I made a lot of mistakes, now what?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Neagle                                               Code Question


Hi David,

My business has gone through a lot of changes this year – mostly because of mistakes that I made partnering with the wrong people. I have made the changes to get out of that situation, and since then I have been struggling to figure out what I really want. I believe I want passive income, and to help business owners succeed using my knowledge of business management best practices, but not sure how to change the way things are now to achieve that.

I just started reading your book, and finding it helpful. I would love your feedback.

Neagle                                               Code Answer

Hi and thanks for your question. After reading this a second time, I think you are actually asking me two questions.

The first question was about figuring out what you want.

Many people who I have had the pleasure of teaching over the years, have struggled with figuring out what they want. Part of the problem is that as a child, you were probably taught that you couldn't have what you wanted. Being told this over and over again, shut down your capacity to dream or even fantasize about what you want.

Here's a sure fire way to help you.

Sit down with a pen and a piece of paper and make a list of ALL the things you are tolerating in your life. By ALL I mean everything in your personal life AND your business life. Write down the smallest little annoyances, and also the really big things.

Once your list is complete, go to work on changing those things.

Pretty soon, you'll realize that you are beginning to see clearly what you want.

Your second question was about not knowing how to change to achieve what you want.

Change always starts with a decision.

This can be tricky.

If you are deciding what you want based on the perceived “problems” of the change that will need to be made, you will never make a decision.

Start with your list of tolerations.

Then decide what you want.

Finally, begin taking action toward that change.

And always remember, change is messy.

If it were easy, everyone would be wealthy.

In the end, it is those who are willing to change, adapt and grow that achieve the most success in life.

Just Believe,®
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  1. I am an artist producing one of a kind, limited editions series of handwoven textiles, fiber art, ceramics, and prints. I read the Art of Success, and have downloaded the Money Map. Reading the Money Map, I realize I am stuck. I need to increase my revenue, however, how to creatively do so using the guidelines in the Money Map. They seem to apply to other types of business, i.e. consultants, etc. I’d appreciate your suggestions.

    • You can actually use the Money Map for all types of business, not just specific to consultants and coaches. I created that program with the intention that is was a starting point for anyone looking to move beyond where they currently are. Knowing where you are, and having a plan to get to where you want to go, will make all the difference. Just know that it will take committed action and becoming comfortable being uncomfortable. Faint of heart need not apply. Thanks for the post.