I had one of those “pinch me, I must be dreaming” moments the other day.
So much so, that I had to take a picture of myself.
I was walking home from this gorgeous cafe, and on a whim, I decided to take the route I used to take from my final job as a full-time employee.
As I walked down that path, I got flashbacks of the girl I was one year ago.
(Literally one year ago...yesterday was the anniversary of when I took this biz full-time! YAAAAAAAS!)
One year ago, I was working my ass off. I would take client calls in the morning before work, during lunch, and in the evenings.
I would sometimes work 14 hour days, and go to bed, and do it all over again.
I was still battling my mental health on the daily, climbing my way out of a years-long depression while also building a business and helping my clients build the best versions of their life.
I was also taking a big risk and quitting a good job, with no idea of how things would go.
To be honest, that girl was fucking incredible. I’m proud of her and grateful to her for building the foundation of where I am today.
But you want to know something better?
I’m even more proud of what I’ve done since then.
When I’m in my day to day, everything seems the same, and to be honest, I don’t feel like I’m doing anything special...but when I take a step back and look at the big picture, I can see that I’ve been courageous as hell.
A few of the ways I’ve been killing it:
I’ve put myself out there through speaking and social media (which, if you know me, is not my style.)
I’ve started entire new branches of my business (hello, group coaching!)
I’ve invested in myself in this business like there’s no tomorrow (goodbye, money!)
I’ve grown my business and its profits to heights that I couldn’t even dream of one year ago.
I’ve escaped hustle culture- I work so little that sometimes I feel bad about it.
Alright, alright. Enough about how dope I am. What does this have to do with you?
I know you’re looking to feel more confident on a daily basis, and this reflection that I just did is one of the ways that you can do that.
Set up dedicated reflection times in your calendar- once a week, once a month, once a quarter, and once a half, and once a year.
Then, when those times come up, ask yourself:
How have I grown over this period of time?
How am I better than I was before?
What am I proud of from this period of time?
If I could sum up this period of time in a word, what would that word be? (Mine for last year would 100% be “courage”!)
These times are meant for you to step back and look at the bigger picture - when you do that, you’re sure to uncover that there’s plenty to celebrate, be proud of, and there’s progress being made.
Try it out right now - think about where you were and what you were up to on October 1, 2018. How have you grown? What changes have you made in your life for the better? What are you proud of?
I bet you’ll find some great stuff.
P.S. - Realizing that you haven’t made as many big shifts as you were hoping to make over the past year, and don’t want the next 12 months to be the same? Let’s schedule a free, 45-minute call and see if you’re a fit for 1:1 coaching. On this call, we’ll get clear about what you want, what’s currently in your way, and everything you need to do to finally get to where you wanna go.Read More