I love to push my limits. To stretch myself. To do the uncomfortable.
Because that’s when true growth occurs.
The outrageous thing is this time I didn’t write another book. Start a new program. Design and create a new magazine. Or wildly invest in my business.
Actually, I didn’t do anything.
Yes, that’s right. I marveled in NOTHING.
For someone like me, a type A, control freak perfectionist, that is HUGE.
Instead of going going going and creating creating creating…
I relished in the silence.
Then I observed. And I listened.
And what I saw both excited and mortified me.
When you sit in silence long enough…you rely on your wisdom to tell you what to do.
You stop comparing.
You start noticing.
And you finally figure out what you are meant to do.
Well, at least that’s what happened for me.
I didn’t go to school for Psychology, or Nutrition because I wanted to make the big bucks.
Nor did I become a personal trainer, a coach or an author to rake in the paycheck.
Now don’t get me wrong. I know money makes the world go round. I’m not naive to that. And I like having and making money.
But I chose to do all of those things because I wanted to HELP people.
To serve them.
To inspire them.
To make a difference in the world.
The Mortifying Part
So when I see coaches promoting the six-seven-figure lifestyle and making promises they can’t keep because they actually don’t live what they are teaching…
It makes me angry.
In fact, it makes me fucking irate.
A few weeks ago, I received an email inviting me to a telesummit that promised to teach us how to make six figures, how to travel more, be “international,” and use our sensuality and spirituality to become wealthy.
Sounds enticing, right?
Well, upon looking at the lineup of speakers, I noticed a few who most definitely do NOT live that lifestyle and who certainly do NOT make six figures.
I swear steam was coming out of my ears.
How can you consciously and with integrity teach something you know nothing about?
And when did the online world become a platform for pulling the wool over our eyes?
Unfortunately this isn’t the first time I’ve seen this and I know it won’t be the last.
And it makes me sad.
Sad for those who feel like they have to pretend to be someone their not.
Sad because those entrepreneurs who are actually walking their talk are looked at with skepticism. If for no other reason than they’ve been burned before.
So How Do You Stop This?
How can you shift this madness? And sift through the bullshit?
There’s a part of me that says, “Maybe you can’t.”
But what you can do is take some personal responsibility for how YOU show up in the world.
You can practice being more transparent. (I get it…sharing your intimate self with the world is scary.)
You can be more supportive of your fellow entrepreneurs regardless of the path they choose. (Maybe this will keep others from hiding their truth.)
AND you can certainly tell your truth.
Because YOUR truth is valid. And it doesn’t make you more or less of an entrepreneur.
If you don’t make six figures, OWN that. It doesn’t mean you never will…it just means you’re not there YET.
If you don’t want a full time empire, relish in your part time business. Some of us have families, kids, outside interests that do not allow us to have full time gigs. Again, it’s your CHOICE.
It doesn’t mean you’re lazy or unsuccessful. It just means you have different wants, needs and values.
And that is ABSOLUTELY OKAY.
Give yourself PERMISSION to be YOU! (Tweet that!)
I know there are these unwritten entrepreneurial rules and milestones that you and many others try to follow and accomplish. (I gave up a long time ago.)
But who said “they” were right??
I’m going to challenge you to create your own milestones. To write your own rules. And to define success in a way that feels good for you.
And I want you to stand up and tell your truth.
I’m not a six-figure business owner. Not yet anyway.
I work my business part time because I have a son and a family that I want to be present for. I have chosen this.
I do believe in charging what you’re worth. BUT I also believe in making my services affordable for those who need them the most.
I want to change the world but not at the expense of others.
I want a simple life filled with love and laughter.
And above all else, I want to genuinely help people see their true potential.
It is my deepest desire that those I work with understand that what they’ve been searching for is already inside them.
What is Your Truth?
No judgments here. Just love, support, and camaraderie.
Let’s hear it! Leave me a comment below. Isn’t it time you stood up for your TRUTH?