurred during the day, the second group kept a record of only their unpleasant daily experiences. The final group made a daily list of everything for which they were grateful – a gratitude journal.
The results of this amazing study suggested that the exercise of daily gratitude resulted in higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism and energy.
Principle #7 – Passion
It’s impossible to think about passion without reference to the heart. Deep within your heart, there is a desire, the pursuit of which will bring you all the happiness, success and fulfillment you really want. To find your business passion is to identify your own unique purpose in life; to live your passion is to achieve the Deepest Desire of Your Heart.
You can achieve whatever you want. You can be the CEO you were meant to be; and you can really own the business of your dreams. Those are bold statements but they are true; and more and more people are discovering this wonderful truth for themselves. To really achieve business success in life, you must be bold enough to go even higher: to consider what Maslow called - Self Actualization. This means becoming the person you were meant to be; and living the life you were meant to live. Only by doing this, can you possibly hope to find the true success you really desire.
For the Rest of Your Life
So you already know, in your heart that you are unique. But also know that this uniqueness extends to your purpose in life: you are called to achieve something significant with your life! Do not make the mistake of believing that life holds no purpose for you. Remember that you are here only once. This is your life - right now! So make sure you live the life the entrepreneur lifestyle you were born to live.
My mission is to help creative people to develop their own unique business talents, abilities and passion in order that they may lead more meaningful, joyful and fulfilled lives. If you could please help me spread this message .
This blog post contains an important message for the creative people of our own time. Just imagine for a moment what would happen if millions of creative people were to decide to start living the entrepreneurial the lives they were born to live - just think of the amazing transformation that would result.
Now is it really possible that millions of people could be so affected? Well, with your help, I believe we can indeed reach the world with this important message. For the first time in our history, we do have a method of achieving this: the internet is truly an amazing place.
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