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Is it time to give notice?

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Have you ever wanted something…
 
…and then realized you already had it.
 
Hmmm.
 
You’re on to something there.
 
So often we humans expend so much of our energy on getting, creating, generating the things and experiences we want – that we forget to put energy towards noticing and appreciating what we already have.
 
We’re so preoccupied with the activity of rubbing the sticks together that we forget to notice the teeny little sparks we’ve already produced.
 
If we do not eventually shift our attention from “rubbing the sticks” to “coaxing the sparks” we will not produce the roaring flames we set out to get.
 
And guess what?
 
The “coaxing the sparks” part requires A LOT LESS energy than the “rubbing the sticks” part.
 
So, the way to generate the fire that you desire with less effort is to focus on noticing, appreciating, and enjoying those sparks once you see ‘em.
 
And I bet, if you start looking around your life right now, there are sparks all over the place.
 
 
EDCSIf learning how to plug your mental energy leaks (for FREE) sounds like something that might be helpful at this time in your life, come hear me speak on day two of the online Entertainment Dream Career Summit May 1 & 2.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

 
 

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Why not stay for awhile?

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The good news is…
 
…your comfort zone has an elastic waistband – it can stretch and get bigger!
 
(But only if you are willing to do whatever is required to fully e-x-p-a-n-d.)
 
Expanding has two parts:
 
Part 1:

You need to extend yourself in a bigger, bolder way than you have ever done before. Ask yourself: What feels challenging, exciting, risky, or scary? Do that. Go there.
 
(And by “bigger and bolder,” I mean bigger and bolder for you. Keep in mind that one person’s bold move can look like another person’s daily routine.)
 
 
Part 2:

Once you extend yourself, do whatever you need to do to stay in that place until the fearful and nervous feelings drain away. Staying there is what stretches your comfort zone and turns that bold move into your new “normal.”
 
One way to prevent yourself from retreating back into your old comfort zone is to change the stories you are telling yourself – stories that are limiting you by making you feel and act smaller and less powerful than you actually are.
 
 
EDCSFor a great example of how powerful your stories can be – and to get some tools that will help you shift your mindset and expand your comfort zone, sign up for the FREE online Entertainment Dream Career Summit. My talk will be on day two – come join me!
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

 
 

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Life a la mode…

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So many shiny things…
 
…so little time!
 
“Why, oh why, is the mean Change Strategist forcing me to ..pick just one to focus on?”
 
Well, actually, I’m not. (At least, not all the time.)
 
Here’s what I mean:
 
I stand by the fact that building something of significance requires you to focus a significant amount of your attention and resources on that project in order to get it accomplished.
 
Usually, the more attention and resources (time, energy, and money) you strategically devote to it, the faster progress you will make.
 
And even if you are chipping away at a project, bit-by-bit, over a long period of time, you will still have to keep that project in your consciousness – and doing that requires energy and focus.
 
Creating requires focus.
 
 
But you are not in creation-mode all of the time.
 
Sometimes you are in exploration-mode.
 
When you are exploring your attention is naturally (and happily) pulled in multiple directions.
 
You are experimenting, attempting, dabbling, trying, testing, enjoying, playing, brainstorming, and letting your passion, instinct, impulses, and interest lead you.
 
This is where you stay until you get the next urge to build something of significance (or decide you are ready to make a significant shift).
 
Then it’s time to create.
 
Which means it’s time to choose and feed a focus.
 
 
Keep betting on yourself – I believe in you,

 
 

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