What if You Succeed and Energetic Breadcrumbs
Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Be Financially Free.
This week on the Growth Guide Podcast we talked to Vanessa Loder, author of The Soul Solution: A Guide for Brilliant, Overwhelmed Women to Quiet the Noise, Find Their Superpower, and (Finally) Feel Satisfied.
Vanessa shares a powerful and practical guide to help women who feel overwhelmed and exhausted recover their true selves - and their joy in living.
If you feel overwhelmed, The Soul Solution provides a simple framework to help you, including concepts like:
Radical responsibility - is when you decide to take responsibility for your own life.
Quiet your inner critic - how to retrain your inner voices to encourage and support you.
Energetic breadcrumbs - how the universe signals to you when you’re on the right path
Chasing gold standards - stop chasing them and discover your North Star
Discover your inner superpower - why you’ve been ignoring your most valuable gifts, and how to reclaim them
Click below to listen to the episode:
What if you succeed…
This is a question more people need to ask themselves.
It’s a common belief that we don’t start because we’re afraid of failing.
But, in her book, Existential Kink, author Carolyn Elliot points out we’re not afraid of failing. Instead, we’re afraid of:
What we are truly capable of
Of letting our brightness shine through
This is Shadow Work.
Shadow work involves working with your unconscious mind to uncover the parts of yourself you repress and hide and to understand why.
As Carl Jung said, in one of my favorite quotes,
I’ve always been decisive, proactive and have taken initiative.
But, have never lived fully in my light.
I’ve never explored the fullness of my capabilities nor have I been willing to put myself fully out there.
This is a conversation I had with my Sister.
How have each of us allowed our childhood, our lives, to shape our personalities.
We’ve allowed our past to shape our willingness to stay in our own shadows. To not embrace our inner gold.
Something I learned through COVID is life’s too short and there’s no time like the present to live your life, to:
Step into your fullness
Put yourself out into the world
Not be afraid of your potential success
I’m going to continue to be decisive, proactive and take initiative and I will step fully into my light and my potential.
Next time you find yourself scared, ask yourself, whether you’re afraid to fail or you’re afraid to succeed, and
Stop hiding in the dark.
Be Financially Free
Success is not a straight line.
There will be ups, and there will be downs.
There may even be days you don't want to get up.
Give yourself grace. Be patient and get back to work.
I had minor surgery this week and felt this way today and did what I could.
Continue to take daily steps on your personal, professional and financial journey and give yourself grace when you need to take an off day.
Here are the most interesting things I came across this week:
Tweet of the week: Alex Lieberman has started to write founder’s journals and I find them fascinating:
I opened up my journal & wrote for 30 minutes interrupted.
Now I'm publishing on Twitter exactly what I wrote. No edits, no filters, nothing left out.
It's time for a Founder's Journal.
Prompt: Time for a Founder's Journal. What's going well? What isn't go well? What did you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Alex Lieberman (@businessbarista)
Jun 21, 2023
Thread of the week: I joined my friend, Yong-Soo Chung on the First Class Founder’s Podcast. Here are some of the video clip highlights:
Clint Murphy had no followers in 2020.
In 2.5 years, he's exploded his Twitter following from 0 to 327k.
And he's grown his newsletter from 0 to 11k subs in just 4 months.
Here's how he did it:
— Yong-Soo Chung ✈️ (@YongSooChung)
Jun 21, 2023
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