I see that important project you want to launch out into the world sitting on your computer desk. Maybe it’s half finished, maybe you’re afraid to press publish or maybe it’s still an idea in your head. I bet you thought you were being lazy. That you don’t want it bad enough, it’s not your time or simply you don’t have your shit together – clue it’s not that.
You procrastinate, put it off, make excuses, decide that the dishwasher definitely needs to be unpacked right now and cannot wait another minute. But guess what you aren’t lazy, you’re not procrastinating. Did you ever stop to think that your procrastinating is actually because you are terrified of your own perfectionist tendencies and they are holding you back.
Let me paint the scene.
Fear can stop you doing a lot of things.
It can stop you taking a month off your coaching business while you complete a yoga teacher training because you fear that everyone will forget about you and all of your clients will disappear.
It can tell you that you have to keep working every second of every day, and if you do stop then you will be left behind and forgotten. So don’t stop working. Don’t rest and don’t take a pause.
It can paralyse you with recent world events, maybe you want to contribute but you fear to say the wrong thing, how can you help?
It’s a little taboo isn’t is, there’s some things that are simply off topic. You know, just not ‘appropriate’ to speak about? But I really want to bring to light a conversation that I hope might help you.
First let me paint the scene, I had just quit my part time job. It was official I was going full time in my business – it was time.Then a couple of days later my partner was off on a weekend away and I was left crying on the couch, despaired.
How am I actually going to do this?
How am I going to earn money from this?
I mean enough to pay my bills?
“So, I’m afraid of what people are going to think about me. I mean what if they think I’m weird? A sellout? A freak? Who do they think they are to help other people or call themselves a life coach, they’re how old? Really it’s probably just another phase.”
Can you relate?
If you are a heart centred woman with a burning desire to create a business that lights you up. To have the freedom you are craving and success on your own terms, chances are you’ve heard that all too familiar chatter in your head before.
If you work in the service based industry than chances are it can feel totally daunting at times.
On Sunday 18th June I had the absolute pleasure of gracing the stage with my fellow mastermind girls to share our message at the annual Inspired Women’s Showcase. I don’t know if you can tell by my beaming face but it was an absolute joy and I loved every single moment.
I’m so excited to dive a bit deeper into the day, what I got from this experience and share a very exciting announcement at the end as well. (more…)