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My coach recently shared with me:

“You can have everything you want. You just need to put structures in place to get to where you want to go.”

And that really got me thinking…

I have structures in place for a lot of things I do, including the very guide you’re reading right now.

And then there are things that I don’t have structures for. Or, if I do have structures for them, but they’re not fully developed, or they’re too ambitious, or they’re not ambitious enough, or some combination thereof.

Obviously, there are limits to how much one person can do. But in a crisis situation, sometimes we are required to do considerably more than we ever thought we’d need to do.

What if one day you woke up to find you lost your primary source of income? This happened to me recently. And things like this can happen at any time.

What structures do you have in place for worst case scenarios?

Or, if you don’t have structures yet, what structures could you put in place?

Asking these questions helps us identify next actions. Working backwards from the result we want; we can determine the steps we’ll need to take to get there.

Things either don’t get done, or don’t get done efficiently when we aren’t present to the steps. We end up prolonging the journey unnecessarily or going down some rabbit trail that leads us far away from the path we originally wanted to be on.

“Ready, fire, aim” has its place. But when it comes to structures, it’s all about planning. So, plan your steps (daily or weekly actions). These steps form your structures.

And all steps should really be a hard “yes” or a hard “no.”

“Yes, these things are worth doing (because they get results).”

“No, these things aren’t worth doing (because they don’t get results).”

Put rules in place. These rules are also part of your structures.

You can have everything you want in life. You just need structures to make it a reality.

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