About a year ago, I was brainstorming with some peers and we got this BRILLIANT idea!
My amazing work partners and I tried it out with fantastic results
If implemented company-wide I feel it would
change the way the company is ran,
change the way the customers feel,
change the employees’ experience of their work place,
change how the executive management responds
…in short it would change lives…change the world!
Yet, I needed everyone else’s opinion. I needed them to agree that they too thought it could change everything and it was a brilliant idea.
Some agreed and some did not.
So I did nothing.
I let it simmer in the back of my mind… occasionally pulling it out and revisiting and every time my heart said the same thing. DO IT!
Fast forward to a year later, I finally say, ‘Fuck it. What do I have to lose?”
Terrified (of public speaking and rejection) I approach my boss and ask for 5 minutes of time to present my idea.
She agrees and I breathe.
I am thrilled and scared, so I plan on spending the next month preparing the perfect presentation. Except…due to a change in her schedule the meeting is pushed up and I have one week!! EEEK!
I freak out for about 15 minutes and manage to talk some sense into myself that 1 week is more than enough time until… LIFE gets in the way! If it could happen… that week, it happened.
Now it is the day before and I haven’t even begun…thinking of postponing the meeting, but I don’t want to look like a flake in front of my boss.
So I throw together a powerpoint, invite the angels in and pray for the best.
Funny thing happened….my voice was wobbly, the presentation wasn’t super awesome, but she wasn’t focused on any of that…she was taken by my passion for the message. Since this idea was close to my heart, the words just flowed (maybe not eloquently) but in that moment it didn’t matter.
She gave me a few suggestions for improvement and the meeting was over…
Later that day, I received an email stating she had shared the idea with another director and he wanted to pilot it at his location and wanted me to facilitate it!
Move to scene: Me on cloud nine, dancing and giggles galore!
Why am I telling you this ridiculously long story?
Because I wanted to show you that fear holds us all back; no one gets a pass.
Imagine what my life, the company and the world would look like today if I hadn’t let fear hold me back for that year!
What dream/ idea/ passion are you holding onto that needs to be set free?
Where is fear showing up and telling you
it’s not the right time…no one else cares…that’s not how things are done…wait unti you have more money/ finish school/ raise the kids/ the snow melts/ you get permission…you are not enough
I am here to tell you:
~YOU ARE ENOUGH! RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!
The world is waiting for what you are holding back.
It doesn’t matter how many others are doing it…no one can do it quite like you!
I am facing my fears and taking a stand for love this year so I can live my dreams and in the process change the world…will you join me?
Angels and prayers,