I know this is a hard, hard time, in so many ways and on so many levels. So each week, I want to offer you 4 gifts: 1 image, 1 quote, 1 idea, and 1 thing you might want to try, in hopes that they will encourage and inspire you in some good way.
Here is your 11:11 for today.
It’s been an emotional week, as thousands stand up to protest the death of Mr. George Floyd, to demand change, and to make their voices heard. It is a powerful and moving time.
Many of my entrepreneurial friends are saying that they feel paralyzed, unsure about what to do – about anything. They’re afraid to make an offer, launch a course, reach out to a potential client. They’re afraid to speak out about what’s going on in our country right now, and afraid not to.
I get it. I feel exactly like that, too.
How in the world do we talk about business at a time like this? It can feel off, tone deaf, even wrong.
But it isn’t, because action is the antidote to despair.
So whether it’s working towards change in your community as a volunteer, running for office for the first time, or – yes – providing a well-paid service for your perfect peeps… it’s all good.
You as an entrepreneur, have the ability, the creativity,
and the heart needed to bring GOOD things to this world.
Rather than hold back, I encourage you to step forward. Bring your ideas to light, and let that light shine.
Because, my dear, it’s entirely possible, that you were born for this moment.
Lead with your heart, and don’t let fear get in the way.
Don’t worry about getting it right. Worry about getting it real. You don’t have to have all the answers or the best strategy or find some way to say the most perfect thing in the middle of the mess. You don’t have to apologize for wanting to earn a living, or for wanting to make a difference, or wanting to help.
Just keep doing that beautiful thing you do, in your own, human, authentic way.
And lead with your heart.
Sent with so much love,
P.S. Your clients and customers need you to show up for them, to guide them, especially now. You can do this.