In this video, I discuss what it takes to live the life of your dreams based on my own experiences. Below each, you'll find questions. As you watch, be thinking about these as they relate to your own life situation.
Define your dream.
How do you feel about your life now?
How do you want to feel about your life?
Live below your means.
Are you willing to make the tough decisions it takes to live the life you want?
Are you willing to downsize or eliminate debt to live you dream?
How much are you willing to invest in what you want?
Who do you think is successful?
Do you find yourself comparing your success to theirs?
Who in your life thinks you're successful?
How much time per week are you creating? (Psst...Map it out, if you don't already. There are a variety of apps that can help you with this. I use Toggl.)
If you listed 5 labels that describe yourself, does "artist" (writer, crafter, musician, actor, creative entrepreneur, painter, etc.) rank on that list?
If so, are you spending a balanced amount of time creating in order to justify that label?
Turn off the negativity.
Who do you share you art with before public release?
Do these people (friends, family, industry professionals, etc.) build you up or tear you down?
How can you make adjustments to decrease the amount of negativity coming into your life and art?
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."— Elie Wiesel