For quite a while now, I’ve been wanting to launch Your Soul Connection – as a self discovery program, in a bigger way. I came to the conclusion that I needed more knowledge to know how to do it. And now that I’m acquiring that knowledge, I can see that I need help to launch Your Soul Connection effectively. And the journey has been even bigger than finding the right trustworthy suppliers to work with. It’s been about having the courage to put myself out there.
I’ve witnessed myself in this journey for several years. In 2008 I declared I wanted to do for wellness what Oprah’s done for everything else. And yet I didn’t step into it. I felt like, “why would anyone want to listen to what I have to say? I have no credibility. I have no education. I have no expertise.” And I know that’s part of the reason why my online TV Show, Vitamin Junkeys never really took off- because I didn’t believe in it.
I’ve noticed that I’ve dilly-dallied through many projects in my life. Ranging from the high school fashion show where I was supposed to lead the set design (totally not my genius), and since I had no vision, I couldn’t lead a team into creating something, so the teacher on the committee took over. Then another project in my corporate career, where since I didn’t know how to fully launch a project, I let other smaller things that I knew how to do, occupy my time, and used those tasks as my excuse for why I wasn’t done.
And yet, I have no problem with figuring out possible general solutions for others. I can see where the holes are and can guide them as to where to focus their energy. And I know that I can stand back and do the same thing for myself, but I guess I’ve held back. That same story of “why would anyone listen to me” comes back into my thoughts.
Over time, I’ve come to see how I have positively impacted people’s lives. I get nudged to do things and have no idea why in that moment, but just listen. And then it can be weeks or months later that someone comes up to me to tell me how what I said or shared impacted them. And as I read the results of my recent client survey, I was blown away with the responses.
I see that sharing my story and my gifts helps other people have the courage to do the same. I know that there are no wrong or right answers in life, we just get presented continuously with choices in the experience we want to have. And we keep getting the same choice dished out in a different package, until we find the courage to say “let’s pick door #2 this time.” And that’s when the fun begins.
When we push out of our comfort zone, we grow and expand and refine what it is we really want in our life.
And that’s what I’m finding the courage to do. I’m finding the courage to be the brave and incredible woman I know I am. I’m finding the courage to go out on a limb and believe in the magic I have to share with the world. To believe in the difference I can make in the lives of others. I’m finding the courage to stand in my truth.