Thursday, August 30, 2007

What Are You Waiting For?

Got an idea? Does your job suck?

What are you waiting for?

I'm ahead of myself. Good lord. I just got off the phone with someone (name withheld to protect the innocent) who was complaining about their job.

I replied, "remember, J-O-B = just over broke!" to which they replied, "you're right! Oh my God! Why am I doing this?"

While looking in a mirror, the words just mumbled out of my mouth, "why are you doing this?"

He then went off for another five minutes about how he "had" to do his job because he "had" these commitments and he "had" this life he's created and blah, blah, blah. Blah!

I listened. Then, upon completing his JOB thesis, I heard him exclaim that he was going to just wait it out a little longer before doing anything to make a change.

I asked him, "what are you waiting for?"

He didn't have a good answer. Yet, he's still going to procrastinate.

If there is any advice I have for the person with the entrepreneurial itch who knows there's something burning but unable to take ANY action, whatsoever, I can only ask you "What are YOU waiting for?"

Because, frankly, you can do SOMETHING. Right? Any action is probably better than no action.

I'm not saying go rush out and quit your job without a plan to make money. I'm just saying that take SOME sort of positive action towards change TODAY. Better yet, right now.

You're reading this article because you've got an idea. Or, perhaps you're just dissatisfied with the way things are for you right now. But, if you're reading this, you know there's SOMETHING you're supposed to be doing and YOUR JOB isn't it!! Am I right, or not?

And, if it is something other than your job, more than likely you need to take action towards discovering what that is.

First step?

A journal. I started my first company, AspireNow, this way. Just start by keeping a journal of your journey: a journal of your big idea. With AspireNow, I maintained a journal for more than six months before launching the website. I'm glad I did, because then when I launched the website, I at least had a clue what I wanted to do with it.

Second step?

Describe it. If you need help with Life Purpose, you might consider a workbook to help you go through the ruminations of discovering your purpose. I've got a good one at, if you're struggling with how to do this. What's useful about using a workbook is that you gain exercises that really help you get clear on how to DESCRIBE what you want to do.

After all, if you can't give an elevator pitch (20 - 30 second description of your purpose) you probably don't have it down yet.

So, start with a journal, then start with a workbook to help you get clear.

At least, NOW you know you're taking some sort of action to CHANGE.

It isn't that hard, once you do it, in fact, it gets easier all the time, once you are clear.

So, if you're disgruntled with your job, but know you can do something different, what are you waiting for? Why not take action, today, towards your true calling in life.

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