How To Eat An Elephant

You know those people who do the unthinkable? They bite off more than they can chew and then they chew like Pac-man to make it happen? And it happens?!

I have two questions for you:

  1. How do they actually do it? (Cause it’s usually not just a combination of hustle, skill and/or talent) and
  2. Is that also YOUR best path to kicking goals this year?

We’re still surfing the New year enthusiasm wave right now.

But I’ll bet quietly (in the privacy of their vanity mirror) most people are packing their daks at the audacity of some of their goals.

My guidelines for goals are simple:

They should be one part scary and one (or more) parts inspiring.

That’s not a guarantee of a perfect goal, but it IS a reliable indicator of completion.

That’s what I call, “an elephant”.

Because it’s big and beautiful and majestic and usually a little terrifying in the wild. (Your big ol’ brain is the safari in this scenario.)

If you’ve ever tried leaping outside your comfort zone you probably know those feelings.

But what if the terrifying is more than just one part?

What do you do if you’ve set yourself the Big Daddy Elephant of the Herd version of your goal?

You need a strategy.

And for “eating” elephants… you nibble.

You start with something that feels (and IS) doable… and you build on top of it.

Eventually it snowballs into recognisable progress.

In last Sunday’s Soul School email we talked about delayed gratification. Reaching your dreams one step at a time.

This week’s lesson is about the SIZE of your steps.


If you feel like you’re biting off more than you can chew this year – or ever – whether launching a complex project, approaching a big name in your industry, finally tackling deep rooted baggage you’ve swept under the rug for decades, etc… then what’s the ONE next step you can take?

What’s your nibble for now?

That small bite you can tear off and chew like mad (and even if you stumble through it, the stakes are low enough you can stumble comfortably).

Because it’s true what they say:

You really can do ANYTHING. Even your very own Maximum Growth Goal.

The only pre-requisite is that you keep biting and chewing.

Sure, sometimes it might feel overwhelming.

But consistency is key. It builds more and more momentum over time.

So tell me – what are you working on?

Sidenote: writing it down and telling someone makes it real. And real is like focusing your binoculars on that elephant – you increase the probability you’ll do it.

I’m all about getting you to that next level.

With love,



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PS – no elephants were harmed in the making of this blog :)Tanya x