As I lay down to sleep last week, I thought I would feel different. I thought my stomach would be full of butterflies, and my heart would be racing, eyes wide open with excitement.
But instead, I was exhausted. My body hurt in places I didn’t know it was possible to hurt, and I had the mother of all headaches. I just wanted someone to take care of me.
My problem? A great, big dose of reality.
Five-year-old me would have been mad—I had just gotten everything she (and I) had ever wanted and, instead of being over the moon, I was laying in bed, naked, too tired to even put on my PJs.
Here’s the thing about making your dreams come true:
Everyone has been lying to us.
One week ago today, I wrapped filming a pilot for a national TV show, had meetings about a book deal I thought was five years out, and had meetings with TV networks and agents.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not complaining. I’m beyond grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given. In fact, this isn’t even about me—this is about you and your dreams.
One of the most-shared things online is the glamour and success. It’s fun to look and feel like a rockstar. But the truth is often hidden from everyone still working towards their dreams.
When your big break comes, you want to be prepared for what happens next:
- There’s no such thing as balance
- You can’t be 100% present for your family at the same time you’re 100% present for your job
- When the spotlight goes off for the day, it’s right back to working your rear off
Remember those lies I mentioned? Here are some of the bigger ones:
- The people who are out there telling you everything has to “feel good” all the time? Full of bull.
- The woman who always posts how amazing her life is and never shows you the ugly side of success? Living in a fantasy world.
- The guru who tells you that building a business isn’t hard or that you won’t have to work? Bologna
It is possible to make five-year-old you’s dreams come true, no matter where you are in life.
But if you expect someone to show up and do the work for you while you travel the world, go to concerts, filling your day with fun, then Sweetheart, you’re the queen of Fantasy World.
- There’s a reason 90% of all businesses fail.
- There’s a reason most people are not brave enough to admit they want the limelight, success, and money.
- There’s a reason that so many women are cruel to each other and sit around judging one another with snarky comments.
Because to make that dream true, you gotta work.
It’s no shock the anthem of my team has become Britney’s “Work B**ch”.
And the class song (voted on by the 2016 Sales School Students) just happens to be “Work B**ch.”
My clients get it. Sales School students understand. That’s why they are the future leaders of tomorrow.
You want this life?
You’re gonna work harder than ever before and, at the end of the day, you might be too tired to put on your PJs and end up falling into bed and passing out from exhaustion.
But achieving your dreams is worth the work, the pain, and the doubt.
So, in the words of Brit herself, “Get to work, B**ch!”
Your Authentic Selling Challenge: Uncover the excuses you use to distract yourself from your dream so you can “Get To Work, B**ch!” Download the “Get To Work B**ch” guide here. [TWEET THAT]