As women we’re often worried about what people will think about us and we’re worried about being too much. As we step into entrepreneurship, it’s easy to get so caught up in focusing on what everyone else is thinking or saying we should do that we lose sight of who we are and the impact we’re here to make.
If this resonates with you, it’s time to put your blinders on, own your message, and get out and share it.
Resource: (blog post) What If I Don’t Know What I Want?
The more you shine your light, the more you ignite the light inside others.
The problem is that (if you’re anything like me) few things seem more selfish than shining brightly. And shining brightly makes us worry that we’re being too much. What do I mean by shining brightly?
Notice what comes up for you when you consider taking action on your big dream. Do your thoughts sound something like this?
Who do you think you are? That’s already been done. You’re sooo not creative. How would you ever make that work? You’re too old. You’re too fat. Nobody would want to hear that idea. They don’t care. You’re too late. Someone else already did that. You’re such a dreamer. You’re so flighty.
If those thoughts sound familiar, you’re in good company. Every creative person with a big dream has had many of those same thoughts. They too worry about being too much. But the difference between those who successfully make their dreams a reality and those who don’t is that the people who are successful don’t believe everything they think.
Instead of listening to the toddler in their heads who’s throwing a fit, they notice it, thank it for trying to protect them and keep them alive, and they assure it that everything’s going to be okay because they’re in charge.
Successful women learn to lead themselves. They decide what they want. They create intentional thoughts to help them make their desires a reality. Their reality is created by what they choose to believe on purpose. When they’re intentional with their thoughts, they take action that’s aligned with what they want to create. Entrepreneurs who are wanting to become thought leaders who make a difference in the world might have thoughts that sound something like this…
I believe in my ideas.
I believe I have something of value to offer others.
I believe the world is better when I take up space.
I believe I’m here to make a difference.
I believe I’m meant for more.
I believe my ideas are valuable and should be shared.
I believe I can change the world.
I believe I can make an impact.
I believe I can show up as exactly who I am.
I believe I can do things my way.
I believe my way is the right way for me.
I believe my work is valuable.
Do any of those make you uncomfortable? If so, you’re not alone.
Many little girls believe these things. But most are taught at an early age to believe that when they shine brightly they’re selfish, arrogant, too proud, stuck up, rude, high and mighty, too much, outshining others, or egotistical. So they stop believing in themselves. And they dim their light.
They start doubting their dreams, their abilities, and their unique gifts. They start looking to others so they know what they should be doing and how they should behave. They become worried about being too much of who they are. And most of them abandon themselves, disconnect with themselves, fall in line and continue to dim their light.
These girls grow up to be women. They are you. They are me. And then they are our daughters and granddaughters, and the cycle continues until we choose to believe and do things differently.
I’d like you to consider that the most selfless thing you can do is believe in yourself and show up as who you so you can make a difference in the world.
Look around at the world today.
So many people hate themselves. So many people are struggling. So many people are suffering. So many people are sleepwalking through their lives, numbing themselves so they can make it through another day.
We don’t need more people in this state.
We need more people building loving, self compassionate relationships with themselves. We need more people believing in their abilities. We need more people building businesses, sharing their ideas, and helping others.
When you believe in yourself and courageously step up and share your gifts with the world, you shine brightly. And your light becomes a light inside others.
Your light is exactly what the world needs most right now.
Resource (blog post): Own Your Gifts: Everyone’s Superpower Is Being Themselves
If you’re ready to rebuild the relationship you have with yourself so you not only see your true gifts but build the courage to share them through entrepreneurship, I’m ready to help you.
My 1:1 coaching program, The One, was designed to help you rebuild the relationship you have with yourself. Through one year of coaching with me you will become a woman who knows what she wants, trusts that what she wants is safe to have, and leads herself courageously with compassion. From this place you will build the foundational pieces of your business and learn to show up boldly and unapologetically to share your work with the world.
The next step is to message me HERE and learn more about 1:1 coaching with me.
The world is waiting for you. Your time is now!
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