It’s day 2 of my 30-Day blog experiment and there’s no turning back now.
Yesterday I posted the first blog, sent the email to my list and I held my breath. It appears a handful of you are intrigued and along for the ride. That feels good.
I woke up this morning in Palm Springs, California where I am attending a gathering of peers hosted by my friend, Eiji Morishita. A visionary in his own right, my call with him on the drive down was aimed at helping him use our assessment tool to help participants get clear about where they are on their path, both personally and professionally. I’ll be speaking later today on my favorite topic… The Science of Meaningful and Lasting Change.
Events like these are interesting for me. While I am an extrovert and draw energy from being with others, I’ve noticed, as I’ve gotten older, that they can also suck the life out of me – especially when I am not feeling strong and grounded. So, this morning I doubled up on my morning practice so I can walk into the room feeling connected to my purpose and keep the “I suck” message at bay. It’s the only way I can give myself fully to the group. Because staying connected to one’s purpose is one of the simplest ways to show up powerfully on any given day, I thought I’d share my process with you.
Jane: What do I need to know about today?
Source: That you are here for a reason. That there are messages you need to hear, souls you are supposed to meet and gifts you are meant to share.
Jane: How would you have me show up for myself and others?
Source: Dear one, you need not do anything but show up with an open heart and a desire to serve others. Listen with an open mind, share with an intent to uplift and inspire. Try dancing between the roles of student and teacher, so that you can receive as well as give. This is how you will find those I’m intending for you to meet. It’s already transpired – you simply need to live it.
Jane: How is being here connected to the task at hand – navigating the upcoming launches of Smart Biz Quiz and the Business Breakthrough Experience?
Source: My intention for you is to experience more ease in these two launches than you have in the past. To have that happen, you will need a village of like-minded, open-hearted visionaries who keep you tethered to who you really are. Jane, you have a tendency to retreat – to hideout – when you are in the hyper-creative, intensely-productive state of a launch. This time, I want you to do the opposite. I want you to allow yourself to be seen at every step of the process. It’s why I nudged you to do this 30-day blog experiment. No hiding out this time, my love. The world needs you.
Jane: I hear you and I am up for the challenge, although I’m not quite sure how the “being seen” piece will play out. Blogging daily and speaking on stages… I’d say that’s being seen.
Source: Ah yes, it is. However, the “being seen” that I am inviting you into is about showing the world a part of yourself that even you’ve not discovered. It will be a revealing to us all. But you don’t need to put your attention on that today. Just go and have fun and let me take care of the rest.
So that is how my morning practice unfolded. Wise words I can take into my day to make the most of every moment.
I must admit, I’m a bit nervous letting you inside my world like this. But something tells me you needed to hear this message from Source just as much as I did. Something tells me that you too dance with the same self-doubt or tendency to hide as I do – even after 30 years of successfully navigating this game of entrepreneurship. I hope that makes you smile and feel more normal, knowing this is how it’s done. One courageous step at a time to stand for what you are here to do.
I’m curious… where in your life are you being nudged to step out, take more risks and allow yourself to be seen. The very act of claiming it here in this blog in the comments below will begin the process of stepping fully into it and watching the magic happen. :o)
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I am honestly unsure of where I am at with that. Part of me thinks I need to connect with more people to generate and create more business. The other part of me says “Maybe this is your calling to go get a job.” The other part of me says “There is no way you want to work 40 hours a week for someone else.” So it’s a battle right now-The easy thing would be to get a job, the hard thing is staying focused and being committed to the work I need to do to make the money I need in my life. Since you asked that’s where I am at and I hate it.
Yesterday I found a 2013 Youtube video of an interview of me as an expert, in the middle of focused speaker training.It mentioned a book I was ready to publish. I consciously didn’t publish and I backed away from speaking. Now, four years later, I trip back across the interview and wonder if I made the right decision. And I wonder if it still fits anywhere in my future plans …
Thank you for sharing this Jane. I have admired your work for so long and have seen so many people you have taught do amazing things. I have often wondered what was wrong with me? Why do I continue to let my fears and self doubt stop me?
Knowing that you have the same self doubt and fears is in many ways a comfort. Being able to watch you work through your feelings and not let it stop you is an inspiration.
I’m just starting out on the entrepreneurial journey and have created a telesummit on trauma treatment. I’ve been a therapist and educator for many years and family circumstances (and Source) determined that I needed to create a business. I’m not sure what’s next, but I’m learning to seek out those who have gone ahead in order to find guidance.
Thanks Jane. What we (I) need and appreciate the most is your sharing of the journey you are going through and have gone through on your trip to success. It helps me to understand that I’m not unique and just as you’ve overcome your challenges, I can overcome mine. I’ve been successful in past times and know that I will be in the future, but nothing is more powerful than to hear that I’m not alone.
Thanks for your help!
Yay! It’s great to see you and to witness you being seen, oh Goddess Jane.Thank you for courageously modeling this.
Following your lead……with love and service.
What a beautiful message! Thank you for sharing. Now, to “being seen”…..
I feel called by your conversation with Spirit. I have done this on a “casual” basis. What I see in your narrative is the importance of inviting Spirit to participate in my business life as well. Connecting all the pieces of my day.
I’m also excited to hear that you are working with Eiji. We re-connected last month after several years, and he is truly a connected spirit himself. I’m sure your weekend will be terrific, and I feel honored to share it with you.
Beautifully written, Jane. A deep thank you for your sharing. Much of you have written resonates with me also. I’m looking forward to what is revealed next.
Terza, thank you for your words. I am excited to have you on this journey with me over the next month. :o) Jane
Jane, as a fellow traveler on this entrepreneurial journey, and a participant in Eiji’s Palm Springs event, I want to say thank you for your courage in sharing your heart with all of us. As I too learn to be seen in a bigger way, your actions inspire me to take bolder steps in my own business, while showing up to serve with my full, authentic being. So delighted to meet you and will be following you wise words and insights this month. Many blessings to you and much success as you launch this new, much-needed, project!
We are divining similar themes and I’m being nudged to do a FB live tomorrow and talk about doing something I’ve never done and reveal it.
So beautiful, Jane! Thank you for sharing yourself and your journey. This is so helpful to me!
I am taking a leap of faith that the clients I need to assist will arrive and the systems I’m working towards implementing will allow me to assist them and process their loans with ease grace and joy.
Your openness and honesty are helping ME feel more courageous and brave! Isn’t it amazing how our written and spoken words… reflections on ourselves and our lives… can make such a positive difference in OTHER people’s lives? THANK YOU for sharing! I’m being nudged to take on a new mentoring/coaching role to others. Taking this new direction is a bit scary, but seeing how others are seeking me out for this support shows me that I am on the right path for me. I have to embrace this as I move forward and step outside my comfort zone.
Ooh this is difficult.
Am all I the Mind – that’s where I hang out and hide.
Slowly working g on viability
Jane, I LOVE THIS! It feels like the conversations I have with my various guides. I often feel like sharing them with my tribe, but hold back thinking it’s too much ‘about me.’ Yet it’s that very thing that connects us to everyone else … the universalness of these messages. Thanks for being seen and inspiring the rest of us to do that too.
Great post, Jane! I like how you knew the potential of having to have extra energy in order to give extra to others… and were able to double up on your morning practice to be prepared.
So this is how I stepped out tonight, while at a charity fundraiser. I’ve been wanting to start a Podcast to share insights with Leaders so their path is easier and they can also give more to their tribes.
At this fundraiser, I met the Dean of the Business School for the largest University in Tennessee. After chatting with him for about 20 minutes, I asked him to be a guest on my Podcast and he not only agreed, but is very excited about it! So now… I will be starting my Podcast! I think that qualifies as stepping out?!
Thank you Jane for sharing your deeply personal journey. After being sick for probably 5 years (I didn’t recognize that I was sick for a long time. My energy was low. I was tired much of the time, had brain fog, easily distracted, etc. If it had come on quickly I would have known that something was really wrong but it just crept up on me.)
Now that I’m feeling better I am ready to get back in the game but I am facing a monster of self-doubt like I’ve never faced before.
Love the post Jane. I have been getting some mixed messages from the universe and am in the process of exploring whats next for me and my business. I have people asking for my help out of comfort zone and have been contemplating how to explore some of these offers and of course how to price it. I always enjoy your words of wisdom and will start incorporating the ask in my meditations.
Thank you Cammie! I am looking forward to hearing what comes from your meditation and what you hear from source. xoxo Jane
It sounds like big things are coming! Hold onto your hat and enjoy the ride! xoxo
xoxo Love you Carol!
Every morning that I do gift myself with a morning practice (that you taught me well), I am learning to ask myself the questions that bring a positive response. It is so easy to focus on what is not there and where we feel lacking. I pray your source is the same one that brings me life and light and strength and peace! I adore you and your wisdom my friend and I look forward to my next chapter….wherever God leads!
Wonderful description – ‘keep the “I suck” message at bay’. ‘Because staying connected to one’s purpose is one of the simplest ways to show up powerfully’ Thank you for sharing your journey and process with openness and transparency. The willingness to be visible is one of my challenges. Hiding out is so tempting, To be daring with this 30-day blog is to shine your brilliance, Jane. We’re gonna need sunglasses soon!