Entrepreneurship

Stop Fighting The Flow—Do This Instead.

Stop Fighting The Flow—Do This Instead.

I haven’t written an actual blog in 9 weeks. To be clear, 9 weeks feels more like 90 when your soul requires it to actually and—fully, thrive.

What I’ve been doing instead?

Telling myself for 9 weeks that my full attention was ‘required’ on the new mentor who was calling my ever-loving a** to much more and the course I was hunkered down creating (my very first digital product to be exact). Not exactly false…as a matter of fact, very much true…I have the remnants of eye strain, creator’s high and broken nails to prove it…but I couldn’t help but wonder if I was doing somewhat of a ‘due diligence’ in managing my own (high) expectations OR was I really just turning off the abundance of time, energy and creativity that flows to and through me always?

Quite simply put: I could have made time to write and blog, as it’s a simple action of just letting the message flow abundantly through when it wants to come through (daily), but instead…we made up a story around time and energy scarcity. Que Sera, Sera.

Let me be really clear. It wasn’t always this way (things weren’t always flowing).

Silence Is The Demise Of Your Business

Silence Is The Demise Of Your Business

Have you ever sat down and felt this urge to create, write or say something ‘controversial’? To push the envelope, to release the tiger from the cage, to reveal more truer parts of your story?

An insight or lesson that a deep-seeded pain or trauma made possible, a stance on a taboo subject, a new direction in business that could threaten it’s livelihood without societal or community ‘approval.’

You hear the calling—it’s been calling for a while. You’ve heard it in the wee hours of the morning when it’s just you and your thoughts…to the restless, ongoing imagination at night.

Yet, you have no grasp on what to say, how to say it, or where to possibly begin. So you try and tame her. Silence her. Force her back in her tiny, locked box, making every attempt to lose the key entirely.

The thing is…she is a part of you, not going anywhere.

Bullied to Ballsy: The 1 Thing Change-Makers Have In Common

Bullied to Ballsy: The 1 Thing Change-Makers Have In Common

Last week I found myself in a dream-like situation: notifications muted, decadent cold brew in one hand, tart green juice in the other and compelling conversation front and center. I was at one of my favorite cafes, sharing my affinity with the proud owner, a conscious woman who sources her organic, farm-to-table menu items from 40+ suppliers, not missing a single beat in quality, ethics, or seasonality.

She’s introduced something fresh and new and coveted to the neighborhood—one riddled by the ins and outs of popular chain restaurants, and the slower-than-national-average taking to…wellness. Yet still, her modest, cozy outpost, complete with a total in-house, cutting edge water filtration system (never did ‘house’ water taste so good), hand-crafted, superfood-inspired menu and happy daily regulars—is proving to be something people didn’t realize they needed or wanted, and are sold.

As people came and went, we chatted about things from vitamins and minerals for optimal skin health to the implications of Glyphosate on organic crops and remarkably, her journey to restauranteur. I was most fascinated to uncover what ignited, or set her on path. Her response was one I hadn’t expected, yet in hindsight, makes perfect sense.

Imposter Syndrome: An Entrepreneur's Epidemic

Imposter Syndrome: An Entrepreneur's Epidemic

The moment has arrived. You’re about ready to press the ‘Go Live’ button and be on display to a bunch of people who will see you but you won’t see them. Your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing and your mind is running rapid. So you sit there, staring at your keyboard. ‘Does my hair look crazy?’ ‘Am I going to stutter and sound totally stupid?’ ‘What if no one shows up?’ ‘Will my childhood neighbors who I haven’t seen in 20 years see me and think I’m crazy?’ ‘Will Aunt Marge laugh at me?’ ‘Will I be figured out or exposed as a newbie?’ ‘The girl with 40K followers who goes live every night, I could never do as good as her…’ Suddenly, 20 minutes have passed. You sit and procrastinate some more until the pressure becomes so intense you manage to distract yourself with another task.

The relentless and daunting journey of breaking out onto the online space and staking your claim through posts, blogs, and the infamous video live stream...

The truth is, that this mass resistance of a wall you’ve built around your own visibility and storytelling can be a big problem for your business.