If you’re looking for a simple, yet powerful way to shift your beliefs so you can step into a greater life for yourself, this is for you. 🙂
And I know it sounds a little silly–or it may seem like this kind of thing wouldn’t work quickly enough, but I’ve had a pretty amazing experience over the past couple of weeks, and I want to share it with you.
The fact of the matter is that most (if not all) of us are afraid of change, growth, progress, moving forward, etc. There are really good reasons we’re holding back (we discussed some of those in Episode 149), and sometimes our subconscious is protecting us SO WELL that we wonder if we’ll ever be able to achieve that awesome life we envision for ourselves.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a phone meeting with a wonderful business/mindset coach, and when I shared all the fabulous reasons I’m afraid of my goals, she didn’t try to “talk me out of my fears” or tell me why I’m lame for having them.
Instead, she invited me to write a letter to that scared part of myself–explaining why it’s okay for me to dream big and why that scared part of me needs to take a step back and stop bothering me.
I recorded a 5-minute podcast sharing my thoughts about the invitation for “part 1” of today’s episode, and then I recorded a ~5-minute podcast right after I wrote the letter–sharing why this exercise was so powerful, and why I think you should try it, too!
I’m not including the whole letter here because it’s pretty personal, but here’s the beginning and end, if you want a clearer picture of what this could look like:
Dear April Scared,
I really appreciate you. Truly—I do. You have been with me my whole life and have done a GREAT job keeping me out of dark alleys, making sure I didn’t end up in precarious situations, helping me stay on top of my deadlines, and motivating me to do a lot of good things in order to protect my family and the ones I love. You watch out for me constantly, and that feels amazing to know that someone is scanning the world, looking for threats, and giving me wise advice to help me stay safe.
But when it comes to pursuing my goals and stepping fully into my purpose, I must insist that you take a step back and calm down.
I understand why you are concerned. It’s been quite a journey over the past 15 years. There were many times I jumped into projects and initiatives without knowing exactly what I was doing, and some of those situations ended up taking a LOT of effort, energy, and emotion to rectify. There were moments that felt pretty hopeless, there were people whose feelings I hurt, and sometimes I suffered heavy losses financially, socially, and relationally.
I know you don’t want to see me sick from stress, waking up panicked in the night, or emotionally weighed down. And I agree. I don’t want those things either.
But right now, I distinctly hear a calling to step into my personal mission of helping others to get out of overwhelm, and if you try to stop me every time I attempt to move forward, I’ll never be able to do what I am meant to do.
You understand that, right? You don’t want me to live a life of regret or spend all my time avoiding the very things that make my heart leap, do you? And you definitely don’t want to leave people in a state of suffering when there is SO much that can be done to give them relief.
And sure, theoretically that might all sound great, but I get it. It’s the logistics you’re worried about. So let’s review a few reasons why this work is different than everything that happened before.
[Then I included 5 important things to remember….]
So as much as I love and appreciate you, I hope you will understand that your worry around me accomplishing my goals is totally unnecessary at this point. I still definitely appreciate your encouragement to eat healthfully, exercise, get sufficient sleep, and take time for replenishment. And I definitely appreciate the caution when it comes to working too hard or too long during the day—because I want to make sure I maintain a balanced life and invest in the things that matter most.
But other than that, please join me in the faith and hope that is leading me along right now—and if I somehow get it wrong, I will take responsibility for that, and I won’t blame you one bit. So you can take a deep breath and just relax and enjoy the adventure that’s ahead of us. It’s going to be wonderful!
I know that there is a lot of internal work going on for you right now. It may feel tempting to just dive into things like cleaning your closets, drawers, pantries, emails, etc. (and those are great!), but it is a thousand percent easier when your subconscious mind is encouraging you and cheering you on. And THAT only happens if you teach it and train it to do so.
I hope this podcast is helpful for you, and once you have gotten your mindset where you’d like it to be, if you’re ready to work with us more fully at LearnDoBecome, I’m including 3 options below.
Sending a huge hug and lots of love!
Here Are 3 Ways to Work with Team LearnDoBecome!
(1) Four Weeks to Finished is a powerful group coaching session starting September 1st! It’s the most support and coaching we offer, and you won’t regret making this a priority! You’ll have your Command Central up and running–with the tools to keep it going for the rest of your life. Imagine a clear, calm mind, organized space, and the confidence to pursue your dreams….
(2) Steps to Everyday Productivity is included with Four Weeks to Finished, or you can simply join the program and move forward at your own pace. The Mastery level is what we recommend, as it comes with a fantastic community, bonuses, and more!
(3) ARISE is our monthly (or annual) membership where we focus on one topic each month that will help you feel strong, empowered, productive, connected, and happy with the life you are architecting each day. We even have a free 7-day trial for you to jump right in with no risk!