One of my friends today asked me if I had heard of Marie Forleo’s B-school. Yea I had! She had done her research, watched all the videos, read all the testimonials, and was ready to make the hefty investment to take the course.
I said, “right on”. Marie TOTALLY knows her stuff, and I respect her as a business woman. I never really considered it for myself, but for a creative who wants to focus on her craft, and simply learn what she needs to do to launch, it’s the right thing to do (Go Marie!).
I decided to check out a video on Marie, and see how she was pitching her B-School. I watched one of her videos, and to be honest, it left me feeling a little deflated. She was working at one of the top magazines at age 23. Creating fitness videos for MTV that we’re being viewed worldwide by the time she was 24. It started to make me feel over-whelmed and kinda deflated, like she has some kind of innate ability to be in the public eye, and absolutely killing it, that frankly, not all of us have.
And that’s when the feelings of self-doubt came flooding in. Can I really keep it up
? I’m nowhere NEAR where she is! Should I even try if Marie’s already doing such a great job at it already? It’s enough to make me close my laptop and sit on the couch eating ice-cream and watching re-runs of The New Girl.
This feeling of doubt is something that we all have to deal with. We wouldn’t be human if we didn’t. But we cannot let it overwhelm us. If we have a “WHY”, a purpose, we have to keep trucking through. So I remind you to take it one-day-at-a-time. This is what I’m reminding myself this week.
Everyone’s journey is different, and everyone’s story is different, so if you give up, you’ll never be able to see what you’re made of. And to be honest, I do want to find out what I’m made of.
Here’s How I’m Going to Remind Myself to Take it One Day At A Time:
There is NO overnight success
I have to remind myself that even Marie Forleo took 17 years to get her career to where it is today.
Continue to Set My Intentions
I just launched Good Morning Beautiful and I’m SO overjoyed with the response I’m getting.
In just soft launching to a small group of creative females, girlbosses, and goal-getters I’ve been getting messages like :
“It’s amazing. I’ve got so much done. Like I’m up right now (7:45 am) about to do a meeting, I’ve organized my whole apartment, and I’m going to try meditation”
-Emily Stencil of Perk Naturals
Good Morning Beautiful is a daily reminder to women that we are more than ENOUGH, we are beautiful, helps us start our day in a positive light.
One thing that’s been part of my daily routine, that has helped me build yes supply co. to where it is today, and faster than I could have imagined is setting just ONE intention every. Even when life and other obligations get in the way, by doing one thing that will lead me to where I need to be, I’ve grown yes supply faster than I could have imagined. Through the well-planned but small movements I’ve made, I’ve been able to make BIG changes in my own life, and in those around me.
I created Good Morning Beautiful to help my girl gang create the habits and consistency needed to accomplish their goals, start crafting their mission, and then give them the tools to grow their online presence + brand.
The Journey Is As Important As the Destination
As cheesy, and chiché as it might sound, it really is all about the journey. I marvel at the times when I get an email saying I’ve motivated someone to start something new, when I get off a call with someone and they’re pumped to move forward on building their business and getting clients, or someone wants to help me out with an event I’m planning, just because they believe in my mission. The friends that I make along the way, who are good-hearted, and motivated and want to make a difference as much as I do make the journey SO much fun.
If I had just woke up with everything I hoped and dreamed for in my lap, I would be skipping over all the amazing, scary, and thrilling experiences that make life amazing.
Comparison Is a Killer
My first rule for my Good Morning Beautiful subscribers is to NOT open up Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest when you first open your eyes and start your day. When you start your day scrolling through everyone else’s facade of their lives that they put on social media it does two things.
- It puts your focus on what everyone else is doing, what they have, and creates feelings of inadequacy, because you may not feel like you have the friends, clothes, make-up, abs, boyfriend or whatever else the girls in the images (sometimes people that you don’t even know) seem to have.
- It takes the focus away from your own goals. You separate from your own presence, and your own experience. It makes your days blur together, without getting anything done. Every spare moment is dedicated to checking a new notification or seeing who gave you a ‘like’ rather than looking inwards, creating ideas of things you can do to improve your life or have positive self-talk.
When you stop comparing, you can simply focus on getting better at being your own best self, rather than looking at what others may appear to have, feeling deflated, and giving up.
I Have People that Believe In Me, and So Do You
If I gave up now, I would be letting down the people that do believe in me. The people who have purchased my products and services. The people who subscribe to my Instagram account and email list expecting to get motivated to do what they’re meant to do, with help from my advice on growing your confidence, getting un-stuck and building your online presence.
The people who just this week sent me their stories of loving Good Morning Beautiful. Or who read my posts and take my advice and see instant results in their lives.
So the moral today is: Don’t give up, and don’t stop. It’s okay to do a little bit, day-by-day, while you’re looking towards and visualizing your big goals, and take it a day at a time.