The “True Cost” of Going For Your BIG LIFE

etting clear on what you want for your life is a crucial first step when designing your Big Life.

Once you have that clarity… making it happen is where the real work begins.

And in our experience, it’s not just what you’re willing to ‘do’ to make it happen, but what you’re willing to let go of.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve ‘given up’ over the last few years to go for our Big Life:

➡️ 6 figure salaries

We walked away from our careers at the same time because they felt soul sucking to us, and chose to follow our joy and create this heart led business.

While it meant an adjustment in our budget, we were prepared to take the short term hit because we knew that working for ourselves had no financial cap in the long run.

➡️ Socialising as much

We’ve worked through many weekends to make the changes we want and worked 6 days a week for months while juggling part-time jobs and our business.

This meant cutting down on socialising and we’ve been ok with it because we know the life of freedom we’re creating ultimately gives us more time to socialise and we now love the work we do. 

➡️ Drinking alcohol regularly

We’ve taken several big breaks from alcohol in the last 5 years (the longest was 8 months) because we knew it made us less productive and we had big goals to focus on.

➡️ Watching TV

We NEVER put the TV on in our home (which is ironic considering we both worked in TV for over a decade).

Sometimes we watch Netflix but it’s rare these days and always intentional. We swapped it for reading, connecting and learning instead.

➡️ Attachment to what other’s think

This is an ongoing process but the more we get clear on what we want, the more we learn to stand confidently in it.

Everyone will give you their opinion if you let them but ultimately it’s not their life to live and we do not want to please someone else at the expense of pleasing ourselves.

I say we ‘gave up’ these ^^ things in quotation marks because we’ve consciously chosen not to do them and it hasn’t felt like we’ve given anything up.

Do you need to do exactly the same to create the changes you want?

Not at all…

But when you want to transform your life, your goals and vision WILL require something of you.

They will require you to make space for them by letting some things go.

And it’s your choice to decide what they’ll be.

Cathy X