Dream Big, Be You: January Lessons in Life + Biz

January has been a dream big month for me. For the last nine years I've been holding the status quo. I have been raising my two littles.

For the last four years, I have been supporting my husband while he fulfills his triathlon dreams.

I love my role as mom and wife but there has been a building force within me to stop playing small when it comes to MY success.

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It's time for ME to dream big.

After John finished Ironman Lake Placid, I knew it was time to reconnect with the person I was before I had kids. The person who set big goals and achieved them.

I love those little buggers. They have forever changed me. They are my why. They are the reason I want to play bigger.

SO, It is time to put myself first and go after my most audacious goals.

I am ready.

With a clear vision, I jumped into January with no plan but lots of action.

It's been a blur of all things that come with entrepreneurship.

Coaching contracts. Appointment scheduling. Paypal invoicing. Web design. Course development. Marketing. Systemization. Networking and A LOT of lessons learned.

And you know what?

I have loved every single minute of it.

The highs of "going all in" have been so high and the lows have provided needed perspective for growth.

Dream Big, Be You: January Lessons in Life + Biz

Fear.

I have become obsessed with fear. Finding it, exposing it, and facing it head on.

Understanding my resistance and where it is coming from has helped me become more productive and effective.

[tweetherder]It's intoxicating to do what scares the heck out of you.[/tweetherder]

 

Try it.

Ask yourself "What's the worst that can happen?"

Letting go.

This month has been an emotional and spiritual cleansing. A lot of mental clutter had to go. As parents, we hold on to an inordinate about of responsibility, worry, and anxiety about our children.

I have worked to find the faith in my ability to parent and trust that everything is as it should be.

[tweetherder]Let go of the mundane worries that won't matter six months from now.[/tweetherder]

I assure you, it is possible.

Trust that all is well in your life.

Strengths.

This month I have focused on my strengths. It has allowed me to move past my fears, let things go, and better understand the value I bring to my clients.

I see so many of us focusing on what we don't do well or trying to improve our weaknesses. This is both negative and time consuming.

[tweetherder]Focusing on your strengths empowers you and saves resources (i.e. time, money, energy).[/tweetherder]

Be grateful for your strengths and all they do for you.

Investment.

This is not just about spending money on myself. Anyone can go out and buy a new pair of jeans or fancy running shoes.

This is about taking a large sum of money and concentrating it on THE ONE THING that will move me closer to my vision. This is about owning my worth and making a commitment to go after what I want the most.

It is scary as hell.

You know what is scarier?

The status quo.

To sum this up...

Have the courage to go after your big, hairy, audacious goals.

Challenge your status quo.

Take a chance on you.

Have faith in yourself.

Do epic scary shit.

What lessons in life + biz have you learned in January?

 

PS. Are you ready for my new website yet? I AM!