[Monday Motivation] Just Start Already!


Just startHow creative are you feeling today?

It’s a Monday.

Are you facing the week with enthusiasm and fierce commitment to your goals and vision?

Or are you dragging your feet into the day, longing for another latte?

The first step is always a doozy isn’t it?

I love this scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

I often share it with my clients as a powerful metaphor for building a business. Indie has to cross a huge bottomless chasm to get the chalice and water to save his father’s life. He’s madly scrambling through notes to find the secret. Then in concert, he and his father begin to chant, you have to believe, you have to believe. He closes his eyes and steps out into the chasm and the bridge appears.

The simple phrase “Just Start” can be loaded with anxiety, doubt and fear. What will happen if I do start? Will I fail? Will I fall into the chasm? What if I succeed beyond my wildest dreams? What will I have to give up?

The antidote? Belief. Trust. Faith. Conviction.

In last week’s article I talked about knowing your big WHY, this can help you get started.

Imagine you are standing on the edge of that chasm and you need to take just one step, what will that step be?

Are you willing to take it today?

Let the energy of Monday carry you across the chasm with grace and ease.

You got this.

And don’t forget to celebrate when you get to the other side.

Then get up the next day and do it all over again.

This is all it takes to build your business, just start. Ask for a hand up when you need it. Offer a hand when you can. And have faith.

I believe in you.

And the world needs you. Today.

Creatively yours,
Minette

P.S. Struggling with belief or with knowing how to get started? Come share in the our FB group here. We’ve got our hands out waiting to help you across the chasm.

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Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.



About Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.

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