Hello SOTGC community,
For those of you who know me I’m sure you’re thinking “REALLY Marney?!?! You’re really going to start talking about pooping on your BLOG?!?!” And the answer is “yes, and no.” The title of this post is a chapter in the book I’m currently reading by Matthew Goldfarb called “Renegade Thoughts.”
The message in the chapter is most people dream big! They have dreams to be the next Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, or Marie Forleo. But they don’t move forward with them because they feel that’s an unattainable goal that’s so far out of their reach that they’re scared to even make that first step towards achieving this goal. In the chapter titled “Everybody Poops,” Matt talks about the importance of realizing that at one point, your idol was once JUST LIKE YOU. She dreamed big, she worked hard, and she took one step after another towards her goal. One of the quotes I like in Matt’s book is “Everyone poops. Everyone sleeps. And everyone, at the end of the day, is just another human being on this planet.”
I’m a strong believer in Habit 2 of Stephen Covey’s “Seven habits of highly effective people.” Habit two is: “Begin with the end in mind.” When I started SOTGC I had a clear goal as to what I wanted the future of this brand to be. I looked up Forbes’ list of the top female blogs in the arena I wanted to play in. I could have looked at sites like: “Chic-CEO,” “She Takes On The World,” and “The Boss Of You” and thought “how the heck am I going to get to that level?!” Instead I realized that I need to have a focus on WHERE I want SOTGC to go, I need to build a team to help me get there, and most importantly I have to take the FIRST STEP FORWARD (which I did, and then kept stepping, tripping, skidding, and sliding as I figure out this new world of online marketing and entrepreneurism. Don’t worry, no Koreans or animals were hurt in the process.)
So how about you? Do you have dreams of getting promoted and holding an executive or Chief Officer title? What steps are you taking to get to that level and have you made the most important one yet…the FIRST step? Are you in a corporate environment but have visions of being a successful entrepreneur? Did you pick a role model, promptly freak out because THEY’RE a multi millionaire or billionaire and you aren’t….yet? Did you then shove that dream to the back of your head as you pack up your bag for your next day at work, in a job you don’t feel passionate about?
If there is ONE thing I’m taking from Matt’s book “Renegade Thoughts” it’s that NO dream is too big and no career goal too crazy to attain, as long as you’re willing to do the work, take the risks, and keep pushing forward until you make it. Please share this post with a friend, or post on your Facebook if you think it’ll help someone who you know is struggling and could use the words of encouragement, or kick in the pants (my friends dole those out to me on the regular.) Thank you and Happy Monday to you all!