When I first discovered that my purpose in life was to be of service to the world, I was super excited about the possibilities. I mean, who doesn't want leave their mark in the world?
But this is what happened...
The minute I decided to put myself out there in a bigger way, I felt frozen with fear. What will people think? Who would pay attention to me? I felt like a fraud.
Side note: (Back in the day I used to live a self-destructive lifestyle. One that I snapped out of using some pretty cool mindset tools. So when I claimed I wanted to help others- my ego had a field day.)
I was terrified of being rejected, scared to death to ask people to buy my services, felt incredibly uncertain on what to kind of work to put out there.
I felt like just giving up. There was already tons of people out there doing what I wanted to do and probably doing it better than I ever could so... why even try?
I had self-induced insomnia staying up late at night wondering how I was going to make my dreams work.
Then I had a breakthrough
It wasn't that I wasn't good enough, creative enough, smart enough, special enough to realize my dreams, it was that I hadn't developed the thinking and ways of being that those who are successful with their purposeful dreams possessed.
What I really needed was a very specific set of habits, a forward-thinking mentality, and to elevate my confidence . Be and do things success-minded people do.
I knew that if I didn't truly believe with every fiber in my body that I was destined for success, none of my dreams would come to fruition.
I dug deep in the knowledge of dozens and dozens of books. I took up online classes at prestigious colleges. I became an Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner which is a fancy way of saying I learned to "speak the language" of the mind.
I'm talking about techniques that take you from a state of fear to a state of excitement in the matter of minutes. Or tips to make you completely irresistible to others. And a bunch of insane hacks that get you to communicate with your mind with what you want it to do.
I experimented like crazy until I finally got it all into a streamlined, easy-to-implement, process.
Unstoppable power, unshakable courage, and crystal clear clarity on who I was, what I was doing, and where I was taking my business and life.
Then everything changed for me.
Fear ended up taking the back seat. I was able to to pitch my ideas, promote my work, create what I pleased, and also get paid, with confidence and ease. I saw the magic of co-creating with my higher-self show up in every area of my life. It became a fun and easy process to bring my dreams to life.
When you radically transform one aspect of your life, the rest of your life transforms and elevates with it.
I can proudly say that I wake-up everyday to do the work I was meant to do in this world. I'm in love the city that I live in (Miami) the clients that I work with the friendships I have made along the way. I have more freedom than I ever had when I was doing work that didn't light me on fire. I am making the most money I have ever made through the work that was nothing but a dream a few short years back.
And let me tell you, I'm just getting started!