How do you know if you really like someone? Or more than that– if you trust them?
Personally, it boils down to two things:
1. How comfortable are they in their own skin? Do they get all weird and insecure so much so that it starts to make me feel all uncomfortable just being around them?
2. Are they real? Are they open? Or are they wearing the mask of “I have it all together nothing wrong over here my life is perfect so please just go away and stop looking at me”
I’m going to state the obvious here. You don’t know me. I don’t know you. I mean, the little that you do know of me is either from a podcast you may have heard, or maybe a friend told you about this Indian chick named Vasavi, maybe you just keep getting my emails (I love to write what can I say?) or maybe you and I are connected on my Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
But honestly, do you REALLY know me aside from what I have already shared? And do I REALLY know you?
No. You don’t And no, I don’t.
I’m going to share 23 things with you that you probably never knew about me. And then once I do that, I’m going to invite you to come get to know me so I can get to know you.
People often ask me how I am able to produce the type of results that I produce.
Do. It. Anyway. In spite of the doubt, the self judgment, the fear..do it anyway.
Let me break it down for you.
DO. Action. Without movement, without action you will stay stuck. Whatever it is, those weekly blog posts that you know you should be writing, those 10 pounds that you have been saying you want to lose, the new clients that you want to get but you are afraid to ask for the sale, or make calls, or speak in public about what you do and how you can help people, that business that you have always wanted to start, that book that you keep saying you want to write. And the list goes on and on.
Fear is your compass. If you experience fear before you’re about to do something; or when you are given a new opportunity that’s brand new; or you have an amazing idea that scares just a little bit– you are on the right track.Your fear is an indicator that you are totally about to experience something way different, way new, and wayyyy uncomfortable.
IT. The it is the Why? The It is the What for..the big juicy vision. So why? I mean really? If you think about, we are all here living on this planet sucking up the Earth’s resources. Wouldn’t it be nice to give back? I think it would be magnificent if for one second, it wasn’t about “What can I get out of this?”
My hunch is that all of you are waiting to be be unleashed. To bust out. To let your greatness out. to step in your power your brilliance, in all your glory and serve humanity.
So I have one question for you. What for? What for will you start taking action? You already know the answer. And if some of you are stuck with the “what for”…here’s a hint… its the idea, the dream, the thing that keeps you up at night. And one more hint…the “what for” isn’t about YOU. It’s about the GAP in society that YOU are meant to fill with your genius. Don’t think that you have genius within you? Guess again. That’s just your story (excuse) that allows you to keep playing small.
Whenever I am overcome by fear I ask myself two questions:
“Whats the worst thing that can happen if I do it anyway?” and
“How many people will be positively affected by my choice to do it anyway?”
The worst thing that can happen if you do it anyway is that you will “fail.” or might be rejected.
Who cares? I guarantee that the suffering and pain that you will experience will be far greater if you don’t do it anyway. Now the second question that I ask myself is what often drives me to do it anyway. Because like i said before, when you take YOU out of the equation and simply focus on the result, the impact on others, the happiness and sense of accomplishment that will be birthed from you doing it anyway is far beyond the cost of not taking the action.
ANYWAY. The Anyway are all of your circumstances. Actually, its taking the action in line with your vision IN SPITE of your circumstances. Listen, we all have the thing that makes us feel just a tad bit different or crazy or off. I’m guessing you have something that you are holding onto that you use to let yourself off the hook from being great, from playing a big game and from using you full potential. And if you DO IT ANYWAY…guess what? That doesn’t mean that you are ignoring whatever it is you use to hold yourself back. What it does mean is…YES, I acknowledge I have this story (excuse) about myself that I use to hold myself back AND I’m going to take the action ANYWAY.
My question to you is, “Are you going to do it anyway?”
If you are holding onto a big, fat story (excuse) as to why you can’t do all the things you say you want to do and are ready to DO IT ANYWAY visit www.sourcefyoursuccess.com
Be sure to share how you DO IT ANYWAY in spite of your fear and self-doubt in the comments below.
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You say that you can’t do this or you can’t do that. LIES. It’s all lies. All the lies that you have been fed by society, your childhood, your parents, mean girls (or boys) in school when you were growing up..all of it are LIES.
Here’s the thing, it is all in your head. And every time you choose to operate from a place of I can’t, or this is impossible, or self doubt, you are basically saying to the Universe- yup, I’m screwed.
You get to say. Each and every moment you get to say. You really do.
Growing up in an all-white town being one of the very few Indian families, I was bullied. A lot. Oh, and every single Indian joke in the book was thrown at me. Here’s a sample:
“Does your dad own a 7-11?”
“Your mom is such a dot-head”
“Do you guys pray to cows?”
“Why are you so brown?”
“And how come you smell like curry all the time?”
Oh..and my all-time favorite. The one that had me cursing my genes:
“You have sideburns like Elvis.”
What did I make that mean? I made it mean that in order to fit in I had to be like everyone else, and say and do the “right” thing. Well, that’s lame, and exhausting and quite frankly, a pain in the ass to keep up.
And as my mentor Lisa Nichols says, “Your perception of me ain’t none of my business.” BOO-YAH.
I’m inviting you to challenge every single belief that you have been holding onto. Until you release them you will be trapped. No, its not a death sentence. Well, actually it is. The tighter you hold on to your disempowering beliefs about who you are, who you think you “should” be, the “right” thing to do–you will be trapped in this thing called your mind.
If you have ever read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (highly recommended) you will soon come to understand that you are not your mind.
You get to say. Each and every time you psych yourself out about what you can or can’t do you get to say, “Hmmm let me see if there is actually any truth to this” and “Whose story is this?”
So your challenge: Notice how many times you psych yourself out from taking the next step. Notice every single story and belief that you use as a cop-out from allowing yourself to just be you.
Conformity is boring. Greatness is magical.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your 30-minute strategy session today.
Share with your friends. Share with your family. Share with everyone that you know who has been psyching themselves out in life.
I’m sorry to break it to you but here’s the thing:
It’s August 2012.
2013 is literally around the corner.
I know you want balance.
I know you want more money.
I know you want happiness.
I know you want things to change.
And, it’s just not going the way you want it to go. Or, you just aren’t where you thought you would be by now.
Why? The answer is COMFORT.
That’s why I want to give you a gift.
A free 30-minute strategy session to map the next 4 months of your life to get clear on what’s next for you and HOW you are going to get there.
The year isn’t over yet.
The real deal is..we get comfortable. And you and I know that possibility exists OUTSIDE of your comfort zone.
You see, my purpose is to get you moving; to get you start being comfortable with uncomfortable.
Think about it. If we have enough people on this planet in ACTION, think about what’s possible.
So take the first step and set up your free 30-minute strategy session with me today.
All you have to do is email email@example.com and let me know you want to set up your free 30-minute strategy session with me.
I want to hear from you. Hear about your dreams, your vision, your challenges. And i want to help you move forward. Its time.
Your chance to sign up expires August 31st. Don’t wait any longer. And if you don’t want to take me up on this offer, share it with a friend who you know needs it.
Here’s to you taking massive action in your life,