Is there something you have always wanted to do?
From the time I was young, I wanted to live near a beach and go there on a regular basis. But life threw some curve balls my way at a young age, and later, I joined the military and went to college.
Afterward, I dived into a busy corporate career and spent many years in the coaching and speaking industry. I kept putting in my time so that maybe, someday in the distant future, I could reach my goal. I really didn’t want to wait until retirement to live at the beach, but that was my trajectory.
Then, one day, I had a wake-up call that made me realize I could not continue to delay my dream. In fact, I realized if I didn’t make some lifestyle changes, I may never see that dream at all.
As the workplace and technology began to change, so did my mindset. I began to see there were ways to make my dream a reality sooner than later. There were ways I could make a living without losing my health.
That is when I decided to create my own “leaderstyle” that would result in the lifestyle I wanted.
If we are connected on social media, you see my posts from the beach all the time.
Would you like to learn how to do this for yourself?
Here are two steps you can take to get started.
Define Your Desired Lifestyle
Your goal may not be to spend time near the ocean. It may be to spend time in the mountains, with your family, pursuing an interest, or championing a cause. Maybe, like many, you simply want to create a life that has more balance in all the important areas. Or perhaps you want to reach certain career levels in a business without sacrificing the people and values most important to you.
I can tell you with certainty that if you don’t define your desired lifestyle, someone else will define it for you. It’s your choice. You can live by design or by default.
It sounds like a simple assignment: define your desired lifestyle. Yet, you would be amazed at how many people never take the time to do it. They just continue doing what they do, day after day, week after week, year after year. And before they know it, decades have passed.
Do yourself a favor and define your desired lifestyle now. Write it down. Don’t question whether or not it is possible (you will talk yourself out of it). Write it down, no questions asked. It is yours.
Create Your Leaderstyle to Support It
This may be the more challenging assignment.
Maybe you know your desired lifestyle. You know exactly what you want to do but are frustrated because it seems unattainable.
Rest assured. It may be more attainable than you think.
What is your first step? Decide.
Yes, it is that simple.
Decide to make a change.
Decide to be unapologetically you.
Decide that you will go after that dream before it dies – or before you do.
I am often asked, “How do you do this? How do you make a living and still manage to enjoy the things you do?”
This is where it starts.
Are you ready to create a new “leaderstyle” that leads you to your desired lifestyle?
Dave Ferguson is “The Leaders’ Coach”, an internationally recognized executive leadership coach, speaker, facilitator, and author. Are you interested in talking to Dave about coaching or having Dave speak to inspire and motivate your team? “ASK COACH DAVE” at 704-907-0171 or at Dave@AskCoachDave.com.