We can all make a list of reasons why we shouldn't show up for our dreams. Life is always going on and busy and finding an excuse isn't hard to do. For example, in the past 2 years alone I have been cheated on, gotten divorced, been flat broke, moved states twice, lost a very close friendship, shifted my career, and much more. There are so many "reasons" I could have let stop me from showing up for myself and my career. But life is always going to have a lot going on, and we have to learn how to still show up even when things are messy. We can't give into sorrow or doubt. We must keep believing in ourselves. We must keep going.
I know it isn't always easy to move forward when your heart is breaking. Trust me, I get it. I know how that feels. But your future self will thank you for starting over again, for never giving up and creating your dream life. You can do it my friend.
One thing that encourages me often is the following phrase I made up and repeat to myself regularly:
"I know better now than I knew then."
When something in your life that you were SO sure about doesn't work out the way you thought it would, it can be hard to trust yourself to make anything new happen. But this above phrase helps encourage me to keep going. Cause the truth is, I know better now. I am not starting my new venture at the same starting point I started the last one at. I am wiser now. Better now. More experienced now. I can make better decisions and changes from my more evolved starting point.
I'm learning to not look at anything as "failure" but rather experience and growth for my own evolution personally and professionally. "Failures" are just proof you are trying! And that is better than sitting on the sidelines! No one gets things right 100% of the time. We're human and we have to give ourselves grace. Trust me, we're all figuring it out as we go!
But some nights, I let my fears and doubts get the best of me. Earlier this past Sunday I had one of those nights. I was ugly crying in the bathroom as a new week was about to approach me and the overwhelm of feeling lost in my career, what I'm exactly doing and who I am got the best of me. I was out of alignment and it was not cute. I forgot who I really am. I gave into the overwhelm of the "messiness" of my life right now.
But how do we bounce back from nights like I had doubting myself, feeling lost and not knowing what to do next?
The following 3 Steps help me get back to feeling good and showing up for my dreams:
1. Prime your mind in the morning!
You can go back and listen to Episode 31
and Episode 32
on what Priming is and how to Prime your mind. Also Episode 57 shows you how Priming helps you reconnect to your greatest goals!
But in today's episode I break down 3 simple steps to Prime today. Tune in to listen!
2. Brain dump your overwhelm!
Get on paper and out of your head all
the things you want to do or need to do. Just write it all out. This frees up space and energy in our minds cause it now lives on paper and we can have a plan for it now rather then let it confuse us or feel overwhelmed.
3. Organize your brain dump into themes and get it on your calendar.
Theme your days out, such as "Marketing Monday" or "Content Wednesday" or "Client Thursday" and organize your brain dump under which themed day it goes. Once it's organized by themes, you can now better come up with an action plan to tackle your to do list.
4. Clean your house.
Having a clean and organized space does WONDERS for the soul! Take time to make your home your sanctuary where you recharge your batteries.To hear more about how to show up for your dreams when life feels messy, click below to listen to today's episode #66 in full. Thank you for listening! Keep going, you can do anything!
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