Do one thing today that will get you closer to your goal

Do one thing today that will get you closer to your goal

Toothbrushes and goal setting?

Firstly my challenge to you is to do one thing, no matter how small, that will get you closer to one of your goals, today. TODAY, not later, not tomorrow or next week, TODAY, and yes I am shouting!

What is the first thing that’s pops in your head? Do that now, don’t think about it, go for it, do it right now. Look away from the blog and go do that thing! Come back to me later, go go go, run don’t walk, just do it, TODAY, NOW!

Still can’t think of anything? You might be thinking too big, buying the house, booking the trip, losing the kilo’s, going on a date, getting a new job, all great goals that can seem BIG and daunting. Break it down, way way way down. Down to one small step in the direction of achieving your goal.

Back to the toothbrush

It’s just a toothbrush right, and a home brand one at that, with hard bristles (very important), so how is this small dental tool helpful?

If I don’t have my trusty cleaning toothbrush, with the hard bristles, I won’t take the next step to cleaning the bathroom. My first step to a sparkly clean bathroom isn’t to grab my expensive motorised scrubbing brush, or the overpriced bleach gel, although both these things are helpful, it’s to grab a $1.00 home brand toothbrush that gets in to all the fiddly, annoying corners.

What’s the toothbrush step you can take towards your goal?

What is the one handy, simple and probably inexpensive thing you can do to leap closer to your goal?

BTW – bathroom clean and sparkly……okay I have guests coming, don’t judge!

Still need help?

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Because you are a friend of wealthy Chicks the code toothbrush has been applied so you receive a 20% discount.

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Extra Cash – Christmas casual roadtest

Extra Cash – Christmas casual roadtest

I will use this road-test to work through overcoming the reasons for stagnating, as discussed in the previous blog:

  • Don’t look or blind to opportunities
  • Still do nothing
  • Amazing excuses
  • Loving your story!

Opportunity Once I decided to road test Christmas casual work an ad for positions appeared in a feed that day, how quick was that! It gets better, it was at Myer in the next suburb! How does this happen, luck or science? Let’s focus on the science.

Our brains see an abundance of images and information, too much, so to avoid overload the brain filters out tons of unnecessary information based on where our focus is. I decided to land a casual job and the brain adjusted it’s filter to present opportunities that met my focus. Amazing machine that brain.

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Do something In this instance I jumped in and applied immediately. I didn’t:

  • ignore it;
  • come back to it later; or
  • overthink it and scare myself off.

I tweaked my resume to highlight my customer focus and the benefits my unique skills would bring to Myer, and I pressed submit.

No Excuses I took action so quickly that I didn’t allow the excuses to creep in. Woo hoo, well not so quick with the praise, in the days between application and interview request, I came up with tons:

  • I have no retail experience
  • I’m too old
  • I’m overqualified
  • I applied too late
  • I’m too good for this (nasty ego crept in)
  • I haven’t shopped at Myer lately
  • I can’t be on my feet all day
  • My dog is used to me working from home, he’ll get lonely!

There were more but you get the point, if you allow yourself enough time you think of so many excuses that you lose confidence, and revert back to doing nothing.

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The Story In this instance I was too quick to develop a story, although looking at the excuses I can easily come up with a compelling monologue. It would go like this:

” No-one, especially not Myer, is going to hire me, I’m too old, hopelessly inexperienced, have no idea what I’m doing, and anyway I’m too good for this job, so there!”

Sound familiar? Yeah, and it was remarkably easy to fall back to and believe that story! Luckily I applied before I got to this stage, because as it turns out, that story, as captivating as it is, was FAKE NEWS!

I was successful and the next thing you know I’m working at my local Myer.

As an option for extra cash, it worked for me, although it may not be for everyone. If you physically cannot be on your feet for long periods of time, then look for another opportunity, my feet may never forgive me!

The downside,other than sore feet? Working long days, into the night, including Christmas eve and most public holidays except Christmas, guess that’s why it’s called Christmas casuals! Did I get jealous of holidaying friends, hell yeah, but then I would remind myself that I chose to pursue this opportunity, and focus on the benefits.

The upside, and there were plenty:

  • consistent income for 2 months
  • generous staff discount
  • inside know on the sales
  • working with a great bunch of retail professionals
  • flexible hours which allowed me to remain focused on my business
  • and naysayers be damned, I had great customers

My stint at Myer may have ended, but what about this road-testing gig? It was so valuable that it will continue as an integral part of being a Wealthy Chick coach.

Most important learning? Stop overthinking, back yourself and continue to do the stuff that’s scary, because I am extremely capable. Confidence is like a muscle, and stepping out of my comfort zone strengthen that muscle.

If this series has inspired you to take even the smallest step towards an opportunity I’d love for you to write a comment, or message me privately on the Wealthy Chicks facebook page.

If you need help to stop stagnating and pursue opportunities you can also message me, or go to my website wealthychicks.com.au and sign up for a coaching package. I’d love to help you with your wealthy chick dream.

 

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Extra Cash – The Finale! Christmas Casual Work (Part 1)

Extra Cash – The Finale! Christmas Casual Work (Part 1)

It may seem redundant to blog about Christmas casual work in February, but stay with me because the message remains relevant.

Let’s go back to the beginning, why did I do all this? eBay, AirBNB, getting really sore feet working as a Christmas casual? Was it for:

Cash jackpot!!! – not really, although it was great to earn extra money

Glory – glory,  glory, hallelujah. Not my aim, but I did myself proud.

or Wealthy Chick went crazy – excellent guess, but it’s sort of my natural state.

The real reason I was motivated to do this was a growing concern that although a lot of people I meet say they want more wealth, they don’t do anything! Let’s look at some of the reasons why this might happen:

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Don’t look/ Cannot see the opportunities – there a lots of opportunities to any problem, but sometimes we get so stuck we don’t look, or we have a bit of a peek and if we can’t see an opportunity immediately we give up. This may be the time to stop thinking so hard, or ask for help. You know those times when the first person you approach comes up with a simple solution, the one staring you in the face, the WHOLE FREAKING TIME. So you call them a smarty pants bitch, because they are! Yet, drum roll to my next point……

Still don’t do anything! Nothing, nada, what the! I suffer from this, I frustrate myself, it’s not logical, I do nothing. Fear creeps in, mostly unfounded, and to make it worse, the longer I put it off the harder it becomes to take action. This leads to my next point….

Amazing Excuses –some may call them reasons. Yes, some options will not be possible, but when you workshop a list of opportunities and the “reasons” why every option won’t work are getting very creative/ petty, they are excuses. A go to excuse for me is ” I will do it wrong”, and yet I insist I’m not a perfectionist, mm we’ll leave that alone. Which brings me to my next reason, and some tough love is in store…

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Love their story – I’m not saying anyone likes being an  Un-Wealthy Chick, but at times we sure as shit love talking about it, passionately, over and over again. This is not to be confused with asking for helping and some background information is important. This is when you repeat your “woe is me, it’s harder for me” story, vocally and in your head, so often that the story sticks and becomes a part of you. You’re convinced what you earn is all you can earn, there are no opportunities, and if an opportunity sneaks up and slaps you in the face it will be so far removed from your reality that it’s impossible…and it will be, for you.

So how do you overcome the fear, the crappy excuses, and the overwhelming urge to stay in your horrible, but comfortable, story? Warning, you might not like the answer.

Dive in, take one step. This is me skydiving, initially I was very scared, and the little step out of the plane seemed impossible, but it quickly turned to excitement, yes that is a very happy face! Location: Queenstown, New Zealand.

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Just like skydiving, at first everything in this series felt uncomfortable but it was momentary. I didn’t get hurt, I didn’t get much wrong, I achieved additional income and more importantly, pride in myself and my capabilities. I am reminded of a quote from the fabulous Winnie the Pooh:

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”  Good advice from a bear.

As this blog has so much information I created a two-part mini series, with the last episode  based on my Christmas casual experience, coming later today. I promise it ties everything together.