A few people recently have confessed to me their desire to make a big life change but there is a huge fear attached to what may happen.
Sometimes a series of small changes is all you need to significantly change how your life plays out, so here are a few to get you started. Choose one, choose a couple and buck the routine you currently find yourself in.
Conquer your biggest fear
Do that thing you just won’t/don’t/can’t do. If it is a massive challenge, give yourself a big timeframe to conquer it… like 12 months
Whether it is speaking in public, learning to swim, flying, spiders, heights, being vulnerable, take on the challenge and set yourself up to succeed. If you can conquer your biggest fear you can conquer anything.
Sell your excess stuff
Get rid of all the things that you no longer use or need, I am going through this process at the moment and it is extremely liberating. You don’t need most of the stuff that accumulates so have a garage sale, or list it on eBay.
Adam Baker from Man vs. Debt did a great TED talk on this topic recently.
Do something for someone else
Choose a community and contribute to them on a regular basis with your time, skills, contacts and ideas.
Choose how much time you have and choose a community that you feel connected to. Depending on your skills, location and commitments there are communities who would be thrilled for your time and help.
If you are stuck for ideas, check out Good Company which connects skilled people with charities who need them, or check out these great little charities that I personally love:
Limit how much marketing and advertising you are exposed to every day
Marketing pervades every part of our lives. We are bombarded with it in magazines, bus shelters, television programs, radio stations, emails as well as in many movies, websites and much much more!
Marketing is all about consumption. Buy this or that, eat this or that, wear this or that, see this or that, do this or that, go here or there and you will be happier and have a better life.
Blah blah blah…
Turn off the TV. Notice marketing that you would normally only register subliminally, take back your mind and think for yourself. You may come up with something life changing.
Set yourself a huge personal challenge that thrills and excites you
Whether you want to trek to the North Pole, train to run a marathon or write a book… get into action on something that will test the limits of what you think is possible.
The only feeling better than having achieved something impossible is the moment when you realise you get to take on the next great challenge (!).
Book a class or course to learn that thing you always wanted to learn.
You are not getting any younger! However it is never too late to learn a new skill, trade or instrument.
Have you ever noticed that the years seem to fly by, well if you start that course today, you could find yourself waking up 2 years from today with a feeling that you have actually accomplished something exciting that gives you joy, opportunities or money every day, doing something you love.
Don’t delay, get started today!
There you have it, 6 sure fire ways to change your life for the better. Any takers?!