Budapest VIP Day
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I feel like my mindset has had a facelift.

How is it even possible to do this much up-leveling in one day?
Today I attended Mindset Coach Susi Kaeufer’s Budapest VIP Day, and the only way I can explain it is like when you know something, but then you hear it another way, and you REALLY get it. That a-ha feeling, that click.

I got that with so many things today. Susi trained us from a workbook and then coached us all individually, which was ah-may-zing!

I’ve just been journaling for 2 hours frantically trying to download all the insights I received from my brain onto paper, and here are my main takeaways:

  1. I can actually run my business now exactly the same way I want to run it when it’s as big as I envision it to be - just do it on a smaller scale. For example, in my ideal version of my business, I’ll have a fantastic team of people supporting me and get massages every week. So:
    Hire my first team member now. Even just for one hour a week.
    Get a 15 minute massage every month or two.

  2. As soon as I embody the person who meditates/blogs/exercises daily, I don’t need to schedule them on my to-do list everyday. Breakfast isn’t on my to-do list. It’s just a task I do everyday because it’s part of who I am. So why is “mindset work” still on there, when I’ve naturally been do mindset journaling and personal development work everyday for years? (I deleted it from my habit tracker). My to-do’s can graduate to “of course I do’s” (of course I do work on my mindset everyday!).

  3. My daily blogs don’t always have to be written ON the day. If I need a day off, I can write one ahead of time. (So obvious, but for some reason I was locked into “I have to write it ON the day”).

  4. My youtube channel: Taking the pressure OFF making perfect content and reaching my goal of 100k (still a goal, just removed the pressure that was paralysing me from creating any content at all). Doing it for FUN.
    Journaling prompt: Now that I’m creating content totally for fun with no expectations, what do I want to create?
    This has really made me think. I’ll keep you posted.

I could write this blog to be 10,000 words long (I’m pretty sure that I’ve written half a journal full of thoughts already, and I’m not done for today), but I’ll leave you with my biggest takeaway from the day. If you are struggling with ANYTHING, ask yourself:

“Now that I am already the person who X, what would I do?”
(X = is successful/got the A+ grade/got the job etc).

Essentially, imagine you are already the person you’ll become once you’ve achieved the thing you want. What would that version of yourself do in this situation?

Travel day

After yesterday’s burn out, I’m actually ready to just blob on a bus and a plane for a few hours and listen to some podcasts. I’m arriving in Budapest this evening. Super pumped to go to my the personal development event tomorrow! One of my goals for the future is to just travel the world going to different personal/business development events or training seminars. The energy of the room and meeting so many incredible people is always so fantastic. Have you been to Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within? Everyone seems to be raving about it at the moment (you get to walk on fire!). It’s next on my list - and then Date with Destiny too. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can check out the Netflix Documentary, I Am Not Your Guru, by Tony Robbins. I’ve always been a Tony Robbins fan, but the documentary just completely solidified his power and impact. Definitely worth a watch.

Anyway, I’m off now - updating my travel adventures on Instastories, so check it out there!

Burnt out

If there’s one thing I learned today, it’s that I don’t have enough ease and flow in my life. I discovered this when I got a deep headache and took some harsh criticism too personally, and collapsed in bed, barely able to move. I felt absolutely rubbish today all day. Someone actually predicted it a few days ago when I was posting my daily tasks on my Instagram stories. “Where’s the flow?!” she said.

Today I had 6 client calls. SIX. Plus everything else I’ve had planned. Plenty of other work, running, push ups, blogging, meditating, and got up early after going to be late. Was that all a good idea?
Well, no. And I knew that. I chose to ignore it, but I’m BURNT OUT.

But to be honest, anyone who’s been following me could have seen it coming. But I was choosing to ignore it. I didn’t want to admit that a few late nights and early mornings plus a crazy work schedule could do it to me.

So I’ve been journaling how I can still be productive and get things done while being in a state of flow. Just allowing things to be easy. It doesn’t have to be crazy and frantic. I know that. But now I really know that.

Tonight will be an early night. And I’m clearing anything from my to do list tomorrow that isn’t absolutely paramount.

I’m so grateful to be going to Budapest tomorrow evening. I have zero calls booked all weekend, and NOTHING to do except go to be present at conference I’m going to. I can just BE.

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Progress doesn't always feel like progress

Today felt like it just wasn’t as productive, because I didn’t get everything done. But when I actually look at what I did get done, I realise how progressive it was (how much it progressed me forward).

Today I did not:

  • Clean my room

  • Write show notes for the recent mastermind

  • Watch an online workshop I was hoping to watch

  • Go for a run (although, I didn’t shower either, since I didn’t earn it - if you don’t know what I’m talking about click here)

  • Water the garden (although it rained so I didn’t need to luckily)

  • Buy a present I needed to buy

  • Do any cooking whatsoever

  • And all the other tasks that seem terribly important but totally aren’t

Instead, what I did get done was:

  • Meditate

  • Mindset journal

  • Write up my vision for 2019 & 2020

  • Post on my blog (right now)

  • Plan my next Youtube content

  • Book 6 calls

  • Coach a client

  • Email my next Guest Expert for Impossible Incubator

  • Connect online and respond to comments

  • Reset the Escape Room that my boyfriend runs

Most of those things are pushing my life forward. Sometimes it can be easy to feel lazy or unproductive, but when you really measure it, you are still pushing forward. That’s the important thing.

How can I make tomorrow even better?

I’m going to get up early to get my run and meditation in before my first client call of the day (of 7!!).

It’s 12:40am, better go to sleep now to make it happen!

Before: Day 1

Day: 1
Push up ability: 0

If you’ve been following me for a while you might know that I’ve set myself an Impossible Goal to do 100 push ups (You can check out all of my other Impossible Goals here)

Currently I’m at zero push ups (yes, I can’t even do one push up, I can only do them on my knees!)

I’ve always had bad upper body strength, and I feel like it’s really time to do something about it. But if you know me, you know I don’t care to do things in moderation. I love a CHALLENGE. That’s what gets me excited! And if I’m not excited about a goal, there’s really no reason for me to pursue it. So that’s why I’ve set the bar crazy high, at 100 push ups.

I really have no clue how long it will take me to reach that goal. But, after having it on my Impossible Goals List for a while, it’s time to start! I’m starting today. On a random Tuesday in August. Because although I love a fresh start for goals (New Year, Birthdays, First of the Month, Mondays etc.), I know they are all just excuses not to start right now. (Although, don’t get me wrong, I still feel those dates have a special magic to them).

I’m following a free program, it’s called One Hundred Push Ups. According to their chart, I’m currently a rank 1. But not for long!

Here’s the plan for today:

Since I can’t do any push ups at all, I’m modifying this program by beginning with my knees on the floor.
Right - I’m off to attempt them now - wish me luck!

Is anyone else attempting something like this? I’d love to hear!

Why I don't have a bucket list

In theory, a Bucket List sounds like a great idea. Before you die, you complete a list of all the things you’ve ever dreamed of experiencing.

Except it has one major flaw: time.

I don’t set goals of things I want to do before I die, because I don’t know when I’m going to die. I could spend my whole life thinking I’ve still got years and years to achieve my bucket list, but find out my time is up tomorrow. Paris? Pop it on the Bucket List and deal with it later. Convenient, right? No no no! I feel like a Bucket List is procrastination in disguise; a way to postpone our dreams, to put them off until later so we don’t have to actually face them now. It’s why people spend their lives in jobs they hate, talking about things they’ll do "someday”. But someday never comes. There might not even be a TOMORROW.

That’s why I only set goals and dreams that I’m actively pursuing. That doesn’t mean I can’t dream big, or far into the future. In fact, I’m the biggest dreamer I know! But I’m also the biggest ACTION TAKER. As in today. As in right now. I am dedicated to working towards my biggest, wildest dreams every single day. Even if they might not happen for 30 years.

I’d even be willing to say that there hasn’t been a day in the last 6 months where I haven’t been actively working towards SOMETHING I’m dreaming of:

Getting in the best shape of my life.

Building my business.

Doing a TED talk.

Growing my Youtube Channel.

Blogging.

Running a retreat.

We’ve got one shot at this life, so I’m pursuing it all right now.

Celebrate your wins
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Even my face mask had “to do list” written on it, haha! A sign?!

Even my face mask had “to do list” written on it, haha! A sign?!

Today I took a few hours today to celebrate my wins in the last week with friends - face masks, delicious food and even an hour of Virtual Reality (that was insanely cool!).

In the last week I:

  1. Launched my membership site, Impossible Incubator, something I’ve been working on for 5 months!

  2. Ran my first ever mastermind call, and it was FANTASTIC. So many insights of my own about my own goals and dreams (namely: dream EVEN bigger!).

  3. Booked a trip to Budapest for this coming weekend to go to a Personal & Business Development event with one of my favourite coaches in the world.

  4. Had my best friend Georgia to stay, all the way from Singapore.

  5. Connected with a fellow coach to work alongside in the future.

  6. Had 3 amazing client calls that were all transformative and on FIRE.

  7. Have been showing up every single day online, just liked I’d planned.

  8. Have set some even bigger goals and commitments for August & September around my Impossible Goals (Particularly for my Youtube channel & my 100 Push Ups). I’ll share all about them soon!

  9. Up-leveled my mindset again. I feel like I’m really getting grips with how important it is to SHOW UP EVERY SINGLE DAY for my goals.

I think it’s really important to acknowledge our successes, no matter how small they are. It can be so easy to shrug off our triumphs day to day as nothing, but when you look back over a week (or a year!), you realise how far you’ve truly come. I don’t want to rush onto the next goal without celebrating each step of the way. Otherwise, what’s the point?

If you haven’t taken a moment to look back recently, take a moment to write a list of your successes and thank yourself making the sacrifices it took to get here. You might be surprised at how far you’ve actually come such a short time!

Mastermind
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Today I ran my first ever mastermind call in my membership site, Impossible Incubator. And I’m absolutely blown away with how inspiring the members are - striving for their wildest dreams, having the guts to share their deepest, rawest, desires with the group and commit to taking action way out of their comfort zones.

It can be super nerve-wracking sharing your wildest dreams with people. It can be embarrassing. What if they don’t get it? What if they laugh? Or judge me? What if they think I can’t do it?

But I’ve decided I don't want to be embarrassed or apologetic for wanting to experience extraordinary things in this ONE SHOT we have at life!

I’m genuinely feeling so grateful and humbled to have had the opportunity to create my dream community. As much as I’ve created this for other people, it’s equally been a passion project that I’ve created for me. For years, I’ve longed to be part of a community of people who believe in doing outrageous, wild, impossible things. I’ve wanted that support, I’ve wanted to be that support for others. I just didn’t know what it looked like. And now it’s here, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

My absolute heartfelt thanks and love to everyone who has made it possible for me to be here.

This feeling, having achieved something I’ve worked so hard for, is unlike anything else. I’m so used to seeing my goals and dreams in my mind, like I’m seeing the picture on the box of a puzzle, and I’ve got thousands of pieces to put together.

Impossible Incubator is only just starting, and it’s only the beginning of a much bigger vision, but it feels like I’ve clicked together the first two tiny pieces of the puzzle.

And it’s starting to look like the picture on the box.

To actually do list
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Today I experimented with making my to do list completely non-negotiable. You would think that’s the whole point of a to-do list, but for some reason my mind likes to pick and choose what I’ll actually follow through on.

When I write the list I have every intention of doing everything on it and being mega productive and progressive, but somehow when I come to actually follow through, I don’t do it. But what does that say about my commitment to my goals and dreams? It says I don’t care enough. And I don’t want that to be true.

So how did today go?
I got everything done. I’m actually a little bit surprised!
There was a point where I thought I wouldn’t, because I was completely running out of time to water the allotment (so I had to change my schedule around to do it in the evening instead) and then I didn’t feel like doing a livestream, but I just made sure I prioritised my list over my other activities (a.k.a. fluffing around on social media).

“Do a livestream” has been on my list every single day for 9 days now. Today was the first day I followed through, because I just made it absolutely non negotiable. Not doing it just wasn’t an option. Even as I write this I can see how silly it is that I didn’t do it at some point in the last 9 days.

My biggest takeaway is that this technique really makes you FACE the mental obstacles and blocks head on. I hadn’t done a livestream ever on Instagram so I had a mental block saying “put it off, it will take so much preparation to do a good one…blah blah blah." But because I HAD to do it, and I didn’t have much time, I just sat down and did it in the space of 10 minutes. I swear, just making my commitments non-negotiable is changing my life (it worked with exercise and meditation too).

I did get a LOT done today. But as someone pointed out, I also wasn’t really in a “flow” state. It was quite forced. My full morning routine took twice as long as I thought it would (I usually do some of it in the evening so I don’t realise how long it actually takes). About 1.5 hours. Eeeek.

It’s 2am and I just got back from a party (as you can see from the photo above), which was actually on my list of to dos - “do something fun with Georgia in the evening” (I’m 100% sober, but it still takes effort to write a blog post at this time!). I wanted to make sure I actually wrote this at the end of my day so I could sum up properly:

To sum up:

  1. From now on I’m only going to add things to my daily to do list if I actually intend on doing them that day, because I am committing to viewing my daily to do lists as non-negotiable from now on. I think I’ll start writing a “to actually do list” instead of a to do list.

  2. I’m going to make some changes to my morning routine to streamline it and get more in a flow state of mind with it.

  3. The public accountability (Instagram) really motivated me. I don’t think I would have felt as dedicated to it if I hadn’t shared it with the world. So if you’re trying to do something, sharing it publicly somehow (Facebook groups, Instagram, email, offline conversations) can make a big difference.

Let me know if you want to start viewing your to do list as totally non-negotiable too (or if you always have!).

What if you actually did it?
Running in the dark because I’m honouring my commitments no matter what time it is!

Running in the dark because I’m honouring my commitments no matter what time it is!

What would your life look like if you actually followed through on the plans you made?
Where could you be right now?
What if you actually did what you said you were gonna do?
What if you actually honoured your commitments to yourself?
What if you actually did the things you said you would?

What kind of life could you be living?

I heard a version of these questions today and its haunted me all day.
It pushed me to go for a run at 9:30pm even though it was dark. It pushed me to write this blog post. It pushed me to actually view my progress list (like a to-do list but things that ACTUALLY move you forward) as a doorway to my future that is truly non-negotiable.

I think of where I could be right now had I not made so many excuses. I’m so done making excuses.
Tomorrow I’m challenging myself to complete everything I commit to:

Here’s my day tomorrow.

Friday:

Morning routine (gratitude journal, run, breakfast, mediate, mindset, shower, teeth)

Water plants at allotment (bring container for berries)

10am meeting

Creating vision boards with Georgia

Prep for client “L” (keeping her identity private)

Coach client L

Meeting with marketing expert 5:30pm

Post on stories

Post on instagram

Post on blog

Do a livestream answering Q&As

Do something fun with Georgia in the evening

Of these, the tasks that will actually progress my life are: vision board, meeting with marketing expert, and doing the livestream. That means they are paramount.

I’ll report back tomorrow - do this challenge with me!

You are bamboo
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Bamboo gestates for 3 years under the ground, never seeing the light, and then finally pokes it’s head out and can grow up to 4 feet a day, growing into it’s full form in just 60 days.

You are bamboo.

Whatever you’re working on - your business, your health, your fitness, your impossible goals , if nothing seems to be happening, it’s because you are doing the gestation part right now. The incubating part.

As long as you keep watering the seeds, they will sprout.

Play the long game.

After a whole year of working full time in my coaching business, I feel like i’ve just finished planting the seeds. I’ve finally stopped working ON my business (editing my website, my logo, creating my products, planning everything), and started working IN my business. A YEAR! (Tip: don’t spend a year planting your seeds like I did - get onto the watering part ASAP).

So now it’s time for me to water them, every single day, until one day BAM! I am confident that massive success will sprout - and seemingly out of nowhere for those who haven’t seen the effort that’s gone in.

That’s why people look like overnight successes. Because they’re bamboo.

BUT HERE’S THE THING:

If you don’t WATER your seeds daily, they will not GROW.
A.K.A. You’ve started on the brilliant idea/goal/dream, but then you give up on them because they aren’t giving you immediate results. Note to self (and to you): YOU DO NOT GIVE UP. You water those seeds every single day, until you see them shoot into giant shoots of bamboo.

Joining a gym is planting the seeds. Actually going to the gym daily is watering them.

If your goals don’t seem to be happening, add more water. Everyday.

Surprise!
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As you guys know, I launched Impossible Incubator yesterday (and it’s already on FIRE, we’ve got 11 people signed up and already creating plans for their impossible goals!). My best friend Georgia is staying with me, and at 10am, she drove me to a secret location in Brighton and asked me to wait in the car. I had no idea what was going on (since she had never even been to Brighton before but seemed to know where to go, I was like, what is going on?!), I just got on Instagram Stories and documented the whole thing!

It turns out, as a celebration for my launch, she had ordered gourmet vegan cupcakes adorned with edible Impossible Incubator logos! I hit publish on the website and we celebrated (in a decorated room too!).

I’ve learned SO much in the last 5 months creating Impossible Incubator:

  1. Everything always takes at least twice as much time to do as you think it will to create

  2. Just because you don’t have a giant email list or a huge following or a Facebook group of 10,000 (or any other excuse you’re making), doesn’t mean you can’t do your dream NOW. There’s no such thing as too young to start.

  3. There are people out there who will hate your ideas. And that’s a good thing. A GOOD THING. It means there are also people out there who will LOVE your ideas (I sat at a table at a business meet up recently where the woman sitting next to me was trying to convince me to change the name of Impossible Incubator to something less “negative sounding”, while the woman across from me was trying to get my details so she could sign up as soon as doors opened).

  4. You will doubt yourself when you’re working towards your dreams. The number of times I thought, “what am i doing?!" is too many to count. Ignore that. Go with your instincts. Your intuition is strong.

  5. Breaking the rules is the best part (I totally did not have a traditional launch where I send 5000 emails, and I don’t have a years worth of content all planned out in advance). This is YOUR goal. Do it YOUR way.

  6. Don’t take advice from people who aren’t where you want to be. I had a lot of people give me their staunch opinions on what they thought Impossible Incubator should be like, even though they’d never created anything even remotely similar before. I respectfully and carefully considered their advice, and then did whatever I wanted to do.

If you’ve been hiding your dream from the world because it’s not “realistic”, it’s time for you to own it. To actually DO something about it. It’s up to YOU to make your wildest dreams happen. NOW is the time. Don’t wake up in a year and realise you’re still in the same place, with the same job, same life, same finances, no further towards your dreams.

I can’t stress it enough, you’ve got to do something RIGHT NOW to move towards your goals.

THIS IS YOUR SIGN

You don’t need anyone’s help to achieve your goals. You truly have the power within you. You don’t need to own anything I’m offering. But if you want to make them happen 10x faster and 10x more easily, then Impossible Incubator is a no brainer. It’s time for you to achieve your biggest goals! Become a member here!

It's finally here!

5 months in the making, and doors to Impossible Incubator are officially open! I’m so excited to welcome you to this global private members club for people with impossible goals. Watch the video to learn more, and head here to become a member!

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How I stopped caring what people think
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I used to be so concerned with what people would think about my goals and dreams. So I felt like I couldn’t share anything, especially on Instagram or Facebook.

What if people judge me?
What if I get another creepy message?
What if people say something bad about me?

Guess what? They do all those things - REGARDLESS of what you do, whether you show up or not.
People on the street will judge you.

One day it just HIT ME. Am I willing to sacrifice my dreams because I’m afraid of what other people I don’t even know might think? HELL NO.

Not caring what other people think is a muscle. I have to practice it. The more and more I show up, the less I care what people say. But I’m not perfect yet! I still care what people think to a degree, but each day, everytime I show up, every hater or creepy comment I get, I get better and better at dealing with it.

There’s no magical cure - you’re not going to wake up one day and suddenly not care what anyone thinks. You have to realise it’s YOU holding you back.

People DO judge me.

I get messages and comments DAILY of people expressing that “I shouldn’t be running that much” or “Does everything you say have to be all ‘inspirational?’ Why can’t it just be a normal post?”

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In essence, the only way to stop caring about what people think is to get out there and go after what you want. When people judge (and they will) you will begin to grow a thicker skin.

Don't lean into stress
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I’ve been reflecting a lot on choosing my emotions or at least choosing my reaction to my emotions.
The last few days have felt a bit stressful, with a bunch of technical difficulties with Impossible Incubator (laptop and hard drive and icloud AND all my other storage devices ran out of space all at once, while I was editing 60gb of footage), lots of distractions (friends, friends, and more friends coming to stay) and general life busy-ness (prior commitments).

I’ve felt stress rising throughout my body on several occasions over the past few days, but with a lot of reflection and self control I’ve realised this:

Just because you feel stress (or anger, or sadness or any other undesirable emotion) doesn’t mean you have to LEAN INTO it. You can observe the emotion, and choose “Do I want to go there? Do I want to turn this emotion into a full on meltdown?”

As an ENFP (a Campaigner in the Myers-Briggs Personality categories), my intuition and emotion is a huge part of how I perceive the world. But I also know I can control how I perceive the world. Whatever I believe is what I will perceive. So I choose to perceive the situation differently. Acknowledge the stress, but also not choose to go down the rabbit hole. Just see it for what it is, and choose to believe something else about the situation (i.e. actually, it’s not all that bad).

I choose how I perceive my reality.

De-stress
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Technical difficulties. Gah. Who knew launching could be so intense? (Everyone, except me apparently!)
I’ve been staying up until 3am most nights trying to edit my final video for Impossible Incubator. I was super stressed about getting it out on the deadline (August 1), because that’s what all the business gurus say you need to do (plan a massive launch, send out loads of emails yada yada…) but it just wasn’t going to happen.

But then at 12:30am last night I decided to just let it go. Stop forcing it. It will launch when it launches. I want to offer you all THE BEST membership platform I possibly can. August 1 is an arbitrary date. I want to launch the way that I’m most excited and inspired to (and that is NOT writing a million emails and having it drop at exactly August 1 midnight on the dot.)

So today I worked during the day (which is new to me - I so often work late into the night!), and then I went out (for the first time almost a year, I went to a nightclub with my friend Shelley - I’d forgotten how fun they can be!). It felt really good to relax and forget about work for a while.

Now I’m at home, working on my launch again. There’s a reason I work all the time. Because I LOVE my business. It doesn’t feel like work. So I’m 3 days behind schedule and i’m totally unapologetic, because I’m having fun and I feel stress-free.

Maybe Impossible Incubator will come out tomorrow. Maybe it won’t. But either way it doesn’t matter.

Where have you been forcing something that you just need to let go?

Daily action
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If there’s one thing that has absolutely changed the game for me in my life and business, it’s taking daily action. Not weekly action, not every second day action, not 6-days of the week action, DAILY action.

Showing up every single day.
Here’s a list of the things I actively commit to doing every single day:

  1. Gratitude journal

  2. Meditation

  3. Brushing my teeth in the morning & evening (YES, I actually have this on my habit tracker, because I used to miss days when I was rushed, and now I never miss a day)

  4. Exercising before showering

  5. Taking vitamins

  6. Mindset journaling

  7. Posting on Instagram/Facebook

  8. Posting on Instagram Stories

  9. Blogging (I’ve committed to every single day for 2 years!)

I have every one of these daily actions scheduled into my habit tracker.
And I do them every single day.

And it feels SO good to know that no matter what, I’m always taking action.

Today I was absolutely chock-a-block busy (organising Impossible Incubator!), but I made it a priority to get all of those done!

If you want to see RESULTS in your life or business, commit to DAILY ACTION. It will move the needle forward faster than anything else.

Behind the scenes
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I’ve been up until 3am almost every night this week preparing for the Impossible Incubator launch! I’m getting so excited, even when I go to bed earlier, I can’t sleep!

Above are some behind-the-scenes shots of just a few of the things I’ve been working on.

My biggest learning lessons over the past few evenings:

  1. There’s no “right” way to launch a passion project. If it’s not fun, don’t do it.

  2. Just because I feel stress rising in my body doesn’t mean I need to lean into it and choose to feel stressed. I can look at the bigger perspective and let it all go (I’ve been working a lot on choosing my emotions recently, and it’s made a huge difference).

  3. 90% perfect is perfect enough. Super tempting to try to make every little detail perfect (explains why I’m up at 3am). My Grandma always says “If you’re getting an A+, you’re in the wrong class.”

I can’t wait to share it with you all properly, I’ve basically created my DREAM membership site that I want to be part of. That’s why I did it. I wanted to be part of a community of people all taking on Impossible Goals. But it didn’t exist, so I’ve built it!

Goodnight!

"Sarah, how are you so motivated?"
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“Sarah, how are you so motivated?”

People ask me all the time, how am I so motivated? To exercise, meditate, blog, show up, run my business etc. etc!

I’ve been sharing my goals really publicly recently. And it is SCARY. I’d rather just write them down in my journal and not tell anyone about them until they’re a done deal. But unfortunately, I don’t have the motivation for that.

Which is why I discovered that declaring my actions publicly is THE key to staying motivated.

Blogging? I’ve been intending to blog for 3 whole years and haven’t been doing it at all. I’m dead serious, I bought this domain in 2016.
But a week ago, I publicly declared that I will show up online (including blogging) every single day for TWO WHOLE YEARS. I’m 7 days in and totally afraid (and that’s the whole point) but I’m even more inspired. A challenge like this gets me so. damn. excited! This is the first time EVER that I’ve stuck with it properly.
I’m writing this at 12.25am, when I should be in bed. But I won’t go to sleep without publishing a blog post.

The same goes for mediation. The first time I meditated I was 12, which means I’ve been meditating on and off for 11 years. But this year I decided I really wanted to make it a habit, so I decided - and publicly declared - I would meditate every single day for a year.

Why isn’t it enough to just make the decision privately?

When I was 16 I wanted to a DJ. Not just any DJ, I wanted to be the world’s first ultra successful female DJ. Like, as successful as Avicii or Calvin Harris (Instead of putting up posters of celebrities, I had DJ logos on my bedroom walls). I thought about it constantly. I dreamed about DJing at tomorrowland. But I never told anyone. So I never took any action. I never even learned to spin decks.

We are to comfortable leting ourselves down.
But no one wants to look foolish or stupid in front of other people.

Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell your online followers. Tell your teachers, your mentors, your boss.
Sing it from the ROOFTOPS!

HERE’S AN IMPORTANT BIT: don’t just declare the end result, the goal, declare the daily ACTION you will take.

e.g. “I will win an Oscar” isn’t enough to declare. Because you’ve got YEARS to pull that off. You might think people have forgotten, and give up. You need to say “I will act out a scene from Shakespeare every single day.” Because suddenly you can’t hide behind time and the hope of tomorrow.

Believe me, if you do this, motivation won’t be a problem anymore. You won’t want to have to tell people you gave up on my dreams because you got tired or bored or lazy. You’ll be so worried about embarrassing yourself, you will do whatever it takes to stick to your declaration.

Declare your actions publicly and you’ll have your motivation sorted.

Is your goal real or just pipe dream?
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Most people believe that success is about setting realistic, ordinary goals. But the truth is if you only ever set realistic, ordinary goals, you’re only ever going to get realistic, ordinary success. If you want extraordinary success - you need to set impossible goals.

But how do you know if your impossible goal is actually achievable?

Here’s the test:

  1. Do you know your WHY?
    The driving force, the reason behind why you want it? If you’re not clear on why you want to achieve this goal, you’re going to struggle to push on when the going gets tough.

  2. Is it relevant to your future identity?
    Is this goal relevant to how you see yourself in the future? If it’s not attached to your future identity, you’re unlikely to gather the motivation to do it.

  3. Is it something you’re passionate about?
    Would you do it regardless of money, status, recognition or power?

If you can answer YES to all three of these questions, your impossible goal is COMPLETELY achievable. It means you’ve got the right drive, desire and reason behind your goal. The truth is, the only thing stopping you from achieving ANYTHING in this life, is you. So if your answer is no to any one of these questions, dig a little bit deeper into your heart about the impossible goal to REALLY want to pursue.

So now what? You’ve got an impossible goal that’s passed the goal setting test, actually achieving it depends on three things:

Mindset, Strategy & Execution

You need to have a STELLAR mindset, a SOLID strategy and POWERFUL execution.

This is EXACTLY what we’re working on step-by-step in my new private membership!

I’m so excited to welcome you to Impossible Incubator, a Global Private Members Club for people pursuing impossible goals!
If you’re not already on the waitlist, get on now because it’s opening in 3 days!