It’s hard to ignore when you have an ache to serve.
It’s hard to ignore when you feel like you’re here to do something bigger than you could ever imagine.
If that’s you, I understand the journey from struggle to success. I also know that it takes a lot more than a regular human strength to make your goals and dreams possible…
It actually takes a village.
Not just an external village but an internal village.
We have to be on our own team before we can expect others to join in.
This week, think about ways you can make yourself feel seen, loved and heard.
Listen to your stomach when it growls, go for a walk when you have been in front of the computer too long, let yourself dream and take action on those dreams.
One of my favorite quotes to motivate me off the coach and into action is…
“Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. Listen to that inner voice, and don’t get to the end of your life and say, ‘What if my whole life has been wrong?”
~Dr. Wayne W. Dyer~
Every step you take out of your comfort zone opens up your world and makes more things possible. I always tell my clients, it takes 180 degrees to go from not doing something to doing something…so, take baby steps to change your behavior. Michael Jackson focused on getting one degree better as a singer and dancer every day. It’s about enjoying the journey and not missing present time because you don’t trust that where you are is exactly where you need to be.
So, I always tell my clients to celebrate every degree of success, every molecule of change. As entrepreneurs, it’s our job to constantly learn, so we are always brand new at something. Using the concept of “beginner’s mind; warrior’s spirit” is something that always helped me stay focused.
My Mom is a therapist and she would always tell me this when she caught me repeating patterns that were not getting me my desired results. “Would you wait in line at McDonald’s and when you get to the counter ask for sushi? If they said NO, would you get back in line, wait again and ask for sushi again? No. You would realize that what you were doing was not going to get you results. You would decide to do something different…like go to a sushi restaurant!” Then she would giggle and give me a hug.
As entrepreneurs, it’s our job to push against the boundaries of who we think we are and what we think we are capable of to get to the truth. My whole career was born from looking for solutions for myself, wondering why I felt not good enough and so down on myself while at the same time, I felt an ache to serve people to help them thrive. It felt like such a contradiction. Then, I discovered that the journey of overcoming my challenges and creating success made me qualified to support others on that path from struggle to success. I’ve been doing it now for over 10 years and feel so grateful for all the lives I’ve been able to touch and all the amazing clients that have deeply, positively impacted my life.
My big vision is to continue to grow as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist, and reach for the opportunities that show up in my life. I remember learning that most violence acts against women happen on Super Bowl Sunday. That always stuck in my heart and I have always wanted to do something about it besides my usual fundraising for shelters and causes that support women and children looking for safety. I decided to enter the Small Business Big Game contest for a chance to win a commercial at the Super Bowl for my business. I have made it to round two and would love your support to help me get to the finalist spot. Here is the link to vote and share it with your friends in the social media world: http://tinyurl.com/beyondbizrocks
I would love to send a message of empowerment and hope for women through my commercial. Letting them know they deserve better than abuse and in fact, they have a gift to share in the world. Like you do!
I am committed to creating a world where everyone, woman, men, children all over the world would have a chance to find their gifts and share them. This is what I know will create a happy world where everyone is too busy nurturing and sharing their gifts to fight wars.
“You may say I am a dreamer, but I am not the only one.”