You just have to keep on doing what you do.
It’s the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going.
Start by starting.Meryl Streep
Is there something you really want to do? Is there a dream or a goal, a vision you hold for the future?
Maybe you want to be a published writer, maybe you want to be a healer, or an architect, maybe you’d like to be lean and toned, or perhaps your dream is to live in another country one day, speaking the language fluently and soaking up the lifestyle…
Well, my advice to you is this: don’t wait for things to be perfect, start small, but most importantly just get started!
I see so many people fail to take off because they put too much effort into a grand gesture – letting the world know that they are here, talking things up, making things look good – and not enough effort into actually doing the thing.
If you want to be a healer, just start. Maybe you need to do a course. Or maybe you’ve done the course, and now you need to work with people. You don’t need fancy business cards and a room in some swank practice. Just start where you are. In your home. At a friend’s. At the markets. Let it grow organically.
Do you really need to spend thousands of dollars on a fancy new computer and all the latest software in order to write your best-selling first novel? Perhaps the old computer, a notebook and a pen, and a good back-up system will work fine for now.
You could start your business from the kitchen table. No need for an office yet. Maybe you’ll never need one! Not because you won’t be successful, but because you will realise you don’t need it after all.
No matter what your dream, a grand gesture is not needed. In fact, that grand gesture may steal so much enthusiasm and momentum from you, or so overwhelm and intimidate you, that you never really begin.
Almost every great business, every victory or success, started from humble beginnings. Don’t be afraid to start small. The only thing that matters is that you are brave enough to begin! The Universe inspired YOU for a reason. So why not start? Who knows where this might take you. And when you start small, there’s no pressure. Instead there is possibility, stretching far out in front of you…
I’m standing on the sideline, cheering you on.
And if you’re really stuck, and need help to get started, stay tuned, because help is coming!
Hugs, love and the power of small steps, Nicole xx