There’s a place I’m trying to get you to…It’s a feeling. An Annoyance really. It’s an uncomfortable sensation. Ah, yes…The Itch!
That blasted itch!
But it’s not just one. No. It’s in this whole region of your body where you have to…you can help it…you’ve got to…it’s driving you crazy so…here it comes….
The Scratch! Boy does that feel good!
You have another itch? Gotta scratch that too. Wonderful. That’s better. And yep…I can’t believe I just scratched my face while writing this…I have to shave. Ugh!
But I digress…“Bryan, What is Your Point?!”
Well the point is that this same feeling of the itch is where you should be, most of time, when you’re looking for success. Especially when you’re trying to make that one important change.
Just when it feels so close you can taste it…that’s when you need to seize the day and scratch that opportunity.
Now this itch and scratch analogy can go in many different directions but this is how I’m using it today.
You need to be in this place of where you have the itchies for success till you get there. Like, you can’t wait for the next day to arrive so you can:
- get on that treadmill
- write that next chapter of your book
- meet that new client
- create that next video of your journey
You should be itching for it…anxious, in fact, to get to that next level.
But you just can’t jump into that place. There are a few steps before you can leap into that state of mind. I can tell you that I’m in this place right now. And I will jot out the key factors to helping me get to this place. So read on…
Here’s what you have to do:
1. Get close to Someone Influential
Find someone you admire that can recognize you when you talk to them and actually interact with you in some way, shape or form. The motivation you get from this type of relationship is invaluable.
- You can get a confirmation if what you’re doing is correct.
- You’ll find out that you’re not much different than they are.
- Plus you get a feeling like you’re that much closer to the person you aspire to be.
This is probably the biggest step to find someone who will lend an ear and give you sound advice. If only in passing or in a few sentences of an email. Can’t stress this enough.
2. Find a Community of Like Minds that Will Help with No Strings Attached
Get yourself some friends in some type of community. Find a place where you can lobby for their help. So if you’re in a business, you know that:
- Your peoples will rally around you in support.
- They will send you favorable comments and reviews (assuming you have good stuff)
- They can help you make good business decisions to boot.
- They’ll push you so you don’t falter this time around.
This is exactly what you need to know that what you’re doing matters. And that you can share it with others matters even more.
3. Start a Platform that Rocks!
There’s no better feeling than creating something that makes you look and feel good. For me, it’s this site. For you:
- It might be a FaceBook page or a YouTube Channel.
- You might even Rock on Instagram or Pinterest!
- Or you could just be a leader in local community.
- Start up a meetup where you are the one that could shine.
But a platform that starts to take shape and you can call your own, is way to make your purpose a tangible thing. And something, quite frankly, to really be proud of.
4. Start Doing What Successful People Do
Start doing what the Big Dogs Do! Get to work. Stay focused and practice daily on the things that make you who you are. Show up daily like the pros. You expect them to show up so why don’t you?
Once you start doing these things, it will not seem so tough anymore.
It will be like, “Hey…I can do what you can do!”, “It’s not that hard”.
That’s when you start thinking differently. You’ll feel like you can accomplish just as much as the Big Dogs! Because YOU are a Big Dog…you just don’t know it yet!
Now these are all starter examples…you will be on the cusp of greatness if you can begin working on these four things. Once you start to share a bit of what you got going on…you will start to get that swag!
That confidence will start building and you’ll get the itch…That itch for more. The excitement will begin to build because you’re so close! You can almost reach out and grab your destiny!
And when you feel that, there’s no way you can look back. You just gotta what…
SCRATCH IT! AWWWW…NOW THAT FEELS GOOD!
So that’s it. Just four things to get you to at least that place…where you’re so close…Then keep hanging with me and we’ll get you over the top together. How’s that sound? Pretty cool…yes! It’s not that hard to get to this place if you try these out for… I say, about 3 months.
And the way time is flying by lately, that’s really not much time at all. You just have to get there. And trust me…you’ll see. You’ll be as focused and anxious to get to that pinnacle you’ve been dying to reach for a lifetime.
So get to the Itch!
Now, if you ever had the itchies for success or know what it’s like, please share. You first then I’ll share how the itchies have affected my life in mostly good ways but one bad…Cool?