The question I hear most as a career/success coach is HOW do I live my dreams?
How can I take what I love and turn it into a living, an empire, or a sapphire on the crown of fame? But I know that it’s not the concrete tasks that will unleash a destiny. It’s not about “sensible” actions. It’s the love and drive of “irrational” desire. I don’t want my clients just taking actions. I want these precious souls to take inspired actions. Here’s my answer to HOW to live your dreams: It’s all about the mojo.
Indulge me, as I quote myself from Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! (and indulge me—as a proud mother– as I tell you the book hit #1 on Amazon.com for Career guides!!)
“Here’s what I know from coaching thousands of creative individuals and visionary entrepreneurs. It’s all about the mojo. The mojo unleashes the electricity that turns a light into an obliteration of darkness and an act of God. Wild success isn’t about going through the motions. It’s not even about staying in motion. This isn’t about your legs. It’s about the light in your eyes, the fire on your tongue, and the sweep of your heart. When you’re bouncing off the wall with voltage and star power, and as long as your hair looks good, nothing can withstand you for long.”
So how do you get that mojo—you ask. Clever you.
You are hoping for the trail map, so as to get somewhere. But as your new paradigm shape-shifting mentor, I want to help you to tap an inner fire and forget about chalky projections and guides. I want you to burn with desire—and then conviction. A fire will take you places that a map never will.
You are not looking for information. You are craving transformation.
Someone could tell you “how to do your dreams,” and your brain will nod with comfortable satisfaction, but you won’t change a single strand of hair on the head of your life. You’ll tuck the workbook into your desk drawer, and you will stay barren and unmoved. Let’s face it. You’re not looking to bake a sheet cake.
You’re looking to find a way to burst with joy and, finally, feel as though you can breathe, maybe as you have never yet breathed in this lifetime. You will only really breathe when you believe in the certainty of the life that calls to you— more than the life you know. Everything else is pain.
The Moment You Stop Questioning…is the Moment You Start Creating
When you allow yourself to believe in your desire, you will be an unstoppable force for your life’s work. You will have your people, those who emerge from the wood work to support you and those who clamor to have what you offer. You will know what to do because you will stop doubting the internal promptings you receive. Yes, I know it sounds like Shangri-La talk—but it’s more powerful than that.
For me, I could only breathe– when I was breathing fire.
I urge you to follow your desires as though they are decrees from a higher authority within you. I have come to know they are. This is not a career path—though, especially in these times, it is the most likely way you will ever succeed in a career. This is your soul’s goal and the purpose of your life. You will discover who you really are– when you follow what you really want.
To believe in your desire, is to walk on holy ground. The poet Rumi said, “Why would you be content to crawl, when you have been given wings?” Your wings are made of trust.