We both know that building a successful online business takes work. You have to put in the time, effort and heart for things to come together…
And there’s no such thing as “overnight success.”
But there’s one thing nobody warned me about when I got started on this journey four years ago…
Running an online business will challenge you in every area of life.
The challenge is now been something that I embrace but that doesn’t they are always easy to overcome.
Here’s the thing… I know how to create an online business and do it successfully. I also know how to help others do the same. I’ve already lived it and walk my talk. And no, that’s not being cocky – it’s simply my strength set.
However, when I decided to expand my business to include coaching specifically for female entrepreneurs who are looking to maximize their time in order to create both the income and impact they desire in their online business, I hit a road block.
I was afraid of what people would think of me.
Why can’t she just be happy with what she already has?
Is this going to take time away from her working with me on xyz?
How can she talk about balance when she’s doing all these different things?
Is nothing ever enough for her?
I knew this was something I was going to have to overcome and while in the middle of a business seminar… we began to talk about our egos and how they can hold us back from the lives we were meant to live. Fear of what other people think is a big fat ego trip.
I shared with a small group that I needed to let go caring about what people thought of me and follow the path that has been laid before me.
After we completed the exercise, we sat back in our seats and the speaker asked us to pay attention to what we heard from others. Really listen to what people are saying to themselves on a daily basis because those are the people we are trying to serve in our businesses.. and people out there are hurting inside.
The speaker then began to share what she knew others in the room were experiencing. One woman at the event who just finalized a divorce…. another with only a few dollars to her name.,,
And one… who just lost her son to suicide the week before.
I felt my entire stomach and heart drop at the same time. Tears started to stream down my face and I couldn’t hear anything she said past that moment.
After five minutes of attempting to get myself back in the zone and avoid the “ugly cry” that was trying to make its way out of my body… I left the room, went to the family bathroom, got in the corner with my knees down and my hands on my face… and completely lost my shit.
I was heartbroken for that mother in the room most likely blaming herself when it wasn’t her fault. Ashamed of being a suicidal teen/twenty-something myself who has the nerve to have a semi-colon tattooed on her wrist… yet not live up to her true potential. Embarrassed that people with my type of influence aren’t doing more to break the stigma behind mental health, stopping themselves from become WILDLY successful and showing others that things CAN get better.
I’ve been given the gift of LIFE and someone “not liking me” is stopping me from this next chapter in my life?!
Here I was worried about what people thought of me and there are people who don’t even feel their life was worth living.
Talk about feeling small.
It took me close to thirty minutes to regain myself enough to walk out of that bathroom but I walked out a different person.
Someone on a mission that, within the hour, became more powerful than ever before.
I have since gone full-force into my business, showing women who are serious about living out the life they know they are meant for, how they can not only create a successful online business but do so in a way that makes a true impact in this world at the same time.
And I don’t care what anyone thinks about it. At all.
Is there a limiting belief that’s standing in your way right now that’s keeping you STUCK in your business?
If so, what step can you take today to start to break through it once and for all?
Your success is waiting on it.