Be Patient with your Dreams: Lessons from our Workshop

 
December - Be patient with your dreams banner.png

Tuesday in the Creativity Club we had our 2nd December Workshop on Embracing Success:

Be Patient with your Dreams.

Here are all the details we covered, for those of you who prefer to learn by reading (and those who want to take a second look at all the awesome info!)

[If you prefer to watch the replay, or if you want to use these notes while you watch the replay, you can find the video on my YouTube channel. ]

 

Here we go!

Do y'all remember in September how we talked about the "Sustain" phase of Transformation? The part from day 7 to day 21 of forming a new positive practice.... This is where you aren't excited anymore by the "newness" and your aren't seeing the drastic initial changes. 

You are going about your daily life and trying not to forget that this new positive things is really going to make a difference. in the long run. 

This is what I initially think of when I think of Patience... " "Stick-to-it-iveness" and realizing things take time to change. 

But there are sneakier places that impatience creeps in and ruins your chance of success. This is what I want to focus on tonight. 

We will look at two sides of Patience.

First, you need to be Impatient with Fear. 

Become uncomfortable with living in the status quo just because you are afraid to try something new and fail. 

Second, you need to be Patient with the Results. 

You need to understand that things worth pursuing almost always take more than one attempt. 

In Success 101, we defined Success as a State of Mind. Positivity, Gratitude, Confidence, and Moving Forward. 

Moving Forward is by necessity a 2 step process. 1. Take the first step. 2. Continue moving forward.

We all have dreams. We all have goals. And each has steps we need to take to get there. 

Often we become patient with mediocrity (making the best of our circumstance, settling with less than we deserve) because we are afraid. 

Have you ever done this?

Once you overcome fear and start moving forward you are immediately looking around to determine whether or not this was an awful idea. 

{Remember last week when we discussed the WRONG way to use goals?}

Here's the thing: You are not going to be a 100% gold star, olympic champion, AA quality success the first time out the gate! (so many metaphors! even more truth!)

So if you are looking to fail, you won't be disappointed. 

But if you're looking to grow, you will see this failure as Data for learning and improving next time. 

I'm going to use myself as an example. I had some pretty big goals for December, and that meant I needed to try some new, bigger strategies to bring in more sales. 

I tried several new things. Some of them worked. Some of them were pretty big failures!

So what do I do? Proclaim failure? Give up? Never do any of these things again?

Or

December Life is a Challenge.png

Do I assess the situation, gather data, and learn for next time?

Example: Advent Calendar Challenge and Instagram Giveaway. Goal: Get at least 50 participants to post almost daily. Feature 1 post per day. Give away 3 prizes at the end of the month. 

Result: 5-10 participants daily. No one on a couple days. = NOT A HOME RUN by any stretch of the imagination. 

But what did I learn?

  1. People really do have short attention spans. Where my 7 day Facebook challenges work well and get lots of participation, 24 days is just too long to get consistent participation. 
  2. December is not a good time to propose something difficult or even mildly time intensive. 
  3. The Giveaway image needs to flow better with my Instagram feed so I don't give up the aesthetic value.  
  4. Need to include the rule of tagging one new person each day, to get the ball rolling. 
  5. Need to plan my own entries a day ahead and post in the morning as a reminder. 
  6. Ultimately IG is the issue. 

MAJOR AHA! MOMENT!

Through this IG Challenge I discovered one important thing. When I looked at all my yearly sales data, IG was by far the least producer of sales! In other words, this is not a good channel for me in the first place. So extra effort in this direction is less likely to lead to the desired result than more effort in a place like Facebook. 

So you can see all this rich and valuable information I gleaned just from one attempt at something scary and new. 

I could do a second example from Facebook LIVE. You are all used to the format and quality of my current workshops. But if you go back to March of this year, you will find some pretty basic and low quality videos. I could have given up, but I didn't.

And now Facebook Videos are a major driving force within my business!

Are we all on the same page? See how important it is to Try, Assess, and Try again BETTER!

Let's look at how the crystal and oils for December can help us with Patience.

Patience is ultimately stepping our with a positive attitude, confident of your eventual success. Then staying planted on the ground, ready to assess the situation, learn, and continue moving forward. 

Acceptance oil blend:

This blend is jam-packed with Success oils! oil for 

Gratitude: Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Neroli. 

Confidence: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Lemon, Spearmint, Kaffir Lime, and Jasmine.

Positivity: Coriander, Ocotea, and Davana.

Moving Forward: Geranium, Rose, and Ylang ylang. German Chamomile and Blue Cypress.

 

 

 

Mookaite

  • Brings a desire for new situations
  • Provides a deep calm with which to face these new adventures

Tiger Eye:

  • Base your self-worth in Reality, realizing your talents and abilities, and seeing areas where you need improvement, especially if you have bad habits you are trying to break.
  • Gather your scattered thoughts and turn them into a cohesive whole.
  • Utilize goal creation and intention setting, as well as practical follow through and goal completion.

wow!

Looks like we could all use these crystals and oils in our lives! I can tell you I've been wearing my necklace and using Acceptance oil everyday, and they have certainly helped keep me from the brink this Holiday season!

And guess what? It's almost over! It's almost time for New Year's Resolutions, Visions Boards, and setting Intentions for an Abundant 2018! I can't wait to unveil the plans for January, but first, let's make sure we take this time to look back on the year, assess how we did, create some better, more focused, more thoughtful plans for increasing our success in the next 365 day. 

Blessings, 

Erin