I recently had a client doubt her ability to thrive in her business.
“Can I do it?” she asked. “What if I can't?”
You may have asked yourself these same questions before. I know I have.
In fact a couple of years ago, in a peak state of uncertainty and overwhelm, I not only asked myself these questions, I quit!
Okay, so I only “quit” for 24 hours, but I really thought I was done running my own biz. Then after 24 hours of much-needed mental rest, I realized I wasn't done yet. As painful as it was in the moment, the almost-quitting episode was not without its gifts. It led me to shift habits that had been getting in my way, and inspired me to stack on even more biz-growth support (including my own amazing coach!).
As a reformed Self Doubter who is achieving growing success in her field, let me tell you the only thing you need to make all of your dreams a reality.
This crazy dream of yours...Decide you want it, know why you want it, and want it badly enough that you are willing to find a way.
Look to friends, mentors, and heroes who will inspire you to new levels of resourcefulness, so you can stay the course, no matter what.
For me, I think of Dave Grohl.
He was in one of the biggest bands of all time, Nirvana. They sold millions of albums, they created a new category of music (grunge), and they were producing hit song after hit song.
Then the lead singer- the “star”- the songwriter at the helm of this successful project, Kurt Cobain, commits suicide, leaving the creative fate of everyone involved completely up in the air.
As the drummer for this project, Dave could have cashed in his chips then. He could have decided that this tragedy ruined his career. He could have decided that he had his golden opportunity in music, and now it was gone.
But instead he kept going. He didn't stop dreaming. He didn't stop using his gifts.
Instead, he invested even more of himself. He leveraged his talents. He recorded a demo full of original compositions where he played all of the instruments and sang the melodies. He found other bandmates who believed in the project. He put out the music without knowing if he'd ever break through the music scene again.
If you follow music, you know what happens next. The Foo Fighters have sold over ten million albums, and Dave Grohl continues to be a creative force to be reckoned with. He did not let what happened to him determine who he could be.
So that brings me back to you.
If Dave and a countless number of other visionaries can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, then you can too. Nothing can keep you from living out your purpose, unless you let it.
That is, if you have a vision and you really want to make it happen.
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Now, I want to know:
- What's your vision? Why does making your business successful matter?
- How do you stay connected to your vision?