We’ve all been made to think that to be successful you need to…
- work hard at any cost, even if it means sacrificing your health and time with family
- follow formulas and not allow your personality to stand out
- be tough and disregard your emotions, intuition and values
- be loud, ruthless, and pushy without considering how it comes across to your audience, clients or customers
And when one day you find yourself burnt out, lost, miserable, and resentful about doing something you once loved, you start to feel there’s something wrong with you.
😰You’re thinking: “I’m just not meant to be successful." "I just can’t make it." I'm not cut out for success."
𝗢𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗲, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝘆 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗲𝗹𝘀𝗲’𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗡𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺.
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝘃𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀, 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲.
All the time I speak with brilliant women entrepreneurs and business owners who feel like they’re failing because they don’t fit in the small narrow definition of what success should look like.
I was one of these women.
According to the classical music industry I had very narrow possible carer paths I could take if I wanted to achieve success.
I still remember clearly. the last few days of my last year of college, walking around campus, feeling completely lost, and hopeless as I realized I didn’t want to follow any one of the expected paths.
I knew that in order to be happy, I’d have to create my own definition of success but I had no idea what that would look like.
It took me more than a decade of soul searching and blindly and patiently trusting my own inner voice, to uncover what success looks like to me.
💌𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗻𝗼-𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘁, 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲, 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻.
💙 Profound Self-Love is the true foundation of a thriving, long-lasting success in any business, profession or career.
💜 Self-Love is the fuel that makes you keep trying new fearless ways of showing up and connecting to your audience, customers and clients.
💛 It’s what makes you take big bold steps in growing who you are and how you impact the world.
❤️ It’s what creates a business that’s an extension of you, where people are drawn to you because you radiate authenticity and heart.
💕 Most importantly, approaching your business from a place of Self-Love keeps you:
- true to who you are, so it makes competition irrelevant
- whole, happy, and nurtured so you always see any perceived failures as inspiring lessons
- having fun sharing who you are with the world as you fulfill your life’s purpose
If you too are feeling stuck in a narrow definition of success, I promise you you’re not alone.
𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸.
If you want to have someone to speak with and help you make a plan to create your own definition of success reach out to me, and I’ll be happy to support you!
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