And if you’re a fellow American lady, Happy Fourth of July!
This holiday gets me thinking about the idea of freedom and reminds me how there was once a time in my life when I didn’t feel very free.
I spent a long time trying to find my path, and I remember how trapped I felt in my 9-5 job. I was in debt, living in a tiny studio apartment and wondering how I was ever going to be able to get to my “something big” in life that I knew deep down I was meant for.
Just a few years ago, I ultimately realized that I had a choice – that I actually already had the power within myself to decide what I wanted for my life but that I had to take action to get there.
I hear stories of so many women who feel trapped in their jobs and have settled for the idea that their current reality is all there is. Or women who can’t stand their career but they’ve stopped believing that their bigger dreams of running their own biz are possible. Or entrepreneurs who don’t have the life or freedom they want despite working 60/hour weeks.
They don’t feel “free” and don’t know the steps to take to get there.
If you can relate, you’re not alone.
I was listening to a podcast the other day and the speaker talked about how we’re the generation of choice and purpose, and how we no longer have to “just get by”. We can choose what we want to do and the way we want to live – and that’s an incredible thing.
We actually don’t have to settle.
Now, I realize what you may be thinking – “easier said than done”, right? But in fact, it doesn’t have to feel so hard.
Our perspective and mindset shapes of our reality, so if you’re feeling stuck or not exactly in that place of freedom, a great first step is to begin transforming your thoughts.
Start to train your mind to believe that better things are possible for you, and begin to create a new perspective that helps you move forward.
For example, ask yourself what you really want and make a clear list of these items.
Maybe it’s to start your dream business.
Maybe it’s to leave your 9-5.
Maybe you want to hire a new team member.
Maybe you want to take a month off every summer.
Maybe you want to double your income.
You get to decide. The trick is to know what you want and to also believe it’s possible for you.
In my experience, repetition is also key when it comes to this transformation. For example, read this list of your dreams every day and start telling yourself that the things you desire are, in fact, truly a possibility and on their way to you – NOW!
You may be surprised at how small shifts in your thinking will empower you to take the next steps toward a business and life that truly lights you up inside and to that freedom you’re dreaming of.
You see, that’s really the key – knowing what you want and believing it’s possible for you.
There are people out there living the life you want, lovely, and that means you can too!
When I finally got sick of waiting to be happy, I did what was required to get out of my rut and start moving towards the life and business I’d always wanted. And now, I’ve found the passion, excitement, and the freedom in my life and business that I’d been desiring for so long.
You deserve to have that kind of freedom in your own life too, lovely. I know you have what it takes to get there.
I believe in you!