do it scared from laura gallagher of the creative company in her new book 180 in 120

Business Forum – #180in120“The first step to getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you’re at.” – JP Morgan

Rip tides are dangerous. You can swim a little and soon find yourself far from shore wondering, “How on earth did I get here?”

To avoid the drift and create a life of intention takes discipline, thought and time. Choose yourself. Here’s how to take the first step! 

Step 1: Take a minute and just ask yourself these questions.

  • What’s really important?
  • What do you value?
  • What or who do you love?
  • What makes you come alive?
  • What can you alone create?
  • What connections do you want to make?
  • What will you dare to care about?

Do you feel like you’re moving in a positive direction, drifting or off course?

How do you want to be remembered?

Would people remember you that way now based on how you’re living? Write your eulogy – ask your kids, friends, colleagues – if I died today – what would you say about me? Does it align with who you want to be?

What would happen if you weren’t here? What happens because you are?

Step 2: Decide where you want to go. Create a GPS for your Life and WRITE IT DOWN.

“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle

I once knew a CEO who put his goals on the urinal so he would see them everyday.

Mine are above my jewelry armoire at the moment. And this is key – mine are more about WHO I want to be at home (healthy, happy). And WHAT I want to accomplish at work (publish, build, grow).

Step 3: Watch out for the roadblocks.

Every single day you’re going to have things that get in the way.


  • Be careful of the rip tide.
  • Naysayers
  • Setbacks
  • Poor physical, mental or spiritual health
  • Family issues

Step 4: Work that Plan and Build in Accountability

Schedule a meeting with yourself for two hours every week and once a day for 30 minutes.

Build in 360 Accountability

Truth Tellers

120 Days

Step 5: Get a Virtual Mentor and one IRL

Some of mine are:

  • James Altucher
  • Michael Hyatt
  • Tim Keller
  • Seth Godin
  • Lysa TerKeurst

Step 6: Do it Scared


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