12 months before the day I arrived at where I am now I had zero belief in myself and my ability to succeed. It reflected in every single area of my life as a lack of success and it prevented me putting myself out there/into things 100% because of a fear of failure if I tried. Whatever I tried, I just couldn’t truly believe I could succeed and I also feared that the higher I climbed on the ladder of success, the farther I would inevitably fall, so staying stuck was actually a very comfortable safety blanket.
It took me a really long time to set the intention to change my life for good and get to where I am today, but the time it took to do the work to arrive once I started, was literally months! There is learning in that and I realised I could help a lot of people by sharing it.
I have always had a calling to help people, and as I discovered the freedom I gained from working for myself, I felt drawn to specifically helping other visionary women achieve their dreams. Women like me who feel like they have got more to give in this world, but have found themselves on the wrong track, or have started down the right track, but met obstacles like the money not coming in and so their confidence has depleted and their belief has faded that success will ever happen. It’s easy to feel you can’t make a living out of the work that sets your soul on fire when you don’t experience success straight away. And it’s easy to get blocked by fears, either conscious or unconscious, and the doubts that are created by fear, like belief in ourselves.
We can go on, controlled by our fears and trapped in our situation forever, if we want to, or we can set the intention like I did to change. What did I change? I started to invest in my own personal development, – I learned how to think, rather then what to think. This supported me to change my mindset, supported me to release my limiting beliefs and completely transform my self-talk. I became more positive and grew proud of my “I’ll figure it out” approach that I’d previously put myself down for and criticised as being a poor substitute for training and qualifications.
As my life transformed I realised something important. We can sit around and wait for success to pass us by or we can take action and work on the one thing, the key ingredient, that is guaranteed to make us a success – ourselves.