OK, big question...do you believe you deserve success?
Your first answer is hopefully "of course I do!" - whether you consider yourself to be successful now or not.
In working with high-achieving women for years, I’ve rarely found anyone who doesn't question, at some level, whether she's deserving of all that she has or all that she wants.
Each woman defines success differently...your version of it might look very different than mine. And while I coach women on improving their business, career and life, what I really do is help them make their work and life so wonderful, they can barely believe it.
While it sounds good to say YES to success, happiness and our ultimate visions, there's usually a part of us that's freaked out by the idea of having everything we want. That part - which I sometimes call the naysayer, the saboteur or simply fear - likes to shut down our lofty ideas and keep us from making waves and creating change, even for the better.
The naysayer is designed to protect us…and guess what? We need it to help us make smart choices so we can crush it! But we don’t need it to crush our plans, our goals and our dreams in the process.
The naysayer gets VERY active when we’re on the verge of our next level. So much so that if a client isn’t nervous at all about what’s next, I usually feel like we’re shooting too low when it comes to their goals.
And trust me, I’m not immune to this.
Lately, I’ve had lots of action in my business including many new clients, prospects, business collaborations and opportunities for exposure. While none of these are game changers on their own, the combination certainly is...and I can feel the energy of expansion and protection brewing inside me.
Am I excited? Yes!
Am I nervous? Yes!
Am I questioning, doubting, hoping everything goes well and doing my best not to be attached? Yes!
Will that stop me from showing up, sharing my best and allowing things to go well? No!
What helps me and what I remind myself about success, deserving and the process of leveling up is what I want to remind you of too…
Be fiercely loving to yourself and to your naysayer, it’s there to protect you
Breathe into the powerful energy that's naturally rising in you, it's all good
Know that the Universe is with you and wants ALL that you want and more
Everything is designed to support your success and happiness, even if it doesn’t feel that way
Your worthiness is never in question - you don't have to earn your worth, it’s yours
Powerful truths that I know in the deepest parts of my soul…and that you can read and repeat to help hold and inhabit them too.
If you want to dig deeper, here are some questions to consider…
How do you feel about getting everything you want?
What do you make up when you don’t get what you want?
What keeps you from believing in yourself and truly allowing success and happiness?
What helps you say YES to expansion, opportunity and abundance and living your wildest dreams, even when it gets scary?
Feel free to reach out and share your thoughts with me, I’d really love to know :).
At the very least, take some time to ask yourself and answer…you’ll be doing yourself and your success a big favor.
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