Maybe you’re a sensitive soul with a dream to make a difference … Maybe you want to start (or already have) a coaching or healing practice. Yet, you’re terrified of the spotlight and afraid of “putting yourself out there”.
You might be procrastinating and caught in analysis paralysis.
Your dream feels exciting and draws you…. and it’s also very, very scary. Yet you know you’re here, on Mother Earth, to make a difference.
But oh, boy, the fears….!
You can’t get into action, and talk yourself out of starting. It sometimes feels so frustrating because on paper, and in your heart, your dream feels awesome and inspiring… yet when you want to start going in that direction or take one simple little action, the fears in your head have an awful argument.
“What if I failed? I can’t take that risk…”
“I’ll be rejected!”
“What if I looked stupid?”
“I’d be ridiculed…”
“Would people judge me? That would feel awful…”
“What if someone else felt bad because for once, I chose to ‘shine’?”
“I don’t think I have the energy to sustain the effort this will take. It will be hard work!”
These thoughts might be stopping you from going even one step forward. Your dream might feel less and less achievable – and yet, you can’t let go of the feeling that if only you could start, your life’s purpose would be fulfilled.
You might be a sensitive soul who have had enough of others saying “You’re TOO sensitive!”
You know you’re sensitive and empathic…. and you also know these qualities are needed in this world. Yet people label you for it, and inside you might feel judged, ashamed, embarrassed that you carry your heart on your sleeve. You may try to hide that you cry easily (for beautiful ads, touching movies, and when anyone or anything gets hurt) so you never get to feel authentic and love yourself just the way you are.
It can feel very hard to navigate life when you’re sensitive and all around you, people seem like they don’t care. So you could end up feeling you have to take care of the whole world. And that can lead to massive anxiety, carrying too much responsibility, and even burn-out.
You might be a sensitive soul or introvert going through a huge change.
Your primary relationship might be falling apart … or your career reached a crisis point or your health has taken a severe knock. You don’t know the way forward. You do know that if you don’t do something, things will only get worse. You might even feel *done* with a situation… and still scared. Maybe things don’t make sense anymore with your previous perspective. And you don’t know how to start making progress. You know you want to move forward and get out of this place… and the way forward is not clear.
Do any of these feel true for you?
Then I invite you to take a deep breathe in…. and slowly, slowly let it out. You’re not alone. I’ve been there. Not once. Not even twice. Many times.
I know the terror of not knowing what to do, and the struggle to find ‘the one right’ answer…. The doubt, fear, stuckness, insecurity, yet knowing that I can’t stay where I am. That my talents and passion are not being used in the right way, or for the right reasons… and also doubting myself and my talents.
I know what it’s like to want to make a difference and go to bed feeling fulfilled, whole and complete – and not knowing where to start to make that happen. The anxiety around wanting to show up as my True and Authentic Self and fearing questions, strange looks and criticism… Feeling like I don’t have the confidence I need to do what I want to. Shrinking back and at the same time, feeling fed up with it with hiding. Because I *know* I have a lot to offer – yet so many vague, and specific, fears are holding me back.
Is this where you are?
I invite you to come on a journey of magical discovery, growth and exploration…. Along the way, we may uncover talents, strengths, confidence, self-love, qualities and possibilities that were unknown and unseen before. We may even have sprinkles of fun, dashes of joy and other feelings that have not been around for a while now. Ready?
Some options you have right now could include:
- Explore the blog articles
- Listen to a podcast or two by people who have also walked a difficult path with uncertainty and as a result, growth
- Take a look at the ways I could support you to find your way forward
- Contact me for more specific questions
I want to leave you with this quote from The Art of Work, by Jeff Goins:
“In any vocation, there comes a time when you realize the path you’re on is not taking you where you want to go. All this preparation has culminated in helping you achieve the wrong goal. At those times, you might feel stuck. What do you do then? You do what William Hung finally did. You realize it’s never too late to change and take a turn in the direction of your true calling.”
Has that time come for you?