Woman celebrating sport successI was so excited to have interviewed, Sharon Lechter, bestselling author of Think and Grow Rich for Women last week on Smart Women Talk RadioThe original book by Napoleon Hill changed my life forever.  I was just 20 years old when I picked up this book and I was at one of the low points of my life.  I had lost everything financially, was broken emotionally and had no community to support me.

The book helped me see what was possible, how to create goals and to find my burning desire.  Within 5 years, I was making six figures (in today’s dollars) and I had met my current husband whom I have been married to for almost 30 years now.

Think about your life.  How many times have you become very excited about an idea, a dream or a vision, only to have it slip away because you slipped into fear, lost interest or fell into overwhelm because you didn’t know where to start.

Maybe you tried taking action on your dream and invested time, energy and money only to experience failure.  This can be very humiliating and financially devastating if you allow it to become your “story” or “reality”.  Remember, mistakes can be our best teachers and most of the time, success is just around the corner.

What is your dream?  These are the three secrets that have helped me with my dreams.  These secrets have become my guiding principles for every new dream, project or idea I’ve had during my lifetime.  I’d like to share them with you now:

Secret #1:  Find a mentor or a guide who has been where you want to go and follow them.  It takes 10 years or 10,000 hours to become an expert in your field – so shorten this journey with a guide.

Secret #2:  Create a Community and surround yourself with like-minded people who love and support you and who will hold you accountable to your dream.  Don’t do it alone. 

Secret #3:  Never Give Up Have Faith.  So often we give up just before we reach success, because of limiting beliefs or because we lack the tools or support to keep us inspired and able to finish what we start.

Start somewhere by reaching out for help.  This could be in the form of a program, a coach, a community or even a book, like Think and Grow Rich for Women.

Remember, you don’t have to do this alone.  I invite you to join our free Smart Women Community, with weekly live radio shows, expert blogs and access to over 250 free podcasts on iTunes, from our live radio show where my co-host and I interview thought leaders, change agents and bestselling authors on Smart Women Talk Radio.

If you are truly ready to step into your greatness, feel free to schedule a complimentary “Discovery Coaching” session today at www.TalkWithKatana.com