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Bootstrapping Your Dream Life

When you’re creating the life and work that you love, it can be hard if you don’t have the money to support yourself if your dream means changing careers. Instead of that being an excuse for not doing anything, you can use it as the reason for doing something.

How can I do that when I have bills to pay? Well, it doesn’t’ have to be either/or. It doesn’t have to be that you can either build the life and career that you love or work to pay the bills. The two can be done together. You can be building the life and career that you love while working to pay the bills.

Create a plan that you’ll pursue while working to pay the bills. Wherever you’re stuck in the plan, ask the “powerful how question” – how can I get round this?

Write out your big vision and goals, if you haven’t already, and then write your dream list. Create a vision board and dream board with pictures of things you’d like to achieve. This takes the balanced form of what you want to do for others and what you’ll get in return to maintain fair exchange. Your dream list is a long list of things you would love to do, be and have. In other words, the reasons or the rewards for doing what you love. Then each day ask yourself “What 3 things can I do today to bring me closer to my dreams?” Then set out to do them. An action can be as simple as making an appointment with someone who has already done what you want to do.

Put some money aside to help you make the transition. You can spend the money on such things as paying for training or buying coffee for people whose brain you’d like to pick.

Many people complain about not having the time. But if your dreams are truly compelling for you, then you’ll find the time as we always have time for things that are truly important to us. You can cut back on TV, social drinks, and spend even 30 minutes daily to build your dream. Evenings and weekends are good sources of time.

All the best!

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