Do you have goals?

I KNOW you do.

Ever need help taking serious action to make progress on your goal and actually see it through?

A LOT of people do.

As we wrap up this year and start planning all we want for 2020, I wanted to share the things in my life that have allowed me to be my highest self, build intentional relationships and grow my business!

Here are my five tips on how to actually make a change in your life and do the thing you are meant to do.

#1. You have to really know that you want to desire something different

Can you we flip the script on goals for just a second? I don’t know about you but I’m all about being a dreamer and have huge goals that I display on my vision boards and if you are like that too, that’s awesome! I think that really helps guide me.

But another thing that helps guide me is flipping that around and using my discomfort and pain as motivation. A few years ago, knowing that it would suck so much to stay where I was at and that unless I took action, the world would miss out on the powerful message that I bring to women… now that brought motivation.

The critical thing behind this thought though is the idea that you know your purpose which brings me to my next point.

#2. Lean Into Your Curiosities

“Well Carmen, that’s the thing, I don’t really know what my purpose is!” Hey, I hear you, but that’s something that you can get past and this is something that you can discover. The way to do this is by leaning into all the things that make you curious and perhaps even the things that you think you don’t have the time for.

Are you pushing down those little nudges from the universe that you should try something new or go in a different direction?

It’s so easy to because of how busy we all are! Hardly anyone has time to explore things “just for fun” anymore. But that is where the magic happens.

So know that you want more and the next time that little glimmer of curiosity hits you, consider making the time to explore what that might be.

#3. Be Ready and Willing to Take Intentional Action

Oh I can’t do that because of my family…

I can’t take that job because I need to make this amount of money…

I can’t go there because my kids need me here instead…

I can’t make time for that because I’m expected to do this…

How familiar does that sound?

Here’s the thing, you don’t need to make a gigantic jump from Point A to Point B, but you do need to always be taking intentional action in the right direction.

Sometimes this is challenging for people, especially my perfectionists out there who have an “all or nothing” mentality. Just keep in mind that It’s not the gigantic action that you take twice a year that makes your dreams come true, it’s the small deliberate action that you take each and every day.

Trust me, there is never going to be a perfect time! But consider that you only want it to be the perfect time because you’re aren’t entirely confident that you can pull off your goal otherwise. However, action builds momentum and momentum builds confidence. So start taking action today.

#4. Be Around The Right People

You’ve probably already heard that you are the product of the five people you spend most of your time around. Well, this is true!

For a long time, I started off on my own. I read books, started going after my nutrition business, left my corporate career and it was good but it wasn’t great. It really only started to become great when I started forcing myself to be in places where people were doing things that I wanted to be doing. For me, that looked like going to events, business conferences, nutrition conferences, personal growth empowerments, signing up for masterminds, etc. The energy and challenge from the other successful, amazing humans around me is what took me to the next level. It was being around other ambitious women who were able to call me out when I started dipping back into my own limiting beliefs.

#5. Be Ready and Willing to Know It’s Not Going to Be Perfect

Growth means having some challenging times. If you’re coasting through everything without any real roadblocks, you’re never giving yourself the opportunity to rise to the occasion! Lean into having times where you are pushing through uncertainty while feeling that fire in you that lets you know you have a calling to make a change and be brave. It may sound scary, but I promise it feels so good to do that!

Email me at carmen@carmenohling.com and let me know which of these tips you are going to try on in the month of December! Remember, if you need any help at all, I am here for you.

Wishing you a ton of light and love,

Carmen

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