You know that business owner you want to become? The woman you picture in your head when you think of your future as a fempreneur? Well, a key part of evolving yourself and your business and becoming the leader you want to be, is to start showing up as her now.
Everything you do – whether something small like snoozing your alarm or having a healthy breakfast, or something bigger like being prepared for an important meeting or giving a speech, it all adds up to form who you are and who you are becoming. Though, it’s not all just about the decisions you make and actions you take on any given day, it’s also how you present yourself physically, and how you show up for yourself mentally.
By showing up now as the person you want to become, you’ll allow yourself to attract better opportunities, break into that next level, and experience truly impactful growth both personally and in your business.
Every choice, every belief, every action you take today, accumulates to create your future self.
Showing up for yourself mentally can take many forms. Making sure to take care of your mental health so that you can show up as the best version of yourself is an incredibly important first step. But, showing up for yourself mentally isn’t just about mental health – it’s also about your belief systems and how you talk to yourself.
Here are some mental exercises to start practicing so that you can start showing up for yourself better…
Showing up physically as the business owner you want to become is not as shallow or expensive as it may initially sound – you don’t have to have designer clothes or live in a mansion to be show up for yourself. But, thinking about how you want to dress, how you want to present yourself to the world, and the physical space you show on video will allow you to fully define and embody the person you want to be.
Here are some things to consider when deciding how to physically show up as the person you want to become…
Sometimes the vision we have for our businesses and who we want to become as the leader of our businesses can feel far off and overwhelming.
I’ll admit, when I think about everything I need to do to get my health, vitality, and weight back to where I want it to be, after feeling like I got completely knocked down by the hormonal challenges I've gone through this year (not to mention the global pandemic, injustice, death of loved ones, and mass shootings going on around me), it can feel extremely daunting. So much so, that there are moments when I wonder if I'll be able to do it.
But when I think about it as bite-size actions, like in every moment I simply have to make one choice that moves me toward my goal, it feels much more manageable.
Make a choice in every moment that moves you closer to your vision. When you can approach it this way, all the little actions you take in each moment add up to create the life, business, and health you desire.
One of the biggest myths ever is the “overnight success.” We hear a lot about those “inspirational” people who built a six-figure business in a week or lost fifty pounds last month - but really, I don't think anyone is an overnight success. It might seem like it happened overnight from the outside, but we rarely hear about all the little steps, actions, choices, and mindset shifts that a person made on their journey that led to that "overnight" success.
Rather than focusing on the big picture and overwhelming yourself with the prospect of having to do a million things, be a million people, and go from zero to one hundred overnight, take each goal step by step each day. The important thing is that you start today with small decisions that get you one step closer to who you want to be. Remember, it’s the small things that add up to big results.
Becoming the leader and fempreneur you want to be isn’t going to happen overnight. It’s going to happen as a culmination of conscious, thoughtful action – the big results will form through small actions and thoughts each day. So, in order to become who you want to be, what small shifts can you make in: how you spend your time, the stories you tell yourself, the people you hang out with, your environment, how you dress, and the tasks you focus on in your business?
Showing up as the best version of yourself, the version you aspire to be, is essential to start practicing now. Whether you decide to get up an hour earlier, go for a walk instead of watching TV after work, or book that call your imposter syndrome has been making you delay, decide definitively how you are going to show up as the leader you want to become, and then start taking action today.
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