6 Steps to Start Living Your Dream Life!
Hi there, and thank you for popping in! If you’re reading this blog post, first I would like to say THANK YOU! Thank you for taking out the time in your busy day to read about what I have to say!
I’m Annie! I am the co-creator and owner of Bohogomo Inc.: A modern bohemian lifestyle and home decor brand.
There is a very good chance that you and I are alike in the simple fact that the “work for someone else’s dreams” conventional lifestyle just doesn’t fit into your life plans! If you’re like me, then the mere thought of working an office job, from 9-5, for 40 hours a week until you retire at the age of 65, literally makes your blood boil and your body cringe! It just isn’t a feasible option. Life is too precious (yes I used the word precious) to waste your youth, or any part of your life, doing things that don’t set your soul on fire!
Now, I’m not saying that you can always get what you want, right when you want it, and I am also not saying that this kind of lifestyle is going to come easy. but I am saying that if its something that you literally can’t go a single day without thinking about, and if it makes you feel like a kid in a candy store to think about your dreams, THEN YOU BETTER GO FOR IT! (Or else prepare to face the consequence: Living someone else’s dream)
My boyfriend Matt and I are only a year into our adventure and our journey to the rest of our lives, but every day we do a little more, and we build on our yesterdays to create our tomorrows!
We are not experts, and we definitely don’t have it all figured out yet, BUT we believe that if you want something bad enough, and you’re willing to put in the work to get there, then there is no reason that you can’t do it!
Follow these 6 steps to start living your dream life!
1.PinPoint Your Passion: Do you have something that sets your soul on fire? Something that you light up every time you think about it? Something that comes naturally to you, and that you thoroughly enjoy? That’s your passion! If you are lucky enough to pinpoint your passion, then you’re already half way towards your Dream ! It’s not always easy to know what this passion may be right off the bat, but if you take some time to really analyze what makes your soul happy, then you just might find your Passion.
2.Figure Out How Your Passion Can Solve a Problem: Whether they are serious, life threatening problems, or petty first world problems, Your passion can definitely be a solution to someone else’s problem ! For example, we create one of a kind hand crafted wall hangings! This may not appear to be a solution to a serious problem, but it can be a solution for someone who just moved into their first home and would like to decorate their home with something that you can’t buy at your local Target or Homegoods, something that is hand crafted with them in mind. Or maybe You love to write calligraphy, and you decide to customize wedding invitations ! That could be the solution to a Bride to Be’s first world problem of wanting to have unique wedding invitations that no one else has ever had before! The list goes on!
3.Trial and Error: This is going to be one of the most exciting, rewarding, and frustrating times of your life! Some things are going to work automatically! They are going to be no-brainers that draw attention to potential customers right away! You’re going to be so surprised that someone is interested in your work and then you are going to try something else and it’s going to be a total fail. But don’t get too down, because that’s all part of the process!
4. Get Social: It is now easier than ever to connect with people all over the universe through social media! With the majority of the population owning smartphones (or do smartphones own them ?) it is inevitable that social media has just become a way of life. It is easier than ever to get connected with people, strangers who become friends and share your stories
5. Do your research and Get Inspired by people who have done it before: One of my biggest inspirations is listening to Cathy Heller’s PodCast “Don’t Keep Your Day Job” which is a weekly podcast where successful entrepreneurs (just like we will be one day) give you the inside scoop of their back story and how they started from nothing and built an amazing life doing what they love. It may seem impossible, but these people are LIVING PROOF that it is, in fact, POSSIBLE to live a life you LOVE!
6.(Most Importantly)Be patient: We all know the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day” – but for real. It wasn’t, and neither will your dream. Trust the process, don’t be afraid to fail, and get back up when you do! Because one day you will look back at how far you have come, and you will be so proud of yourself for starting.