Any Ambition In Your Kitchen?
"Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen...
Pour myself a cup of ambition"
Those are the beginning lyrics to a famous Dolly Parton song, "9 to 5". While I am blessed to not be out in the world at a J O B working for someone else for all of my day, I do see the relevance to my being my own boss and working more like 7 to 11. Most of you are with me! I know how diligently you're working on your business! Every spare moment seems to be devoted to business. You possess something so great... (keep reading to find out what!)
Hola, Sweet Souls!
It's morning here in the mountains, but many of you are well into your Saturday. That's just another thing that's so unique about this platform! There are WA members here from all ends of the Earth. Just think about that for a second!! It's incredible, isn't it? There is always someone available at any hour of our day. It's really no joke, this theory of passive income, is it? Astonishing!!
Let's Chat About A Word
Ambition! This has been on my mind all week! One definition I found and fancy is this: "a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work."
Then I must ask these questions:
*What is YOUR ambition?
*What gets you out of bed in the morning?
*What drives your sense of accomplishment?
*What (or who?) puts a smile on your face?
*What is steering your vehicle towards success?
*What do you think about when you look at the moon?
When we lack things such as motivation or ambition, it seems our accomplishments are few and far between. I might ask why. Why have you lost that drive? The drive to succeed? Are you giving up? Please don't! You don't know what tomorrow may bring! Perhaps you're discouraged at the moment. Any of these ring your bell?
*I haven't been noticed by Google
*I don't know what to do next
*No one comments on my posts
*I'm stuck in the training
*My website isn't getting any traffic
*My coffee is now cold
Buckle Up, Buttercup!
There's great news for you, my friend! These are just little speed bumps in dealing with being your own boss in this business. You can and will overcome them, if you just acknowledge them for what they are, pick yourself up, and move on! You can and will be noticed by Mister Google, you'll get comments on your posts for writing some great content, you'll get unstuck and find your way to the next task. The traffic will come, and for goodness sakes, just put your cup of coffee in the microwave! See? All better!
Here's the key, though - Ambition! You need to first find it. Dust it off. Spit-shine it a little bit. Put it on a high shelf, and admire it proudly. Pair it with your newly found inspiring motivation, and you're all set! It's a lethal pair that will drive you forward - one step at a time. Let each day bring you something new. Hurdles and all, you'll overcome it! Be open-minded. Don't forget to buckle up. It's sure to be an adventure, but you've got this!!
Be The Boss
It's true. Only you can control what you make of your business. Sometimes you need to discipline yourself to stay on track. You might need to come up with a list to hold yourself accountable. Give yourself some deadlines. Collaborate with others (I cannot stress the importance of this enough)! Celebrate all your little wins. Someday, they'll be great big wins! You have to stick with it. There's no failing - unless you quit!
For good measure, I have more lyrics from the Dolly song that will push me into the rest of my day! I hope you don't mind my lyrical inspiration today! (If you're familiar with the song, good luck getting it out of your head! #SorryNotSorry!)
"Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin'..."
I'm off to make it a great day, WAmily! You have the inspiration to trigger your ambition that will ignite your motivation. Hop to it! The day is yours to make magnanimous!
Ciao For Now, Lovelies!