Recently I have noticed a big trend of people either protesting the prevalence of overnight success stories or defending them.
There was a controversial article about it written yesterday. Here is my take on it.
Sharing ones success story if it is true is inspirational because lets face it, even if our why is to make a huge impact on the world we are still in business to make money. Some people have become successful very quickly and if they are feeling aligned with their purpose and money is flowing in we should all be inspired by their journeys.
Just because you haven’t had overnight success does not mean you won’t be successful.
Everyone has their own pace.
Bashing former clients to make oneself look better never works because if you talk poorly about your past clients people assume you could also do it to them and wont want to work with you.
There really is not competition if you are truly being yourself (there is nobody out there who can do exactly what you do). Your people are waiting for only you.
I still feel that sometimes there is too much focus on the money and not enough focus on the sense of purpose and contribution that we also crave (at least I do).
Making money is a natural side effect of being in alignment with your soul purpose, using your gifts, commitment to service and owning your value (often in the process mindset shifts are necessary too).
It’s ok to talk about our successes and we do not want to encourage people to only share their moments of weakness and not their moments of glory.
We are all human and life when played full out contains highs and lows and part of authenticity and vulnerability is being able to share both.
Lets open our hearts to receive each other with openness and support.