When I started my own website just two years ago to take my teachings to a bigger platform, there was a huge part of me that didn’t feel ready yet.
It went something like this:
“Yes! I feel it in my heart! I just have to do this!”
“No! Forget it.
What if it doesn’t work?
Who am I to be a teacher and announce that I have any kind of “authority” to speak on these matters?
How do I do it?
What do I do first?
What if I do it and no one comes?
What if I fail?”
“You know what you have to do.”
It wasn’t until the YES! in my heart became so loud over time that I had no choice but to listen. This ability to finally listen had everything to do with my spiritual practice.
The thing is though that the fears never left. NEVER. I still hear them. I just know now not to listen.
If I had waited until the fears went away and I felt only the YES!, I’d still be waiting.
I wouldn’t have a successful six-figure coaching business that has changed many women’s lives (and some special men too!).
I wouldn’t be able to support myself financially solely based on WHO I AM in the world. My work and me are one in the same (more on this coming soon).
I wouldn’t be able to #workfromwherever and live from Tulum, Mexico to Venice beach, California and travel in between.
If I had waited until I felt ready, I’d have a regular day job sucking my soul and feel completely out of alignment with my heart. I’d be fostering dis-ease in my body and my relationships would be suffering.
If I had waited, my doubts and fears and desire for perfection would have led to paralysis.
So, love, if you hear that voice that says, “You know what you have to do,” and you’re still not listening because there’s still some fear, it’s time. The fears aren’t going to go away. Yes, fear is designed to protect you. But sometimes that little fear devil takes his job to an extreme. You need to learn how to put him in his place and tell him kindly that you appreciate his concern, but you’re doing it anyway.
If you’re not living YOUR uniqueness in the world — however that looks for you — you are behind the eight ball.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Gary Vaynerchuk,
“There’s no excuse for anyone living in the US or anywhere right now to slog through his or her entire life working at jobs they hate, or even jobs they simply don’t love, in the name of a paycheck or responsibility. The internet makes it possible for anyone to be 100 percent true to themselves and make serious cash by turning what they love most into their personal brand. There no longer has to be a difference between who you are and what you do.”
It’s your time — you can do this.
PS – Leave me a comment below and tell me, 1) If you’re listening to your fears and it’s holding you back from doing what you really want, and 2) Proclaim and take one small step today towards your heart’s desires.
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