I’m currently sat in my new garden office with a proper desk to work from looking out on a frosty February day.
I’m feeling super grateful for this moment. Seven years ago I started a business from my kitchen table with only a laptop and an idea and no clue how to execute it.
Back then I was a bit lost, highly anxious and incredibly unconfident. I launched my first business doing something completely misaligned with my skills and expertise because I had a big old dose of imposter syndrome. I had run away from my corporate career in leadership development and vowed never to stand up in front of a room full of people again.
My business and I have evolved so much over the years.
It’s taken a lot of learning, making mistakes, investment, risks, leaps of faith, trial and error, time, light bulb moments and wins and that’s all part of the journey.
We have to go into the valley to appreciate the view when we get to the mountain top.
I feel like I’ve now come full circle. I’m helping entrepreneurs to increase their impact authority and reach through their stories, keynotes and Ted talks. And i’m loving working with corporate leaders again, helping them to 10x the impact of their communication to achieve their dream career goals.
When the pandemic hit last year all my planned training work was cancelled. But I’m so glad I didn’t give up, and 2021 is set to be my most successful year yet.
I’m not saying that to brag or boast, it’s taken a lot of moments of wanting to jack it all in to get here
And that’s my message to you today.
Things are tough at the moment. The plate juggling, lack of headspace, homeschooling and confinement. We can’t go out, see our friends or family and it’s pretty challenging for everyone.
I was talking to my daughter the other day who was upset that I had to work and that she had to do school work. I told her ‘ I understand, at the moment it’s like trying to fit an entire chocolate cake into one slice.’
And that’s just it, we cannot do it all, and it is hard, but keep going. Even if it’s just one tiny step forward every day. Even if it’s stopping to breathe, knowing that will help you move forward.
The shoots are coming out of the ground, the days are getting longer and your future self will look back at you and say ‘bloody hell, I got through that and I’m ok!’
You’ve got this.