The Little Engine That Sucked…

You know the story The Little Engine that Could and how he overcame his challenges by positive thinking...well, I am proposing an updated version called The Little Engine That Sucked. It's still a story about reaching your goals but this time he is going to:

  • make mistakes,
  • look stupid,
  • feel afraid,
  • doubt himself,

AND continues on track to his vision.

It is time to shine light on the darker side of being an entrepreneur with the purpose of inspiring commitment, growth and willingness to be vulnerable when achieving your dreams. Be willing to lean into the uncertainty of what is just ahead. Be fueled by your unbridled passion to create your vision into your future. Because even if you are on the right track if you stop, the train it will eventually run you over!

Of course you are already using positive thinking, keeping a positive self-belief and surrounding yourself with supportive people but they will only take you so far when you reach the dark tunnel of doubt, resistance, and fear.

What will you do to keep moving? Here is what you do: you suck ass, you look stupid, you make mistakes and then celebrate how sucky you are doing!

Let me clarify what celebrating your suckiness means:

  • This is not a pity party.
  • This is not a chance to pull out all the reasons you can't move forward.
  • This is about embracing the imperfections you will create.
  • This is about loving YOU even when you don't want to.
  • This is about pure acceptance for all you bring into the world.

I'm declaring this week to be the "I totally sucked and celebrated it" week!

Are you willing to join me?

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I was inspired and giggly all at once when I saw Kate Spade's new line of lipstick, created and produced with the lovely Poppy King (The Lipstick Queen).
Am I a lipstick collector? nope, I probably wear lipstick about 30 days out of the year (side effect of working from home with two kids). It was the name that caught my attention!

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It embodies a playful yet sophisticated feeling on a product that is normally quite boring. I am whisked away to my favorite childhood movie, Mary Poppins. You know the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, right?

Here is a refresher-

What I love the most about the name is that it is in harmony with Kate Spade's mission statement:

Do you consider the name of your products, events or even the subject of your emails to be aligned with your overall mission for your business?

The answer is always…

"The answer is always love."

This has been my mantra over the last week, as I surrender to the flow of abundance and practice loving my money. The question I posed last week was how does a wholehearted savvy business owner approach challenges? Right now my challenge is the tangle of money & self-worth. The answer revealed to me was completely unexpected.

When a clients inquires about their marketing, my reply is "What is your desired outcome or end result?" This is important for their online marketing because we begin with their overall vision first and then work backwards to determine the best strategy of social media sites, the type of content, their most engaging audience, images, etc to support the development and growth into their desired outcome.

So, I used this question on myself "Adeah, what is your desired outcome in your relationship with money? And in relationship with your self-worth?" Then I held space open for the answers and listened carefully throughout my daily activities.  (Side note- This is an important part to developing into your desired outcome! Be open and listen for the answers to your questions.)

The heart of my desired outcome with money  is to hold the presence of grace and ease in my life.  It is not actually the money! It is the feelings I truly desire to experience. Knowing my desired outcome I started to reverse engineer a process to develop the presence of grace and ease in my life.

The process:

  • Self-love is the first step to elicit inner peace around my fears and challenges with money.
  • Be certain that the challenges are actually part of the process of my desired outcome.  The fear will pass. The other side of this process will be worth enduring the shadows (fear, doubt, resistance, etc.).
  • Weave unbridled joy into every action surrounding money.  Feel the grace and ease right now with each action associated with money.

Crazy! Huh? These answers were not what I could have predicted. Yet, I recognize this process with my clients who embrace wholehearted marketing for their business. The women who have the most success with their marketing, approach each challenge with self-love, faith and enthusiasm for the unknown.

What are you stuck with in your marketing? Ask yourself "What is my desired out come?" and wait for the answer to show-up.  I would love to hear your desired outcomes! Please leave a comment by posting your desired results with your marketing challenges.