“I am both scared and excited.” This is what I told him.
I just hired a new mentor to support me in the expansion of my thought leadership and the message I am here to share in the world.
And it’s a big investment… bigger than what I’ve done in the past.
But it feels right.
I am in the phase of expanding my business and my visibility to the next level so that I can touch more lives. I know I am being called to help more people worldwide. The people I am here to serve are waiting to hear my message.
I also know I need support to do that. I cannot do it alone.
I am both excited and scared. I am stepping outside my comfort zone and into the unknown… …and I am moving forward despite the fear.
Because I know that if I don’t, I will regret it.
This is what happens when you want to make a big change in your career or your life.
You cannot do it without fear. Fear is going to be there every single time.
I guarantee it. I’ve done it so many times. There is always fear.
What matters is your ability to feel it and do it anyway, and not back out, not surrender to the fear.
This is key. This is an essential skill to move towards the life and work you love.
You are going to have fears. If you expect not, you’ll stay stuck forever where you are.
Even more so when you stretch outside your comfort zone, whether it’s changing careers. hiring a coach or mentor to support you, or investing in your growth and development.
I’ve done it many times in the past 10 years. I would not have a successful business and work I love without it.
Many times, I stepped outside my comfort zone… …after I was laid off from Yahoo!, …when I decided to start my business. …when I hired my first business coach. …when I decided to stay in the US despite all the obstacles.
I did it over and over. I’ve invested over and over in coaches and mentors. Because I knew that without that, I would not fulfill my dreams and desires. I would not be where I am today.
Don’t be fooled. If you think my success and me doing the work I love is pure luck. It is not. I’ve had a team of support and have invested in myself…. and to do that, I had to go over my fears every single time.
What about you?
Do you have dreams and desires to fulfill? Are you waiting until you don’t have any fear to act? Are you letting the fear in the driver’s seat of your life? Do you back out on your dreams because of your fears?
Here are two ESSENTIAL ingredients to create the work and life of your dreams:
Feeling your fears, being willing to face them, and to move forwards with them.
Having a team of support to help you in the places where you get stuck and can’t figure it out all alone. As my mentors say: “Getting help is not being weak; it’s being wise.”
I’ve done it over and over. This is why I know the courage it takes for you to do it and the courage it takes my clients when they decide to work with me.
This is what my client said last week after several months of working together.
She had been looking for quite a while before working with me and could not find it.
I have heard that many times for the past seven years I’ve been in practice. My clientshad been looking and looking before working with me and could not find it.
Some clients even said they took a course with Simon Sinek—a well-known inspirational speaker and author of five books, including “Start With Why”—or listened to other inspirational speakers—such as Tony Robbins and Brendon Burchard— and they are still clueless about their “Why,” their true calling.
Then, they start working with me through my rigorous step-by-step process and they find it!
Listening to inspirational videos or taking a short online class is most often not enough to uncover your true calling and know with confidence this is it. This is why I created a dedicated, 1:1, step-by-step process to get there. And it works!
For the past seven years, I’ve helped hundreds of clients find their “Why.”
I’m not your traditional career coach. I help people who are ready to find their career calling—or their dream career—, not just a job.
Will 2021 be the year you find your “Why” and the career that aligns with it?
Imagine ending 2021 crystal clear about your calling and doing work you are passionate about. How would that feel?
I’d love to help you get there.
This is my calling, helping you find yours.
Are you ready?
Apply here if you want 2021 to be the year you find your Why.
To your brilliance,
P.S. Maybe you are clear on your “Why” already but know someone (friend, spouse, relative, co-worker) who can’t find it. Please forward this email to them.
Last week, I went to the Ocean for some rejuvenation and rest.
As I was walking on the beach, my attention was caught by two women playing in the waves with a wetsuit on.
I had this thought: “wow that sounds fun. I wonder how that feels to go in the water in winter with a wetsuit on.”
I love playing in the Ocean and often wish the water was warm enough all year around to do so.
In the evening, I got this inkling to post on Facebook to ask about people’s experience with wetsuit in winter, and I added that ideally, I would like to try a wetsuit on before buying one to see how that feels.
Several Facebook friends commented on it with some great info. To my surprise, a friend who lives close by offered to lend me her wetsuit.
I messaged her right away and asked if I could borrow it the following day. We were not sure if it would fit me, but we decided to try.
The day after, I tried it on and it fitted me quite well.
I put it on and a couple of hours later, I was playing in the water with a wetsuit, like the women I saw only the day before.
I manifested the vision in only one day!
I even had the joy to swim close to dolphins and seals while in the water.
But the story does not end there…
In the evening, I felt compelled to tell my landlord about it. My landlord loves all kinds of water sports and adventures. I texted him about it without expecting or asking for anything, just for the fun of sharing and because I was called to do so. To my surprise, my landlord replied back that I could borrow his boogie board if I wanted.
So, a few days later, I was back in the Ocean with the wetsuit from my friend and the boogie board from my landlord.
Wow! I never expected that following the hints after seeing these two women in the water would lead me there! But it did.
And there is more to come and unfold from this.
After that, I got the inspiration of paddleboarding and kayaking with my landlord on the Bay. I texted my landlord and asked him about it. He said he would be happy to go kayaking with me on the Bay (he has two kayaks) and he can give me a guest pass to go paddleboarding in the Berkeley marina. I’m also playing with the idea of going to other beaches to play in the water. and buying my own wetsuit.
I’m sure there is more that will unfold as I follow the hints and inspirations I receive. Some big visions for my work and life in 2021 are emerging from this experience.
This is what happens when you follow your impulses, gut feelings, or intuition. It leads you to manifest things better than what you could have imagined. I see that over and over again for myself and for my clients.
What does that mean for you?
Well, what I did is follow the exact same steps I recommend my clients to follow when they are in the phase of making their vision for their career and their life a reality.
There are some of the steps I follow regularly to manifest what I want in my work and in my life.
Here are the 4 steps to manifest with ease:
1. Ensure you are in a state of openness and relaxation, rested, and present. Do whatever you need to be in that state. Go in nature, meditate, etc. whatever works for you. If your mind is busy or you feel scattered, tired, overwhelmed, or rushed, it won’t work.
2. Notice the things, activities, or people that catch your attention and interest. Stay with that interest. Be curious about it.
3. Follow the nudges, hints, or impulses you receive, however small and quiet they are and even if you doubt them or wonder why to follow them. Especially if you doubt them! Your mind will probably resist and bring you all kinds of “rational” reasons why you should not. Don’t listen to it. Just follow the nudge.
4. Take action on opportunities that arise. Don’t delay. Take the opportunity that presents itself in the moment and follow it.