Without fail there’s one common statement that I hear over and over from my coaching clients, members, and friends…..
“I’ve been thinking about (fill in the blank) but I’m just not ready.”
Or the question, “How did you know you were ready for (fill in the blank)?”
Well sis, let me save you some valuable time, and heartache. I’ve never felt ready. You probably won’t feel ready either. You just have to START!
Will it be messy? YEP!
Will you most likely make a mistake? ABSOLUTELY!
Will you be uncomfortable? You bet your biscuits you will!
Let me tell you about the first dozen times I did a Facebook Live. I kid you not, I was sweating like a grown man and from places I didn’t know possible. I felt like I was going to pass out, poop my pants and puke at the same time. I was sure that I would look like an idiot and that people would judge me. Well, I’m happy to report that I didn’t die, I didn’t poop my pants and I didn’t even throw up! #WINNING!
Now whether or not people judged me, I have no idea? Maybe they did, maybe they still do. Guess what? That’s none of my business.
At this point I’ve filmed about 600 livestreams and I still make a fool of myself? YEP!
Do I care? Nope!
What I’ve found is people like real. So I give them me, the real me, the mess and all.
We all have gifts. These gifts are God given for us to use, not hideaway. You were put on this Earth for a specific purpose. That purpose may be the very thing that you are fighting with, the very thing that you are sitting on and afraid to pursue. Sis, if He has given you the gift, if He has put it on your heart, what more qualification could you possibly need? Maybe that class you’ve been thinking about teaching isn’t about one of your guests learning how to decorate a cookie? What if it was about so much more than that? What if it was an invitation for you to make an impact in her life? A gateway of sorts to a whole new world of opportunity? Before you shake me off here. This is exactly what happened to me. I was that woman who was in one of the lowest points in my life searching for something, anything. I found an ecourse about sugar cookies by Alison Faulkner of The Alison Show. It completely changed the trajectory of my life. One woman who stepped into her calling. I’m forever thankful and will strive to use my gifts to do the same.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to leave this world and stand at the gates of Heaven holding onto all the gifts I was given. I want to arrive knowing I gave back and used every drop of my gifting to leave this world a better place. If that means that in my attempts I don’t always get it picture perfect I’m ok with that. If God has put it on my heart then my only answer should be obedience. I believe with my entire being that the delivery of that obedience can come in many different packages. It can come perfectly packaged or it can come raw and deeply heartfelt. I believe God is a Father who wants his work done when he says and not when we “feel like it”.
Do it sister! Take one step, then another. Figure it out as you go. Truth is, that’s what we’re all doing. Some may not pull back the curtain and tell you that, but we are. We’re all doing our best. Now it’s your time. I’m cheering you on all the way!
Let’s work on your business together!
- Do you have a great idea and passion that you would love to turn into a business but have no idea where/how to start?
- Have you started your business but need help getting out of a lull?
- Do you need direction with the ever-changing online world and social media?
- Are you looking for some help pinpointing and reaching your ideal clients/consumers?
- Is your business is booming and now you need help managing the workload/demand?
- Is your spouse, sister, or best friend glazing over when you start talking about all of your big ideas?