“You don’t need to go to the mountain, because the mountain is willing and able to come to you.
But will it actually come to you?
Yes, but only if you meet two conditions.
The mountain will pick itself up and move all the way to where you are if you make a lot of room for it and if you are prepared to work with the changes its arrival will bring. “
A friend sent me this quote from Rob Brezsny. I love it.
What would it mean to make room for the mountain?
What’s the mountain?
Your 6 or 7-figure business, your 6 or 7-figure lifestyle, your best seller, your VIP speech, your $15K client.
Will it really come to you?
Yes, There are businesses that have exploded with clients, books that got a miraculous pass all the way to the best-seller list, big speeches that appeared “out of nowhere,” clients that insist on paying you what you’re really worth.
How do you make room for it?
Say “NO” a lot more often.
Remember Warren Buffet: “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.
Making Room at Work
- Re-route all the emails you glance at every morning that make you nervous.
- No more Bright Shiny Objects. Nothing is going to “save” you so stop looking.
- No more buying products you don’t need within 24 hours.
- Throw out the downloads you’ll never have time to look at.
- Stop watching cool videos that might help you in 6 months.
- Let go of the deadlines in your head. They’re killing your creativity.
It matters that you have a lot of junk just sitting on your hard drive, your desk, the floor.
It’s taking up space in your head.
Get rid of it.
Making Room in Your Mind
We all know the negative thoughts such as “I’m not worth it, I don’t deserve it…”
But there are other negative thoughts you may have to clear out – such as the desire to be saved, to have someone do it for you, to wait until you’re ready, until it’s perfect.
- When my ship comes in…
- When I find the right system…
- I can’t do (a new site, videos, speaking) yet because…
- I’m not ready yet…
- There’s no one to do all this work but me…
- I’m in overwhelm, I’m stuck, I can’t move…
- If I just spend $20,000 with this guru, I’ll get out of this mess…
Don’t throw money at your problems.
Great Short Cut: Use Your Body
Your body is the greatest shortcut to changing your thoughts you’ll ever have.
- Get up an hour earlier.
- Stand up at your desk every 20 minutes (prevents premature death. Yes, really.)
- Stand in your Wonder Woman or Superman stance every hour for 3 minutes.
- If you don’t work out, do anything to get moving – joomba, walking, anything.
- When you force yourself to that gym, or to climb that hill, or those stairs every day,
your mind thinks, “Gee, the boss is serious. We’d better get going.”
You will feel different. You will focus on what you do well..
Your mind will follow your body. Take advantage of this fact.
The More You Let Go, The Bigger the Prize
Let go of clients who need too much, drive you crazy, or are slow payers
Be ruthless about time-wasting activities, people, and thoughts.
Stop that thing you’re doing that you did last year, and the year before that,
because it didn’t work then either.
Prepare for the Changes the Mountain will Bring
You may have to:
- Grow from a struggler to a leader.
- Hire the right coach and stop resisting them.
- Get up at 5:00 to write your book.
- Get a manager and let them run your day-to-day operations.
- Set steel boundaries with clients, employees, and colleagues.
- Withstand the anxiety of friends who don’t like your new boundaries.
Stop waiting to be saved. There is no one to save you now but you.
- Experience scary highs and even scarier lows that you didn’t know existed.
- Learn to play “with the Big Girls and Boys” and see how they do it differently.
- You will have bigger problems to grow into – tax bites, scaling, new teams.
- Your friends may not understand your problems.
- Some of your friends and colleagues may fade away.
- You may be bombarded by wannabes who no longer fit your business model.
- You may wonder how you can repeat your success next year.
And Fun – Remember Fun?
Taking and enjoying free time may make you anxious at first.
Stop focusing on the daily grind.
Start focusing on your exit strategy, your legacy, and having fun again.
Are you ready for the mountain to come to you?
Good. Let it come.