Do something every day that scares you -Eleanor Roosevelt
I just did something (actually 2 things) that downright terrify me!!
Like to the point of wanting to throw up….but I know its right!
It’s SO against what all the other “gurus” are teaching, what the “top” entrepreneurs are teaching, and all that jazz….
And yet, I know it’s where God wants me!
A little background:
For the last 6 or so months I’ve been really feeling the need to rebrand, and not in a design sense, but in a heart sense. More of a “re-messaging” campaign if you will.
It’s been SO hard!
Ugh…it’s driven me downright nuts at times.
I’ve been so close to quitting everything countless times.
Or at least pressing “pause” on my whole business for a while, while I go throw a pity party for a few months! ha!
So over the last few days (while snowed in! Thanks Juno!) I’ve been thinking, praying, writing and getting help from some amazing mentors + entrepreneurs. I’ve really narrowed down my purpose and got clarity on my action steps like never before.
Yet, its not all rainbows and butterflies because this absolutely makes me want to cry & throw up. Badly.
But it’s where I’m supposed to be and I’m embracing it!
So…I’ve left several entrepreneurial groups that were NOT at all where I was called to go, and yet I clung to them because I’ve paid THOUSANDS to be there (in most cases.)
I’ve felt called to leave many groups where a certain “type” of entrepreneur was accepted, and everyone else was bashed to no end.
I’ve been felt asked time & time again to walk away from things that shout rules from rooftops and use plenty of sketchy means to operate in business + life.
It’s so crazy. But it’s so necessary to rebuild this year.
And believe me, I’m not NOT rebuilding!
I’m not going to allow myself to get distracted from my purpose because it just leads to pain.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty of hardship when you are living on purpose. But it’s way more worth it in the long run!
But there’s one more crazy thing I’ve done….
Because many were not purposeful content for me. It was fluff. It was what I was “told” to post by some guru in some expensive class.
Don’t get me wrong, I will repost many over the next few months, but prayerfully.
And many, many gurus are actually great people selling, great things. Don’t get me wrong there either! But sometimes, my learning and hiring of people has been very unpurposeful, which has not lead to great results!
So I’m taking this crazy leap, and rolling with it because I know these types of “pruning” get me closer to the places I want to go.
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Action step: What do you need to prune right now that may be a huge leap of faith, but will propel you to a purposeful life faster?!
Leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page or tweet @ashleegeheb and let me know what it is! I’d love to hear about it!
with love & blessings,