As I prepare for the launch of my program, I’m reminded once again of the feeling of anticipation, anxiety and even apprehension, just before enrollment opens. This launch is the quite literally the launching pad into my dream life.
Thoughts race through my head: “Will anyone enroll? Will they like my program? Does this work even matter?”
And if I keep very quiet, and get very still, all I can hear in response is a resounding, “YES.”
It’s taken a lot of work to get to where I am today. And, I don’t just mean the actual work that goes into building a program – from the curriculum, to the student experience, to the assets required to promote it. What I’m talking about is the work you don’t see, not even behind the scenes. It’s the kind of work that happens internally, when you’ve gotten to a point in your journey where you have arrived at the precise place you know you are meant to be.
It’s as if everything you have done has prepared you for this moment, for this time that is so special and sacred and yet, also just another day in your life, just another forward step in the business.
The only thing I have to do now is believe in it – the possibility of succeeding. All I have to do is believe in the spirit of my business, in my program and also in my vision for my dream life. It’s all happening.
I’m going to share with you some fast and hard truths I’ve learned on my way to getting where I am today.
- Not everyone you care for will root for you as you own and step into your power. Those who do are pure gold.
- You cannot control if and when you succeed. It’s always a toss up, but always worth it.
- Honor the circumstances that have given you comfort and security up to this point. Acknowledge that they may have kept you where you are, but believe that you’re ready for them to drift away.
- Don’t be afraid of being afraid. Normalize feeling all emotions, even the “bad” ones. They can dance with you, but you don’t need to let them take the lead.
- What you know (your skillset, expertise) matters. Who you are matters more. Lead by example and put your whole heart into it.
And one bonus for the road: The easiest and hardest thing you’ll ever have to do as a business owner is believe in yourself. How easy or how hard it is… is entirely up to you.
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