I was challenged this week... I'm in the midst of a huge rebrand. I woke up, dumped my old site and launched the draft of my new one. There are quite a lot of revisions still to do but within 12 hours my entire business model changed.
After checking out the new site, my coach challenged me to write my stories - all my challenges and the path I've taken to get to my current point of success and to not forget the tears I shed along the way.
That wasn't where I was challenged however.
See because I share those stories ALL of the time. I'm happy to tell you about the times I've been on the floor in my closet having a meltdown. I live that publicly, out loud.
And then he paused, and looked me in the eye with the intensity that only he has, and asked "When do you share the stories of how fucking powerful you are?"
I believe that the air was vacuumed out of the room in that moment. My heart stopped pumping.
I don't share those stories. And further more, I don't even believe I have any.
I mean I know I'm powerful. I GET that.
But to tell stories of it? What does that even look like?
Why is it so natural to tell stories of the pain? Or of the insights? Or to take a stand against things? But to write about the pretty-shineyness of me? WTF?
In utter confusion I sat down for lunch, dazed and shaken, tears on the verge of creating a salty salsa soup. Having the support of two amazing coaches sitting with me, they helped me get it...
See I don't recognize the stories of power because those are the moments when I feel like whatever it is I was doing is so EASY.
It was EASY for me to this week dump my website and create a new one because I realize it was time for a whole new business model.
It is EASY for me to start business after business.
It was EASY for me to publish a magazine for 2 years with incredibly famous and renown coaches gracing the cover.
It is EASY for me to succeed and it is EASY for me to fail. Either one is awesome.
It is EASY for me to know that even if this new adventure I'm launching doesn't succeed, I can fill up one of my old group programs to create more income to keep me going at high levels.
It is EASY for me to build and lead large communities of like minded people.
It it EASY for me to lead.
It is EASY for me to drop into my intuition, to tell stories, to channel.
It is EASY for me to write and inspire others with my words.
It has also been easy for me to gloss over these things because they don't feel powerful, they just are who I am. I don't recognize them as powerful because I don't have to feel powerful to do them... doesn't everyone find these things to be easy? But they don't - they are my own personal superpowers.
I had no idea. And I'm still trying hard to believe it...
Where are you discounting your own power? Where are you thinking that it is so easy, what do you mean it's powerful? Brag time....