it’s the end of a financial year here in australia – and half way through this year no matter when your financial year is! it’s a good time to reflect on where you’ve come from, where you are at right now, and where you are going next.
last year i had my biggest month ever. which of course made for my biggest year ever in biz. i ended the financial year on a huge high!
i hired a superhero – errrr i mean bookkeeper – because i no longer felt that i could manage my biz finances on my own (a good problem to have right?) and i made plans to grow even bigger and better for the next financial year.
i remember at the time feeling like i was on the edge of something big. a tipping point of sorts.
i had this feeling that i needed to be strategic. i needed to be savvy. i needed to do the *right* things. i needed to leverage the opportunities coming my way. i needed to hustle.
and by the end of the year it felt like everything started to unravel.
suddenly, i stressed about every aspect of my business.
this was a new feeling to me after 5 years of being in biz in some form or another!
i used to just do everything from my heart. i would just be me. i would just aim to help others.
i didn’t stress about perfection. or being strategic.
i believed in what i did, so i did it.
suddenly, i stressed about prices. about sales pages. about launches. about product creation. about planning.
it was though that feeling like i was now a “success” kicked my “A+ student” mentality into overdrive!
there were expectations. there was pressure. i needed results. i needed to perform.
and what if i fucked it all up?
talk about fear!
i spent the beginning of this year finding my way back to me.
- i got out of my head and into my heart: i remembered why i was doing this… to help women in biz share their purpose with the world.
- i got back to my spark: teaching, creating, and helping people.
- i embraced me again. i am a connector. a creator. a nurturer. an alchemist.
(i am not a hustler or a strategist or a leverager. that’s just never going to come naturally to me. and i don’t have to be those things to be successful. i can still be me. and i can hire people to be strategic for me! yay!)
i am choosing to trust that if i just be me, if i keep my spark ignited, if i lead with my heart… the money will follow.
the universe showed me that once already – maybe i should believe it!
i can help people AND earn money. i can be me AND be successful.
i can shine just as i am.
and so can you.