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Starting this year and before we dive right into it where we left off a few weeks ago with new drive to make this year a success, I would like to invite you to step back with me and reflect on a few crucial things.

I am sure you have created your awesome vision for the year for your business and life. You probably have set big hairy goals to achieve that vision.

But let me ask you, what drives you? What are your highest intentions behind your vision and goals? In other words, what is your WHY?

According to Daniel Pink, the author of Drive, we have 3 main drivers: autonomy, purpose and mastery.  Autonomy – the freedom of choice in terms of when, how and with whom we work. Purpose gives us the why and when you are part of a team working for a company, then it is to know how doing what you are doing is contributing to the success of the company. Mastery refers to mastering a skill, expressing our talents with excellence.

Now when we apply this concept to entrepreneurs, the drive of autonomy refers to the freedom of time and money. Purpose is answering our call to make a difference in the world sharing our gifts using our talents. This is our drive for having meaning in our life.

Besides mastering our talents to become the best we can be, we also need to master the skillset of building a business. And if you are part of my world, specifically an online business.

Let’s face it, building a prosperous soul-purpose online business is the best way to manifest the freedom, money and meaning we seek in life. Yet it is not easy. It is not a get rich quick scheme.

It takes focus, patience, self-discipline and commitment. Actually, it is more than a commitment. To make this a success, it must be an obsession. An obsession to be independent and enjoy the freedom of doing what you love and when, where, how and with whom you please.  Of course, this can only be fully enjoyed when you also manifest financial freedom.

Taking that step back with me, where are you in terms of this?


  • What is your magnificent obsession?
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning?


  • Are you on track with where you wanted to be at the end of 2018?
  • Do you have all the answers?
  • Where do you need help?
  • What are the gaps you have to close to move you forward to the next level?


  • If you want to get something different, you have to do something different.
  • We create our world with our habitual thoughts, emotions, words and actions.

If you dive right in where you left off a few weeks ago, without reflecting on what has worked well and not worked well, you will repeat the same habits with the same results.

That is unless you become aware of your thoughts, feelings, words, actions and the results they produce. This self-awareness empowers you to choose the thoughts and emotions that would result in taking positive actions towards your goals. You now have the choice to let go of limiting thoughts that lead to un-resourceful emotions.

When you become conscious of what you think and relentlessly replace your limiting thoughts with empowering ones, you are on your way to experience a new way of being that will allow you to manifest the life and business you desire.

Make a decision to become your own observer and tune in to your thoughts and self-talk and write down the ones that hinder you and that you need to let go of.  Then make a list of thoughts and self-talk that empowers you and allows you to experience the elevated emotions of love, joy, abundance, gratitude, etc. At different intervals during the day, take a few minutes to think and say these empowering thoughts while visualizing your vision and feeling these elevated emotions.

We are all works in progress. Reflect regularly, measure your results continuously, have the flexibility to do what is necessary to course-correct and you will move towards manifesting your vision for this year.

To learn more, get your free Own Your Greatness & Abundance Kick Start video and meditation on my website. 


  • Dina Marais

    Business & Life Reinvention Coach

    Dina is a Business & Life Reinvention Coach and works with entrepreneurs and professionals to reinvent their business and life, live a stress-free lifestyle and make money in harmony with their heart, health and the Universe. Dina believes to BE the change you want to see in your business by mastering your mindset energy vibration and leverage your expertise to manifest your vision and business lifestyle. She has been involved in coaching and business for more than 16 years. Dina is a co-author with 19 other women world wide sharing their love journeys of trauma and triumph in the #1 International Best Seller Love Unboxed by Placida Acheru.