Have you ever gotten really excited about something for yourself or your life, then someone you know stomps all over it with negativity and judgment? All of a sudden you don’t feel so great about it anymore and even drop the goal, dream or love?
Wait…. Was it someone else who stomped all over your excitement or was it …. YOU?
What is your biggest obstacle, is it you? If we could believe in ourselves long enough to know what we are actually capable of, this life everyone lives would be radically different. Yes I said radically, because it really is that dramatic. Let me be open and vulnerable for a moment.
I have been mentoring and coaching for 16 years. I have been a Hypnotist and Reiki Master for 4 ½ years. This is my passion, I believe in it with all of me, I have made a difference in lives of so many, however I have always done this in addition to my day job even though I would LOVE to do it fulltime.
Why? What am I afraid of? Well if I dig deep I am probably afraid my business will not succeed and I will not be able to feed my family. I am afraid that my life will change in ways that I don’t like. And maybe I am afraid of the success itself. So it is FEAR driven.
I have been saying for years, “the universe knows what it is doing, if you don’t listen to it, it will make you.” Well guess what, my life changed recently when the company I worked for slowly began shutting down and I was let go. I needed this push to turn my dream into a reality. I have been and continue to be successful with my business on the side. I love what I do and I am good at it. Now is the time. So instead of standing in my own way and being my own obstacle, I have chosen to market myself and my business, to make a difference in the lives of others.
I still have days that I struggle. I feel like I haven’t done enough that day/week to make the business successful. Or, I allow fear to take over and begin to think about going back to a “normal” job with a steady paycheck. To keep myself in line I have put specific people in my life to hold me accountable. They cheer me on, they encourage me and they help me celebrate victories no matter how small. They also pick me up when I feel like I can’t do it on my own. AND they call me out on my bullshit when I have excuses or I want to quit.
As the saying goes, “if not now when?” This is a risk, but I know I can do it. I just have to remember to BELIEVE it all the time. I LOVE what I do, because it helps others to have the lives they want and deserve. So I will be PATIENT and know that I am capable of so much more than I realize.