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English [Auto] Chapter one it's called conceive your idea and it's broken into three parts three concepts concept number one is called acknowledge that you want change and you've already done that they're taking up this program. There's something at a gut level or at a level telling you that you need to change your life. So we're going to give you an exact process and the exercise that you can use to kick up kick that whole idea off and then concept to gets a little bit more focused on you and your intentions in life we call it clear intention which then leads us into concept 3 where it's all about convincing yourself that you must change this can't be something that you're just interested in or casually thinking about as a hobby. If you want to go from an employee to an entrepreneur you need to know that this is something you've got to do. You have to do it for your life and for your freedom. So let's start by talking about concept 1. Acknowledging that you want change. This is essentially done through an exercise. And again I recommend you go over and pick up the e-book at this time because you'll see all the exercises that are recommended in there you can print them off or you can even just do it digitally and type out your answers is whatever whatever works easiest for you. The key is to just do this stuff and see where your heads at in the end. Now the whole idea of acknowledge that you want change is is really it is really taking a look at your life today. And this exercise is this exercise forces you to look at your current job and your level of happiness with it. And then a little bit of history on yourself how did you get into what you're doing today. And was it based on. Like like for me was it based on some assumptions of this is what you have to do to get a secure job and a career. Or did you get into this line of work because you were passionate about it at the time and maybe things have changed. And then I want you to start thinking about the things that are bothering you because ultimately that's probably what drove you here or there was something bothering you something not sitting well with you and it's time you get that down on paper and just get it out and start realizing what it is that you actually need to do. What kind of changes you need to have in your life. And then the biggest question which is right at the end of this questionnaire is if you had enough money to cover all of your expenses would you still go to this job that you're going to every day right now. And the answer is No then why is it no. Because that's going to give you a huge reality check. This this exercise in itself is a reality check of where your head at head is at today. And a lot of people are maybe afraid to admit these things to themselves or just never think that they should do it. Well you're going to do that right now. And by the end of this exercise I think you're going to move into into an entirely new frame of mind. That's going to well prepare you for what we're about to do next in the second concept. So the second concept clear intention is where you get to talk about things that you want things that you're passionate about and these are really important topics because if you want to build a business and if you want to become a full time entrepreneur you better make sure that you're doing things that are in line with your passions and that will keep you inspired and motivated over the long haul. And we're going to get into why this is so important as you go through some of the rest of the exercises. But in the second concept we're basically going to be going through three exercises. Passions exercise wants and don't wants exercise as well as an ideal vision exercise and you'll see in just a moment why they're so important and it's actually quite an exciting thing to do when you sit down put pen to paper because you learn a lot of really interesting things about yourself. So let's quickly talk about the passions exercise. Now most people have wired into them different things that they like to do different things that they enjoy. And no two people are the same if you were to take a few to ask somebody to list all the different things that they're passionate about and rank them. Note I venture to say that most people would not have the same list you would be hard pressed to find two people with the exact same list. Everybody has things that are that they find interesting. One of my business partners we get along really well we have lots of things that we share in common but he doesn't like sports at all and I love sports. So there is an area where our passions don't align at all. But there's things that he's into that I'm not. And it's just that's how we work as people. But what's really cool about this exercise is you get a chance to sit down and actually acknowledge what you're passionate about and I generally recommend that you sit back and relax and you think about all the different things that you do and things that you experience in your life where you find it really easy to get lost in the moment and time slips away and you know you could just sit there and do that thing all day long and it wouldn't really be an effort for you. In fact you wish you could do it even longer. I mean that's an ultimate passion. Some some things will be stronger than others. And the key here is not to worry about ranking them but as much as it is to just define the things that really get you going. So some of these things will be related to business. Other things might be related to how you spend your time with your family or physical activities you do like sporting events or maybe you really like to cook. So I want you to define that passion and part A. And then in part B describe your ultimate experience with the passion right as an example. You could you might be a huge fan of baseball and you might your ultimate experience might might be to be the person out in the field you know throwing the pitches being the pitcher and and playing defense. The other person might say I love baseball but I like being the hitter and hitting home runs whereas another person might really like baseball. From the coaching perspective they like being the coach and firing their team up and motivating them for the next game. So it's it's very important to understand what your best experience with that passion is and you're going to use that information moving forward when it comes time to start defining some of your business objectives. The next section is called the wants don't want exercise and this is something that not a lot of people do at least part of it anyway is knowing what you don't want is probably pretty common actually when you think about it. We all have a pretty easy time complaining about the things we don't want in our lives we don't want to have our bosses bothering us we don't want to be in debt. All these different things that we don't want. It's pretty easy to complain about them because they're painful. It's the other side of this exercise that I often find a lot more interesting. What do you want. Do you know that it's actually OK for you to define the things that you want in life. I think a lot of people struggle with this because there is such an unseen or hidden belief in their subconscious is telling them that it's greedy or wrong or selfish to say that they want things and to acknowledge that they actually have wants and they you know it's one thing to have needs like the need for shelter and clothing all that but it's OK to want things as well to want to earn money to want to do a job that you enjoy. You want to want to spend extra free time with your family I don't care what it is but acknowledging what you want is a big deal. And if you actually spend time to do this exercise in full and that's were you going to do right now you're going to learn a lot about yourself. And so there's two parts to it. First describe what you want and think about it at any level of life career family relationship spirituality doesn't matter but take time to really define it at a core level what do you want and then even more importantly why do you want it and why don't you want it if it's a don't want this or that actually give you a bigger insight into what the real driving force is behind you. So for example here if we look at let's use the don't want example I do not want to work in a job that has no meaning for me. Why. Well in the next example here I'm no longer willing to invest all this time doing something that drains and depresses me. I don't want to look back at the end of my life and be regretful that I didn't step out when I was young or when I had the time to do the things that I want. So you can see it's one thing to complain. It's another thing to quantify it and explain why it's important to eliminate or if it's a want. Why it's important to incorporate that into your life. And this is a huge step for your life if you acknowledge what you want you're going and then WHY you what are you going to be very driven and much more clear and motivated as to why you want to start this business or anything else you happen to be doing as a result of this program. Then the third exercise in this concept is called ideal vision and this is actually again like the previous exercise something that very few people ever take the time to do. And when you think about vision itself vision is how basically how we formulate and create our lives anything that we want to experience anything that we want to have a beer or do we have to first live it at a visual or at a mental level. And when you think about what is mental activity what is thinking about something or visualizing something is putting pictures in your mind as to describe this experience that we're talking about here. So the Cleator you get and the better you can describe those pictures in your head than the easier it will be to bring those pictures into reality again until you get that clear picture and write it in words. You're not giving yourself 100 percent full opportunity of experiencing all this stuff. So this ideal vision exercise is basically just that we're going ask you to make a written description of your ideal life. And this talks this will go into every single detail that's important to you. So I'm not so worried about the context of if you write it in the first person or third person or it doesn't matter. The whole point is just to get your vision down. Talk about things like ice in you know in my life I am I'm working in this kind of business. I'm spending this kind of time traveling. I'm seeing these kind of places. I'm working with these kind of clients and I'm earning this amount of money. I'm having you know X number of days per year free time to just totally unwind and relax. I'm able to spend time on humanitarian efforts that are really important to me whatever it is get it down into your description so that you can see it and then experience it as you read it. And when you when you're done with that then you can save that ideal vision onto the sheet that's included in this guide. The third and final concept here in Chapter 1 is convincing yourself that you must change. And it's one thing to be an employee and to dream about the idea of becoming a business owner and being a successful entrepreneur. That would seem so wonderful and sexy but really it can be very difficult to actually make that shift to step out and do the thing. Do the action that makes you become an entrepreneur full time so you need to do a bunch of mental exercises that convince yourself that this is something you have to do. It's not just something you're going to dream about. You're going to reach a point where you got to do it and until you reach that point you likely won't act. So how how do you convince yourself that you must change. Well it's this exercise that's how you need to basically build yourself a bunch of emotional motivators. And by emotional motivators I mean things that are going to motivate you with such a high level of emotional fuel that you will reach that mental point where this is something you have to do and you do it from two different perspectives. One is the idea of when I succeed then and you're going to list reasons that drive you at an emotional level to want to succeed to want to become a business owner. So when I succeed I going feel such an overwhelming sense of happiness and pride and joy and an accomplishment that I'm so glad. I can't even imagine I never would have taken this action. And there are a lot of positive motivators. But what's even more important is the second part of this exercise where you started knowledge and all the things that if I don't succeed then and this is where you get into some real heavy stuff because that's that's a negative emotion that's negative motivators. And we're as people we are even more strongly motivated by things that we want to move away from things that we want to avoid. We do not want to have to admit to the people in our lives who have doubted us that we couldn't do it. And so you're going to list all these things if I don't succeed then I'm proving all those other people who doubted me right and I'd never ever want to do that. If I don't succeed then I'm going to let myself down. And I don't want to look back and say that I gave up so that I could be your safety net against giving up. You know you just don't want to let yourself down. So start listing out all of your positive and negative emotional motivators and keep this list going and growing with you because you're going to need every single piece of it has you reached times in your life and in your business where the struggle kicks in and it will kick in and not trying to make this all negative because it's a lot of it is going to be a positive and fun experience but you need to have all these tools these motivators as weaponry in your arsenal to keep you going because I guarantee you're going to need it to go ahead and incomplete make sure that you complete all the exercises in this chapter so that we can then move on to chapter two.