RISE UP AND LEAD
Isn’t it about time you gave a big up yours to the bad habits, shitty excuses, lack of discipline or just plain old SCAREDY-CATNESS that’s been stopping you from creating the business and life you want?
Let me tell you:
It ain’t gonna happen just ’cause you want it to happen, and it ain’t gonna happen just because it ‘SHOULD’ happen aka you think it’s your destiny or what you’re born to do … repeat after me: just because you HAVE a calling doesn’t mean you get to live it!
You want it?
Take me, right now.
6 hour airport stopover.
Feel somewhat rubbish as my body thinks it’s 3am, and I had 2.5 hours sleep on the way here … and have a 10 or something hour flight coming up at the end of said stopover. Plus this backward airport has no Virgin lounge, augh!
Anyway – I’m sitting here. Feeling sorry for myself, not ‘totally’ as hey I am off for 2 weeks of adventures around the US and UK by myself. I do love time by myself, even though I did already have moment when I saw a busy stressed Mum with young kids. I want my kids here stressing me out! Kinda …
Where was I?
Have spent the first hour so far wandering around looking for interesting things to look at (there are none) then downing several double-shot macchiato’s while inhaling a plate of eggs and bacon. And, of course, because I AM constantly seeking the meaning of life, reading Facebook and refreshing multiple times while my brain … slowly … shrinks.
And here’s the thing, right? Technically it’s the middle of the night for me and technically I can do whatever the fuck I want to do on my stopover, so if I want to sit around reading Facebook and, um, shrinking my brain for 6 hours while no doubt stuffing my face with sugar at some point to counteract the GOD-AWFULNESS of spending your time that way then I can and I WILL!
But, I actually don’t.
Doing so was just … well … automatic. And I guess really, as with so many things, quite often day to day things, where we wonder why the frick we’re doing THAT, it was just because I didn’t have anything else I was choosing to do.
So I opened up my online journal.
And asked myself – What is the impact I really want to make on the world?
And what came out, in QUICK response, was this:
“Okay, fuck this shit. Not going to sit around here on my ass doing fuck all!
Time to WRITE.
What do I really want to do?
Which brings me to here, because the very next thing I started doing was writing this blog.
And now here’s what’s REALLY interesting –
Literally 3 minutes ago, when I started typing this, I felt like shit. Pretty much. For above reasons. Totally justified!
Didn’t feel like I had ANY energy to do anything useful.
And now? I’m on my way ALREADY to feeling fucking FABULOUS.
Because I’m doing something active rather than responding to flat energy or tiredness.
Because I’m doing something that MEANS something to me rather than just killing time.
Because I’m doing something that brings me to life and ENERGISES me because it’s my soul work.
Because I’m doing something which is also a critical part of my business, in fact is THE critical component of how
I’ve built the entire thing!
Because I’m doing something that has now in just these maybe 6 minutes so far SET THE FUCKING TONE for the rest of the morning hanging out here in airport no-man’s land.
And here’s what it’s made me realise:
The success I create, the success you create, is SO not a product of doing big-ass crazy UBER huge scary stuff.
I mean don’t get me wrong … that shit’s cool … one of my BESTEST times ever as an adult was doing Tough Mudder. Not that it made me money, mind you, but still – big-ass crazy stuff rocks!
But where success is born?
The small choices you make, to pick up the pen or open the file and write something even though you don’t feel like it, have nothing to say (I honestly had NOTHING in my head to write when I started writing this; I just knew that reading Facebook all morning wasn’t going to rock my world!), or even when you’re ‘totes justified’ in not taking action right now.
Success comes from small, often in the moment insignificant, DAILY habit of being the sort of person who, well, creates success.
Think about it …
Imagine where you’d be in your business if you dedicated even 15 minutes a day to writing. How about 20? 25? Wanna know how I’ve published over 30 best-selling books on Amazon in the past 18 months, with UMPTEEN more in the works AND written thousands of blog posts online since 2007? I write for 25 minutes a day. Sometimes more. Never less.
And I apply the same sort of ‘1%’ principles to promoting and marketing in my business …
To engaging with my community and building relationships …
To clearing the email / admin / desktop clutter that would otherwise eventually TAKE OVER THE FUCKING WORLD …
To staying in shape …
Even to being an active and present Mum who does fun play-time adventure stuff with her kids!
Repeat after me … success is NOT what you do once, no matter how impressive it may be or how good it may feel in the moment. It’s what you do every. fucking. day.
So here is my question and what really prompted this post:
Are you leading and speaking YOUR truth in the way you were born for?
Are you doing it DAILY?
Are you going ALL THE FUCKING WAY IN?
You have a purpose gorgeous.
That message that pulls on your heart, that feeling like you need to share stuff with the world, like if people could just UNDERSTAND this ONE THING their entire freaking life would just WORK and WHY DON’T THEY GET IT?!
It’s not NORMAL, that you feel this way, have this stuff inside of you. (That’s a compliment by the way).
You do realise, I hope, that not everybody walks away with this NON-STOP sense of URGENCY to impact the world.
To rise up.
To EMPOWER others.
Not everybody is walking around just about ready to explode with everything they want to do in their life, everything they want to create, everything they want to BE.
But you are.
BUT YOU FUCKING ARE.
So I guess it’s not even really a QUESTION for you now is it, but more of a challenge.
Plain and simple.
WILL you RISE UP AND LEAD now?
‘Cause baby? I know it’s gonna hurt at times and I know you SO often really just can’t be FUCKED (never mind all that fear and resistance stuff!), but honestly?
Now it’s time to claim it.
Life is Now. Press Play.
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