Imagine this scenario. It’s your 50th birthday, and your friends have surprised you by blindfolding you and then taking you to a “maze.” They have dropped you off inside this maze, blindfolded, and the next step is up to you. Thus, you reason, I need to find my way out or else I’m going to miss my birthday celebration…

Given your current situation, alone, perhaps a little confused, wanting to head to your own birthday party, what’s the one thing you know? If you said, “I got into this maze, and I know that there is a way out,” then you are on the right track.

Have you ever been in an ugly financial situation, possibly one that looks like there is no way out? I’ve been there many times with new Clients that were close to giving up. In fact, it’s often where our new Clients come from, a point of desperation. However, I am happy to tell you that it doesn’t really matter where you start; what matters is where you end!

If you ever find yourself in an ugly financial situation, consider the advice of the character Gimli in the Lord of the Rings movies. Do you recall what he said? “Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for?” Take courage!

Whether you are trapped in a maze, caught in a difficult financial situation or simply feeling overwhelmed by some decision you are facing, realize that in each of the situations, there is a way out!

What to do next?

  1. Decide where you want to go. Clear your mind of the various challenges you are facing, and decide what outcome you would like to see.
  2. Define that outcome clearly in your mind. Our mind doesn’t necessarily know the difference between what is challenging or realistic, easily achieved or extremely difficult. However, in order for you to reach the desired objective, you need to clearly state what you want to achieve.
  3. Once you decide what you want to accomplish, outline your Action Steps and set some dates for achieving these steps. Objectives without a deadline are often nothing more than a dream.
  4. Finally, go forward and achieve your goal, adjusting your course, as needed.

So, where do you want to go? Follow the advice of author & speaker Les Brown who said, “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”

Can I help you? Just shoot me an email stating “NLT Workshops,” and I will be sure to include you in future invitations, as outlined below. Let’s take your business to the Next Level!

Want to learn more? I’d like to invite you to join me for our upcoming Next Level Thinking™ workshops later this year, within which, I’ll continue to focus on the benefits of this type of proactive thinking. We’ll be doing this through Zoom Group Sessions.

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