“Help! I have an idea for a business, but I don’t know where to start!”
It’s a message I get every day, from people from all over the world, from all different walks of life. They have an idea, dream or goal they’re passionate about but they don’t know where to begin. They feel STUCK before they’ve even started.
First things first:
A few years ago I realized that the ideas I had that were truly EXCITING to me always turned out to be the most successful projects. The ideas that I found boring or just kind of “eh” tended to fizzle out, even if they were logically and financially sound.
That got me thinking: Can ideas be, well, ALIVE? So I called Dr. Bruce Lipton to pose this question and his answer made perfect sense: He told me that everything, including ideas and thoughts, has energy, and that “every living thing is looking for more life-force energy.”
“every living thing is looking for more life-force energy.”
I had a major AHA moment: The ideas that I got excited about were looking for more life-force energy, and they found it in me! I realized that Poo~Pourri came to me as an ALIVE IDEA.
When an idea is ALIVE, it means that it’s RESONANT with you. The idea gives you more energy and vice versa. You are more together than you were apart.
The 4 Signs of Resonance
The idea sends a zing up your arm, a shiver up your spine or it gives you goosebumps. It feels GOOD in your body!
You Are Lit Up
Thinking or talking about the idea LIGHTS YOU UP! It makes you feel energized and you could stay up all night working on it.
The universe seems to be sending breadcrumbs your way pointing you back toward the idea. You might see a billboard that reminds you of your idea, or randomly meet someone who works in the field.
Keeps Knocking at My Door
The idea is UNFORGETTABLE; it won’t leave you alone and keeps resurfacing in your mind. You can’t stop thinking about it!
If you’re seeing these signs of resonance, congratulations!
Your Idea is ALIVE!
So... now what?
It’s time to take INSPIRED ACTION.
So many people get caught up in overplanning. They spend months or even years researching and creating a business plan… but then they never actually bring their idea to life.
I never had a business plan for Poo~Pourri. I simply took the closest action step that was available to me — and then another, and another and another until it led me to where I am today.
You can start TAKING ACTION on your dream idea RIGHT NOW, no matter where you are.
Don’t get bogged down in trying to plan with painstaking detail. Ask yourself: What action can I take RIGHT NOW that’s within arm’s reach?
For your FIRST ACTION STEP, focus on something you can do within the next 24 hours. It could be as easy as picking up the phone to connect with an expert for advice… signing up for an online class to learn a new skill… or sending your resume to your dream employer.
Once you take action, you create MOMENTUM.
Use the momentum that results from taking your first action step to choose a second action step… then a third, a fourth, and so on. It sounds simple (because it is!), but in my experience this is the formula to create magic.
Actions, no matter how small, create movement that will propel you forward to bring your dream to life. They break up stuck energy and transform thoughts into things.
Remember: Action steps should be simple and specific. If you don't complete your first action step, go back and choose something easier!
Hit a bump in the road?
DON'T GIVE UP!
When you’re on the path toward making your ALIVE IDEA come true, you’ll inevitably hit some snags on the way. You might get discouraged or feel like you’ve hit a roadblock. It’s okay — it happens to everyone!
If you feel stuck, go back to the last time you were in flow, before you got tripped up. Tune in to what happened: Did you make a compromise or override what your gut was telling you? Return to that place of resonance, tune in to your body and take the next step that feels resonant and is within reach. Before you know it, you’ll be on your way again!
Remember: your idea is resonant with you. It wouldn’t have come to you in the first place unless you had everything inside you to make it a reality!