There have been many times in my life I have uttered the phrase “you could fill a football field with all that I don’t know about…” and this has served as a kind of insulation. A flame-retardant fiberglass, perhaps, that would make sure to, well… insulate me from the flaming spears of… something. But, what?
The flaming spears of my ignorance?
The flaming spears of others’ expectations?
Listen up, friends.
I spend a LOT of time unpacking and addressing the Imposter Complex.
It wants to keep you out of action, doubting your capacity, and alone and isolated.
And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt this truth:
You know more than you think. AND? You’ll never know it all.
So, of course.
Do your due diligence
Fill the gaps.
Invest in your intentions.
To be certain.
Spend a little more time revelling in all that you HAVE figured out.
As an entrepreneur, you didn’t know SHIT about bookkeeping, copywriting, social media, marketing, but you figured it out.
As a manager, you didn’t know the first thing about HR, leadership, org charts and having tough conversations, but you figured it out.
As a parent, you didn’t know squat about first aid, ECE, diaper choices, attachment parenting (or not), but you figured it out.
YOU FIGURED IT OUT.
Which, if I’m not mistaken, is the most transferable and compelling skills one can possess as a human.
I’m on the precipice of launching, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, an evergreen program of my lauded and celebrate Starring Role Academy. And I am scaaaaaared of the football stadium that represents all that I don’t know.
When I break it all down.
It is clearly aligned with who I am as everything has been that I have been proud of.
I have known what is essential with plenty of room for what is desired.
I have held space for hundreds impeccably and imperfectly.
I have created intimacy AND modelled boundaries.
I know this… and what I don’t know, I WILL figure out.
I did it then. I will do it now.
You did it then. You will do it now.
I will, you will be brilliant.
I will, you will figure it out.
Your brilliance is a renewable source of energy.
So IS your resourcefulness.
You are ready enough. And so am I.
And I’m ready for kick-off. Stadium filled, or not.
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She speaks into spaces being common, but experiences, less so.
She speaks into sovereignty and power and IS grace.
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The last couple of weeks of summer are a languishing blink of an eye. It’s that hours are long and the days are fast feeling.
BBQs, docks, ice cream trucks, garden centres, paddle boards, sweet tomatoes and herbaceous basil.
Longer afternoons that seem shorter and dappling light that seems crisper.
I am celebrating holding with both hands and letting some of the juice run through my fingers. And Loves? If you want to talk about how we can help make this happen for you, I am here for it.
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Because...everything is better in community. Including coming back to loving your business.
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Show your intentions you’re serious about them.
Hire the teacher.
Make the time.
Do your due diligence.
I can mantra like it’s my job, but if I don’t follow up with an investment of time, resources or energy? Nah.
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