What are you playing down?

It’s time for a confession. I help people overcome their fears all the time through my coaching. Things that they’ve been wanting to do for years but for some reason have held back from because they’re scared. The really important things that they just know they are destined to be doing. The things they know deep down they deserve but won’t give themselves permission to have. They’re not just scared of things not going well, but of things going well too. What if things go so well that it changes things? So they hold themselves back. Isn’t that crazy? But I’m sure you can relate to it. It’s new and exciting and feels scary. 

I help people realise that all the rubbish excuses about why they can’t get to wherever it is they want to are just that, rubbish excuses, and that they can be/do/have whatever it is once they choose to go for it. 

I’m not immune to this feeling either and just recently I’ve woken up to the fact that I’ve been in exactly this situation – for much longer than I might have realised and much longer than I’d like to admit. 

In February 2019, I finally put my ideas to paper that had been in my mind for probably a year or more before that. It’s now July 2020 and until last Friday I still hadn’t mentioned it to more than a handful of people. I even started drafting this post at the end of May and it’s taken me 6 weeks to finish and share it. Well, that has changed now. No more hiding. Now I’ve realised what’s going on, and I’m ready to take action and I’m going to keep taking steps towards it. 

I’m going to be much braver and as a result I’m going to be able to help many more people. Last week was a kick-start to that process as I shared news about my TRUE Leaders Programme, a transformational programme which brings together all my experience in leadership and coaching over the last few years.

I’m so excited about the programme and can’t believe it’s taken me so long to start talking about it (if you’d like to know more you can check out the TRUE Leaders Programme information and submit your details and I’ll be in touch).

The purpose of this post is about the fact that we all sometimes hold things back. We pay attention to the doubts, the worries, the fears. The idea keeps coming back into our consciousness, but we keep putting barriers in the way.

What are you holding yourself back from that you’re excited about but keep putting off?

You have everything you need to succeed. Maybe you need some time, or maybe you need some support, but you have those available to you too. You have all the tools you need and I’d love to encourage you to start living that life.

What would be the first brave step you could take, and when will you take it?

Here’s to all the amazing untapped potential we hold and getting it out there. The world will benefit from your great ideas, the people around you will love seeing you live your dreams, and you deserve to live a life you love ❤️