Do You Believe That You Deserve It?
I am one of those 'weirdos' who believes that what you put out there in the universe (some may call it wishing on a star ...) for what you want to happen can and will happen. How many eyes are rolling??? If I want something badly enough or even just a little bit I will practice thinking about it, talking about it, and telling myself that 'one day it will happen' ... and then it does!
Now, I'm not talking about petty things like: I want to own a mansion that someone gives to me out of the blue ... or I want a Range Rover to appear in my driveway fully paid for ... or I want it to start raining cupcakes (but omg, could it??) ... I'm talking about things like:
- I want to be asked to speak at a workshop
- I want this specific company to reach out to me about their website
- I want The Editor's Touch blog to be one of the most popular business advice blogs within 5 years
Things that are attainable, but not easy to achieve ... so I 'self talk' myself or coach myself by setting my mind to making them happen ... and what ends up happening is that I naturally start making moves to support my self-talk. But now here's the really weird part ...
WHEN IT HAPPENS I DON'T BELIEVE IT
I spend all that time 'self talking' that it can and will happen and doing the work to support it ... and then it does and I'm all:
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS COMPANY WOULD CONSIDER HIRING ME TO DESIGN THEIR WEBSITE!!!
Why do I do that? Why do we as business owners do that?? Do we not believe we deserve it? There is a saying out there that I think we have all heard:
We work our asses off!! You!! You there reading this: YOU WORK YOUR ASS OFF!!! When something amazing happens you do deserve it and so do I. We need to start:
BELIEVING MORE AND DOUBTING LESS
Yesterday a company who I have been 'sending vibes to' in the privacy of my own world (lol) reached out to me. I saw the email and I did one of those 'double, triple, quadruple' takes ... rubbed my eyes ... did the weird scrunched up face thing ... I literally could not believe they had reached out to me. I want to turn that around and start believing it. Not in a 'cocky asshole' way ... but in a: 'sh*t!!! I've worked so hard and sacrificed so much and it's paying off' way.
Let's all do it together :)