One question I seem to get over and over from new clients is: Can I do "this"?
"This" might be ‘start a new business’, ‘increase pricing structure’, ‘meet a certain goal on a tight timeline’, ‘start a blog when everyone seems to be starting a blog’ or any number of things. For you “this” is that front of mind question that dodges your confidence and continues to resurface while you busy yourself with everything else. So it's no surprise that it comes up time and time again. 90% of the time I give the same answer no matter what the "this" is:
"You can do it, if you do it."
I don’t say, “Why not give it a try?” Forget trying. Just do the thing. Because the difference between you and the person who watches all the doers meet their goals, get into flow, and tick off the boxes on their checklist is that YOU are going to DO the “thing”.
Why do we feel compelled to ask permission? Why are we plagued with guilt and nerves? Probably because when we choose to DO and take action, we are stepping into a zone of possible success as well as possible failure. That little voice that says, "What if it all goes wrong and I am embarrassed?" Well that voice has just a tad too much credibility for us to outright ignore it, doesn't it? We have failed before. And failure is not something any one of us can avoid for a lifetime. It’s just hanging out in the corner, staring us into submission. Well boo to that.
I have good news. You, friend, will not choose to live dictated by potential failure. You will choose to live by what you know to be true about who you are and everything you can live into to be your very best and you-est self. This is not because you alone are special. This is because everyone is. Believe it. You have gifts, skills, a personality and a set of experiences that when combined create a unique and incredible recipe that belongs so desperately in the Cookbook of the World. Okay that was a little out there, but stick with me-
No one is going to out-you, you. If you have a goal that you’re sitting on, today I am saying to you- that goal is not a rock. Stand up. Look at it square on. Point at it and say, “I am doing this. I can do it if I do it. And I will do it.”
If you need 1:1 coaching and accountability to get it done, I am here for you. Right now I am offering a limited number of Q4 Power Ups. These are 90 minutes virtual meetings to plan out how you can make the most of the remainder of 2020. We will goal set, work through motivation barriers and set you up to do more than just salvage this wildly challenging year. It may feel like a bear to do it alone, but you don’t have to. If you’re ready for the support of someone who will champion the mess out of your cause, shoot an email to me at email@example.com to lock in and schedule your Q4 Power Up.