From the moment I learned about the book publishing training happening in Italy and decided to get myself on a flight to Europe, put my butt in the seat, and show up for my book dreams … the entire experience has been terrifically exciting, while also deeply vulnerable, emotionally overwhelming, and, at times, intellectually confusing.
For perspective: One literary agent, whose book I’m reading, likens getting a traditional publishing deal to being the rare “sperm with merit” that manages to get through – because 99.9% of those who pitch their book proposals, don’t.
If I want this, (and I do), I have an enormous amount of work ahead of me. I also have a gajillion doubts and questions about what to do, how to do it, and, frankly, whether I can.
Am I feeling overwhelmed by the learning curve and the work I have ahead of me?
Am I feeling vulnerable and afraid that it will only ever result in a pile of rejection letters, at best?
And am I wondering and battling thoughts that doubt whether I really have what it takes?
You bet I am!
But – these feelings are NOT a free pass to deflect responsibility for my actions, or inactions.
Feelings of confusion and overwhelm do not dictate or predetermine me to quit.
Such feelings also don’t dictate or predetermine YOU to quit.
This is when it’s time to:
- Take some deep breaths and do what’s needed to settle your nervous system
- Go for a walk to shake off the nerves and come back to it
- Get a good night’s sleep and start fresh in the morning
- ASK FOR HELP from the people who are there to help
👆 This is what showing up for yourself and your dream looks like.
Expect overwhelm! AND, stay in “the room” to receive support, the very reason you decided to be there in the first place!
Rather than a reason to quit, it is all the more reason to be vulnerable and available for support.
This, my friend, is the game-changer.
And it’s not only what I do for my clients, it’s also what I do as a lifelong learner who believes and trusts that my dreams have merit.
I seek out experts who guide me, so that, despite me being intimidated and overwhelmed, I have support from those who can guide my hand, hold me accountable, challenge me to step up, take action, learn new skills, and set myself up for the results I want.
This way, even on days when doubt and fear want to have their way and try to derail my belief or undermine my momentum and my capabilities, I KEEP GOING.
That is why I do this work and this is what I want for you.
Your dreams become possible and you become so much more powerful with this kind of support on your side.
When you show up for ACCOUNTABILITY and you keep showing up for yourself and your dreams, and you keep stepping up to the challenges that present themselves, calling on support for help as needed … that’s when forward movement becomes INEVITABLE.
My private clients know that, in addition to our regular private coaching calls, they can always send me a message with any quick questions that come up, anytime, and I’ll reply. They reach out, we get their questions answered, and they get quickly back on track. This is just one of the many aspects that Dream Acceleration Program members receive that helps them to realize their dreams and create accelerated results.
If you’re not quite ready for that level, another option is to dip your toe in by starting with my 6-week No-Vacation-Needed Blueprint training.
Lastly, if you’re not sure which option is best for you and you want some help determining that, I’m here for that conversation too. Let’s talk!