Society would have you believe that making money and living your passion is a story that only exists in a Hollywood film. That you need to choose either making money or living your dreams and that you cannot do both. But why can’t you do both? You are capable of living the life you’ve always dreamed of, the only thing standing in your way, is yourself.

If you find yourself standing in your own way, I have four tips that will help you take the leap and begin living the life of your dreams.

1. Get Clear 
If money was not an object, how would you spend your time? What would your life look like? Where would you live?

Visualize yourself, and all the details, no matter how small, living the life you’ve always dreamed of, in the place you’ve always wanted to live, with the people you want around, doing the things you love most. Get a journal and write it down, read it every day. Begin to dream it into existence.

2. Seek Out a Mentor  
You become the energy of those around you. Who do you spend your time with? Seek out those in your life, a friend, teacher, or role model, someone you admire or who has characteristics that you want to grow in yourself. It might also be an author, an inspirational speaker, or a life coach, the options are endless. Then make a point of spending time with them and learning from them. Observe them, how do they walk forward in this world? How can you emulate the deeper characteristics that you admire in them? Do you already have some of those traits within yourself?

3. Crush Your Limiting Beliefs 
We all have them. I have them. You have them. That small voice inside your head telling you that you can’t. What are your biggest triggers or limiting beliefs? What are the steps you need to take to move beyond them and into greater possibility? Once you identify those limiting beliefs, you can begin to dismantle them.

4. Take the First Step 
Act! You can write all the journal entries in the world but you eventually need to bring your ideas into reality and take action. Take that class, buy that plane ticket, send that email, whatever it is, bring yourself to act on your dreams, even if it is one small step each day. If you want results, you need to take steps forward, wade in the water, and eventually you will find that you are swimming.

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About the Author

teri karjala

Teri devotes herself to being the resource people need to uncover their greatest levels of joy and fulfillment in their everyday lives. From teaching courses, keynoting powerhouse events, and being a consistent abundance advocate, onlookers cannot help but leave her presence feeling energized, equipped, and ready to live life to its greatest capacity.