This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure and privilege of speaking at the 2014 Keystone Education Yields Success Empowerment & Employment Conference at Philadelphia Community College. After my keynote, I was able to spend a few moments meeting some of the men and women in the program.
One young man was literally brimming over with the desire to inspire and help others transform their lives through motivational speaking. His passion was real and his commitment sincere, but I could also see that he was making the mistake that many of us make when it comes to our dreams. He was trying to figure it all out, before even getting started!
The question of, “How?” has the power to keep us stuck when it comes to living our dreams. As we look at where we are, we find it hard to believe that we could ever be where we want to be. We stand at the starting line and get overwhelmed into a state of paralysis because our current reality is so far removed from our imagined destiny.
I could feel his frustration as he shared his burden and today I’d like to unpack some of the things I said to him about building his vision, which I hope will help you with yours:
1. Everything Begins Small: Wherever you are right now, stop and look at your surroundings. Everything in it started small. If you’re in a house, or a building, it started with one brick. If you’re sitting in nature under the shade of a tree…that tree started with a seed. Of course, where you are and what you have is smaller than your vision—but that will materialize as you use what you already have. But you will have to lay the first brick, plant the seed or type the first word. You will never get what you want…until you use what you have!
Named the “North America’s Next Greatest Speaker” by eWomenNetwork, Coach Felicia is a Certified Empowerment Coach™ who empowers her clients to “Turn their Worth into Wealth” as she partners with them to DISCOVER their WORTH, DO the WORK and DEFINE their WEALTH. Get more insight, download the FREE “8 Choices Winners Must Make” seminar MP3 on her website.