A funny thing happened a couple of weeks ago. I was trolling Facebook, not really paying attention to what I was seeing & all of a sudden a picture stopped me dead in my scrolling. I don’t remember who said it, but the message spoke to succeeding in business. And, no amount of talent would guarantee success without a solid marketing plan implemented & executed.
STOP THE BUS!
I’ve been pouring my heart out & sharing some of the hard lessons I’ve had in my life for the past couple of months, waiting for my phone to start ringing, for some speaking engagements, or maybe a new client, curious to find her way home to herself. And, nothing?!
So, what does that have to do with my big secret? EVERYTHING!
I’m really excited. I’ve been working really hard at creating an amazing journal that will help you discover your truths to living a big, brave & Bodacious life!
Today, I’m sharing one of the Core Truths!
REFUSING TO SETTLE
Refusing to take on the beliefs that others (AND MYSELF) have imposed by saying this is who you are, or this is as far as you are going to get. Refusing to sit down & let others dictate anything in your life.
By refusing to settle for someone telling me blogging was what I needed to do to succeed, I have discovered my Marketing Guru self that’s building an epic campaign for the next year. That’s a story for another day & I can’t wait to role it out in September. I know, I digress….
Where in your life have you accepted something that was told to you without question?
Growing up, I questioned everything. My Mom said the first word out of my mouth was ‘WHY,’ not Mom or Dad. I was the little girl with a million questions, always wanting to know how something worked or why this happened or didn’t.
Of course my refusing to settle also caused some conflict growing up as well. I wanted answers to my questions. I’m sure my parents would have a different response than mine, but I’m grateful that I never settled. My life has been colourful, full of some amazing adventures, thrills and it’s had some tough times as well.
Growing up I rebelled against everyone. I remember being told year after year in school, Beth, you’re so smart, why don’t you use your brains. There were lots of other messages as well. I didn’t want to become like everybody else. I wanted to be me, AND, I had no idea of who I was, or even who I wanted to be.
Refusing to settle was my way of fighting against living others beliefs for me. I didn’t know it at the time, but I spent most of my time fighting against others instead of learning what mattered to me.
I had to learn to stop and listen to what mattered to me instead of fighting against others. And, being the rebellious woman that I am, that took some convincing…..
What I know today is I wouldn’t be the Big, Beautiful, Brave Bodacious woman that I am without every single thing happening to me in my life. More on this as we get to know each other better.
Today, I listen with my heart not my head. When I stop & really listen I know what my truth is and where I’m settling.
What are you settling for in your life?
The journal will offer you some ways to go deeper into this in your life. I can’t wait for you to dive into you & your journey.
Till next week.