What other people think of you is none of your business. Let me break this down. Often times as entrepreneurs we get caught up in what other awesome entrepreneurs are doing. Or, we let the opinions of our family members and friends dictate what we do, how we do, and when we do. The truth is, not everyone will agree with how you run your business. In fact, outside of your entrepreneurial tribe your passion may come off as merely a hobby. I remember when I first started my business. My mother begged me to go get a job. I get it. I have two Masters, an Ivy League education, so in her mind- why in God’s name was I working so hard when i could trade by getting a “real job” and having financial security.
It wasn’t until I had a serious heart-to-heart with my mother. One that sounded like this,
“Mom, I know you love me. And every time you suggest that I get a job, it kills my spirit and makes me not want to have anything to do with you. I love you and I want to be close to you and share my dreams with you. My request is that you stop suggesting that I get a job. Because guess what? I will never get a job. This is my passion and my life purpose.”
It was a bit blunt for my mother to hear but I have to say, she has totally respected my wishes and is now seeing the impact of the work that I do. In fact, she tunes in every week for my free weekly videos and loves it!
Here’s the thing. Someone will always have something to say about you. Not everyone will agree. Many will not understand. Not your problem. Remember you are here to make a difference, be you and serve the planet with your gift. The last thing you want to do is get caught up in other people’s opinions of you.
Stay focused and stay grounded. Just be you. And don’t forget, other people’s opinions of you is none of your business.
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This week we’re talking about really letting yourself feel your feelings.
I think we all have those times in our lives when we hold them in and don’t really let our ourselves express what we’re feeling.
Check the video below for a great exercise to let out your feelings in a controlled and healthy way.
Practice feeling this week, take a few minutes to sit and really experience your emotions.
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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?”
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Sometimes we ask ourselves questions that literally keep us in our comfort zones rather than stepping into our greatness. One of those such questions is, \”Are you ready?\” Are you ready to lose weight? Are you ready to create financial freedom? Are you ready to save money? Are you ready for coaching?
The energy of this question can stop us in our tracks with the simply answer, \”No, not yet.\” But what if there were a more effective and powerful question to ask that would lead to our taking action? What if we asked ourselves, \”Are you willing?\”
Being willing moves us into the realm of possibilities; the realm of success. When we are at least willing the Universe can conspire on our behalf to fulfill our deepest and heartfelt desire.
Ready seems to imply that you’ve gotten everything together and have arrived at a certain place. I hear a man asking his date, \”Are you ready?\” Once she has everything the way she wants, glances at herself in the mirror, they proceed.
Willingness says you show up as you are and go from there. You have to start somewhere so why not there – where you are. Along the way you tap into your courage and faith; you harness your power and embrace success. As you do, you recognize that you are willing to invest in your dreams and goals.
Recently, I was willing to show up for myself and write a business plan. Now that was something I was not \”ready\” to do, I had avoided it for some time. But after a coaching session, I was willing to fill in the template. Two hours later I had put all my thoughts, ideas, dreams and plans in writing and printed an authentic business plan.
So I ask you: are you willing?
Jenenne Macklin is a speaker, coach and author. Jenenne coaches her clients to harness their innate power & courage to create their reality. This month join her 2- part tele seminar, “Consciously Creating & Attracting Money Into Your Life.