I have a big, important question for you that I do hope you’ll answer for me:
What do you really want to be doing?
Before your family said your idea was crazy. Before your significant other told you it would never work. Before all the “6-figure experts” on Facebook told you that you needed to put all your effort into creating a sales funnel. Before your dad told you that you needed to get a job that had to do with your degree.
Before you started to tell yourself your dream wasn’t going to be possible. Before you started listening more to online courses than your own intuition. Before you started talking yourself away from it instead of towards it.
If you took away all the filters laid on you by both yourself and others of what you can’t do, what you shouldn’t do, what won’t work, what’s not realistic, etc.
What would you want to do?
I know I love sharing stories, but for so long, I’ve been stuck in the headspace that I can’t make enough money off creating content for this website full time. I kept telling myself people won’t pay me to share their stories. I still feel guilty about charging for it. But, I’d rather put my big girl pants on and ask for money for the work my soul wants to do, than to keep putting my time and energy into products and services I like to create, but don’t feel like it’s quite my calling. Some of them I even LOVE creating content for, but I hate the process – like setting up how to get the right emails to the right people after they purchased one of my master classes makes my head spin. And I just don’t want to spend my life on “discovery calls” with people (that we all know leads to a sales pitch anyway) to sell them one of my programs. I just don’t. I want to inspire strength in others (and be able to pay my bills) without the process feeling so damn complicated.
This is me declaring that, from this point forward (because, full disclosure, I’m not great at accountability when it comes to following through with my ideas because the doubts, shoulds, and can’ts set in), my energy is going into working with people who have gone through some tough stuff but created something amazing despite of it. We’re going to work together to get their story on paper (aka more like a Google Doc), and then it’s going to go on this very website. I’m going to use those stories to raise awareness for things that need to be talked about, to spark necessary conversations, and to drive attention to unique businesses doing cool things. It’s going to be glorious. I’ve already been doing this to some degree and I know I’m meant to do more of it. Writing this post on brands built by entrepreneurs dealing with depression made my heart so full.
The ultimate point of sharing all these stories is to encourage you, my fine readers, to do the things you thought you couldn’t do, dive into your courage to take brave risks, and create your own rules for this game of life we’re all playing (despite what challenging cards you might have been dealt). Because of that, I need to get to know you better.