Ripple effect - a spreading, pervasive, and usually unintentional effect or influence. - Merriam- Webster Dictionary
Today I was sitting at my desk listening to a podcast.
Like many other things in my life, this podcast was something I had put on hold to listen to until the moment was just right. Unlike many other things in my life, this podcast stuck around in my tabs bar long enough for me to actually listen to it.
The podcast, "Reverse Engineer your Dream Job: How a Struggling Songwriter Built a Multiple 6-Figure Business Doing What She Loves," was from Side Hustle Nation. But I didn't find it from them.
As I listened to Cathy Heller detail how she worked backwards from her goal to figure out what steps she needed to take, my mind started thinking about the steps it took to get me here.
What steps did I take to get here?
The reason I put this podcast off was because I wanted a quiet place with no distractions to listen to it. (as you might've guessed that didn't happen) So, I settled for a time that was at least a little less busy in the office and I had Photoshop work to do. The reason I was working in Photoshop is because my job has me handling our in house social media and graphics. It's the same job that lead me to do so much research on blogging and SEO and how to understand the world of the computer so we could hire a new marketing company. (and then consequently one more) That research led me to finding this fabulously helpful website where I subscribed to my first newsletter about blogs and the web. And after reading that newsletter every week for 6 months now, I clicked on a podcast about reverse engineering my dreams...
The Ripple Effect
The ripple effect is generally thought of, in society, as one person's influence on the next and so on, but sometimes you can see it playing out in your life. Cathy Heller was in my earbuds telling me how to go about some of my biggest dreams, because I had subscribed to a newsletter almost two years ago doing research to hire a company that was hired in January of last year.
The point of all of this is to remind you (and myself) that each little step you take toward your goal is important. It may not seem important, you may feel like your leagues behind everyone else, but everything you do to propel yourself forward creates a ripple. And every time you create a ripple you become better and better at skipping stones.
Share with me something you did recently that put you one step closer to achieving your goals in the comments.
Until next time,