Turn potential into possibility in the present.

My week in pictures: Enjoying some of the tiff (Toronto International Festival buzz… saw 3 movies!), rowing gang (and the sunset from the water below middle!) speaking to Company of Women Toronto Chapter, Power of Success event with amazing speakers and awesome peeps! Apologies for going over the top with the selfies!

 

turn potential into possibility in the present.

Imagine 6,000+ people, crazy line-ups around the block, hungry for learning and growth, holding feverishly onto every one of Tony Robbins words, jumping and dancing and cheering like never before, celebrating life while sweating it up and TOTALLY eating it up.

Well, you don’t have to imagine it. Because that was exactly the scene on Wednesday at the International Convention Centre in Toronto. And I was right in the center of it all, milking in every moment.

Any chance to experience one of these big personal development seminars I’m there ~ and not afraid to admit it ~ however throw in names like Les Brown and Tony Robbins and you’re taking it to a whole new level.

Indeed I was eating it up. Taking copious notes, feeling my energy levels soar (and I have quite a bit of energy to begin with!), jumping higher and screaming louder than anyone else around me I’m sure, hugging strangers, and getting completely pumped, totally inspired, and fully FIRED UP.

Now it’s not the first (nor will it be the last) event like this I’ll ever attend. However it was a bit different this time. Why?

I used to sit in those audiences, totally fired up, and yet totally full of fear that I would forget all of the excitement and inspiration and confidence I had cultivated in that moment, and never fully live out my potential.

And then I began to believe in my potential. I had some adventures, volunteered in Thailand, shaved my head (raising $10,000 to boot!), lived in an Ashram, learned how to ride camels, to surf, got dreadlocks, lived in a van, learned languages, picked apples, got a Masters, became a bereavement facilitator, started coaching, started training, started speaking.

And then more recently I used to sit in those audiences, totally fired up, and yet totally full of fear that I would be overwhelmed with all of the possibilities that existed, now that I was realizing my potential, and never actually choosing to take action and live out all of those possibilities.

And then yesterday I was sitting in that audience, totally fired up, and realizing I WAS taking action. I am not only beginning to realize my potential, I am creating possibilities, and beginning to realize them in the present.

Next Thursday marks the soft launch of my new initiative Women Living BIG ~ at the inaugural ‘Bubbles & Bucket Lists’ event ~ a dream I’ve had for a while.

Do I have it all figured out yet? Heck NO! Am I still full of fear? Heck YES! And is that going to stop me from going after what I want? No way, José!

 

According to Tony, there are 3 forces necessary for creation:

  1. Focus
  2. Massive Action
  3. Grace (or love, God, Universe whatever you choose to call it)

He also said that fear ‘aint going anywhere any time soon. It’s true. And so the only way to conquer it is to take MASSIVE action.

 

I asked my Mastermind members in our call last night two questions – and now I’m going to ask you:

  • What is your BIG dream? YOUR BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal)?
  • And what is one small step of MASSIVE ACTION you can take THIS week in the direction of this goal or dream?

We don’t get a dress rehearsal for life. It’s already begun. Your life is NOW. Are you making it what you want?

 

You are full of potential. Life is full of possibilities. Are you realizing them in the present? (click to tweet it out!) 

 

One of my fave lines from Les Brown yesterday: “If you die today, what dreams, talents, skills, books, stories will die with you?”

I hope none.

Live a FULL life so you can die EMPTY.

Have a FAB week!

 

And PLEASE ~ share your BHAGS and Action Steps in the comments below!

P.S. Not sure yet what you want out of your life?!? THATS OKAY TOO! Why dont you join me and 40 other amazing like-minded women at Women Living BIGs inaugural Bubbles & Bucket Lists event next Thursday I guarantee youll leave fired up, bucket list in hand, with some ideas to start making it all happen.

 AND, stay tuned for the FB and Twitter contests were having to learn how you can win a free ticket!  

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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