Before I tell you about my new tagline, let me tell you this: I feel SO good about 2018.
My vibes are at an all-time high and I just can’t wait to see what the next 12 months have in store.
I keep telling everyone that 27 has been my favourite age so far. I turned 27 last April and went through a serious growth spurt from that point forward. Not a physical growth spurt (that would be weird), but a personal/intellectual/spiritual/self-help style growth spurt.
I have been working on myself INTENSELY for eight months straight.
- Hired a life coach
- Connected with my purpose
- Changed my environment
- Found an accountability partner
- Delved deeper into the self-help world
- Began living intentionally
- Stepped up my gratitude game
- Tackled my limiting beliefs
Of all those accomplishments, the award for “Most Significant” goes to tackling my limiting beliefs. I can’t even begin to tell you how different I feel now that I’ve let go of everything that was holding me back from living my best life.
What came as a surprise to me – and perhaps to those of you who know me or follow me on Instagram – is that I wasn’t as confident as I thought I was. When it came to business and pursuing my entrepreneurial dreams, I didn’t actually believe in myself. I didn’t think I was qualified, I didn’t think I was ready, I didn’t think I had it in me to achieve and maintain any semblance of success.
This sea of self-doubt became particularly evident as I began working through the Word of the Year activity that my accountability partner, Courtney, sent me.
At first I thought my word should be “hustle” because I felt like I wasn’t was working as hard as I could be. Then I thought my word should be “focus” because I figured I should be clear on what I was hustling towards. When I shared my word choices with Courtney, she replied “I don’t want to tell you what your word should be, but that’s definitely not your word.”
Long story short, I realized that I need to stop thinking and start doing.
I am a classic over-thinker. I’ve mastered the art of introspection and have dug as deep into my psyche as someone without credentials can possibly dig. I know who I am, I know what I want and I know I have the potential to do something amazing with my life. Why, then, do I sit here and write about it, instead of actually going ahead and doing something about it?
Let’s take my blog tagline for example. For years, it was “the musings of a wannabe life coach.” I repeat: “the musings of a WANNABE life coach.”
It’s like, without even realizing, Not Quite There Yet was more crippling to me than it was inspiring. I was using it as an excuse to not make moves, to not take chances and to not follow my bliss. I kept telling myself I wasn’t ready, that I didn’t know what I was talking about, that I needed more experience and more training and more resources and more time. More, more, more, more, more.
For 2018, I’ve decided to take back Not Quite There Yet and use it as motivation for me to live my best life before I’m ready.
No one is ever going to be fully prepared to do anything. That’s the beauty of personal development, self-help, growth, change and transformation. Life is one big journey of continuous improvement and all you can do is show up for the challenge.
Try stuff, learn stuff, try other stuff, learn other stuff – repeat.
With that said, I want you guys to know three exciting things:
- After years of “thinking about it” – I have decided to make the leap and become a Certified Life Coach!!! I have added a tentative My Services page in an act of faith to let you (and the universe) know that I mean business.
- I will continue blogging on Not Quite There Yet, treating it more like an online journal where I work on myself out loud and share what I learn, as I learn it.
- Since I’m actually doing what I want to be doing, my tagline has changed from “The musings of a wannabe life coach” to “Go ahead. Grow up on purpose.”
2018 is going to be a big year for me. I would love for you to be a part of the journey!
Not Quite There Yet – but doing it anyway.