148: Waiting to Start Our Dreams

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148: Waiting to Start Our Dreams

When we have a big dream, it can be a challenge to have to wait before having the chance to pursue it actively. But sometimes, it’s necessary. Maybe the timing isn’t right; maybe you aren’t financially ready. Whatever the reason, there’s a silver lining to waiting. That’s what I discussed with today’s guest, Tyanna. Tyanna is a wife to a retired army infantry soldier who is currently going back to school, and she is working to support him in his big dream while raising their two-year-old daughter. She also has a dream of her own that she has put on hold for the time being. Tyanna wants to take the leap into entrepreneurship. We discuss how to choose a timeframe for when you’ll be ready to leap and how to find hidden pockets in your day to work on tasks that will help you reach your bigger goal. I also dive into the concept of reframing it from waiting time into preparation time and using that time to start building the foundation for success.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Recognizing that you play several roles well: a mom and a successful business owner
  • Reframing how you look at the goals that you’re pursuing
  • Choosing a timeframe for when you want to take the leap
  • Looking for hidden pockets of time to focus on tasks that help you reach your bigger goal
  • Deciding what your “time-wasters” are and cutting them out

What To Do Next:

  • Have you been waiting to start something? Use this time as an opportunity to build the foundation for even greater success. Take the time to map out those hidden pockets of time each week that you can use to start working toward your big goal. 
  • Take part in our virtual book club for my book, The Joy of Missing Out. If you haven’t already picked up your copy, head to joyofmissingout.com or your favorite retailer.
  • Watch my Tonya TV episode, How to Get An Extra Hour From Your Day. Feel free to comment and chat with me over there on my YouTube Channel!

Resources and Links

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Tonya Dalton
Tonya Dalton