As I was about to fall asleep last night, I had a moment when I thought back to when I was JUST starting yes supply.
I was sitting in front of my laptop, and it was super late on a Sunday night. I was trying to get all the moving components of launching this beast of a website done by a decent hour, so I could wake up at a decent time for my Monday morning.
With all the kinks, broken links and obstacles that comes with launching an online biz, it didn’t seem likely that I was going to get any sleep, or make any progress.
I felt stuck. Worse, I felt like I was sinking.
Going through my to-do list in my head, everything was so overwhelming and so hard. I had no idea if anything was even going to work out. I didn’t know if anyone would even understand why I wanted to break from the norm and make my dreams to create an empowerment movement a reality. I had no guarantee that anyone would want to read a single line of my blog, let alone like it.
On a summer day, when all my friends were out sitting in the park sipping fruity drinks out of mason jars, I was reworking lines of HTML and setting up my funnels. I remember WISHING I had someone to help me with all of this stuff.
Without warning, It all came crashing down on me, the confusion, the fear, the frustration and the FOMO and I burst into tears.
I just wish I could go back and tell myself that it was going to be okay. That I would get to work with the dreamiest clients who LOVE the results I help create for them in their online businesses. That I would get to meet some of the most inspiring and ambitious budding entrepreneurs in my membership program, The Insiders, and that I would get to be featured in newspapers like the Globe and Mail and magazines and blogs all over the world. That I would get to work with brands like Kit + Ace and speak to creative women about creating their own yes supply life.
I’m telling you this to remind you not to stop. EVER.
If your mission to impact the world, and create the life you want is important to you, don’t let a moment of tears break you down.
There was no guarantee that it would work out.
I could have given up right there. But that’s the problem that I see too often. Too many talented, smart and creative people give up before they even get started because of fear or a lack of a plan.
But that’s the thing. No successful person has a guarantee that it will all work out, but they do it anyway because they can’t ignore the possibility!
“If not now, then when? If not me, then who?”
You can create the life and business you want. There are going to be times of uncertainty, there is DEFINITELY going to be fear. But if you stick it through, you’re going to impact thousands of people, and get to do the thing that you were born to do.