With the launch of some exciting projects coming up and the need for substantial investments that will drive the success of them, I found myself asking , “Am I nervous about this or excited”?
It’s amazing the words we use when we talk to ourselves and how they set the tone for how we feel. For me, when I feel nervous, I feel fear. When I flip the nervous card to excited, I feel a sense of joy and anticipation, expecting the best. When I’m excited, my vibrational level is high vs. low when I’m afraid. I’ll be honest, I’ll take a high vibration any day!
When I speak with my clients about what’s stopping them in their business, they almost always tell me they’re afraid. They don’t know what to do, what to expect, or how it will turn out. My job and theirs (as we always co-create) is to get to the core issue and flip it. There are always options.
Myth: You don’t know what to do
Truth: Most entrepreneurs I work with are “experts.” What’s an expert? One mentor told me that an expert is knowing more (about your topic) than ten people on the street and having the guts/desire to share your knowledge. Are you making money at what you do and reading this? Then you are an expert.
Myth: You don’t know what to expect
Truth: We’re not mind readers and we really can’t know everything that may happen, nor are we in charge of everything. Wouldn’t that take the fun out of life? So, will there be surprises, setbacks, wonderful phone calls, and opportunities for growth? You betcha. And, expecting the best in any given situation is far more calming than expecting the worse. Expecting the worse is like being married to Debbie Downer waiting for the next shoe to drop. How does that serve you?
Myth: You don’t know how it will all turn out
Truth: Neither do I, but I can take a pretty good guess at what will happen when you set your intention, use your experience as a guide, work with passion, keep learning and stay with it. Truth is, most people give up way too early. If success were that easy, everyone would be doing it. Do you want to settle with the SOSO (same old same old)? That’s a N-O for me.
Truth: I’m excited about my businesses and how I will Rock It in 2012. I’m excited about my new Let’s Make You Shine Scholarship Fund helping young women go to college and share their gifts. And, I’m excited about the upcoming holiday season, spending more time with my kids – and seeing them grow up , be independent and having fulfilling lives on their own.
Was I nervous when they were teens? You betcha. But, I learned to flip it, and expect the best.