To escape the Lifestyle Prison https://www.excellence-expected.com/my-business-my-prison/, you will need to be bold.
Rick Clemons https://rickclemons.com/ is a great friend of mine and a member of my mastermind. He is the world’s foremost expert in making bold moves. In his words, success comes easier to those who live their life (un)closeted.
How can (un)closeting yourself help you escape your own lifestyle prison?
I talk more about this in podcast episode 414 of The 7 Minute Mentor https://www.excellence-expected.com/7-minute-mentor/
If you are defined by your job or by what you do in your business, you are in your closet.
Check out Rick’s podcast: https://rickclemons.com/podcast-episodes/.
Getting out of your closet means making yourself you again. Own every action you take. Project a sense of you into everything you do.
I made a lot of bold moves last year. 2017 was my year of Yes. I said yes to everything. I spoke all over the world. My business grew a lot. I left Hacksaw. I make a lot of bold moves in my personal life as well.
Our designer, Daniel, left to pursue a freelance career. Instead of recruiting another designer, we made bolder, bigger moves for Podcast Website to serve our members even better. I’m telling you this because I want you to know me. You trust me more because of that.
I had to get out of my closet, and you’ve got to get out of yours.
Are You Ready to Make Your Move?
Our theme recently has been being what you want to be https://www.excellence-expected.com/what-do-i-want-to-do-with-my-life/, instead of defining yourself by what you do. We’ve talked about being trapped in a Lifestyle Prison https://www.excellence-expected.com/my-business-my-prison/ – the prison that builds itself around you when you find some success and your lifestyle rises, but then you realise your life currently isn’t fulfiling you like it used to.
Once you have decided what you want to be and you come up with a plan to escape your Lifestyle Prison, ask yourself, are you bold enough to make your next move?
It’s time to place your first stepping stone https://www.excellence-expected.com/404-secret-stepping-stones-to-a-more-fulfiling-life/. When that’s in place, it’s going to take boldness to lean out over the water and plant your foot on the first stone.
If you’re not happy where you are in your job or your business, it’s time to be bold.
It doesn’t have to be big and scary. It can be one little stepping stone. But your move needs to come from a place of boldness – of you, being unapologetically you. Honesty, transparency, personality, vulnerability. All these aspects of the True You can be the basis of the perfect decision of what to do next. If you define yourself instead by what you do, you’ll base your next decision on what you are currently doing. That’s a perfect way to stay stuck in a decades-long rut.
If we had taken the “defined by what you do” approach with Podcast Websites, we’d have had a very difficult time.
Out of 2017 we had a load of amazing new products and developments waiting to be built, and then, BOOM, we lost an integral team member.
Had we made decisions based on where we were then, we would have made the wrong ones. Instead, we based our decisions on what we want to be, and now we’ve moved the business from its infancy into maturity (E-Myth Revisited).
What’s your boldness factor?
What do you want to be? https://www.excellence-expected.com/what-do-i-want-to-do-with-my-life/
To make this transformation, you must come from a place of boldness.
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Don't forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!
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