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EP 45: Don’t Wait for A Sign. Take Messy Action Toward Your Dreams!

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking on a panel with 11 other incredible women at a business event sponsored by SAP Concur in honor of national small business week. We spoke about how to build and support your small business and yourself.

There was a point when I was on stage and I had a holy sh!t moment … like pinch me!!…am I really here speaking in front of 170 people? This has been a dream of mine, but I am a VERY shy and introverted person, and honestly never thought it would happen for me UNTIL I did something BIG…like write a book…got more followers… was on a Ted Talk or something – basically I thought it wouldn’t happen until I became something other than who I am right now.

Guess what, you don’t have to do something really big to start following your dreams. You don’t have to become something other than who you are now. There’s NOTHING TO WAIT FOR. Everything you need is right here. It’s YOU who people want to hear from. It’s YOUR gifts that are unlike any other.

But our #ittybittyshittycommittee is a funny thing. It convinces us of what we need to do or be something else in order to reach our dreams. It terminates our momentum before we even take a step. It clouds our motivation with excuses, procrastination, and reasons why we need to wait until X Y Z before we can start. “I’ll start my business when I get enough money…I’ll write my book when I have more time…. I’ll start my diet after the weekend.”

What is holding you back?? Think about it and say it out loud so you can hear how lame and untrue that sounds? But we totally buy into it!

For Example, I wanted to create a podcast for over a year, but my itty bitty shitty committee paralyzed me because I believed I needed to know ALL of the technology before creating this podcast. Technology scares me. It’s something totally new. Change is always scary. But if we can’t lean into uncertainty, we stop growing. It really wasn’t until I created a step-by-step plan of consistent small actions each day that I could truly silence my inner critic for good. Then my dream of creating a podcast didn’t seem so distant and scary. It actually felt really doable and fun. That small messy step helped me gain momentum toward my dream.

Take that messy step into the unknown and take action towards your dream. It can happen!

It’s mid-year, and I don’t want your 2019 goals to become your 2020 goals.

You know that saying, “How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time.” I never really understood it. Who would want to eat an elephant? But the point of it is that small actions combined with consistent actions lead you a step closer to your goals and dreams. Then you can quiet your inner critic because you feel more confident, knowledgeable and are closer to your dreams.

One small step. That’s it. What’s your step you are committing to today, tomorrow and for the rest of this week?

What is your dream? PLEASE share it with me on instagram and my blog. I love hearing from you. I’m in full support of you!

Take Messy Action Toward Your Dream

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of speaking on a panel with 11 other incredible women at a business event sponsored by SAP Concur in honor of national small business week. We spoke about how to build and support your small business and yourself.

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