Credit Card Salad
I am what teacher's call a visual and tactile learner. Things makes sense when there is a physical representation of the lesson. Tangible evidence and measurements help me understand the point better. Yesterday, my tactile learner tactfully shredded 4, yes, 4 credit cards.
Only my ego would stop me from sharing that I have four worn out cards supporting my dreams and mission. The real, authentic me will tell you " HELL YEAH I have 4 racked up cards! I am up to something bigger than me!" <- (more on that in a sec)
This physical card cutting strategy is an exercise I do every couple of years. It is a victory celebration. It represents the end of a percieved 'dip' or 'struggle' and welcomes the beginning of a new season. A season of harvesting.
I have had my nose to the grindstone since December. I set some major goals and put a lot of heart, energy, time, and money into an investment phase of my next level of growth in my biz, brand, and life.
Yesterday, I spent 7 hours finalizing many details and tying up lose ends to turn the page on another chapter of life. I paid off the production of my audiobook. For me, that last payment has 'the hustle' be complete. I get to share this book with the world infinitely and get to continue to reap the benefits of 6 months of commitment and investment for the rest of my life.
Yesterday, I began a new journey to another level of freedom. I have never been to this level. I stand at a new threshold in life looking out at an endless horizon.
Before coaching, my ego or inner critic used to keep me 'looking good' by not sharing my struggles. I would hide out about what I was dealing with in order to seem like I had it all together. I hid fear, insecurity, self doubt, and frustration. I tried to play it cool or act unbothered.
There is not really anything 'wrong' with this strategy besides the fact that I often felt isolated, alone, shameful, and misunderstood. It wasn't wrong, it just wasn't authentic. I was in a prison that I had sentenced myself to...a chamber or secrets, if you will.
When I began sharing myself more, I began to understand how many people relate to what I'm going through! Further than that, I began to understand the common things that people go through as they grow. Other entrepreneurs began to normalize my experiences of growth in business and what it takes to reach new levels of success.
As I continued to share myself boldly, my confidence grew and I became more fearless in taking risks and betting on myself. I understood my potential and capability. From there, I owned it and unleashed it!
After enough practice and accountability, I now give myself my own permission to take the chance on my greatness. Instead of having dreams, now, I get to live them.
I be Me as out loud as possible. I do what I love to do and what brings me joy. I take responsibility for creating the experience of life that I want to have.
I create the experience of victory, hilarioud joy, bliss, and celebration.
Yesterday, it showed up as credit card salad.
And it was delicious.
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