I believe that when things get tough, it’s not time to back down. It’s time to step up.


Ever heard of Lady Gaga? (Yeah, of course you have.)


She was dropped by her first record label after just 3 months.


Imagine the despair she must’ve felt. How could they do this to me? What do I do? What will people think? What now?


Well, we all know she didn’t back down. She clearly stepped up.

 

And she’s not the only one who’s ever stepped up.

But how do you know if it’s worth stepping up when you’re ready to expand and up level but it feels so big? And you wonder how to make it happen? And your family thinks you’re nuts?

 

Or on the flip side, what if the fifth prospect in a row doesn’t hire you? Or you don’t fill your group program? Or not enough people register for your event? And nothing seems to be working?

 

What if you fail? (What if you succeed?)

 

What if you’re publicly humiliated? (What if you’re publicly praised?)

 

What if you’re worn out and don’t have the energy to step up? (What if it infuses you with energy?)

 

What if you can’t afford what it takes to step up? (What if you took a chance on yourself?)

 

What if you don’t have the support to step up? (What if you found it somewhere else?)

 

What if you don’t have the self-trust to step up? (What if you did?)

 

What if…? What if…? What if…?


Great questions. I’m glad you asked. I’ve asked myself those questions many times over my 15 years as a business owner.


Join me Tuesday, June 20 at noon Eastern over on Facebook Live to swap stories of backing down and stepping up. And how to know whether it’s worth the bother. I’ve got loads of thoughts on this topic and I bet you do too.


Hope to see you over there.

 

xox,
Carolyn

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I believe it takes courage to start a business — and a bit of crazy to continue.

(No darling, you are NOT the only crazy one. Although it may feel that way some days.)

Click on the video below to hear me riff on this topic for you.

And I’d love to hear your stories of courage and crazy. Join me over on Facebook Live on Tuesday, June 13 at noon Eastern to discuss!

I’ll be expanding on each one of my beliefs (downloadable below) over the coming weeks and months.

And I hope you’ll join the conversation over on Facebook Live where we can chat about it in real time!

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My all time favorite quote comes from Gary Lew who says,

 

“This is your world, shape it or someone else will.” 


I come back to this reminder whenever I’m less than thrilled with my reality — and wanted to share it with you in case you happen to find yourself in one of those moments

 

If you’re not already living the dream, keep imagining the world you want to create!

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Back country bike tour of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Be sure to click through to watch the videos for this post – especially the fish market lady. Ewwwww!!

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Ankgor Wat, Seventh Wonder Of The World
Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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My first day in Siem Reap, Cambodia was definitely out of the ordinary!

Click on the images to get the “color” on each photo 🙂

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