Telling ourselves we are working when we are just wasting time being afraid…

When I left my nursing career over 5 years ago I’d never heard of email lists, ad campaigns, speak to sell and the list goes on.  I never thought I’d be an author, do a podcast or have “followers”. I’ve done ALOT of learning in the last 5 ½ years, but to be honest, it’s such a small amount compared to the time I’ve wasted. I could have learned SO much more!  Of course I didn’t do it on purpose, I thought I was doing the right things, but honestly, what I know now I’m sure could have been learned in 2 years. So what was the problem? It’s taken me over 5 years to not be afraid! Afraid to make mistakes, to do something even if it’s not ready.  

“Procrastination is one of the most popular forms of self-sabotage.” – Jen Sincero.  This couldn’t be more true! Some days I’m the Pro. Oh I’ll get to that but first I need to throw in a load of laundry.  Oh yes, I am working on that but first I should buy this self-help book I just heard about (that I won’t read). Yes, I’m on it right after I check my email, post this on social media, see if my LinkedIn profile is up to date, and the list goes on ….. 

When we continue to trade our goals for mindless busy-work, we look up and we are years behind. I’m talking about any goal: losing weight, starting our own business, making plans to go on that fabulous trip to Fiji, getting healthier, trying for that promotion. We stay on the same road…the road watching others post their before and after pics, rent that small office space, and share Instagram posts of them skydiving somewhere near Denarau Island!  

Stop wasting & wishing your life away thinking I’ll put this out there when it’s just the way I want it.  I’ve got news for you … It’ll NEVER be “just” the way you want it! As Sheryl Sandberg says “Done is better than perfect!” The real reason you don’t send it out to the world to be looked at, judged, and valued (or not valued) is because you are afraid that someone will think you are crazy!  Crazy for what you are trying to do! Crazy for thinking different! Crazy for wanting something others don’t!

Who cares!  Steve Jobs said “The ones that are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do!”  

I’ve got an opportunity for you to say this is my year!  It’s my turn to commit to personal growth & development. LIVE2LEAD is a half day simulcast conference that I’ll be hosting right here in mid-Minnesota!  You’ll get to experience the internationally renowned leadership speaker John C. Maxwell as he hosts Marcus Buckingham, Rachel Hollis, Chris Hogan and Angela Ahrendt at his live event – LIVE2LEAD, held in Atlanta, GA.  This is the 1st Annual re-broadcast for Alexandria, MN and we are offering not only the event but if you are ready to go ALL-IN, sign up for the VIP luncheon and Mastermind as well! Can’t wait to see you!

~Irmadene~

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