The late great Myles Monroe once said, “The poorest person in the world is a person without a dream. And the most frustrated person in the world is someone who has a dream but doesn’t know how to make it a reality.”
As we all are impacted by the Covid-19 virus and these uncertain economic times, it can cause many people to stop dreaming or put their dreams on hold. Because we become so consumed with trying to survive that we lose site of our dreams.
I want to encourage you to never give up on your dreams and now is the time to dig deeper and go after them more than ever. Your dreams will give you the strength to keep going even when it seems like nothing is going right. Your dreams give you hope when there seems to be none. I can assure you that if you remain focused and committed to your vision and your dreams, you will overcome any obstacle that comes your way.
Commit to building bigger dreams and giving birth to bigger visions. No matter how hard or challenging times get, never give up. Because your vision, your dream is the key to fulfilling your life’s purpose. As someone once said, “People who dream big, do big things and people who do big things…they change the world.”
This week, we taped our last show of season 8 of The Imara Woman TV Show. I cannot tell you how much fun I have with these ladies on this show. We tackle very controversy topics at times, but we are always respectful of each other’s opinions. I am so grateful to the Executive Producer and Creator of the show, Wendy Brawley, for allowing me to be apart of such an incredible team and show. Now, I have to get ready to tape my Soulful Conversations Online Series due to launch in late October. You are going to love these powerful videos. Also, I will be sharing more information with you about my new National TV Talk Show which I will be taping 13 episodes in Atlanta very soon.
Yes, I am excited because all of these opportunities give me a bigger platform to share my message of awakening to your truth, actualizing the power of self love and unleashing your greatest potential to shine in the world. And while I am excited, I am also a little sad.
You ask, “Angela, why are you sad?” I am sad because I know that you too have brilliant ideas, dreams, and desires that you’ve yet to realize. I know that deep in your heart, you are asking the same questions that I asked over the years, “When is it my time?”
The truth is, it has always been your time. The path has always been open and clear for you. Oftentimes, we simply can’t see it for ourselves. As you know, I have been an entrepreneur for over 32 years. It has not always been easy, but when I would take a step back, get the help I needed and do the difficult things that made me feel uncomfortable, I would experience incredible wins and successes.
Yet, every single time I tried to play it small and safe, remain in my comfort zone, do what I knew to do, instead of what I was being led to do, I would experience loss. It wasn’t until I finally told myself the truth. I awakened to the truth that I could not take myself to the top. I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
And with my teeth chattering and my knees shaking, I took the risk. I hired my first coach years ago. It cost me more than I could afford and it stretched me wider than I had expected. This leap of faith paid off and put me on a new path to victory. Had I not taken this gigantic fearful step, I would still be working hard and not progressing to the level I knew I had the potential to reach.
What about you? How are you playing small and allowing fear to hold you back? Are you not worth the risk? Of course you are. I know that you have dreams that you want to see fulfilled. I want to see your dreams fulfilled too. I want you to experience a level of joy and happiness in life that you’ve never had before.
I so badly want to see you win. I know you can and deep down, so do you. As I celebrate my successes and wins, I am also celebrating yours. Because as you read this email, I can sense that you are being encouraged. You are now empowered and inspired to take that next step. That next step could be to pick up the phone can call someone who can help you. That next step could be to hire that coach you’ve been wanting to work with. It could be to take that training. Perhaps join a group of high level successful people who can show you the way. Or it could simply mean saying “Yes” to that opportunity that scares you. Whatever it is, I am confident that you will take that next step. I believe in you and I’m here to support you all the way. You can do it. Yes, you can.
What’s your next step? Write it below in the comments.
It takes courage to quit your job when you are the only bread winner in the house. It takes courage to start a business and not know if you will have enough to make it.
After my divorce in 1995, I allowed the pressure of others to tell me that I needed a full time job and not to depend on my business to support me and my children. I was told that I needed a safety net. You see, I had owned a business for about 10 years when my first husband walked out.
I was so tired and didn’t have the strength to fight therefore I allowed the voices of others to drown out what I was truly feeling on the inside. I closed my business and found a job. I worked a full time job for about a year and six months. I knew within my heart that I was meant to be an entrepreneur. That somehow I was allergic to bosses. LOL. Yet, I listened to the other voices.
Then one day it happened. I quit my job and I walked out on a Friday, only to never returned. I felt happy and free. I remember a family member asking me, ” Angela, you quit your job?” He was so confused. But I was happy and excited. He then asked, “What are you going to do?” I replied, “I’m gonna make it and if I don’t, you guys are going to help me…at least feed us.” I laughed because I knew in my heart at I would not fail.
The next week, I found a building, moved in, launched my company again. I also replaced my full time job income within 30 days. I had to. I had 3 children, a mortgage, a car note, food, insurance…you know the deal. I have never been afraid of stepping into the unknown or even failing for that matter. I’ve been a full time entrepreneur for 31 years, except for that brief 1.5 year detour.
I’m not special. I just understand that in order to do something like quit your job, you must have an unwavering faith in God, believe in yourself and be dang on good at what you do. Then you must have a blueprint, systems, strategies and support (mentor/coach). I didn’t have social media or the Internet to expedite my business success. It didn’t exist like it does now. I had to do it the hard way and the old fashion way. I still use many of these strategies today to build my business. Some things never go out of style.
Many people talk about believing in their dreams, yet, they are not willing to go all in. They are not willing to move out of their comfort zone. They are not willing to remove their safety net. I knew that without a safety net of a job, that I HAD to succeed or my children would be homeless and hungry. Sometimes, your safety net can be your biggest barrier to success. Your safety net is your good, but your dream is your GREAT.
I would never tell anyone to quit their job. This has to be a decision you make for yourself. What I will tell you is that it takes a lot of work, a whole lot of grind and it may just cost you everything. My dream was worth it to me. I was worth it to me. I also knew that so many others would benefit from my dream being actualized.
I had a dream, I had courage and I was fearless in the face to opposition. You CANNOT listen to the noise, the voices or the distractions. You gotta be all in. You gotta be willing to risk it all to play at this level. There’s no safety net on your way to the top. I encourage you to believe your dream. You cannot be afraid to go out in the rain without an umbrella!
How often do you streeeeeeeetch your outer limit comfort zone?
If you are ready for more passion, excitement, fun and want to come off the same old treadmill…
If you want to express more creativity and spontaneity…If you want to ignite an inner spark so you feel more alive…
If you want more love and more money to come into your life…
Then you need to be willing to take new steps into new territory.
We often hear people say that we need to do something new if we want something new. But what they don’t tell us is “how.” We tend to do the same thing over and over again because that’s what we know. It’s not just what’s comfortable, it’s all we know. I believe we would do more if we knew more. What I’ve learned from coaching couples in conflict is that most of them truly love each other, they simply lack the skills needed to make love work.
As with you. You would have more passion, fun, spark, aliveness, money and love if you truly need “HOW” to obtain it in your life.
What I’ve discovered is that most people don’t seek the help needed because they believe it’s a sign of defeat or it means they don’t know something they should already to know. I say that’s a limiting belief that will always keep you stuck in a rut.
So here’s my question to you. What are you doing right now to learn the “HOW?” That’s your responsibility to find the person or thing that can show you the “HOW.” Then take your next step to make the connection. You life could be radically different in the next 90 days by simply taking the next step to learn the “How.”. You really do have the power to change your life with your next step. What’s Your Next Step? Leave a comment below: