Do you feel like you’ve been hiding out? Living in the shadows of either yourself or other people? I was, but I’m not anymore.
Being seen was always difficult for me, since I was young child. I didn’t want any part of being the center of attention or the center of anything. I wanted to hide, be quiet, not raise my voice, not bother anyone. I felt “less than.” This didn’t surface and change until just a short time ago.
You may ask, how can you be a business owner and feel that way? Doesn’t make sense, right? Well, no, it didn’t make sense, but at the time it did. I thought I was doing things “my way” and that I’ll be better off doing it this way.
Wrong! I stepped back from so many opportunities. I stepped back from fun. I stepped back from the experiences that would support me, help me to grow, as a person, as a business owner, as a human being. I didn’t see it as missed opportunities. I saw it as, it wasn’t meant for me. It wasn’t meant for me at the time because I was closed off. I wasn’t willing to open myself up. I missed out on so much, but not anymore.
That has changed. How has that changed or why has that changed? Plain and simple, I’ve changed. I changed my mindset. I changed my ways of thinking about life and about myself. I changed my routines and way of “being.” Was it difficult? No, because I was ready, willing, able, and excited to finally be “me.”
So, I ask you – what are you missing out on? Are you closing yourself off and making excuses? Why? Are you tired of missing out? Are you tired of not being you? I can tell you from experience, it’s exhausting. It’s takes so much more work and for what?
Stop hiding. If you are ready, reach out. I’m always here to connect and listen.