For the past year, I’ve been intentionally pushing myself beyond my comfort zone. I’ve been taking steps to turn my dreams into reality, building my business in a way that’s not conventional yet fits into my life and vision perfectly, and taking opportunities that make me nervous. Many times throughout the year, I’ve faced situations that made me feel uncomfortable; not only because I was taking chances. I was also in situations that challenged me to use my voice in a way I wasn’t used to. Continue reading “Results Outweigh Discomfort”
Today’s post comes from Lauren, a lawyer from Sydney who is currently taking a break from law. Thank you, Lauren, for sharing your story with us ❤
I was sitting at my desk in my little cupboard office on the morning I published my article Why your worst fears are nothing to be afraid of. How did I have the audacity to I speak about conquering fear when it was the catalyst to my emptiness? Fear was eating me from the inside out. I had no right to even suggest that someone should leave the job that paralyzes them when that’s exactly what I couldn’t do.
I was watching a webinar by Sue Bryce as I tended to my house today and there were so many great pieces of wisdom shared! Sue Bryce is an amazing photographer but what I love about her most is that a lot of what she talks about can be applied to any industry and life in general. One thing that particularly stood out to me was something she said specifically in relation to money. A lot of times photographers, artists, creatives and entrepreneurs in general struggle with how much to charge. In addition to the cost of doing business, you have to place a monetary value to your time. Part of that has to do with your self-worth. It can be really easy to make excuses or convince yourself why you aren’t earning more, doing better, or booking more clients. Sue said something so simple yet so profound. Continue reading “You Create What You Believe”
One thing I’ve learned is confidence is a byproduct of courage. If we wait until we’re fearless or completely confident to take risks, make tough choices, or pursue opportunities it’s counterproductive. Continue reading “Courage & Confidence”
Yesterday I took a chance on myself. I was presented with an opportunity that had a 99.99% chance of not working out for me, but I wouldn’t know with 100% certainty if I didn’t try. While the 99.99% proved to be right, something bigger happened. I leaned into courage and went for it in spite of my fear, doubt, and the probability of rejection. The result was nothing short of amazing! I was a little disappointed the opportunity didn’t work out but I was so proud that I went for it! I went in with all that I had and without letting the odds against me get me down (had you seen me you really would have thought I stood a chance!). Continue reading “Chances, Courage & Children’s Wisdom”
I received a message while meditating a few months ago, the essence was “when you don’t have, give”. I sat on that for a while and reflected on what areas of my life that applied to. I’m at a really good place in my life overall but of course, there are areas that I feel could be more abundant at times.
You know I’ve been talking about gaining clarity to take the next step lately. About making a point to pause, connect with yourself, and tap into the wisdom that resides deep within. I wanted to share this with you that lays it out very well. It’s just over 10 minutes, so put it on in the background as you drive home from work, cook, or while you’re in the shower. It’s worth it. Continue reading “The Path of Least Resistance”
The great thing about being an entrepreneur is that I can make my business look the way I want. It doesn’t have to fit in any box or meet standards I’m not in alignment with. One thing that surprised me as a heart-centered entrepreneur is the sense of conflict I felt in the beginning. When I transitioned from the corporate world to creating a business I loved, I had a different perspective about work. Continue reading “Gifts, Heart-centered Work & Happiness”
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
Life is so beautiful when you embrace who you are, and build your life around that. Continue reading “The Meaning of Life”
One thing that is very important to me is giving back. I grew up volunteering at nursing homes playing the piano and talking to residents that didn’t ever get visits from family. I went to soup kitchens and sat down with the homeless and had a conversation with them after I got done serving. I helped with projects within my community and went to another country to help renovate a school. All of this in my teens. I share this because as far as I look back across my life, giving back has been an important part of it. Continue reading “Giving Back & Paying It Forward”