I know you have big dreams!
I know you have a message that you urgently want to share with the world.
You want to wake people up… change lives… make a meaningful impact.
I know that much about you…
I also know that you have bills to pay, kids to raise, a job to get to… work to be done… things to do.
Do you really like the way you feel today?
Be honest with yourself. Are you feeling inspired and energized, or are you just going through the motions, trying to get through the day?
Being honest is hard… Not because you have to admit that you’re not always living up to your full potential.
The real problem with being honest is that you have to start making better choices.
So here’s the deal… Why do you go thru every day not and feel fantastic?
Everyone ‘wants’ to be happy, right?
So, why aren’t you? Tough question.
Why isn’t every day the ‘best day of your life’?
I have a theory about that.
I have to ask you a really simple… but really hard question today.
How are you doing?
Yep… that’s the question… it’s a simple question that you get asked this question many times throughout the day.
So what’s the hard part, you ask? How are you REALLY doing?
In my last email, I talked about how I ended up in a very disempowering place in my life. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. My productivity was practically non-existent. And I felt that I had lost that almost indescribably vital connection to whom I was and what was important to me.
And like most people, I complained that “I didn’t have enough money” and “I didn’t have enough time”. I also complained that “I had no energy”, that “I was a single mom” and “What difference could I really make in the world”. Each time I listened to the excuses, my self-esteem dropped and so did my self-empowerment, until I reached a point of complete depression and self-doubt. And I wasted many years stuck in that emotional place and wasn’t able to move forward with what I wanted in life.
Last week, I told part of my story about the wake-up call that forced me to get honest with myself and acknowledge that I had dreams and life goals that were important to me. I reached a point in my life where I had to get honest about the fact that I wasn’t doing the work I felt I was put on earth to do.
And it’s important that you learn from my mistake.
You see, I was in DENIAL. Here’s why… I made up all sorts of stories about why I didn’t have the time, or the money, or that my hopes and dreams were less important than everyone else around me. I thought I was being selfless by putting everyone else’s needs first. I thought it was noble.
I grew up in one of those families where I was taught that everyone was put here on this earth to make difference. And part of our purpose in life is to discover our gifts and use them to give back. And I believe that with every fiber of my being!! It’s one of my core values.
So, I am so lucky that I get to do that through Global Movement Makers and my GO-Global coaching programs where I teach people how to take their talents and passion and make a difference in the world, while making a great living for themselves.
But my road to get to this point was filled with many detours. And you may not believe it by looking at me today, but DENIAL was one of the biggest showstoppers I had along my journey.
Do any of these sound familiar to you?
I get to spend so much time with so many amazing men and women who make such an incredible difference in the world while making a fabulous living! What you can’t see is my inbox with all the money breakthrough’s people have had over the past year.
Most people don’t know this, but when I talk about money with budding entrepreneurs, it makes me feel shallow. But the truth is that money isn’t the main goal; FREEDOM is – Freedom to:
- Live life to the fullest – on your terms
– To make choices on where and how to spend your time
– Invest your time in ways that bring joy and satisfaction
Good decision making is the key to access that freedom.
So many things in life seem simple… but that doesn’t mean they are easy.
Falling in love, for example, seems simple to many people. You meet that perfect person, your eyes lock and you feel the magic of love… but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Being in love… staying in love… constantly choosing love – even in the face of obstacles and challenges – is NOT easy.
The same is true with all the great dreams and goals you have in life. Have you ever noticed that?
You know how I can tell how big my dreams are? It’s by how much fear I feel when I think about them.
That’s right… Fear is my guidepost that I am onto something big and important. You see, I have learned that fear is the mirror image of passion and purpose. The more important my dreams are to me, the more fear I feel.
I discovered this quite accidentally for myself a few years ago. Picture this:
I was at a huge changing point in my life. I allowed myself to dream big – I mean really big – about what I wanted for my life. On every level, I could feel excitement coursing through me as I thought about how I could use my business skills and experience to enable so many other entrepreneurs with their own big dreams. And as I allowed myself to dream about what that would look like, I felt like a young girl standing at the train station waiting… clutching my ticket that was going to take me to that magical place that only exists in our wildest dreams!