Three years ago, I walked into my bathroom with a purple marker. I popped the cap off, stuck it between my teeth, and rested my forearm on the wall. What I proceeded to write would foreshadow the adventurous, life-altering quest that led me to where I am today:
“I’m going to get paid to do what I love to do.”
How? I hadn’t the slightest idea. But I was determined to Make Shit Happen.
3 years later – what, is, crackin’?! :)
High highs. Low lows. Oh no’s. And fuck yeahs!
That’s been my journey. A nightmare turned into a dream. Faith and patience turned into frustration and doubt. Finding the strength to persevere through the financial instability. And finally, as of the last 6 months, getting paid handsomely to do what I love.
Sensophy has turned a new corner over the last 1/2 year. And that corner took me from passion to profit. From impact to income. From not knowing how I was gonna pay the bills and feed the fur (cats) for the last 3 years, to copping new gear and identifying where I want to invest my money in 2013 (Sensophy, conferences, wellness, coaching, massages, experiences, etc…)
When I dipped from my cushy tech job in February 2010, I leaned significantly into my savings account in order to finance this “extraordinary” life. In 2013, I’m so fucking pumped to start filling that same savings account back up using the money I make FROM this extraordinary life.
That? Is worth a celebration! :)
Now listen – living an extraordinary life isn’t easy. But it IS worth it.
You know all those fears you have? I have ’em too. So does she. Him too.
So know that you’re not alone. We ALL face challenges, heartbreaks, and ego-checkings which evoke self-doubt when deciding upon how to deal with our existential dilemmas. We all lose faith in ourselves, flip the bird to the universe, and the endless possibilities which seemed prevalent morph into dire pessimism.
But here’s the thing: Hardship is inevitable no matter which path we pick. Pinky-promise. So why not pick a path with a heart? Why not do the things that set your soul on fire and then blowtorch that bee’atch? Why not find your truth and then tell it to the world through the story of your life?
Get clear on your fears. Face ’em head on. Do the work. It gets less petrifying.
You’ll never be confident enough. The timing will never be perfect. You’ll always think you need more experience. The inspiration will eventually die down, and you’ll inevitably lose faith, wanna give up and be like, “WTF am I doing with my life?! Why did I think that was a good idea? Who am I to do this?!”
Here’s the deal: That is all part of the process. If you want to be fulfilled, you’ve gotta get a little uncomfortable. And if you wanna be “successful”, you’ve gotta surround yourself with like-minded peeps and inspiring mentors who can give you guidance.
This. Is. Key.
You can tell by my Praise page that I’ve found *A LOT* of like-minded people and mentors to help guide me through the misty madness of creating my ideal life.
One of those people is the homegirl Jenny Blake. She’s supported and schooled me repeatedly in figuring out how to turn my passion into profit. I’ve also interviewed her multiple times for different projects of mine.
If you’re looking to cut thru your ambiguity, move past your fear, and get the support and guidance to make shit happen, today’s your day. I’m officially introducing you to JB. :)
Today she’s opening up her Make Shit Happen course to 50 people and if what I wrote above resonates with you, I think you’d be a great fit. There’s no doubt about it – this is a serious financial investment ($400) – and sometimes that’s exactly what it takes to make shit happen! :)
BTW: Since I know how powerful Jenny’s guidance can be, I want to give you an extra boost of encouragement to make shit happen with her. Soooooo… I’m going to give you a free copy of Living On Purpose ($97) and a free 30 minute coaching session with me ($75) if you sign up for her course. Just fwd me a copy of your receipt and we’ll be rockin’.