I’ve always been good at recognizing patterns.
You know, those moments in life when something pops up not once, not twice, but three times. And you find yourself saying “hmm, that’s interesting.”
When that happens I take notice.
‘Cuz I know something’s in the air.
Like the other week. Everywhere I turned I heard things like…
“There’s no better time than the present!”
“What are you waiting for?”
“Don’t put your dream off for another day.”
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now!”
You get the gist.
Time is of the essence.
And it makes sense. Given that we’ve just emerged from a pandemic. People are itching to get on with their lives.
To jump in. Live life. Have more fun!
I witnessed it in Vancouver this summer.
The cruise ships were back. The fireworks were back. The pride parade was back.
Halle-freakin’-lujah! Fun was back!
Yet even so, many women are feeling stuck & confused about what to do next.
Perhaps you can relate.
Maybe you’re stuck at a crossroads in your life. You’ve just left a job or retired, gotten divorced, or your kids have left home.
And you’re wondering “now what?”
You’re feeling an urge, a stirring, a yearning deep inside of you, & thinking….
“How do I move forward on this dream?”
I get it if so. I’ve felt this way before, too.
Especially back in 2020. Immediately after the pandemic started.
At the time I took a long, hard look at my life. All the dreams I’d been putting off for ‘someday.’
Like doing more writing. Coaching. And teaching.
I decided right then & there to move through my fear.
As a result, in the past 2.5 years I’ve done a whole host of things I never imagined I would, including:
- Creating this website
- Coaching women to live their best lives
- Teaching my online course: BACK TO YOU for women wanting to reclaim their joy
- Writing 40+ blogs
- Filming 30+ videos on YouTube
- Creating 200+ posts & 350+ stories & reels on Instagram
- Designing 650+ pins on Pinterest
- Creating 6 freebies including 2 meditations, 1 audio & 3 guides
My point here is not to toot my own horn. But to share with you that at the start of 2020 none of the above had happened.
Zero. Zip. Zilch.
I had one small blog. And a lot of BIG dreams!
If I’d stayed stuck in my fear of failure, imperfection & not being good enough, I wouldn’t have done ANY of the above.
And I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog today.
I’d still be sitting on the sidelines of my own life.
Waiting for the stars to align so I could finally begin doing what I’d always wanted to do:
Help empower women to be themselves & live life their way!
Looking back now I realize it didn’t matter how I began to do any of it.
That I was brave (or crazy!) enough to put myself out there.
And to embrace the mantra “start before you’re ready”, as I talk about in my latest video here:
‘Cuz through all my trials & errors (& believe me I’ve had many), I’ve gotten clear on what works for me & what doesn’t.
I’ve also realized how important it is to keep taking action towards my dreams, even if I fall flat on my face.
Which I have. Numerous times.
Because that’s how we learn & grow.
And that’s how we build momentum to keep moving forward in life.
So let me ask you this…
What are you yearning to do MORE of? That you’ve been putting off until tomorrow?
What dreams are you ready to pursue, now?
No matter what?
I challenge you to move through your fear. And take ONE baby step forward.
Towards that *thing*.
That idea, trip, career, job, hobby, course, new home, business…that whatever!
Don’t wait for the perfect time.
Or to become the perfect person!
Because that will never happen.
Go follow your dreams now, before you’re ready!
I promise, you won’t regret it!