Back in May I decided to take part in the Own Your Future Challenge.
The Own Your Future Challenge is a five day virtual summit developed by Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi I got to attend it for free this year!
One of my followers shared info about the event with me and I was so excited to get involved.
I had only been to a few virtual summits before this one and while I didn’t get an opportunity to listen to all the amazing speakers I did hear a few gems of advice that stood out to me.
And I wanted to share these priceless gems with all of you.
This challenge taught me how to own my future so that no one else does it for me.
I felt a new sense of clarity and developed strategies for using the knowledge and life experience I already have to take control of my success, happiness and future.
While I can’t share everything I learned, I hope that these gems I’m about to share encourage you to do the same!
“See things as they are but not worse than what they are.”
Tony Robbins an American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist spoke about the core values of leadership.
When Robbins emphasized that we have to, “See things as they are but not worse than what they are” this really resonated with me because often times when we’re in the midst of troubles we get shortsighted.
We can‘t see past tomorrow or believe that there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
We are so busy going through a tough situation that we don’t realize we have the strength to get through it.
We lose ourselves in the chaos surrounding us.
We may develop imposter syndrome and doubt our abilities or feel like a fraud when we accomplish something major in our lives.
We say things to ourselves like, “well I don’t know how to do this“ or “I’m not skilled enough or no ones going to listen to me.”
And yet we don‘t even know if it’s true.
But what we have to remember is in life there will always be adversity and hardships but how you react and respond will determine your outcome.
If you know what you want to accomplish and why you want to accomplish a goal then you can!
Let the reasons come first and the answers will follow.
I always like to say if it comes with doubt and confusion then let it go but if it comes with peace and clarity than it is from God!
Be obsessed with adding value to the lives of those around you.
In our society today so many are drowning in information but lacking in wisdom.
Ask yourself, how can I do more for others than anyone else in the same position as myself?
Let the facts put your feelings into perspective and understand that beliefs create and beliefs destroy.
Recognize that you deserve to accomplish everything you set your mind to and develop a new script.
Then decide to believe in your vision and illuminate it for the world to take notice!
“Surround yourself with people who inject faith into your life instead of fear into your heart.”
One of my personal favorite speakers was Trent Shelton, a former American football wide receiver who is currently the founder and president of a Christian-based non-profit organization, RehabTime.
During the summit Shelton discusses how his goal when creating RehabTime wasn’t to reach millions but instead he said, “my goal was to reach you.”
If he could change the life of one person with his motivational speeches or books he knew it was all worth it.
I think so many times people will get caught up in clout chasing that they miss their blessing.
They try to impress people who could really care less about them or their well-being.
They entertain relationships that don’t serve a bigger purpose in their life or lead to long-lasting love.
Shelton encourages those who are listening to surround yourself with people who, “inject faith into your life instead of fear into your heart.”
His words spoke to me and I realized I needed to stop sending my calls to voicemail.
I had to listen to my calling and not let my own personal insecurities about being to introverted to make videos and anxiety stop me from being great.
You can either plant seeds of greatness, seeds of progression or seeds of
The choice is YOURS.
Shelton says, when the mission is strong enough the struggle will never be great enough, the fear will never be great enough.
You have a vision and a drive that God, the universe (or whatever you believe in) gave to YOU.
Why would you expect someone else to see it?
Why ask someone else’s permission to believe in YOUR vision?
You decide what your future will look like. Don’t let anyone else decide for you.
“Don’t let fear talk you out of it, know that more is assigned to your name.”
While I am not a huge fan of cosmetics, I do think this speaker dropped some major wisdom and inspiration during this summit.
Jamie Kern Lima, an American entrepreneur, investor and media personality was told she couldn’t sell makeup with natural faces and women of all different shapes, sizes and skin tones.
However, she didn’t listen to the rejection which seemed to go on for years.
Instead Lima said, ”we have to trust ourselves.”
We have to know that we have more to give or offer or create and realize that it’s okay at first if no one else knows it.
We should not let our faith in our vision waver when we keep hearing the word no.
Lima encourages those who have a vision to keep going and listen to YOUR gut!
She explains how feedback is a gift.
It is so important to hear the WHY behind every “no” even when it feels uncomfortable.
Don’t let fear talk you out of it.
Know that more is assigned to your name than rejection.
When you don’t change for other people to fit their beliefs and you decide to do your own thing and be authentic your vision will shine through.
You are one step closer to your goal when you start by believing in yourself, don’t get distracted or discouraged.
God’s timing is undefeated and you never know when the person who rejects us eventually calls us the “BOSS!”
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