The Video Challenge
This challenge is for you if:
- You're ready to share your light and your message with the world but you find yourself holding back, sitting in fear and indecision and keeping yourself small.
- You want to be able to create videos, but it either terrifies you or you find yourself procrastinating and finding every reason to save it for later.
- Your soul is on a mission and you're ready to step into your courage to put yourself out there in the online world in new ways
you're not alone
Years ago one of my coaches told me that I needed to start doing videos so that I could reach more people and shine more brightly in this world. I laughed out loud. I simply could not imagine a day when I would EVER feel comfortable or safe doing videos so I told her I would NEVER do a video! The idea of seeing myself on camera, the idea of a video being out there for everyone to laugh at and criticize...it was overwhelming and all encompassing. In that moment I truly didn't think it was something I would ever do.
Fast forward one year. My new online business was successful, but I wanted to expand. I was ready to reach more people and have a bigger impact in the world. My soul was nudging me and I felt the call to start going on video. Ugh. Why soul, why??
I hired a new coach and we spent our entire first call talking about how terrified I was to go on video and all of the reasons why my mind thought it was a horrible idea. Fear of judgment. Fear of rejection. Fear of not being enough. Fear of being too much. So much fear.
At the end of our first call she challenged me to do one video that week.
I did seven!
I stood there in front of the "go live" button for an hour when I did my first video. I felt sick. My heart was pounding and my stomach was in knots. I didn't think I could do it. I wanted to quit. I wanted to hide. I wanted to crawl into a hobbit hole and live out the rest of my life in seclusion. I wanted to give up my business and move to Hawaii and never look back. I wanted out.
My soul whispered "it is safe" and I felt the strength and the courage to finally press "go live".
What I found, on the other end of my live video, was other human beings. Kindness. Connection. Interaction. Inspiration.
There were also some trolls. Some mean people with mean things to say. That was a bit of a shock at first and then it was a bit entertaining. I started to understand that my insecurities and fear were NO MATCH for my mission and the value and meaning I was giving to the people who didn't have nice things to say began to rapidly decrease.
Love is more powerful than hate and love is what I choose to lead with.
I decided to start living even more into my future me. I started making the decisions now that I knew the version of me who was super successful, thriving and completely living her message would make and it changed my life.
It transformed my business.
It set me free.
It's your time
If you're still reading, there's a reason. You're ready to start shining your light in this world in a new way. It's okay for it to feel uncomfortable. It's okay for it to feel scary. We're in this together and I'm going to walk you through this every single step of the way.