Through our my journey of becoming a business owner many people have offered me advice. It didn't matter to them if they had ever owned a business or not. It seemed everyone had a piece of advice for me. I received everything from " run away" to " embrace your journey."
As much as I loved hearing peoples positive advice. There was also the rush of negative advice or down right hurtful things people said. But we will leave that for another day and another story...
There was one piece of advice that for me was game changing advice. It came from one of the amazing women I know who has herself built a Million dollar company. She randomly emailed me and said " If you are going to do this then truly do it. Don't play around with it. Don't call yourself a CEO if you're not going to do the job. Build the company and put the real work in. I know you can do this and I know you will be success but babe you have to do the damn thing."
She was right, I didn't see just how right...
There has never been a better time to create your dream business. I know you have heard it all over the place. "It takes money to make money." The truth is that is a complete lie you don't need money to make money online. Right now is the perfect time to start that business you have been dreaming about. Today is "someday" and I am going to let you in on the secret to success.
Building my business wasn't an easy decision at all. It was one of the hardest things I have ever decided to do in my life. Not because I had to take this huge plunge and spend all this money. It was the scariest decision because I was scared of people really seeing me. Not for who I am but for who I knew I was meant to be. For the judgment that I knew would come once I let the world in. The judgment for being a mom and wanting to work after years of being a stay-at-home mother. The judgment of my husband for feeling like I would be putting my time and energy into something that wasn't him and our kids.
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When was the last time you sat down and thought about what you are scared of? For 9 out of 10 of my clients, this is the number one question that I ask. That will cause them to shut down and get defensive. People like to believe that adults shouldn't be scared of anything. That we have all out-grown all of our fears because fear is a weakness.
The truth of the matter is, that we are all scared of many things. Most adults, for instance, are scared of connecting with others. Connecting with strangers on social media or in-person is very intimidating for most of us. Yet, When you are a business owner or someone dreaming of owning a business. This a very much needed fact of daily life.
Connections are the key to success for any business. How do you overcome the fear of connecting? That is the easiest and hardest part. You simply need to jump in head first, into conversations. Take the sales, the money, the want and...
When was the last time you felt like you could take on the world? Like nothing could stop you? If you didn't just answer that is how you feel every single day... Then it is time for some serious change!
It is time to empower yourself, right now .... today! You don't need to keep waiting on the approval of other to feel empowered. No one needs to approve of the dreams you have but you. No one needs to support your passion in life but you. You are the only team that you need but on the days when you feel like you need more people on your team.
That is what we are here for every single day! We will be your team, we will laugh with you, we will cry with you. We will be your cheerleader and push you to be the best version of yourself that you can be every single day.
You are never alone but that doesn't mean you shouldn't empower yourself every single day. You can handle anything the universe has to offer. You are strong, smart and you amaze us with your strength. If they...
About a year ago I was sitting in almost the same physical spot that I am in right now. I am less than a foot away from where my desk started off at. It wasn't an easy time for me and my tiny not even real business.
I had finished the bulk of my Coaching training and was excited to start my business and help so many people change their lives. Right up until another person within my career field sought me out to have the conversation that almost ended everything.
The conversation started easy enough. They emailed me to ask me a few questions about my new business. Nothing too out of the blue for me at that time. They just wanted to know how I got started in my business? Where I was at with building my new brand and really launching my business?
As I answered their questions, happily might I add. The conversation took a turn to something I never expected to see coming. Their responses turned negative and into this dark hole of anger. They started asking questions...
When was the last time you felt like an unstoppable force? Like you could do anything, be anything, say anything and it was just a fact of life?
.... Never? Well that is okay you aren't alone. Life can really get you down sometimes and make you feel like you aren't capable of getting to where you want to be. It happens and it is okay to take beat to recover from it.
Just don't let that beat or moment turn into a life time. Don't le the world get you so down that you forget who you are and that you are meant for so much more than anyone knows. You are an amazing unstoppable force of nature. You can't let the world tell you other wise because what does the world know about you?
The know what you tell them and how you show them what you are capable of matters. So get up today and start sharing your gifts with the world. You are more than you believe that you are. You are as smart, capable and unstoppable as you believe that you are.
When you first start a business there are so many different things that come into play. So many questions and so much excitement but for me. All of those things came with a huge amount of fear.
I had been a stay at mom working the odd jobs when I needed to. I never thought of myself as the women who could build and grow a brand and business all on my own.
I thought that only people with money could make money.... Yeah I know that is such a toxic relationship with money but don't worry. I have since fixed that situation.
In the year I call my "pre" Business year. I learned a lot of lessons but the big ones were:
Life at 15 years old can be a very hard time. Well I guess life at any age can be hard but for me 15 has been a struggle. With everything that has been going on in the world this year.
There has been a lot of family time I mean ALOT of family time. Well that's a good thing, but no friends, no school, no adventures, and no vacations. It has been a very long year. I decided to take control of my life in 2020.
For me that means taking some me time. Learning more of how I am and who I want to become. It has defiantly been a year of exploration for me. I never would have thought that at 14 years old that I would have become an author? Well co author at least since mom did help me do a few things in the book. To be publishing a book at 15 years old. It's still crazy for me that it is real.
Things I've learned since writing this book. Well the most important thing is that.
When I was 24 years old, I knew that I wanted a bigger life than I had. I was in a relationship I knew would go no where. He was everything I needed in the moment but he didn't make my world stop. We were each what we needed while we were healing from past events. At least that is how I look at it, he might tell you a totally different story if you asked him today.
Anyhow, I felt like something had to give. I knew what I wanted in life but the world pushed me back down every step of the way. By 25 I could see what I wanted for my life clear as day. I knew what I wanted but how to get it was a totally different story.
Through the years to come I found myself wanting that same life. Yet I could not bring myself to take the steps to get that life. No one ever taught me that I could design my own life.
There was a pressure to be "just" a mom, wife and friend. That I couldn't become more or have the life that I wanted because people like me don't get to have it...
Have you ever felt like your path was meant to be so much bigger than it was at that moment? Like you knew that something was going to happen and it would change everything?
Yeah .... that wasn't how it happened it me.
I have known since 2011 that the words " The Path Is Yours " would be part of my life for every. How it came to be wasn't some magical thing that clicked and everything amazing just happened. I honestly wish I could say that is the way that it happened. I was sitting at the house of a now ex, when his best friend came over. During that night of talking the quote "The Path Is Yours" randomly came into my head. How I don't remember but at the end of the night I remember laying in bed thinking. To myself in a joking way that the path is mine to live and mine to control.
Through out the many years since then, that quote stuck with me. It was the name of my group when I was part of a MLM company way back when. It has just always been part of...