I had a bit of a revelation the other day. Sitting in café Nero in Windsor armed with a large Americano and grateful for the light rain that was falling outside, it dawned on me that it's not change that's difficult. It's NOT changing that is difficult.
Let’s talk about money for a second.
But before we do that, when you read that sentence just now, what did that bring up for you?
Did you get excited?
Feel like you were wrong in some way?
Our reaction to the mention of money is an indicator to our points of view about money.
How much have we been taught or learned that to create and be involved in your own business that it has to be hard work and that for it to be successful you have to ‘do’ everything yourself?
Even though for some of us, the creative aspect of business and putting things into action is fun and exciting, there can be an underlying sense that if we are not working 24/7 that it could fail because we are not working hard enough.
What if that doesn’t have to be true?
Have you ever heard, or perhaps had someone say to you that you should just stop hiding away and start showing up?
How annoying can that be to hear, especially when you are aware of the judgements attached?
What if stopping hiding and showing up as more of you, wasn’t meant as an invalidation of everything that you have been and done so far in your life, yet more of an invitation to actually show up, even more so, as yourself?
How often do we not choose to show up because we are avoiding other people’s judgements, which actually have nothing to do with you and everything to do with what is going on for them.
Did you know that studies show that most people would rather die than go on stage? How crazy it that?
What if you didn’t have to have sleepless nights or get stressed weeks in advance of an event or situation where you have to speak or do something in front of other people?
Is it time to go beyond stagefright?
Stage fright can apply to many different scenarios, as well as performing on stage. Making a presentation in a boardroom, introducing yourself to a new group of people, making a toast, addressing a group of friends and so on can all seem incredibly overwhelming.
Why validation isn’t as good as you think it is?
Validation is something that most of us have sought at some point in our lives, especially as children wanting to be acknowledged and recognised for doing something well.
How often do we actually carry that throughout our lives, whether in the workplace wanting to be told that we have done a great job or desiring validation from our partners within our relationships?
Quite often when we don’t receive the validation or the approval or recognition that we have been seeking, we can become frustrated or angry and feelings of resentment can begin to show up, creating disharmony for ourselves and in our lives.
Facilitator. Speaker. Business Creator.