I’m extremely thrilled to be a part of the BossLady Blog Tour and spread the love about the Bead Effect! When Kimberly Riggins, the creator of the BBB Society, asked me to be a part of the fun, I didn’t have to think twice. My gut yelled “YES!” I have known Kimberly for 3 years now (or maybe even more!), I adore her and love what she brings into the world. And I’m thrilled to be in the company of 11 kick-ass women entrepreneurs!
Listens to her intuition.
Doesn’t follow the guru’s advice.
Keeps going no matter how hard it gets.
Has integrity, guts and the “boobs” to start a business under her terms, her way.
When I think of my favorite BossLadies, Marie Forleo (my mentor who helped me during my first year of biz) to Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal come to mind. They are fearless, strong, and know what they want. They also approach life with a lot of love and tons of kick-ass style.
Now me, a BossLady… feels so good to say it, to actually really FEEL it. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if it is all a dream…Am I creating my life the way I want and having a good time while doing it?
Hells yes! A BIG hells yes!
If you are thinking of starting your own gig, I have to say there’s nothing in the world I would trade for the freedom I have to create a service to help others in my own way. But on the other hand, I feel waves if schizophrenia come over me at times.
Am I doing enough?
Am I good enough?
Am I ENOUGH?
Yes, I am! Wait, no, not quite, not yet. Wait, yes!
In all honesty, it’s scary hard running your own show, and it brings up every ounce of doubt you may have about yourself and what you have to offer.
I’ve learned SO much about myself, good and the awful, since I started my biz four years ago.
Things like my 11th hour behavior when I have a deadline… Procrastination was a way of life but after having my cortisol levels rise day after day and experiencing floods of ongoing panic, I learned to plan ahead and schedule my days, my months, my year in advance. I might still feel overwhelmed at times, but the system flows and I now ask for help. (Plus I get to use super cute calendars from the Paper Source…so all about that!).
OR how I wouldn’t eat because I kept working and working through meals…my mind would be so fried, I couldn’t think straight, make a decision or even do my work. And if I did eat, I scarfed something down and indigestion immediately followed. I ended up learning how to plan my snacks and actually leave my desk and computer for lunch. I sit, chew, and breathe instead of inhaling every morsel and not even remembering that I ate something. I feel clear and focused, making decisions efficiently and now my tummy doesn’t hate me anymore.
But the best part is that I benefited from delving into the “not so good” stuff about myself which makes me a better health coach and BossLady.
As I navigate the BossLady world (I love the sound of that!), I come to realize that there is ONE quality every BossLady has…
I had to learn how to “own it.”
My worth. Plain and simple.
There are tons of strategies you can use to start your business like how to gain more Instagram followers or write amazing copy, but until you truly, deep down in your cells, own your worth, your business won’t grow. YOU won’t grow.
” Owning” that you have what it takes to run a business that not only makes money but helps many, many people.
“Owning it ” or “owning your shizzle” as my close friend, Robin Hallett, says, means honoring the light within yourself, the special sauce you possess without apology.
You walk, talk, dress, write, laugh…like you own it. Your head is held up high, you look people in the eye, you make decisions with intention, you speak with grace and determination. You OWN it.
This didn’t happen overnight, for me, but I can see myself growing closer and closer to “owning it” and being my own guru (in the words of my dear friend, Jonathan Fields). I look to myself for answers because I realize that I have the right ones when it comes to being a BossLady. I know what is best for me. I know what is best for my business. And I’m worth it.
Own it, my darling. Really own it. I’m still working on it some days when the doubt pops up when I do something new or move to the next level. I know, however, with all my heart, that once you step into your power, there’s no stopping you. You will serve others with your gifts to make this world a better place. You will create a happy, healthy, prosperous life when you keep your eyes on your own paper and not look to someone else for the answers.
You KNOW the answers. You got all you need. Own it.
I’m excited for you to embrace the BossLady life and always remember, even when it gets hard and ugly, that you are worth it.
Now I have something to ask you? How do you “own it?” What is ONE thing you do that allows you to “own it” each day? Tell me in the comments below. 🙂
PS. Check out yesterday’s AWESOME article by Eyenie Schultz, Technicolor Priestess and SoulStyle Coach, HERE.
AND next up, we have the lovely, Maggie Patterson, copywriter and communications magic-maker, HERE.