Do you know, deep down, that you have to make a change in your life?
And I don’t mean a new haircut or rearranging your living room…
I mean one of those BIG changes. The SCARY kind of change that is much easier to avoid or ignore.
Things like letting go of a relationship, moving to new city or reinventing how you make money.
We ALL have moments when we face a call for BIG change. It’s a call for transformation, a doorway into the magic we yearn for!
Some of us obey and step into the magic, some of us don’t.
Some of us have the courage and some of us don’t.
And that’s OK either way.
What I know first hand is that when we don’t have the courage to heed our deep call for change, that call just gets louder and louder. It starts to chip away at our lives and tear things apart like our health our marriage, our bank accounts. Change will scream at us until we hear it. And sometimes it take a lot to get us to listen.
But if we know how to summon the courage to step in to BIG change, through the doorway to the magic that awaits – then we don’t have to watch life to tear itself apart before we don something about it!
We can gracefully face change head on on step into our biggest dreams, with exhilaration and trust.
I fought change. Boy oh boy.
Life had to tear me down before I collected bits and pieces of courage to make BIG change; to end my marriage, reinvent my career and heal my body.
In my new book Inspired Income, I share a personal story about the exact moment I could no longer avoid BIG change. It was a tender and humbling moment with my 6 year old daughter after a huge fight where it dawned on me that I could take her down with me if I didn‘t change. (You can grab a copy of my book here – it’s FREE ’til 3pm pst.)
My wish for you is that you step into change because you’re inspired and confident, not because you are terrified of what will happen if you don’t!
So I’d like to give you 5 ways to fill your heart with courage. The courage you need to face the call for BIG change head on, with a smile and a “bring it!”
These 5 simple courage boosters will prevent you from being forced into change like I was!
1. Enlist support.
Rally as many people around you as possible. Ask for help, accountability and guidance. Hang your pride up for while, it’s no use to you. Build yourself a community of people who have created the change that’s calling you. People who know what it takes and how to do it, who have fallen into potholes that they can help you avoid. Collect as many resources that arm you with the information and tools to step into the change required.
2. Mediate like a fiend.
Turn inside as often and as long as you can. Find a meditation group or teacher. Get good at this so you can cut through your fear-based mental chatter and hear your inner guidance clearly. Once you get good at hearing your inner guidance during meditation, you actually start hearing it all day long. You begin to “sense” your way through life and TRUST yourself and the divine intelligence guiding you to your highest good.
3. Make friends with change.
Schedule little changes every day to get used to engaging in change. Part you hair differently tomorrow, switch to decaf, go vegan for one day a week. Make bigger and bigger changes as you go along. This programs your brain to know the experience of change as natural and safe. It melts away the fear and resistance stories that your ego has about change. To your ego change=death! In reality, change= miracles!
4. Take baby steps.
Dip you toe in the waters of your BIG change first. Every BIG change is made up of many little changes that all build on each other. BIG change is scary because we see it as a whole. Leaving a toxic relationship is scary, but what about starting with visualizing the change. What about spending one less day together, then two, then a week etc. Break your BIG change into little changes to bolster your courage.
5. Breath and smile. A lot.
These simple acts will change your biochemistry for the better. When we face change, it triggers a fear response in the brain. Cortisol and adrenaline rush through your system and trigger sabotaging behaviors like paralysis and avoidance. When a fear response comes up, simply breath and smile. Don’t stop until you feel your fear subside. Your brain will release new hormones that will keep you clear, focused, curious and open. It will create space for courage to awaken and move you towards the baby steps you need to create change!
If, like me, your call for BIG change involves reinventing your career, allow me to help unleash your courage with a new resource. My new book, Inspired Income is a clear step by (baby) step path towards building an income stream using your gifts and passions, a way to make money that lights you up every day.
All you need is an Amazon account and either a Kindle or a free reading app. (Also if you are in outside of the US, search for “Inspired Income” on your country’s Amazon site in order to get the book free!)
To big juicy changes, the magic they bring and the courage to step into them,
PS. If you have already downloaded the book, Id’ LOVE to hear your feedback! It would help me a lot if you’d post a brief, honest review on Amazon here:) Thanks in advance xo