I intended to write a great blog post tonight about what happens once you’ve dealt with financial fear in your life.
Hint: It makes way for you to deal with a whole host of other issues you haven’t been looking at because the financial fear has been taking up so much of your emotional energy. But, I have to save that for a future post because it’s going to take a while to write and it’s too late for me to start that one now.
Why is it so late and I’m still sitting at my computer?
Because I’ve been putting the finishing touches on my LIFT Foundation System, which is going to be finally ready next week. I cannot even tell you how excited I am to share this legacy project with you.
I’ve heard from several business people I’ve watched for years and respect tremendously that they have been waiting for exactly this program.
If you have not yet watched the deep behind the scenes interviews I did as a preview to LIFT with Melanie Benson Strick, Ali Brown and her VA turned biz partner Liz Murphy, and Lisa Sasevich, get them now.
People are RAVING about them. These are not ordinary “why we are great” interviews – we are looking at the last taboos of business – financial collapse, business drama, and threats of lawsuits.
In the midst of my preparations for the launch of LIFT, I’ve been addressing LIFT issues in my own business.
Anytime your business is at a transition point, you are going to have LIFT issues come up.
They could come in the form of external things like you’ll hear about in the interviews I did with Melanie and Lisa or internal things like drama within your business, like I talked about with Ali and Liz.
But, one way or another, LIFT issues arise at times of transition and growth. How you deal with them, determines what your next level looks like.
Handle them with your eyes wide open and you are on your way to taking your business and life to the next level. Handle them with your eyes squeezed shut and in the dark and it’s crash and burn time.
I’ve done the eyes squeezed shut thing once already and I refuse to allow it to happen again, so I’m digging back into the business side of my business, seeing what’s really there, accepting the reality of what it is and making decisions with awareness.
It’s bringing up all sorts of emotional stuff for me, that’s for sure.
Making hard decisions. Looking at things I’ve avoided in the past. Doing things I wasn’t willing to do in the past (generally around money and support).
But, fortunately, I’ve got a phenomenal LIFT team around me and with their help I’m doing what I need to do. Establishing boundaries with an open heart. And structuring my business so it can make an impact forever and not just a few years.
It’s not so easy, but what I’ve realized is that it’s true what they say nothing worth having comes easy. Easy is the reward for doing what’s difficult.
If you aren’t willing to go through the hard part, you aren’t going to get the easy.
So, I’m learning to love the hard parts. I took a great bike ride today and cried my eyes out (loudly!) the whole way.
Colorado and it’s big empty space is great for some loud, honkin’ crying.
And after I cried, I thanked God.
Because what I know is that no matter how hard things are to see, as long as I am growing through all of it, allowing every opportunity to guide me to be more of who I am, and continuing to stay present in the truth, it’s all good. Oh so very good.
What’s hard for you in your business right now? Is there anything you’ve started to become aware of that you’ve been approaching with your eyes closed up until now? If so, I’d love to hear about it. The comments are a great place to share.