Friday, June 6, 2014

Faulire Will Get You Further Than Fear. - Lara Casey

As mentioned last week, I had the opportunity to join a small group of people in my city at a wedding venue to hear Lara Casey speak on branding. Though, what we heard last Wednesday was much more than a speech on branding, it was a night full of shared wisdom and encouragement.

Sometimes life just falls into place with ideal timing, and Lara arriving in my city that week was just what my heart needed. Just a day before her event, my first set of PowerSheets arrived ready for me to pour out my heart. For those who may not know, PowerSheets are a bundle that "help you strategically plan action steps to make what matters happen." There's no better way to put it, find more details in Lara's Shop.

You see, I began this year with something stirring in my heart and as such my word of the year is "intentional." Through reflection and action steps, I mapped out goals for the year and committed to opening myself to wherever He may lead me.

That bit of soul stirring back in January has lead to a full on spark to make what matters to me happen. I am the person who always says when we have more time, or more money or more help, or that it's not part of the plan.

Y'all, this is my fear talking. My fear of failure, my fear of success, my fear of change. Flat of fear ruling my days, and as we know those days so quickly turn into years. 
failure will get you further than fear #laracasey
What He's leading me to this year is out of my comfort zone. But as Lara said, you didn't come here to stay the same right? This question spills into our every single day. So often we are seek out ways to improve or grow ourselves, but are we following up with executed action steps?

The act of failing at something will ultimately lead you one step closer to your core, to your mission and to making what really matters happen. Whatever fear that's rooted in your heart, I encourage you to face it.

Today, and well almost every day in the last two weeks, I have done something that I feared. From big things like mapping out my legitimate small business plan to calling printers for quotes to smaller fears like reaching out to other entrepreneurs for advice - I'm set on choosing my faith over fear.

Launch work that matters Seth Godin
I am working to launch a company rooted in Southern sweetness and scripture to celebrate and encourage the hearts and homes of others. Putting together business plans and spreadsheets and marketing is a bit daunting, but the bigger mission of sharing this core matters to me and I'm going to make it happen. I am going to choose those failures over fear and I'm going to follow up my goals with action steps.

What about you? Have you let that idea of perfect acceptance go? One step at a time my friends, we can do this!
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1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to hear all about it! You go girl!

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