What’s Your BHAG?
What would your life look like if you left nothing on the table?
If you went for it. 100%. All in.
That’s the question I will be exploring in my new book.
Three inquiries come to mind right away when thinking about this question:
#1 WHAT’S YOUR BHAG?
A BHAG is a BIG, HAIRY, AUDACIOUS GOAL. It’s the career, relationship, life you want that seems so out there that you can barely bring yourself to say it. You get butterflies in your stomach just thinking about it.
Here’s mine. I want to make a lot of money doing what I love: creating and implementing massively popular programs that help people live BHAG lives.
#2 WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY?
You’re standing on the side of a river. On the other side is your BHAG. What crocodiles do you need to move out of the way in order to get to the other side of the river? Self-doubt? Fear? The job that sucks up all your energy? Criticism from your mother?
#3 WHAT STORY DO YOU NEED TO STOP TELLING?
We all have our favorite stories that we love to tell ourselves (and others). They usually begin with, “I’m not”, “I can’t because”, “I don’t.” One of my favorite stories is that I don’t care about money. That’s why I’ve taken underpaying jobs, given clients a break on my fees, paid more for a pair of shoes. But the truth is I care a lot about money. I don’t want it to be my north star but it’s still important to me. I’m done telling that old story. What story are you ready to give up?
Are you brave enough to answer the question: What would your life look like if you left nothing on the table? Let's find out.