Last week I shared with you my shitstorm of a week and how focusing on self-care helped me to bounce back. Well, as the saying goes "After every storm comes a rainbow".
Before I share what happened, I'd like to preface this by saying that only a month before on March 30th, I had received the same opportunity and turned it down. Now, I can't tell you exactly why, but for some reason at that time, I was unwilling to entertain the idea. Maybe it was my subconscious, maybe I was tired, maybe I was preoccupied with other things, I really can't say. All I do know is, the timing obviously wasn't right. However, only a month later on May 4th, when I received the same offer I was ALL IN!
Ok, I'll spill the beans...next month I will be traveling to London to speak at the Public Speaker's Conference!
This is an epic moment for me on so many levels. I've never left the West Coast or been on a flight longer than 3 hours. After my grandfather died in 2016, I got my first passport, but I have yet to use it. Travel has always been on my to-do list. I have friends who travel all the time and I think "awe, how nice would that be...", but I never actually take action.
Then there's the fact that this audience is going to be over double what I'm used to. I've spent two decades of my life teaching and speaking publicly; however, it's always been with smaller, more intimate sized groups. This will definitely be a new personal best.
But here's the reality, nothing good ever comes from your comfort zone. In 2015 when I received the job offer that moved me to Los Angeles, I initially said "no, I can't do that and here's all the reasons why..." and then after processing and feeling into it, that language changed to "why not?". I had no idea how small and comfortable I was living until I was willing to step away from my comfort zone and try something new.
Fast forward...I absolutely love LA and my life has been radically transformed in the short 3.5 years I have lived here. All because I was willing to entertain the crazy idea. I can't wait to see what this trip to London brings!
I know with absolute certainty that every single time I've stretched myself and was willing to get uncomfortable, everything changed and doors opened that I had never even dreamt of. Now, I'm not saying there was no fear, hesitation or worry. There most definitely was, but I was willing to step into the fear to see what was on the other side.
This week, perform an audit of your life. Are you where you want to be in business, career, relationships, finances, love, spiritual connection, etc? Where can you level up your life? Where have you become complacent and too comfortable? What's not serving you that you are willing to let go of or step away from? Are you willing to take a leap through the fear and witness the magic unfold?
If you want help doing this, you can download my free assessment and book a call with me to discuss the results. Just look for the Free Assessment w/Consultation button on my website.
I'll leave you with this "Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you." Bethany Hamilton
Here's to another week of living your life by design, not by default!