This was me last night..literally….
My husband is away on a business trip where he is working hand-in-hand with some of the best in his industry. On the phone he was telling me how amped up he was to get things going in a different direction than he had last year.
I said to him he must be in a year of expansion 😀 and that I didn’t feel that way this year– but it would be a good balance for us. In the past few weeks I have been doing numerology for my clients assessing their personal years as a way to set the tone for how we will approach their year, and how we can work with flow instead of against it. So, I decided I would do this for him. As I looked at his, I wanted to compare it to mine for some insight into how our unique dynamic would be…I had already looked at mine on January 1, but decided to revisit it.
I was then that I realize, OH SHIT I calculated wrong. I was off by one. What I looked at January 1 was NOT right. My year just went from what I thought was me focusing on my spiritual state and introversion—which translated to me letting myself off the hook– to the most powerful year of business growth and leveling-up.
My reaction. NO!!! *shaking my head* I said to myself “I don’t wanna!”
I just came out of a year of great expansion. I’m tired. I want to keep hiding.
After thinking on my reaction a bit, and how it was so powerful, I thought to myself there is something here.
You see no matter where you are in your business (or life) your going to be scared. Just starting your business- scared. First few months after a launch–scared. Great success and making money—scared.
I didn’t want to be on the hook for growth, because I too was scared.
I don’t want to think about up-leveling my business because I cant immediately pinpoint my next step.
I wanted the easy out to not go into the unknown.
But that isn’t how success works. You HAVE to lean into fear. Fear will NEVER go away. If it did we would all be reckless crazy people– its cultivating bravery that is the real skill–not putting fear away for good.
Bravery tells us that we can even when we don’t know how. That in the face of challenge we would rather choose scary scary growth than shrink. Fear will always be there to meet you where you are–you just have to choose to let bravery steer your ship, not fear.
So, here is to bravery steering my ship this year. Fear you’ll have to take the back seat, because I am READY. I am ready to work for growth, I am ready to receive this expansion, and I am ready to steer my ship with bravery and strategic action.