You know I’ve become seriously impressed at what you can do when you set your sights on a project or initiative that’s way bigger than you.
It’s amazing what you can do when you just get started.
And you see, that’s the trick. You just DO it. You just start.
Simple really but oh so hard to do for so many of us.
So today, I thought I’d give you a special preview of some of the amazing insight, and wisdom the $100 Change program contains. To ensure you just START.
Some of the smartest and brightest minds across the world stepped forward to offer their answers to my questions.
Honestly – when I was going through all the answers I found it hard to know which ones to NOT include in the daily prompts, and which to put in the digital guide you get at the end of the 100 days with $100 Change.
They’re just all so damn brilliant. I’m learning a lot and being inspired through every written and spoken word. Today I’m sharing just a few of those change maker’s answers with you – for FREE.
How do you make change happen when you’re just starting out?
You do it. You get started. ~ Alexis Grant
“You do it. You get started, even if you’re not sure exactly what you’re doing. Yes, you want to put the pieces in place, yes you want to prepare, but at some point, you have to just GO — and figure it out along the way. Because you can never prepare for everything — you don’t know what will come your way — so why waste time trying? If you have an idea you’re passionate about, figure out how to get your life and finances in order to support that dream, and DO IT. The rest of us will be cheering you on!”.
~ Alexis is an entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist. (Read Alexis’ helpful post on taking a leap).
Change Happens Naturally – Chantelle Baxter
Start small. One step at a time. I’ve had many new social entrepreneurs approach me and ask HOW it was possible to get One Girl to where it’s at today. And we did it just by putting one foot in front of the other. We didn’t START with everything nailed down. In fact, when we first started One Girl, it was called Project Eight. We wanted to take on projects that fell underneath the 8 millennium development goals (ie. Do everything on the entire planet). It took us 1 year to nail our vision and direction. A whole year! Change happens naturally one day at a time – put a little bit of time and energy into your project, and that’s how you make change happen.”
~ Chantelle is the co-founder of One Girl
Stand For Something ~ Colin Wright
“Stand for something. No need to make waves for the same of making waves, but if you are afraid to offend anyone, you won’t change anything.Help others. The best way to learn is to teach, and it just so happens that teaching also helps others. Making the world a better place makes the world you live in a better place. It’s amazing how selfish you can be while doing things that are incredibly unselfish. Smile a whole lot. If you’re not having a good time, you won’t keep moving forward when times are tough. It’s easy to succeed and be upbeat when everything is easy, but you have to really find something you love doing to keep moving when everything sucks and you just want to throw something against a wall and scream. Smiling helps. Finding reasons to smile is even more sustainable.”
~Colin is an author, entrepreneur, and full-time traveler exilelifestyle.com
Recognize And Celebrate Change – Tara Gentile
“It’s less about “making change happen” and more about recognizing change as it’s happening. Whenever we ship a new product, connect with a colleague, write a new blog post, or welcome a new subscriber, change is happening. When you’re just starting out, change – whether in yourself, your business, or your tiny corner of the world – is probably happening faster than at any other time in your business. Celebrate it.”
~ Tara is a thought leader & creative business coach at taragentile.com
Be arrogantly selective ~ Ashley Ambirge
“I devote myself entirely to one project at a time–do or die status. I can’t have other distractions. I can’t juggle projects. I just can’t–and I know this about myself. It takes more discipline than you’d think, though, to say no to promising projects. But you’ve got to protect your soul project with everything you’ve got–even if it means turning down all the others. BE ARROGANTLY SELECTIVE.”
~ Ashley is an online marketing sexpot and seasoned copywriter and founder of The Middle Finger Project.
The Key Foundation Is Relationships – Jenny B
“If you’re just starting out but itching to have a meaningful impact on the world, get out there and build as many relationships as you can. Don’t be shy about reaching out to people further along than you, this can be the key to a quick-start, world-changing business. Relationships are the foundation for all spirit-conscious businesses. Without the amazing people I have in my life to brainstorm with, stay accountable to and co-create new offers, I don’t think I would have the nourishment I need to sustain everything. Find people who have the same goals and values as you and make new connections as often as you can. You’ll be amazed at how much more momentum you gain when you build a circle of support and love around your budding business.”
~ Jenny is the proud owner, operator and resident witch of Up Your Impact Factor
Inspired? Tell me what you’re going to do with the nuggets of wisdom in those answers?
By the way if you’re a member of the $100 Change Program you’ll be able to apply for 1 of 10 scholarships of $500 plus from 20 November to 15 December. Stay tuned for details. Intrigued? Find out more here.