Waiting for the "big one" sucks.


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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James

I am reading this book right now called "From Impossible to Inevitable" based on a recommendation from superstar Erin Kelly
I am only 8% through it but am loving what they say already. 
Here's what I find interesting. 

They say if you can sell 10, then you can sell 200 or 2,000 or 2,000,000. 

My eyes widen there! 
Say what?

I like that. 
I like odds and statistics in my favor. 
In your favor. 

Here's the thing that we see alllll the time.   Most people are waiting for "the big one" to come in. 
The big break. 
The bigwig to come in take them under their wings. 
The big call. 

No none of us are literally sitting and waiting for our phones to ring. 
Not while the phone can come with us wherever we go. 
But, figuratively speaking, we are waiting. 

Waiting for the magic to happen. 

Last month, after a year of struggles with my health, I finally got into see a fancy doctor who is going to help me get healthy again. 
I had a complete analysis of my life and family's medical history, a full physical, a blood test, and a urine test.  
After three months of patiently waiting to see the MD and hear the results of my tests she tells me, I am perfectly healthy. 

In my blood, there is one thing we need to watch. 
From my urine, a food sensitivity test, we found that my stomach is terribly upset. 
We decided I needed to cut out most of the foods I commonly eat for two months and then one by one we will add them back to ensure my body will handle the food well. 

What does this have to do with waiting for the "big one"?

Not one thing is going to change my health. 
Small incremental steps.  
Tests.  Foods.  Healing. 
Try again. 

My girlfriend just announced she finally made the $10,000 / month mark for her blog.  5 figures.  Woo!
I have watched her, consulted with her, chatted with her about the works she does to grow and monetize.  
But it was the work she did.  
Small, incremental steps, every darn day. 
She worked.  
She tested. 
She made changes. 
She tested again. 
Asked for help. 
And continued on. 

Last year she left her full-time gig to focus on creating a full-time blog. 
Her big one didn't come. 
Instead, she created it day by day, step by step.  


You should know...

--> Speaking of step-by-step.  Amazon launched free Whole Foods delivery for its Prime users.  Amazon is a great company story to watch.  Launched "free delivery" to its 90 million Prime customers.  Hellooo.  Aren't they just creating a stronger market for their newly purchased Whole Foods?  

--> Speaking of a great company to watch... Hellooo.  Elon Musk sent a dummy to outer space in a Tesla.  


How others are managing.

--> Smiling as a mental trick?  Yep.  World record marathon runner smiles, intentionally, at every mile marker to trigger his brain that something great is happening.  

--> Strategies often fail because they don't make clear choices. 
Ask yourself both questions: What will you do and what won't you do?

How we give.

--> Smiling.  Step-by-step and continue your growth.


Last but not least.

--> You guys mentioned you wanted more resources and there are plenty. 
In the coming weeks, I am going to share with you some very specific strategies and resources on building your business. 
I am asked all the time if and how one should go about content marketing. 
Aka should you have a blog? 
Truth is only you can answer that but if you're going to dive in, you should learn from the best and that from Ruth Soukup and her Elite Blogging Academy. 
Her work is simple and straightforward yet very effective. 
Even this Secret Blueprint for Blogging Success shows you the steps to take one by one.

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie.

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