"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our
deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure... Your
playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing
enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel
insecure around you...And when we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the
same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love
Step away from the Fear: Your Playing
Small does not serve you or the world
We've all read the news and watched television about the
economy. Many of our friends and colleagues have lost their
jobs. People are living in fear because this is what the media
surrounds us with - FEAR. Have you noticed how unbalanced the
news has become? Personally I can't watch or listen any more;
it's too much negative energy.
What the media generally does not tell us is about all the
small companies popping up and the growth of the
entrepreneurial spirit and the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Some
people have started a business out of shear necessity; others
because of an idea they've had in their heads for years, and
still more have decided they no longer want the corporate
They're stepping up and out
In the long run we are all self-employed.
When you get a paycheck from someone else it's important that
you promote yourself in moving up in the company and advancing
your own career. In the corporate world you are still in
charge of your own personal life - making your own decisions
on spending, investing and planning your future.
Becoming an entrepreneur with
your own business allows you the opportunity to run the whole
show, do what you're passionate about, decide your income and
create your perfect lifestyle.
You control your destiny.
No, it's not necessarily easy (like some people will tell
you). Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur, nor
should they, but for those of us who do, the rewards can be
The biggest hindrance to entrepreneurs is worry, doubt
and fear. In other words, YOU! We doubt our own
ability to step up BIG and accomplish BIG things in our lives.
So as in words of Henry David Thoreau, "Most men lead lives
of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still
in them." They doubt their abilities; fear that they will
fail so do nothing instead, and worry about all of the above.
Because we doubt and second guess ourselves we also don't give
ourselves the opportunity to think BIG. We think playing BIG
is for others. Instead we confirm our deepest fear which grabs
us before we even have an opportunity to spread our wings and
show our stuff. We play average and stay in the same place
that seems "good enough" and safe. It appears safe to stay
where you are - but is it safe for you not to step
into your greatness? Stepping into the unknown is
scary and exhilarating at the same time.
Is it not time for you to create your own vision for yourself
and for your life?
Now is the time to just STOP-IT; now is the time to
create your best life. You are worthy and it is time
to step away from the fear that is holding you back. If not
now, when? When are you going to create your ideal life and
step away from your fears: fear of failure; fear of putting
your greatness out for the entire world to see and fear of
becoming your best self.
Is now not the BEST time to finally take charge - stop playing
"safe" and be who you were meant to be? It is time to let your
light shine, because if not now - when?
Start by creating your vision
Creating a vision is not a new marketing plan, a new product
line or a picking a sales goal. It's about what you want your life to look
like both personal and professional. It's
about your lifestyle. It does not involve the HOW - it is
purely your vision of your perfect life. It's all about the
WHAT. There are no limits in this exercise it's your life.
Creating a vision board is a terrific way to take your
thoughts and turn them into visual piece of art. As creative
types we are usually pretty visual and even though we can
conjure ideas up in our heads - taking thoughts from brain to
paper is a clear way to begin. Start with a large piece of
paper or a cork board - collect magazines, headlines, papers,
photos (you can also download from internet searches) and
start arranging your vision on the board - with headlines,
inspirations. It's an inspiring task. One thing leads to
another and soon you'll have your vision for your life.
Once you have that vision take an action to make it happen -
and do it NOW!
For More information about how you can
create your best life and turn your idea into a profitable
business, contact us about our MasterMind groups for 2010 -
the best way to get the coaching you need to move your idea
forward - all for less than what you pay a part-time
© 2009 Jane Button International Design2Market Success
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