I don't know about you, but I've waited long enough. It's time to start kicking ass. Sorry to be so blunt. warning :: strong language ahead.
Actually, I’m not sorry.
You can take it. I know you can.
I speak to a lot of women. I know a lot of women. I love a lot of women. I work/have worked with a lot of women. In my chosen career (which fulfills me and lights me on fire), there are common threads I hear and see all the time that I want you to be aware of. I mean really hear me, and let this soak into your bones.
One :: You are insanely talented.
All of you, even just within a 10 mile radius of my house, have so much creativity and talent it’s ridiculous. And it’s not being used. It’s so plainly obvious. Or you’ve stepped your toe in something and haven’t fully committed and seen it through. You’re stuck. You’ve plateaued. You’re not sure what you want to do, or what to do next. How to start, or how to grow. Or you’re doing something that you don’t want to be doing. This sounds like:
“I just want more. I want to feel my life more. I want more real connections. I want to feel fulfilled. I want to express my desires. I want to know what I want. I want to feel free.”
First — it’s OK. It happens. I've been there. That’s how we learn. You’re exactly where you are supposed to be right now. AND…
Second — quit that shit. Quit the addiction of talking in circles and take action. The talent that YOU have is unique to you and no one else on earth. If you don’t use it, we don’t get to hear it. Ever. It will be lost. Simple.
Use it. Start it. Commit to it. Love it. Nurture it. See it through. Get unstuck. Get help. Get support. Rise Up. Find out. Grow. Grow. Grow. Expand.
There'll be contraction and expansion during the process and it’s OK. One day you’ll feel like the entire universe lives within you (and it does.) And the next day you’ll feel like the only thing you're good at is making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Maybe. Then you realize the bread is stale.
It’s OK. It happens. That’s how we learn. But don’t let the contraction stay for an extended sleepover. Don't invite it in for dinner. Don't over-medicate it (or at all). And really don’t book it’s long-term lease with nightly crap television, not getting enough sleep, Chardonnay or vodka.
Work through it. Keep Going. Don’t Stop. Sometimes you will be uncomfortable. Dial a friend. Take a bath. Go for a walk. Call ME. Or go to my blog and read some old posts. This one will do.
Anything, just don’t settle. You are worth so much more than how you think of yourself right now. If you could just see what I see. The depth and beauty and talent and power of you. It’s breathtaking.
Another one :: You don’t have to do what anyone says.
Including me. Or believe what they say. It's none of your business. Trust yourself. Trust how you feel. This takes practice because many of us have lost the ability to trust ourselves. Practice this trust. Be still, find it, hold it, and as one of my favorite writers, Danielle LaPorte, says quite eloquently, “Do the fucking work.” You’re worth it.
And another one :: You are enough. Right now. No matter WHAT happened before. Rise Up.
You’re not too old. You’re not too young. You don’t need anyone’s permission. (But if you're convinced you do, I’m giving it to you…now. Go.)
Be who you need to be. This Life is a gift…your gift. Use it. One of my favorite songs says, “blessed are these days and sacred are these nights.” And they are fleeting.
Last one for now :: Money is not the enemy.
Abundance or lack is a state of mind. Just like healing. What starts there, is how the external flow will go. Lack in the mind, lack in the life. Tightness in the mind, tightness in the life (and the business.) Strategic planning based on definiteness of purpose in the mind, money wisely spent, plans efficiently executed, business smoothly/profitably run. Expansion in the mind, your world will expand in ways you never dreamed. Opportunities, possibilities will appear.
There is nothing wrong with spending money (not talking about shopping addictions here), or saving money, or making money. More women in business — running, working and owning — means a better planet and future for our children.
Wait…one more :: reasons are nothing but excuses.
The only thing standing between you and the life/business/body/relationship you desire, want, crave...
Knock that bitch over.
It’s Time To Kick Ass and Live Your Life.
I knew you could take it.