Leap Before You Look: The Secret to Playing Bigger 

You’re eager to play a bigger game. You’re smart, ambitious, with a solid plan in place. But, damn it, you can’t seem to make any headway.

Want to know what’s holding you back? Those devilish how-to’s, the belief that you must have it all figured out before you even begin.

Plotting every step in advance may feel safe, even smart. But it’ll blind you to all the unexpected opportunities that will inevitably appear.

I was stuck in this mindset most of my life…until I interviewed six-figure women.

Their stellar success followed a three-step strategy: 

  1. Set a goal.
  2. Commit to reach it, without having a full-blown plan in place.
  3. Pursue any coincidences that fall in your lap. 

Step 2 is the game changer. Commitment acts like a magnet, attracting opportunities that often come disguised as coincidences.  If you’re not seeing coincidences, it’s likely a sign that you’re not totally committed. 

That’s how it worked for me. In 2008, I set an audacious goal: to earn $125,000. When I told my now ex-husband, he burst out laughing. I did too.  As a life-long underearner, it seemed absurd. But I was totally committed.

I had no idea how I was going to do it. Yet as I learned from the high earners, I didn’t need to.

I just needed to seize the synchronicities. Of course, those coincidences always lie just outside our comfort zone. So, I took a deep breath and a big leap of faith as I boldly jumped off the cliff.

Every day, I forced myself to do something I was scared to do. I raised my prices, ramped up my marketing, and stayed the course despite setbacks and rejections.

Success didn’t come overnight, but by year’s end, I’d reached my goal. I’ve been making six figures ever since.

If success feels elusive, try following this formula: Let go of control and do what comes next, even if you’re terrified to do it.

What have you committed to that terrifies you? Leave me a comment below.

Comments & Feedback

  • Jill Somrak

    I am a single mother with three kids in college. I am also a teacher, and although I love my job there is very little I can do to “set goals” to earn more money etc. I would like to know how your money wealth program can help someone like me who has a set salary. I have no interest in working online or teaching teachers how to use some curriculum. My passion is teaching kids in the classroom. Still, I feel very stuck without a whole lot of options.
    Thank you for your insight!

  • Lisa

    I would like to make more money from my side hustle. My corporate job provides enough for all my needs, and brings me some purpose, but there’s a lot of rush and it squeezes a lot out of me physically. It comes with some sacrifice.

    I guess I’m terrified of the unknown and giving up stable employment for a while. I do know that I have a lot more experience now and know how to play these agents and people who try to control me for small fees.

  • Rebecca Stafford 💚

    LOVE this article – especially the key component- step 2 – SO clarifying – thank you ❤️

  • Barbara Alpher

    Start a coaching business to help folks who want to become plant-based but are having difficulty doing it … get there!

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When a devastating financial crisis rocked her world, Barbara Huson knew she had to get smart about money… and she did. Now, she wants to empower every women to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives! She’s doing just that with her best-selling books, life changing retreats and private financial coaching.

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