Aug 26, 2020
How-to take a big leap for yourself when it feels scary to start
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- Be willing to be a beginner. It’s okay to look like you’re at
your beginning. Why? Because even the most successful people had to
start somewhere. They too had to start at the beginning. It’s all
about putting one foot in-front of the other. Don’t compare your
first step to someone’s 1000th. If you trip yourself up thinking
that you should be where someone else is after 10 years in
business, you need a reality check. Keep that as inspiration in
your mind and as drive, but remember that everyone starts at
different times. Doesn’t matter how old or young you are. If you
have a burning desire in your heart, I believe it was given to you
by the divine. You’re meant to do it. Just start. It doesn’t have
to be perfect. Baby steps forward.
- Focus on your why. Why did you want to start? What lights you
up? Who do you want to serve? Focus on THAT. That’s what’s
important. All of the fears and negativity is just your mind trying
to keep you safe. I tell my styling students to think about how
people would be impacted if they didn’t learn about you? If you
weren’t there to help them? How would that change their life? How
much BETTER will their lives be from learning about you and having
you help them? Stay in that lane.
- Write down why it will work. Our brains our messy and love to
give us all sorts of stops – but what if things could and WILL
work? It’s great to give your brain evidence to support your
dreams. Write a list everyday if you need to. I do this. You could
write that you’re passionate, you’re dedicated, you’ve got the
skill set, you have a point of view that you know will help, etc.
Anything and everything you can think of to challenge and flip the
- Dress to be the woman you are becoming. Embodiment is
everything. Your brain will literally look at the way you are
dressing as evidence that your goals and future are coming to
- Make a vision for yourself. Vision boards are so wonderful.
Create one and keep that in-front of you every single day. Get in
the feeling of your dreams already happening. See it. Taste it.
That will help move you forward and help you focus on the bigger
picture, not immediate fears that are trying to hold you back.
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