If there is any word that we should both be getting out of our vocabulary, it’s that word “impossible.”
When something is “impossible” in your mind, then the battle is already lost. You may have dreams, desires or goals living inside of your heart that you believe are “impossible.”
And I totally get it.
If you’re knee deep in debt, getting out of debt may appear to be impossible. If you’re currently making a salary of $30,000 a year then growing that salary to 6-figures is just too far out of your reach. If you’re overwhelmed with work, school or taking care of your home then finding time to really build that dream business is not realistic right now, so it’s best to just hold off for now.
I actually have a goal coaching client who dealt with this same frustration. We sat together for hours working on a strategic goal coaching session where we forecasted her 5-year vision and worked backwards to make those desires that she thought were impossible to a possible plan of making it happen. (Soon, I’m going to be teaching you how to do the same.)
She’s a custom fashion designer, fashion consultant and make-up artist with a desire to make a monthly income of $5,000. Now to her this was impossible. She was dealing with self-limiting beliefs telling her that she’s not worth it and how she priced her services expressed her beliefs. In her mind, she believed that she would have to sew dozens of dresses a month or book dozens of clients for her make-up services. Working harder and not smarter.
Until I proposed this idea.
I told her that her 5-year vision of making $5,000 a month was actually far more possible than she thought. I told her that if she wanted to make an income of $5,000 per month then that was only (5) $1,000 dresses for the month or (10) $500 dresses for the month. It’s easier to meet an income goal if you would raise your prices because you don’t have to worry about “catching a million fishes, you just have to create the right bait to catch the right fish.”
It’s much easier to get 5 clients than 10, and it’s easier to gain 10 clients than 50.
Her face lit up but then those self-limiting beliefs came up again and she still wasn’t convinced that she was worth charging $1,000 or $500 per custom design dress. Please note that I know this woman personally and her talent is definitely worth it but it’s ultimately up to her to believe it.
So I asked her what would make her feel worthy of increasing her rates. Essentially I asked, what do you need to do in order to be able to start charging that much? She immediately replied, “Going to the Fashion Institute of Technology so I can increase my knowledge and skill.”
Well you already know what we did after that. We mapped out her 1-year plan in order to meet the requirements, apply and get into FIT while also partaking in action steps to increase her skill in make-up artistry and increase her brand visibility online to make sure that she is prepared for the opportunities that she desires.
Now she is well on her way to not only meeting her income and business goals, but she has a clear step-by-step action plan to make it real.
I want to ask you, what desires or dreams do you have in your heart that you believe are impossible?
Instead of focusing on how impossible it is, I want you to think of what you need to do in order to make it possible. What skills, talent or education do you need? What support do you need? What can you do differently from any other time you tried?
Let’s say that you believe it’s “impossible” to find time to write your book. What if you spent 20 minutes a day writing before you went to sleep. Do you know that by the end of week that means you spent 2 hours and 20 minutes writing your new book! At the end of the month, it will be a little over 9 hours of writing!
You may think it’s impossible to make that 6-figure income from your business sales. Well what if you decided to become an expert in your field by spending 1 hour a day studying and researching so you can raise your coaching rates from $50 per hour to $150 per hour and your speaking rates from a $500 honorarium to a $2,500 honorarium?
What resources do you have access to make your impossible dreams possible? You may simply have to get uncomfortable for a season but that’s exactly what it is, a season. You want to save $5,000 this year, then break that goal down to what you need to save per month and per week and create an action plan.
I’m a firm believer that nothing is impossible with God. God is looking for your faith in Him to do what you can’t. You might not be able to save an additional $500 a month but God may have a new job just around the bend where you’ll be able to save an additional $1,000 per month!
Where is your faith? You are not in this alone because all things are possible if you would just believe. Faith without works is dead so use your faith to encourage a plan to achieve your goals.
Faith + Works (Your Plan) = All things being possible! Without faith, it is impossible to please God.
I want you to join me this Monday, January 23rd at 8pm ET for a live, office hours where I’m going to be teaching and sharing more about using your faith to make your impossible goals possible, feel free to ask me anything to help you too! Consider it like a free coaching session. Plus, I’m going to be making a SPECIAL announcement and give away. Make sure you’ve liked our Facebook page to watch and join!
Maria I. Melendez