AF193 - It's Time

mindset matters May 08, 2021

We make a lot of excuses just to put off the thing we said we’re going to do to reach our goals. We say things like, “I don’t have the time!” But in reality, what really makes many of us procrastinate from taking the next step to our dreams are fears and assumptions. We fear that, because we failed the last time we took a risk, we’re going to fail again. We assume how our stories are going to go. We keep old labels that hinder us from achieving our success.

It’s time to change the narrative.

In this episode, I discuss the overwhelm that we feel and how we put off our goals and dreams. I share tools to help you overcome fears and assumptions and explain how writing your In a Perfect World scenario can help you move towards your goals. I describe our tendency to take care of everyone and everything else - our families, homes, businesses - but never ourselves. I also underscore the importance of taking care of our physical, mental, and spiritual health and highlight the role of practice in achieving our dreams.

“It’s time to put aside the excuses, put your feet to the fire, and take some action. Your goals are worth it. Your ‘In A Perfect World’ is worth it.” - Kristin Ostrander

This week on the Amazon Files: 

  • The ups and downs of quarantine and how the pandemic changed our lives
  • The importance of being in a community of fellow Amazon sellers
  • My favorite part of being an entrepreneur
  • Bringing back the Confident Wholesale Bundlers Workshop for 2021
  • Facing the “New Normal” and getting used to 2021’s changes
  • The “I don’t have the time!” mantra we carry around
  • Why things don’t get done and why we feel so overwhelmed
  • The importance of taking care of our physical, mental, and spiritual health
  • Wasting my precious time with a half-broken printer and my fear and challenges around technology
  • How our assumptions prevent us from taking the next important steps towards our goals
  • Old labels and the importance of being brave enough to suck
  • The value of practice and how better practice creates change in our lives
  • How avoiding pain and mistakes makes us miss out on living
  • The difference between “accepting” and “acknowledging” fear and mistakes
  • The “You vs. You” comparison and how to use it to help you take risks
  • Creating your In A Perfect World scenario and crafting the life you want
  • My In a Perfect World and a reading from my book, Dream Big, Step Small
  • Your next steps towards your dreams and the perfect life you want



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