What would you do if you weren’t you?
Like, if you had the freedom to start from scratch and rebuild, to clear it all off the table and start fresh?
What would you want for yourself?
Where would you want to be?
What things would you do differently, knowing what you know now?
Yes. You are brilliant where you are. Of course. And all of your life’s experiences have led you to now. Of course.
But. But. By considering how you would redesign things from the ground up, you can see what’s really working and what isn’t.
If you had complete and utter freedom, what would you want for yourself?
Hone in on the answer to this question and let it move you out of the I don’t know zone and into creating something new for yourself.
Most of us don’t have the freedom to walk away from our lives. But. We do have the freedom to take tiny baby steps toward change. To make small adjustments that add up over time.
We can change how we show up in our lives. The truths we speak. What we value the most.
We can change the people we surround ourselves with and the energy we emit. We can change the things that we say yes to, and the subsequent things we say no to.
And all of these things – the ones that are in our control – add up to a life.
A life that we can either be in control of, driving the bus and calling the shots, or a life that we can be a passenger in, just along for the ride, not having any say in the direction we go.
I know which one I’d rather be. You?
So tell me…what would you do if you were Alexandra Franzen? Or Ellen? Or Mindy Kaling?
What would you do if you had the creative freedom of being able to say whatever you want out loud? (Hint: you do.)
What would you say yes to (and say no to) if you had to set boundaries on your time because you were running an in demand creative business?
Who would you be if you would just get out of your own way and get on with it already?
Love, it’s time to pull your cape out of the back of the closet, blow off the dust, and be your own hero. (Tweet it.)
Think about it – you don the cape, and then what? What would be the first thing you’d do?
Where would you start? What would you let go of and what would you start? Right away.
Because that’s the thing about superheros. They don’t have time to fuck around. They are busy being super.
And that’s the thing about you – you ARE already a hero. It’s just time you took a look in the mirror and started owning it. (Tweet it.)
2015. The year that I always thought we’d have flying cars. But if we don’t have that kind of magic yet, isn’t it time – instead – that you started to own it? To really claim what you want for yourself?
The year that you go all in on the business.
The year that you start loving yourself first.
The year that you say no. All the time.
And the year that you create room with all your no’s for that one big life-changing, oh yeah baby yes. The YES that will change it all. The one that will be your tipping point, the first of many, the one where you look back on it all and think wow, it was that simple. What was I waiting for?
PS. If you want to go all in and start making some asks, you can learn my pitching secrets tomorrow at noon PST in a free webinar. RSVP here (the recording will be shared if you can’t make it live!)
**graphics by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching