My favorite movie of the decade is now On Demand and if you haven’t seen it… do! It’s a fabulous concept with a twist of an ending which I won’t spoil for you. If you’ve seen the trailer, I’m not addressing anything that hasn’t been revealed. It’s about a failing musician who wakes up one morning and no one remembers The Beatles, except him. He starts performing their songs and becomes an instant success. This made me wonder, “If his voice, guitar playing, performance skills and song arrangements are great and turned him into a star, obviously his song writing abilities were holding him back.
Many times, you get so laser focused on one way to achieve your dream. Perhaps, the one way you’re pursuing it, is what’s holding you back. If there’s a bit of advice I can give you from experience, there are many ways to make your dreams come true. Here are some things to think about:
- Do you often get asked to do the same thing but refuse because it isn’t in “your plan”? These are usually learning/growing opportunities that are meant to send you down a new path.
- Do you feel pulled in multiple directions, but refuse to explore the “pulls” that aren’t in exact alignment with your action plan?
- Do you enjoy doing something as a hobby that you’ve been given an opportunity to monetize or grow as a person, but you’ve turned it down because it would pull you from your goal?
I’m not suggesting that you pursue everything, because that would be overwhelming. Instead, close your eyes and go inside yourself, and ask if this feels right. If your gut instinct is, yes, then give it a go.
As I look back on my career, I’ve always been a multi-preneur and each area I focus on makes me better in the other areas. On multiple times, while working on a random passion it has led me back to my ultimate dream.
Keep a note pad or use the note section in your smartphone to keep track of opportunities that come your way.
If you see a pattern or feel an urge to act on an opportunity, give it a chance. You never know where it will lead.
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I can’t do a wrap up on Yesterday because anything I write will spoil what, in my opinion, is a genre breaking ending.
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