You might not know it, but the power to make incredible choices with every moment of every day is in YOUR hands! It would probably be impossible to count how many choices you do and don’t make every day, considering the opportunities presented to you.

Just think about it for a second. You were making choices before you even got out of bed this morning. When your alarm rang, you made the decision to either get out of bed, hit the snooze button, or turn it off altogether and go back to sleep. When you got out of bed, you decided whether you were going to stick to your daily routine of washing your face first or switch things up by eating breakfast before doing anything else. Then, you got in your car to go to work or run errands, and you made the decision to listen to the radio, switch the station, or drive in silence.

Those decisions you made were all choices. You could have made any choice you wanted to, but you stuck with whatever drove you to get up when you did, wash your face first or listen to music in the car. You probably gave very little thought to each of these, but it still affected the rest of your day.

Think about it this way. Instead of sleeping in, you got up on time, missed getting behind the school bus going 30 miles per hour down the road, and afforded yourself time to go through the Starbuck’s drive-thru before your busy day. Instead of eating out during your lunch break, you packed leftovers from last night’s dinner and saved yourself an extra $15.

The point I’m getting at is this: each decision you make has an impact on every moment of your day. Some decisions make an impact on your entire life. The decisions to get married and start a family, go to a trade school, or start a business are all life-changing decisions that are yours to make or not to make.

Your goal is to get in the habit of making incredible choices. You want to make choices that will positively impact your future and produce many opportunities down the road. What should you use as the driving force behind these choices?

I like to start with the things we are all born with. We all get to experience miracles like dreams, imagination, visions and goals of what we want our futures to look like. We were not given this ability because it is useless, although some will tell you to “get your head out of the clouds” and “stop dreaming.” But on the contrary, I would rather you dream of what you want in your future, imagine what life would be like if “X” or “Y” were in the picture, and start making goals (i.e., those life-changing, incredible choices) that will spur you towards achieving that dream.

So tomorrow morning, when you wake up, I want you to start thinking about making positive choices throughout the day. How will you impact people around you? How will you impact your own future? Will the decisions you make alter whether or not you reach your goals and see your dreams become reality? All that power is in YOUR hands!

I realize that reaching these goals can be quite a challenge, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, that’s what I’m here for! I want to help you achieve your goals, and in a much more timely fashion than you ever thought possible! Check out AWSC for more about how we can help.


Amy Applebaum is Founder and CEO of Amy Applebaum, Inc. and is one of the most sought after entrepreneurial coaches in the country. She has helped countless entrepreneurs create 7 figure businesses. She's the author of Frustrated to Fabulous in Six Simple Steps, and has been featured on ABC News, CNN, TLC, Martha Stewart Radio as well as The New York Times, and more.