It comes as a shock to many that before I wrote my book (and sometimes during the process) I’d never seen myself as a writer. I had no previous background; I just knew I wanted to write a book. However, any time I had that thought, I quickly inserted a “but I’m not a writer.” Now that I’ve published my book, I realize that my internal dialogue was clearly trying to steer me wrong.

So today I want to talk about the difference between the things we say in our mind and what we really are. It’s time to call out those things we want to do, but never do because our minds offer up an alternate story as to why we can’t. Using writing as an example, “I want to write a book, but I’m not a good writer.” Guess what? Neither was I and that’s why you find really good editors, writing coaches and other skilled people to help you through it.

“Remove the ‘buts,’ and become the person you know you are.”

You are not meant to do everything on your own! No one does it on their own. I personally have a team who helps with all my day-to-day tasks (and so many other things). Focus on your strengths and let others help you by using theirs too.

Furthermore, it’s OK to be a beginner again. Just because you don’t know how to do something, doesn’t mean it wasn’t meant for you. It will be uncomfortable but If something resonates with you, it’s because it is you. And that my friend is what makes you pure magic.

I hope this message spurs you to go after your passions and step into who you truly are despite the doubts swimming in your head. The world is waiting for you!

Before I go…I’m so grateful for you all and have one small request. If you feel called, it would mean the world to me if you’ve read my book to leave a review and rating on Amazon. You are the reason my book is reaching so many women around the world and I want to keep this tribe momentum going. Thank you so, so much!

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