I left my job in B2B Media when I was 26 years old to launch myself full-time into #entrepreneurlife.
Like all of us when we start our first full-time business, I had my struggles to work through and my lessons to learn.
The most difficult challenge was this internal conflict I had with myself for the first 3 years of my business.
This private battle involved one part of me wanting to forge ahead and another part that wanted to sit back and wait to see what happened.
What I discovered was that I was scared of my own power.
I was scared of my intelligence, abilities and passion - because if I leaned into that - if I truly accepted who I was and what I was capable of - then I had to do something with that talent.
What I've observed working with clients from all around the world, is that I'm not the only one who is afraid of myself.
Many of us fear the consequences of allowing ourselves to just be and embrace the fact that we are already enough.
Maybe it's because, well, what if it turns out that who we are isn't accepted by others? What if it turns out we aren't good enough?
What most people don't realise is that inspiring and influencing others comes from truly belonging to yourself.
"True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don't negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own." - Brené Brown