Holy shit – the evolution of an entrepreneur is a rollercoaster ride!
Someone asked me the other day what it was like being an entrepreneur and if it was hard.
ANSWER: UN FU*#EN BELIEVABLY THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE!
Why? Because it is not just creating a business – it is creating a whole new YOU. Your whole world as you know it FLIPS into one of confusion, unknowing, rapid scary growth, constant identify shifting to a point that you don’t know who you are, emotional turmoil and sadly lots of saying goodbye to those you love.
So why the hell would you do it, right?
FREEDOM TO LIVE HOW YOU WANT TO LIVE!
I was sick of living someone else life. I knew what I wanted and living in the current reality I had was not going to get it. I WANTED MORE AND I WANTED IT ALL.
I was sick of living for other people and never putting myself first. Making everyone else happy and rich… especially my boss. Watching them live their greatest lives that I was helping assist by gifting them my awesomeness! What about me?!
In reflection, I actually thought I was doing it for freedom within my life and yes, it is still that, but even deeper was the journey I ended up embarking on as the magical wondrous awakening to “FREEDOM OF MYSELF”.
Freedom of the past trauma I held inside of myself mentally and physically!
Freedom of my abandonment!
Freedom of my self-worth!
Freedom of my self-love!
Freedom of the fears holding me back!
Freedom of constantly second-guessing myself!
Freedom to live joyfully in my life with the gift of being in the present moment!
Amazing how becoming an entrepreneur set this all in motion. It is inevitable because to build your best life, you have to shed what you know and become the actual version of yourself you were meant to be!
SO WHY WAS IT SO HARD?
😢Because at times,
it simply just sucks!
😢You lose family!
😢You lose friends!
😢You lose those ones you love!
😢Everyone is out and you are working your arse off on your business and you want to have fun too!
😢People think all you do is have coffee and lie by a pool and reality is: you work all hours of the night!
😢You have to create this new version of yourself to be able to do what you need to do and the old one fights like a bitch to stay around, so much that every few weeks you end up crying as you fight the transformation!
😢You get constantly criticized by people for what you are doing!
😢People judge you like crazy as that is easier than looking at there own perfect life!
😢You get told “NO” 1,000,000 times more than yes – rejection hurts like nothing else!
😭And your bank account most certainly does not reflect your work input as you are building this empire and legacy, constantly making you wonder: “Is it worth it?”
SO WHY DID I KEEP GOING AND WHY SHOULD YOU?
🌟Because there comes a time when none of these matter🌟
When you step into your BIGNESS👸 people are going to find a way to criticize you or pull you down – this is a fact! People have this weird way of trying to keep you where you are at. Change is scary and the refection within themselves is even more so!
You realize your loved ones still love you, they just need time to adjust. Then they will be proud of you!
What I am most grateful for were the people who lifted me up, stood by me, 💛🙌and for myself for pushing through in those times that it would have been so easy to just quit💪.
Don’t ever stop wanting, dreaming, imagining because one day you will look back and realize you are actually living those dreams. The illusion is now your current reality and your next dreams are even BIGGER!
If you ever find yourself dumbing yourself down for others, I beg you, instead of trying to fit back in, TURN YOURSELF UP 😎and shine even brighter than you are now!
I always say that if the people that criticize you, send hate mail, tell you to dumb yourself down, try to stop you, have the life you want, then PLEASE, by all means, listen to them BUT if they don’t – THEN YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO
TURN UP THAT BRIGHTNESS!
If you would like some guidance to creating that new identity and stepping into it, send me a message – let’s chat.