“Let’s make a movie,” my friend said. That unleashed so much creativity that we made a feature film that went to the Cannes Film Market. My directing, co-producing, writing and acting in that film also opened the door for me to become an educator and author of over 50 books.
Before that, another four words launched my time as a lead singer in a band and song composer. Those words were “Let’s record this music.” That was a chapter of my life. I was not gifted as a singer. 😊
Here are another four words: Make the dream happen. At 8, I saw on TV, the Disney film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The dream to walk on the ocean floor like Captain Nemo stayed with me. Years later, I fulfilled my 8-year-old self’s dream to walk on the ocean floor. I sure didn’t expect that I’d wear eyeglasses underwater.
By the way, the four words that launched the idea for this article were “Share information — make offers.” I read these words in the book, Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield-Thomas.
When I saw those words, Share information — make offers, it opened a new door for me. For years I continue to serve clients in my role as the Spoken Word Strategist and Executive Coach. But these four words opened my thoughts, so I could serve a whole different market.
Two Powerful Elements of “The Four Words that Change Your Life”
First Element: Your Creativity is Unleashed
The 4 Words that can change your life unleash so much creativity. You become full of energy. You have a purpose and a mission. You’re serving somebody by making something. It feels great!
So, after I read Share information — make offers, I decided to convert material from some of my 50 books on Amazon and create these 3 Online Courses for udemy.com:
I felt thrilled to create these courses. Have you had the experience of feeling excited to express your creativity and serve people?
Second Element: You’re Released from a False Limitation Placed by “The Experts”
The four words that can change your life release you from a false limitation placed by “the experts.”
Experts told me: “Do not release modest cost online courses.” However, reading the guidance from Denise Duffield-Thomas, I realized that I could reach a completely different market, while continuing to do personalized work as the Spoken Word Strategist and Executive Coach. I could continue as an International Speaker from New York to New Zealand (with Silicon Valley, Thailand and more).
With videos in online courses, I could serve more people. The strange thing is when somebody only pays $10 (super discount) for a course, they are still more invested than someone who pays nothing. Just receiving free information may not spark necessary, life-changing efforts. But taking an online course that you paid for can be your springboard to a better life.
Let’s Craft Your Four Words to Change Your Life
Here are questions to help you focus on four words and change your life:
- What 4 Words represent an invitation for you to try something different and unleash a lot of creativity?
- How can you craft the words, so they’re easy to memorize? (examples: Let’s make a movie; Let’s record this music; Share information — make offers)
- How can you take an appropriate risk?
Now, I’ll close with this question:
What new chapter are you going to open in your life and how are you going to unleash your creativity?
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