Right now, we have the unique ability to, at the touch of a button, share our life’s mission with the world. YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and a myriad of other social media platforms can become essentials in the toolbox of living in alignment with our higher vision. Let’s become the director of our own lives and learn the art of using film to share our authentic voice. Whether you are looking for a portal to share your passions or craving the opportunity to curate a business or artistic adventure with the world, here are a few insights into changing your inner world to match the outer one:
Step 1: What Sets Your Soul on Fire?
One of the first steps to realizing our dreams and setting our lives up for true success, is finding the “fire in the belly” moment. What brings you the most joy? It could be filming, becoming a parent, bringing about environmentalism awareness – it doesn’t matter what it is. With technology on our side, we can use our passion as the platform. Follow what gives you chills, makes you cry or causes you to laugh with delight. These are important clues to help you manifest your business.
Step 2: Be So Real It Hurts, Because Authenticity is Back in Style.
It’s ironic – we log onto our Facebook accounts to get a dopamine hit, yet therein lies the “share” button. What we are usually doing is simply showing and exhibiting the highlight reels of our life. While these moments are beautiful, they are not everyday life. What would social media look like if we started catologging the magic of ordinary days? The culture is starving for real life nourishment and it’s time to step into the power of just being ourselves. Give yourself that permission because when we are truly authentic, there is nobody to compete with but ourselves.
Step 3: Focus on What You’re Good At.
It’s actually pretty simple: do what you love and let go of what’s not your dharma. Even if you feel “stuck” at your 9-5 job, the options to start working on what you love are limitless. Becoming an entrepreneur is no easy feat and it takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to build your own business. Gather the right tools and get going on your journey. Whether you find a side hustle (e.g. becoming an Uber driver, doing freelance work, or selling items on Amazon), or start an online course, the most important aspect is to simply begin.
Pro-tip: Outsource the experts and create your own community. We are the sum total of our five closest friends, so choose your company wisely because it will effect your own future company. Courses like the Media Academy have the best names in conscious business – all available at your fingertips for a lifetime. Get the knowledge you need and put your dreams into the ethers.
Step 4: Write down your Roadmap. Ask the Right Questions.
It’s time to get really honest with yourself. Grab a pen and paper and create three columns. Now it’s time to answer some questions. First, from a business perspective, what do you dislike doing (aka sending emails, filing, faxing, etc.)? Second, what are your day-to-day struggles (do you dread checking your inbox or integrating a strong morning routine?) Thirdly, what tasks are you good at or enjoy doing? Your time is one of the most valuable commodities and narrowing down where you allocate it can help free up space for your artistic or entrepreneurial vision.
Pro-tip: Save more time by outsourcing. What daily tasks can you eliminate or hire someone else to accomplish? This could mean subscribing to a meal delivery service, shopping for more groceries on Thrive Market (that saves money and time!), or even hiring a housecleaner to help you out from time to time. We all have limited cognitive capacity, preserve your brain power for your passion projects.
Breathe Easy, Your On the Right Path.
The cool part about the journey to uncovering your dreams is that there is no right or wrong way. Every decision leads you to the next place, and every “failure” is a mere pit-stop. Make lots of mistakes and keep doing your best. People and Planet are counting on us to raise our voices and share this truth. Whether you start your own YouTube channel, post inspiring pictures on Instagram, or start your own website, speak your truth. When we market ourselves like a magnet, we attract the best and repel the rest.
Just be yourself – it’s the most important thing in the world.