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If you could plan out the destination in your business as easily as you can call a travel agent and plan your next vacation, where would you want to go in your business?

What if you had already saved all you needed to fully fund that vacation?

What if that vacation wouldn’t cost you anything?

Can getting to where you want to be in your business be as easy as Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) clicking her heels together and repeating, “There’s no place like home”?

And when you’re ready to continue this work, join my May group EASY MONEY in 30 Days. It’s an intensive 30 day journey where you reinvent who you are around money. CLICK HERE to join!

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Can getting to where you want to be in your business be as easy as Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) clicking her heels together and repeating, “There’s no place like home”?

Remember in The Wizard of Oz movie, Dorothy and her friends The Scarecrow, The Tinman, and The Cowardly Lion encountered all kinds of obstacles and challenges as they tried to make it to The Wizard of Oz? What is the Wizard of Oz in your business that you’re so desperately trying to get to?

When they finally arrived, they were disappointed to find that it was just some old guy behind a curtain pulling levers and blowing smoke.

Then Glinda The Good Witch shows up and tells her that she had the power all along.

Isn’t this the way that it really is in our business?

It is. Even if you haven’t found this truth yet, it is. You had the power all along. You can be wherever you want to be, just by declaring it, just by wanting it.

Follow the yellow brick road …. right down the path to where you want to be.

I told you last week I’d be sharing some of the same work I’m doing with the group in my 30 days To Make Money Easy experiment this month.

Last week we explored the answer to the question Where Are you Currently?

Your homework was to explore that for yourself and decide specifically what you wanted to work on this month, so you can do this work right along with us. If you haven’t answered that question yet, go listen to episode 12, do that work and come back.

Because this week, we’ll explore the answer to the question Where Are You Going?

And just like the question Where Are You Currently? you need to answer that question from the perspective of one specific area of your life or your business that you decided last week that you wanted to work on this month.

Once you know where you are now and where you’re going, you can map out a path to go from Point A to Point B.

If you know you’re going to Disney World, but you don’t put into the GPS your current location, the GPS will not be able to map out for you the directions to follow to get to Disney World. The GPS will spin in confusion.

If you’re spinning in confusion, this could be your problem.

Let me give you another way to think about it.

Let’s say you just started your business or you’ve been doing your business for less than a year. You’re in the early stages. You haven’t built a list or a following. You haven’t tried a lot of things. You’re still in the experimentation stage of your business. You’re trying things, figuring out what works and what doesn’t. You have some clients, but you’re not sure how that happened or how to get more.

If you don’t recognize where you are, you don’t acknowledge where you are or you’re not honest about where you are, you might look at what someone else is doing in their business that’s in a completely different stage of their business, you start following their directions thinking that doing what they’re doing is going to get you where you want to go.

When it doesn’t get you where you wanted to go, you get frustrated, discouraged and confused. Why didn’t it work for me? There must be something wrong with me. Maybe I don’t have what it takes. Maybe they have something I don’t and maybe I’ll never have what they have.

What you don’t realize is that they are starting from a different place than you are. If they’re in Atlanta and they’re going to Disney World, they’re going to follow directions based on their starting point, based on where they are right now.

But if you’re in Texas and you’re following the directions for getting from Atlanta to DisneyWorld, you will NOT end up in DisneyWorld, because you’re starting from a different place.

That’s why it’s SO IMPORTANT to know exactly where you are. That’s why I wanted you to figure that out last week.

But it’s also REALLY IMPORTANT to know exactly where you’re going if you want to get there.

You may be in one stage of your business and you know exactly where you are currently, but you don’t know where you’re going. You haven’t decided on purpose. You’re just doing a bunch of things, but you don’t know why or you don’t know what your objective is or you don’t know how you’re supposed to do them.

If you are currently just hanging out waiting for the first step, not knowing what to do in your business, this could be your problem. You just haven’t decided where you want to be.

If you know you’re in the early stages of your business, you know you have a few clients, you know you don’t know how it happened and you know you’re not sure how to duplicate it, but you don’t know what you actually want, you still won’t know the next steps to take, because it depends on what you want to move toward. What business model, what niche, what growth mechanism, what platforms, what formats, coaching or teaching, one-on-one or group, real time or courses, all the details.

If you’re stuck, this could be your problem. Let’s use the same analogy of the GPS.

If you  don’t know where you’re going, again, the GPS will not be able to map out for you the directions to follow to take you from where you are right now. The GPS will keep waiting and just keep telling you where you are now. It will not take the first step toward your destination.

If you know you’re in Atlanta, but you don’t put into the GPS that you want to go to Disney World, the GPS will not be able to map out for you the directions to follow. The GPS will keep you stuck where you are. It will not start the trip until you tell it where you want to go. You will never get to Disney World.

Another problem could be that you’ve put in the wrong destination. If you know exactly where you are – you know your current location, but you put in the GPS that you’re going somewhere you really don’t want to go, you’re not going to get to your intended destination.

Maybe you’ve seen other coaches start a membership, so you follow the directions to that, but you don’t actually want to start a membership. You want to build a high ticket offer and have just a few high touch clients. The directions you’re following might not actually get you there or it may take you way off course from your destination.

Let’s go back to the GPS example.

Let’s say you’re in Atlanta and instead of putting into the GPS DisneyLand instead of Disney World. That trip will take you a lot longer than you thought.

After a few hours, you’re going to think, maybe I can’t get there from here. I thought it was just a few hours away and it doesn’t feel like I’m any closer than when I started. I’m in real trouble here.

I can’t afford to drive 48 hours. I only have enough time, energy, money, supplies, and snacks for a few hours. I’m in way over my head. I better turn around and go home and just forget it.

It’s not that you’re doing things wrong, it’s just that you’re heading in a direction that you didn’t intend to head in. You just have to check your coordinates and your destination. 

If you’re in San Diego and you want to go to DisneyLand, but you put in the GPS Disney World, it’s going to be very frustrating when you’re not there when you expected. You’re doing it the hard way.

This week your homework is to take the same questions you used last week to answer the question Where are you currently in order to answer the question Where are you going? Another way to answer that is Where do you want to be?

You’re going to want to get as specific as possible and you want to use the exact same area you used last week, so that you’ll be able to compare where you are to where you’re going in order to continue with this work next week.

Reach out to me with any questions you have or any place you get stuck. I’ll see you next week!