In this bright future, you can't forget your past." -Bob Marley
This week, inside Business Besties and Creative Bosses we talked all about the power of BEING your next-level you to create next-level impact, income, and business success
I may have been sweating in the NYC humidity, rocking some frizzy hair, and almost lost my top (really), but this was one of my favorite conversations.
Missed us? You can catch the replay here.
Inspired by our conversation, I have a few words for you from your future-self you might need to hear. I know past-me needed to hear all of these at some point.
To the you who’s feeling lost but knows they’re meant for more…keep going. You find so much more.
To the you who’s picked up, moved across the country (or across town) to start over, and is starting to wonder if it's going to work out…you made the right choice.
To the you that’s feeling inspired, energized, and about to plunk down a huge chunk of money you don’t have (yet) to invest in yourself, your business, and your future…it’s worth every penny, changes your life, and you make back your investment so many times over you cry happy tears about it now.
To the you who’s unsure, scared of being seen, and doesn’t want to get rejected…you’re safe, and you’ve got this. You get messages all the time that someone needed hear exactly what you have to say.
To the you who doesn’t think you’re good enough and wonders ‘Who am I to do this?’…you’re SO good enough, and you’re so much more capable than you give yourself credit for. Take up space. Step into your power. This is where you find exactly who you are to do this.
To the you who hears people whisper, ‘What does she(he) know? How can she(he) even do that?’…Um, you know who you are. You always have. And, you do it. You forget the whispers and prove it to yourself, for yourself.
To the you who thinks you can’t afford your dream plus rent and you know, eating…you’ve SO got this. You get paid and then some (it will blow your damn mind).
To the you who’s working a new edge and sitting in discomfort soup…it’s so worth it on the other side. You end up crying more happy tears of gratitude and thank this version of you for doing the work.
To the you who wonders if anyone will ever pay you. If anyone will pay you a second time and a third…they will, they do. They love paying you and your work.
To the you who’s sweating over raising your prices, sitting in insecurity, imposter syndrome, feelings of lack, and generally scared shitless you’ll mess up everything you’ve built…you end up wondering why you didn’t leap and trust yourself sooner.
To the you who only sees a mountain that seems to get taller and steeper every day…you climb it one step at a time, and the view is fucking gorgeous and makes you cry happy tears (omg, again).
To the you who’s giving up family-time, friend-time, and trading TV time for marketing, Saturdays for content batching, early mornings and subway commutes for social media engagement, and dinner-time for client calls…it gets so.much.easier. You go full-time, you hire an assistant, you end up delegating so many of the tasks that used to consume your spare hours. You get to take naps and go to the gym in the middle of your work days.
To the you who doesn’t order dinner when you’re out in a group because you ‘already ate’ (which is code for, you can’t spare the cash because every extra penny is funding your business)…you’re able to buy everyone dinner.
To the you with cramped fingers journaling it out, working your ‘mindset’ like it’s your job, committing to change with the kind of focus usually reserved for a surgeon…you change your entire life. It doesn't even resemble where you are now. Oh, and you thank this version of you all the time for being willing to do the work that matters.
To the you who sees the ‘influencers’ talking about $10k, $15k, $100k months and wonders what they have that you don’t…you find out. It was confidence, and you have it now, too.
Your journey might not be mine, it might not be my clients' path, but I know whatever it is and wherever you are on it, your future-self, your next-level you has something to tell you.
THIS is the voice to listen to. THIS is the voice to trust. THIS is the voice that KNOWS. THIS is the voice that’s already there and calmly cheering you on.
The more you can listen for and to that voice, the more you can BE that next-level you, the faster that next-level success will great you.
I promise you, whatever challenge you're sitting in right now, there's a next-level you that’s so dang grateful you’re willing to lean into the opportunity for growth in the here and now to create your next-level future.
Wishing you your version of success.
P.S. Know your next-level you and next-level business success, impact, and income are found in making your OWN damn rules? You're my people, and I've got something for you.
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