This has been a great year of learning for me. I’ve heard this from so many of those who read my posts, who attend the same events as me, who attend my events, or hear me speak. They tell me, “Wow! You are taking big steps.”
After the post yesterday, I think I should go into this a little more. A few years ago I was given a big idea to expand a business I was involved in at the time. I jumped right in and started to plan on how I could make that work for that business. The truth was that I did not have the finances, nor did I have to proper connections to carry out the plan. I then realized that I was taking advice from someone who was not even in that business.
So many times we take action based on the wrong advice. Maybe a well-meaning friend tells us, “I think people would love this.” Just this month I was approached by two people, well-meaning friends, who thought they had a great idea. The problem was they had no foundation to prove it was a good idea. Both people seemed disappointed when I shared why the idea was not a good one.
I spent about four hours today checking out why people come to visit this blog, what search they’ve made that brought them here — why they visit and what they are looking for. I noticed one set of keyword searches was giving me a number of visitors over the past few months. It was related to another speaker and the word “Scam.” So I did a search and found out why. People start searches with combined words to prove a point about something. They then search for it to find others who feel the same way.
Well, I guess that’s a great idea if you wish to credit or discredit anyone. But most of those people will not get out in the real world to actually see if what others are saying is truly good or bad; instead, they’ll count on other people’s opinions. I will look around, I will research. One of my seven steps to becoming a RockStar where you are is to “Observe,” to look around and see where you are at. Another step is to “Know who is who,” know what they are into. It’s about the complete research; it’s not just an online search.
So when someone gives me great ideas based off what they have seen, it’s easy to see why they have never taken big actions. They didn’t research and just went with what sounded like a good idea to them. I will not take action on something I know is a bad thing. Just because you watched someone on TV do it does not mean it works for everyone.
Now I am taking big actions in areas that people think I’m crazy; they do not see it working because they are busy listening to people who THINK something is a good idea. I take those big actions because my faith has grown. I take larger steps because I have seen what actions get results.
There is a reason I promote and follow people like Craig Duswalt and his RockStar System for Success. Craig has outside-the-box ideas that work. They are ideas that Rockstars have used and that work but that many business people never thought of. Rocker Life Coach is who I am and what I’m about. My commitment is to show people how to live like a RockStar, how to go from where they are to living the RockStar dream.
So, like we mentioned yesterday, you take small leaps of faith. You take action just past what you believe, until your faith grows to a large scale. Then you take large action steps to take you to a bigger dream, to a RockStar dream.
Are you ready to take big steps of action? Start with the small and work your way up. If this week has not convinced you to take action, it’s time to get a coach that believes at a higher level than you. Take that step in faith today.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Take the right action that builds your dream and become the RockStar in your world.