What You Need To Go After The Life You Want

If you’ve been around for a little while, you know my main focus is to help you go after the life you want. I say it in every video I make, and I tailor my content to make sure I’m helping you achieve your goals.


At the root, people watch these videos to help them ignite their life, business, or career. I want to remind you that the larger purpose behind making video or using social or networking is the big picture.

But sometimes, the big picture is difficult to remember. It’s easy to focus on the short-term goals rather than the larger goals, and I want to talk about what you need to mobilize yourself to go after the life you want…whatever that might look like.

What do you need to go after the life you want?


You can’t go after what you want unless you know what you want. #AmIRight

You might have an idea of what you want but total clarity might be foggy right now. That’s ok. When I left my full-time job, I wanted to try out a few things before I decided on a certain path.

Start getting familiar with what gets you excited. How do you spend your free time? What do you want to do more of?

Get very clear about what you want and give yourself a destination to work towards.

(Side note: I’m not just talking about your career here.)


You have to believe in yourself, in the process, and in the long road ahead of you.

Sometimes the people around you aren’t going to understand your goals and their comments can feel negative.

I remember having very difficult conversations with people close to me about what I wanted and how I was going to make it happen only to hear, “I don’t think that’s something you can/should do that.”

It’s heartbreaking, and it’s going to happen. You have to have the belief in yourself and the optimism to try.

Your Word

Your word is a b.i.g deal. If you’re going after a new career path and are doing some work for free, you are going to have to put in the extra effort and stay true to your word.

Having proof that you showed up and did what you said will always pay off. Proof doesn’t exist if you don’t stay true to your word. When you say you are going to do something, especially when there is a deadline, you have to do it.

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The Lesson

You are going to learn from your experiences, good or bad. You’re going to find better systems, new ways to be efficient, discover your strengths and weaknesses, and uncover what you truly enjoy doing. Appreciate the lesson(s) for what it is – invaluable.

Always be reassessing and open to changing how you do things. Follow a positive pattern and learn the lessons.


Celebration might look different in different parts of your day or life; sometimes it might look like popping champagne with friends and other times it might be drinking a great cup of coffee all alone. No matter what it looks like, take the time to reward yourself.

Celebration helps you feel like you achieved what you wanted to do. Find the opportunities to congratulate yourself and take in the moment. Turn your brain off. Sit in the moment and absorb it.

What’s missing? Did I leave anything out?  Leave a comment below and let me know how you go after the life you want.

Follow these 5 pieces of advice so you can go after the life you want.