What are you even meant to be doing?

As I sat across from the radio show host laughing and joking, I’d almost forgotten that a few hours earlier she’d received my notes from her producer and so to be honest, the question which followed almost shocked me.

“And ‘Chosen’ is coming out in a couple of months too, right?”

I can’t remember my exact words aside from them centering around me being REALLY excited…

Because I was.

Before I knew anything about the online business world or sales funnels, websites or what makes an effective launch or any of that stuff, this is what I knew…

-          After 10+ years of girls/women’s ministry I knew that there were SO MANY of God’s precious daughters who weren’t making a connection between the promises of God they read in His Word and how they related to THEM. This was leading to ‘less than’ lives and unfulfilled potential and I was tired of it.

-          After living my own less than life for a number of years and wasting not only opportunities, but days, weeks, months and years not OWNING my status as daughter of a KING, I made a decision to finally start living my life differently and dropped the excuses around why this was only a thing for other people.

-          After having my first teacher tell me she was looking forward to reading my first novel (I was 9), I knew I had a bit of a thing for words and I knew I loved using them to thread narratives of hope amidst the tired old ‘hopeless’ ones I’d both read and lived for far too long.

So when I was reminded by this radio show presenter of ‘Chosen’, my (first ever!) online program which was going to allow me to share what I knew with women who were willing to invest in themselves and sign up, I was almost lost for words.

It felt like a dream come true.

What I didn’t realise though is that God would do something even bigger.

You see, at the time, I had an ‘audience’ of maybe 50 (mostly family) on my email list and a hundred or so on my FB business page and Instagram. I hadn’t allowed myself to get cynical enough to ask ‘how?’ I was going to make this dream a reality.

I just knew I was called to this and back then that seemed to be enough.

No strategy, no perfectly polished webinar slides or whatever. Just my truth and a heart on FIRE to tell others.

‘Others’ ended up looking like over 30 women from all over the world signing up and saying YES to walking in their worth. I was overwhelmed with gratitude and started to see what might actually be possible for my life and my work. I began to see a glimpse of what I’d been created for.

The weeks and months which passed led to me going into business full time and beginning to support women in building THEIR own businesses. Because for me, it’s never been about needing the right ‘qualifications’ or ‘experience’ for me to start doing something. It’s actually only ever been about my heart to tell you what I know because when I know I’m onto a good thing it makes zero sense for me to keep it to myself.

So I taught strategy, funnels, websites and all of that stuff. Because I can and I’m good at it.

But a few more months drifted by and I realised something was getting lost in the noise of the online world and the strategy and the need to have the ‘how’ which everyone seems to desire. It’s almost as though I’d forgotten about 25 ‘strangers’ (and 5 or so super supportive friends) who had said ‘yes’ and signed on the dotted line when I shared my truth without a HINT of strategy and without a sales funnel in sight in my first course ‘Chosen’.

So now I’m here, 16 months or so since that radio show interview knowing that God’s up to something new. I’m here to invite you to stick around because as I drop further and further into what He has for me, I know He’s going to reveal more and more of what He has for you.

Here’s the headline:

 
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I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m here to remind you of who and Whose you are.

That’s what it’s always been. I’ve just forgotten it from time to time. No more. I know, now more than ever, that when you TRULY understand who you are (that deep, inner stuff which has you asking WAY more questions about why you’re not further ahead than your lack of website does.) and WHOSE you are (hello, daughter of a KING) that you’ll instinctively and intuitively KNOW what God has put you here to do.

Too many people are starting with ‘just tell me what to do!’ without realising that they’ll never be able to do ‘it’ without knowing why they’re meant to in the first place.

So, why do I tell you all of this? Well, it’s two-fold really.

Firstly, it’s to tell you that change is here to stay for me and that I’ll be doing things a little differently from here on in. Funnily enough though, it’s not that different at all – it’s just me coming back to who I was at the beginning… and then some!

Secondly, it’s to give you that permission you’ve been waiting for to JUMP. To leap into the unchartered territory which has you asking ‘how’ over and over again when instead you should just be trusting that the knot in your stomach you feel whenever you think about IT is actually the very thing which will unlock the how.

Stop playing small. Stop settling and pretending you’re fine with not doing what you’re born for. Stop apologising. Stop hiding who you are.

Start living life a life of purpose on purpose.

Stick around. I’m here to be that friend who wants to hang out with you (ideally over a glass of wine) whilst I remind you that you’re not taking action because you’re buying into lies instead of believing truth. I’ll be here with pep-talks, programs and prose which will remind you to get up and walk it out today as opposed to just letting you off the hook when you say ‘one day’ or ‘I wish I could’.

One day is today and who needs wishes when you’re walking in the shadow of the WAY MAKER.

So? Let’s do this.

The world is waiting for your work.

 

 
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