Yesterday I facilitated one of my favorite coaching calls ever. Like ever. It was pure magic.
Six women scattered across the US and Canada. All total wholehearted, badass, soulful entrepreneurs doing the very best of work.
I’ve been a part of Jennifer Lee’s RBBP (Right Brain Business Plan) tribe for many years. There are many reasons. One reason is the group of women that circle within her mentorship program. And somehow I’ve been blessed enough to not only participate in her programs but to also be one of her lead coaches.
It’s no secret that I’m a dreamer.
That I LOVE my business.
And the idea of anyone following their dreams and making the leap into entrepreneurship.
Not a day goes by that I ever wish, “Man, I wish I could go back to that 9-5 job.”
I learned everything I know about being in business by being thrown into the fire.
And bit by bit, I learned. And I still learn something new about being in business pretty much every single day.
It’s not easy always easy (and often times, it is).
It’s not for the faint of heart. Being in business for yourself quickly exposes all those hidden beliefs and judgements about yourself, your business and life in general.
So when I gather on the phone for calls like yesterday, I know that any topic is fair game. There is no script to follow. The rules go out the window. And we all just show up.
The times of complete magic (like yesterday), we show up and talk with such fierce love, with knowingness, with magic kick-assing abilities, with such beautiful human being-ness that it makes my heart skip a beat right now just typing this up.
One woman shared about a book titled The Art of Possibility, and spoke about getting past fear, and getting “beyond the fuck it”. Author Ben Zander offers the idea of BTFI (for my friends who do not enjoy a good four lettered word as much as I).
This is a simple idea: What would happen if you stopped worrying, stopped holding back, and stopped avoiding the possibility of mistakes and just said “Fuck it!” and then just did it.No thought of technique or of victory or defeat…just the moment.
That’s what entrepreneurs do over and over again.
That’s what you/we do when we go against the grain and so, “No. I’m gonna do it this way.”
And we follow through.
We freeze up with fear.
Our monkey mind runs crazy with possible scenarios.
We say we can’t do it. We won’t do it.
I’m not _________________(insert word of your choice) enough to do it.
But deep down inside we know we must do it.
We must do the thing that scares the shit out of us.
We get to “beyond the fuck it”.
And we leap.
Then a whole new story begins.
Rinse & repeat.
PS:: It only seems appropriate to have a photo of my beloved Mama as she/we navigated her cancer journey. Because all you need is love and a healthy does of “fuck it”, I’m doing it my way.