If you want to change you life in the most simple and enjoyable way then I can share a great way to do it. I might be pushing it a little by saying it’s only one simple step but it is an easy and straightforward start to the most positive changes in your life.
A few weeks ago my wife and I were staying with our best friends and they also run their own businesses so we often end up chatting about entrepreneurship and new ideas. We started a great little discussion/game that entails each person describing what business or venture they would start if money, time or economics were no object.
It was harder than we thought and created some very deep thought and fun debate. The ideas ranged from owning a Formula 1 team to running a Michelin star restaurant.
I have come back to this exercise several times because I am always telling people to follow their dreams and do what they are passionate about. I wanted to make sure I was doing all the things that made me happy and make sure I was practicing my own advice. I decided I would be living the dream if I was breeding and training racehorses. I own the land and I have good knowledge of horses so what was I waiting for? I slowly realized their was nothing stopping me, there are steps I can take to achieve that dream so why wasn’t I doing it? Believe me when I say that this is now high on the agenda for me this year.
I started thinking how many people were not REALLY thinking hard about what they would love to do if there were no barriers. Then when they think of their dream life is it as far away from happening as they might imagine? With any possibility on the table my dream venture was within my power to make happen. OK I admit there are some things I need to do and issues to overcome but they are not out of reach. With some work I can make it all happen.
One person I discussed this game with said that they were living in the wrong location to make their dream venture happen. That was their only barrier from their dream business. I can’t believe someone would not relocate, even to another country if necessary to make their most powerful desires come true. Life is so short if the steps to achieve your perfect life are within your power you should take them, it would be a crime not to. We often think there will be other days or other opportunities but this might be the only day and the only opportunity.
Like I said at the beginning of this article I might be pushing it to say the journey to change your life can be made in one step but every great journey starts with one small step and actually making that one small step is far more powerful than just planning big ones.
If you want to know more about how I came from a teenage homeless hostel and changed my life so I could become a successful entrepreneur, plus more of my advice on success, freedom and how to make your own luck, have a look at my book How To Be Lucky.
Whatever you decide to do in your life, be lucky.