This is my point of view on the topic, if you have another one, please share it in the comments.
I don't know about you but when I have a change to make sometimes it can go two ways.
Get out of my way where is the cliffs edge so I can leap.
The other one is asking 500 humans known and unknown for their feedback on my idea. OK 5, but you know that feeling of "really is this idea for me & I am really prepared for it?"
As we get older I wonder if these just don't become more of the latter due to the repercussions we feel will happen if we decide to rock the boat.
Not only that we are living through one of the most disruptive times in history where we have more choice and more uncertainty especially as more new positions are created in the marketplace and some key ones are becoming redundant and the need to diversify not only our skill set but how we budget for all those amazing Instagram life possibilities is growing annually.
We are surrounded by motivational quotes that advise us to follow our truth, passion, spark that might just be the missing link in our lives. It's about going where there is a little unknown for you, the void.
For some of us it can be a minor comfort zone challenge where we have to build on the last comfort zone challenge we pushed ourselves through. For others who resist the little butterfly nudges who then find themselves staring at those big challenges/changes, starting a business, leaving a toxic relationship, starting a family, empty nesting, career change, being independent for the first time. Big changes. Because what we have right now is making us feel restless or incomplete or worse inadequate.
To handle these changes we need a good toolkit and whether that is meditation, morning walks with our overweight pooch or a business coach, a course that will give us a little more knowledge to get braver and take the first step. For me those toolkit pieces also come from books; Audible and . At the moment I am using the Bullet Journal by Ryder Carroll because this guy made it through school with ADHD and developed this method so he could do the Cause they are the only reason we need to read up on inspiring stories or mentors because the small changes we handle with our existing toolkit, but those big changes = new tool for our kit.
My tool this and last year has been a few things. Keith Cunningham, he's a dude, Bullet Journal - Mr Ryder is also a dude, with their two strategies, writing out your ideas in a journal that you can start planning tasks for and KC is all about thinking time, I know myself and this is a great way to deal with the fear of the change.
This is where having a goal and designing a sprint to manage the changes will help you break down those small changes and outcomes into sprints where you can see and feel a sense of achievement as you make those changes.
6 Books that have helped me push myself out of my comfort zone. IS HERE
The Comfort Zone;
Launching this business meant that my comfort zone has felt almost non-existent which is not always how you need to do it but you know sometimes you have to let go of the familiar to get a taste of the adventure.
But what kept me sane and moving forward with shipping something nearly every day was using a little of Zig Ziglar's advice and pepper that with the Bullet Journal task management strategy.
Even on your grandiose ideas make sure you have some small goals that will help you get towards the big goals, they are called critical drivers. And as we get the whites in our eyes when we go for some BHAG - Big Hairy Ass Goals, it's good to break them down into daily or weekly achievable goals. 💃🏻Our minds respond well to questions because we're problem solvers.
- What do I want to do?
- Why do I want to do it?
- What Small thing can I do right now to get started?
Keeping the questions small makes sure the tasks you set yourself help you feel a little closer to the outcome. Large changes trigger our fear response, so you want to trick your mind into believing change is not scary at all.
Making a change doesn't have to always be in a business idea, it can be your career, your role in the home, the passions you have and want to be even better at or that you want to write an amazing blog each week so you can be an influence of change for a handful or hundred people. It all takes courage to keep at it even when the rewards are not always immediate.
Life is like a chess game and if you keep making the right moves the end is filled with a lot of rewarding memories.
5 Great Reasons To Be A Badass
1. You're prepared for everything and anything that comes your way. There might be wobbles but you have a great toolkit to make sure you bounce back and refocus in time to take it on and win at it.
2. You have people in your life that depend on you; Children, mum/dad, siblings, co-workers and partner. We never succeed alone so adding to the energy of the tribe is going to make sure we all move forward gracefully.
3. It's so much fun. Backing yourself and knowing you have what it takes brings all these amazing opportunities across your path.
4. You deserve to be the best you.
5. Never before in history have we had more of an opportunity to be an equal so we need to step into that opportunity and take it with both hands. It's not about male or female its about us. The freedom and opportunity in the online world means that more and more small business women have a higher chance of success and it is happening. But with only 1% of small business women running businesses with a $1million+ turnover even though we make up over 50% of small business owner market one of the main reasons why this statistic is a reality is because we don't think big enough. That has to change.
Great examples of Women Badasses;
Just in case you need some proof for my ranting. xx .
Remember style is an attitude and not a size.
Felicity Hayward - Felicity has totally nailed focusing on her assets, they are her bust, her waist [she is an hourglass bodytype] and her face and hair, but she also is fierce with her booty as well which I love. You don't notice anything else because she has made sure your eye is focused on the areas that she wants you to check. Classy and stylish, love her! IF she wears long there is a split to show off her shoes, wraps always have V-necks and she wears high neckline dresses and tops which actually conceal her bust when she doesn't want them out there. She gives her assets a good rotation in her style.
OMG I love this girl; Sky Brown
Her story is amazing and she has some amazing advice. Go check her out on FB and follow her on Instagram.
"Fashion fades, only style remains the same." - Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
"If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing." - Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." - Marie Curie (1867-1934)
"Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others." - Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
Electric Fields is an Adelaide Band that put their hat in the ring for Eurovision 2020 and even though they didn't win it, it went to Kate Miller-Hiedke, they were fearless with their attitude of giving it all they had. These two are super badass and coming up fast, if you get a chance to see them live, do it.
The Pad Project - this doco broke me a little. The Pad Project this group of women are doing what we take for granted. Getting independent by not only getting a job but being part of a movement to increase the amount of women in India who have access to pads. Some of these women have never had their own money and most of them do not have an education because they dropped out of school once they were of the age to have their period. But they are breaking through the stigma of the cultural impact of being a woman in India by gaining their independence by being able to successful manage their periods and stay at school or get a job! Crazy good story. My only concern is what happens to all these non-compostable pads once they get to their target of all women in India having access to these pads. How to get Shethinx involved considering they are manufactured in Sri Lanka?
Jade Haimester - Youngest person to complete Polar Hatrick: North Pole, Greenland & South Pole #bravenotperfect Love this woman's journey so far and there are a lot of amazing people that has made her adventures possible. Insta Page & Website. She's cool, very cool. ❄️
This list is no way exhaustive, it is just what inspires me at the moment and I plan on adding to it so if you have some badass women you want to add to the mix, suggest them below.