I used to dim my own light, in order to make other people feel good about themselves. Anyone else? Especially for some reason, when it came to work (why do we do that as women especially?)
About this business I created out of nothing.
About how many lives (and lifestyles) it’s changed.
About my big goals and crazy dreams for the future.
About how it became profitable in the 1st year and is now an empire of sorts that scales in impact every single year. About how proud I feel that I listened to my intuition to want more in life that what the “normal” path was. And then, did something about it.
And how all of that was only possible by feeling the fear, and doing it anyways. Over and over again, just continuing to work on myself and getting out of my own way, and out of those voices in my head that told me I shouldn’t or couldn’t.
That YES, its taken so much work and intention and so much commitment, but it’s my truth. My journey. And I’m proud of it. That YES, its taken so much work and intention and so much commitment, but it’s my my journey. My truth. And I’m proud of every step, every winding part of it- the ups and the downs.
But in front of certain people? I’d shrink down. Oh, my “little” business. My “little” cookbook. My small blog. I’d meet people and say I had a food blog, instead of being self-made successful lifestyle entrepreneur, educator, coach and author to a best selling book.
Can I tell you something else? This wasn’t happening like 10 years ago, I was doing this up until a year ago. And honestly, I had no idea I was doing it, until I uncovered it last year (more on that whole process, coming to the blog these next few weeks ).
Until I realized that helped approximately NO ONE. So, just a reminder today in case you need one: Be bold. Take up space. Share your light and your gifts and your stories, freely and brightly. NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE!
Don’t worry about what other people think- those that care about you truly, will be proud and inspired by you living your truth, and those that are insecure, uncomfortable or judgmental- well that’s their work and assignment to figure out. Not yours.
Be a uplifter. A celebrator. A encourager. All you gotta do is be you- expansively and freely. The people around you will be better for it too. Permission granted.