Yes, there is an art for making shit happen. It takes a special something to get that idea that has been swirling around in your head for months, years, or perhaps even decades, out into the world.

So often we sit on the sidelines of life, watching others catapult their dreams into reality, while we procrastinate by putting off our dreams until tomorrow — yet sometimes, tomorrow never comes.

It’s amazing what we follow through on when we have others as our witnesses.

So what to do?

Follow this simple five step guide to the art of making shit happen.


Step 1: Ask yourself: Do you want it or not?

If the answer is yes, then keep reading ...

If the answer is no, then perhaps it’s someone else’s dream that has been placed upon you. Might be time to get clear on what you really want.

For those who said yes, congrats, you are well on your way.

Step 2: Make a declaration.

A powerful statement, such as: "I am committed to becoming a published author," or "I am committed to launching this new business."

Make sure to say it out loud and say it proud … like you really mean it.

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Step 3: Make a plan.

Make your big goal less daunting by breaking it down into small bite-sized action steps. Try to take on 1-3 action steps a week until you reach your goal.

Step 4: Be held accountable.

When you quietly keep your dreams all to yourself, no one is checking up with you too see whether you've accomplished them or not. You need to let the people who love and support you know what you are up to. It’s amazing what we follow through on when we have others as our witnesses.

Step 5: Work with your fear.

So many times we try to overcome our fear, waiting until the fear subsides before we go after what our heart’s true desire is. But the truth is … that day may never come. It’s more about cultivating fearlessness, which is not the absence of fear, but the presence of bravery. Feel the fear and do it anyway.

So. You do want it … right?

Then … stop thinking about it.

Its time to make some $h!t happen.

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