Today was just one of those down days on the roller coaster of going after my dreams.
Fear, doubt, comparing myself to others more successful, and plenty of tears.
I moved to LA to go after a dream. A dream of working in television.
That dream happened, and has been AMAZING. Seven years of excitement.
When I was packing my car to move across the country, I never imagined that I would have had the success that I’ve had.
But now I have a new dream.
And that dream is LA Bound.
I want to help as many people as possible achieve THEIR dreams.
I’m obsessed. I’m passionate. The same way you probably feel about your own dream.
To be able to help people like you, I have to spend a lot of time: time writing blog posts, time recording podcasts, time supporting my LA Bounders members, and time researching how to reach more of you.
So much time, that I’ve had to pull back on my TV work.
And pulling back on TV work, means making less money.
Less money to pay rent, and my bills.
To make up for the money loss, I’ve had to take on some extra work that is flexible in terms of time, but something I don’t enjoy doing. Something that doesn’t bring me joy.
Today, I had to do that job.
And it put me in a crabby mood all day.
And that’s when the fear, and the doubt, and the tears started rolling in.
Then it came to me.
This is exactly what you, and other LA Bounders go through. If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will likely have it coming in your future.
You know, a day when you’re doing a job that doesn’t bring you joy, just so you can support yourself and your dreams. The day where you cry and call your mom, and ask, “When will this HAPPEN FOR ME??”
Because this is what happens on the way to your dreams.
And it sucks.
But it’s one day. And tomorrow is a new day.
Because it ebbs and flows. It goes up and down.
So, as I wipe my tears clear enough to see the keys on my keyboard, I’m telling you something you need to hear.
And it just so happens that I need to hear it, too.
THIS IS TEMPORARY!!
Bartending, Babysitting, Driving for Lyft.
These are temporary things we do to make money NOW in a way that leaves us time to work on our dreams.
One day soon, we will be doing what makes us happy.
One day soon, you will be working on a movie.
One day soon, you will be selling your screenplay.
One day soon, I will be helping so many people through LA Bound, that I won’t need to take on other uninspiring jobs to pay my bills.
So if you’re having a bad day, or you’re feeling like, “WHEN WILL MY TIME COME?”, know that it IS coming.
Even if you can’t see it yet.
We have to trust in ourselves. We have to trust in our dreams.
Jack Canfield says, “You’re not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fill it.”
We have the capacity.
We can do this.
If it doesn’t feel like things are working right now, try something new.
If you’re feeling sad, watch a “Friends” episode. (OK, that comment was specifically for me!)
Stop comparing yourself to others who are “more” successful.
We all have our own path, and we will all get there our own way.
Don’t let your Ego talk louder than your spirit.
This is YOUR YEAR. You’re going to make your dreams happen. And I want to support you.
For now, here’s what I want you to do:
Leave a comment on this blog post right here.
Here’s what I want you to write:
#1. My dream is:
#2. I’m scared that:
Because you need to hear that YOU CAN DO IT.
You need to hear that YOUR DREAM IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE!
And you need to know that you’re not alone.
With all the goals and resolutions being tossed around right now, in this first week of the new year, spend some time on the things that REALLY MATTER. Like your dream job.