Today’s gorgeous guest post is gifted to us by Megan Silva. She is the founder of Artful Publications, the resource for creating eBooks & online products and a bright soul.
Are you waiting for the right time to make that dream happen?
It’s yours. You can see it – feel it – and it’s waiting for you to finally reach for it.
What do you know you need to do to feel fulfilled? As far back as I can remember, I’ve known that I wanted to run my own business. One thing I’ve learned through my attempts is that the longer I wait for the right time, the longer I go without having that thing I know I’m designed for. And the longer I go without doing the work I want to do, the less fulfilled I feel. It’s an unpleasant cycle.
The only way to break it is to get started.
And honestly – once I started trying, I began failing.
But each failure has gotten me one step closer to success. And it’s finally within reach. But I haven’t done it without making some changes.
What do you need to do to make it happen? Turning a dream into reality requires a cocktail of action, risk, and trust. It may feel daunting, yes, but truly “everything in life that matters requires risk” (I know you know it’s true!) Luckily, risks and action become less uncomfortable the more you take.
Having trouble making that first step? Place yourself in an environment that will nurture your growth. Surround yourself with inspiration. Encircle yourself with the people who are on the same track. Let go of the distractions – the bad news, the negative thoughts, and the otherwise unconstructive influences. It’s ok to begin saying no to the things that aren’t helping your cause. And yes – browsing through inspirational quotes on Pinterest really can be a productive activity if it means motivating you to take action!
So, everyday, I fill my mind with inspiration, give myself permission to reach out, say no to fear, and keep moving forward. I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities that have come my way as a result of focusing on my passion and the momentum that has built from finally taking those first baby steps.
What makes me come alive? Seeing my clients – beautiful, go-getter bloggers & entrepreneurs – make a dream of their own become a reality through helping them design and publish their work. And it’s so worth every ounce of effort and failure and fear that it took to get here.
What makes you feel fulfilled? What dream are you waiting on?
Go chase it, now.
It’s closer than you think when you just get started.
Meg Sylvia is the founder of Artful Publications, the resource for creating eBooks & online products. Her passion is helping creative bloggers & entrepreneurs self-publish eBooks by providing intuitive planning, contemporary design, and strategic marketing. Interested in creating residual revenue, acquiring new customers, and being seen as an expert in your industry by launching your own e-product? Click here to see how she can help you turn your idea into reality!