"If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else."--- Dave Ramsey
I'd like to share a personal win with you this morning. For the first time as an entrepreneur, I earned more monthly income than I did in my former high salary, low fulfillment corporate career. I don't share this to brag. Rather, I want to remind you what is possible for YOUR life when you leave your comfort zone and give your gifts to to the world.
Because financial abundance follows your purpose.
I absolutely know this to be a fact... but there is a catch.
Financial abundance typically doesn't follow your purpose overnight, which is why the thought of making a big change is terrifying. Your nervous system, which has been programmed for millions of years to value safety and security above all else, freaks out at the slightest hint of uncertainty.
We live in the age of instant gratification. Technology has only reinforced this habit. You can post a selfie on Instagram and watch the likes roll in. Boom... Immediate validation! If you want food delivered to your door quickly, press a button on your phone and a delicious meal is 20 minutes away. Want to buy a book but can't deal with 7-day shipping? Just sign up for Amazon Prime and it's there the next day. Can't wait 24 hours? Just download a digital version to your tablet. You don't have to leave the house.
However, when it comes to thriving in your life's purpose, the Universe doesn't always deliver your desired results on-demand. Your purpose is not an Uber you can summon to drive you to fulfillment in 15 minutes... because the destination is a mystery. Trying to find it too fast takes away the journey of becoming who you are meant to be. Even after you discover your purpose, there is a gestation period before you can bring it to life.
We see examples in nature everyday. Women don't get pregnant and give birth after 3 weeks. There is a nine month gap between conception and growing a healthy baby with lungs, fingers, hair, and toes. An acorn doesn't fall to the ground and become an oak tree in a month. There is a growth and maturation process which develops over time.
I didn't understand this when I left my old career to begin a coaching business. I assumed I would take a small step back for about 90 days, then leap into a new life as a multiple six-figure earner.
You can imagine my disappointment after my first three months of coaching when I made a whopping total of $2800 .
In order to grow, previously untapped parts of myself needed to emerge. As an entrepreneur, I needed to learn about online marketing, website design, database building, and copywriting (I'm still learning about this). From a personal growth perspective, I had to cultivate a deeper sense of patience and faith. I had to learn to get out of my own way, be flexible, and let go of the need to control. None of this was easy. In fact, it was the scariest thing I've ever done.
This is what growth feels like. It's not a one-time decision where you rip the band-aid off and get to immediately thrive in your purpose. It's a daily commitment to taking courageous action in the face of fear. It's learning to live with feeling uncomfortable.
And perhaps nothing made me feel more uncomfortable than letting go of the luxuries I thought gave me "status" while I journeyed towards my purpose.
I stopped taking 3 vacations per year. I quit buying designer clothes. On the rare occasions I did shop, it was the sale rack at Target. I quit buying expensive theater tickets. I watched my savings account dwindle and I ultimately dipped into my "rainy day" investment accounts I previously told myself I would never touch.
What's interesting was despite having little material evidence telling me I was a "successful" entrepreneur during those first 18 months, everything was ok. My bills were always paid. There was still food on the table every night. My essential needs were met. And all of those things I gave up? I didn't miss them as much as I thought I would.
After all, if life were simply about taking awesome vacations and projecting a great image on social media, I wouldn't have felt empty and gone on this journey in the first place.
That doesn't mean you can't ever have nice things again if you live your purpose. You can... and you WILL.
I'm now earning earning more monthly income than I did at my corporate job...and I earn it working from home in basketball shorts. I've escaped the corporate rat race and created a life with the freedom to make my own schedule. I've worked from 4 different states this month. I have shortened my work weeks to 3-4 days, taking the extra time to travel to retreats and expand my own learning so I can serve you in a bigger way.
Part of my service is helping you design your vision for an extraordinary life, then help you remove the impediments to making it real. If you are a person who feels "stuck," I'm here to tell you creating a life of true freedom and opportunity doesn't have to be some far off dream in the distance. The journey can begin today.
Just know it's impossible to begin if you keep waiting for the "perfect time" to take the first step. The perfect time to start was a year ago, so let's settle for today.
No, you will never be 100% certain of the outcome when you get started. You won't know all of the steps before you take them, but walk forward anyways. The path to freedom isn't through being fearless. It's through being courageous.
Perhaps that first courageous step is to talk to a mentor who has already created the results you want. If so, click here and let me know where you are feeling stagnant in your life. Let's schedule a time to connect for a complimentary, 30-minute discovery call!
During this powerful, free coaching session, I will help you:
- Understand WHY you're feeling dissatisfied... and why you don't have to live that way any longer.
- Understand the forces that have kept you stuck up until now. Trust me, it's not about money. You will be surprised at the answer.
- Get clear on what settling in your life has cost you up until now... and why NOW is the time to change it.
- Find clarity on your vision for the next phase of your life (So many people know what isn't working, but don't know what they want to create).
- Plus, we'll discuss your first right action step to get unstuck and make progress towards the life you want and deserve!
Your transformation is literally a click away. Click here and let's schedule a time to talk 1-on-1.