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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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

How setting impossible goals changed everything for me
Running today in the park near our house

Running today in the park near our house

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The grey circles are the days that I didn’t run but also didn’t shower (so they still count as successful). If I were to shower without exercising, I would have to colour it RED! Ah!

The grey circles are the days that I didn’t run but also didn’t shower (so they still count as successful). If I were to shower without exercising, I would have to colour it RED! Ah!

I had no idea that the word impossible would transform my entire life.

Impossible fires me up. When I hear someone say the word impossible, I’m like, challenge accepted.

One of my biggest fears is leaving this world without having made a positive impact. And the thought of leaving it in a worse state than when I arrived here (e.g. from my carbon footprint, damage to the planet or the beings on it) makes me feel absolutely sick to my stomach.

What lights me up is my vision of an extraordinary life! Going for a run occasionally doesn’t fuel me with excitement. I don’t want to sort-of live life. I want to go ALL IN on life.

Turns out I need an IMPOSSIBLE GOAL to be fired up.

Impossible goals that I’m actively working on day to day:
I have a bunch, you can read about the others here, but these are the one’s I’m working on at the moment:

  1. Showing up online every single day for TWO YEARS (e.g. blogging, Instagram, Instastories, Facebook, Youtube etc.). Just getting started - I’m on day 5!

  2. Meditating every single day for a whole year (day 125 today).

  3. Exercising every single day (or I don’t get a shower) I’m on day 47, 39 of which have been running days, 8 no shower. I’m totally astonished at how by setting an impossible goal to exercise every single day, I’ve suddenly been able to become a runner, after 23 years of thinking I just wasn’t the TYPE of person who could go for a run.

I feel a buzz every evening when I get to check these goals off on my habit tracker. Nothing feels as good as going to sleep with a perfect record, knowing today I’m one step closer to doing something I used to think was impossible for me!

MY IMPOSSIBLE GOALS
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It always seems impossible, until it’s DONE. - Unknown.

Today I want to share my IMPOSSIBLE goals with you. I spend a lot of time talking about impossible goals, but I realised I’ve never actually shared exactly what my impossible goals are. Here goes!

My definition of an impossible goal: a desire that you have deemed unfeasible for yourself or for the world.
Impossible goals don’t have to be things that haven’t been done yet. They are goals that seem like they are a world away for you. The reason these are impossible goals and not regular goals is because they make up part of a bigger vision for your life. A regular goal doesn’t inspire you, scare you and light you up the way an impossible goal does. Impossible goals are electrifying.

My goals may seem small to you. You may have already achieved some of my impossible goals. Or maybe, my goals seem big to you. You might think I can’t achieve them. The beauty of impossible goals is that they are goals you want to prove possible to YOURSELF.

These are also not bucket list goals, and they are not the only goals I will ever have. These are the current goals that I am committed to making possible for myself in the short-mid term future, even though they seem impossible right now. And once I’ve made these possible, I have no doubt I’ll be adding more impossible goals to go to the next level.

CURRENT IMPOSSIBLE GOALS:

  1. Be able to DO 100 PUSH UPS

  2. ReACH 100K SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE

  3. START A VIDEO INTERVIEW SERIES

  4. DO A WINDMILL IN BREAKDANCING: (SEE WHAT THAT IS HERE)

  5. BUILD A MILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS

  6. DO A TED TALK

  7. RUN A TROPICAL RETREAT

  8. MEDITATE DAILY FOR A YEAR

COMPLETED IMPOSSIBLE GOALS:

  1. Become my own boss (25/04/2018)

  2. Move to a new country (05/10/2018)

  3. Climb kilimanjaro (07/2011)

  4. Travel Europe full time for 6 months (05/10/2018)

  5. Visit Bora Bora (18/04/2017)

I look forward to keeping you updated on my progress!

What are your Impossible Goals? Share them with me in the comments!