14 Day Challenge: Crazy Confidence: Day 12
It's easy to see how and why you may have no confidence right now. In fact, you may think I am crazy to do a blog and show now on crazy confidence because of what is going on. I understand. I once thought that way.
I used to base a great deal of my confidence on everything external. I tied my worth to positions, possessions and profits. I am not saying any blessings are negative. However, when I or you find our identity, self-worth and confidence in the external, it is easy to see how that may lead to disaster.
My heart goes out to you, those infected and passed, industries in shambles, and the unemployed. I have no idea what you are walking through in this moment and in 2020. No one is immune. There wasn't a single soul who put global pandemic on their dreams and desires in 2020. Many people have their lives turned upside down in less than three months.
I feel and see the painful and practical side from various angles as well. How you feel is understandable and real. It is your own human experience right now. I have found there is power in perspective and turning pain to purpose.
I have walked through transformation from the inside out over the last 7+ years. I relate and recognize some of you are walking through these last few months what God led me through in years. Breathe. It is a lot.
Whether you are a coach, entrepreneur and/or in a business, we all desire confidence. When I worked in Corporate full-time, I didn't reflect on confidence from the inside out. I often compartmentalized areas of life.
I would submit and surrender some to our Creator, and others I wanted sole control. I distrusted in many areas of life, especially relational and financial. My distrust and pain ran deep in my heart.
Before I became a full-time entrepreneur in 2011, I was a side-hustler for years. I didn't realize the confidence required to create a life and business you love. I learned the hard way what it takes to have crazy confidence, or Godfidence like I like to say.
Confidence is a muscle. The more we focus on internal and eternal, the more our choices change impacting the foundation and stability in our minds, hearts, and lives. More than anything, several years ago I prayed for fruits of the spirit - peace over all.
In the last seven years, I have transformed every area of life. I have felt pain and chose to turn pain to purpose. Although this may not be the easiest time of your life, as well as many of us, you may choose to become stronger from the inside out.
I decided years ago I was done with choosing frustration, anger, and unforgiveness repeatedly. We are all human and will feel emotions of course. However, it is a choice to choose to stay apart from love.
When you decide it is time to focus on crazy confidence, everything changes. In the 14 Day Challenge, Day 1, I shared how transformation is required to create a life and business you love. In the 14 Day Challenge, you will experience 12 themes to create a life and business you love from faith to wellness to money and travel.
Whether you create with our community on the blog, podcast, and/or in the 14 Day Challenge sneak peek to our monthly mastermind, Creation Club, you will experience transformation like never before. On Day 12 of the 14 Day Challenge, it's time to create crazy confidence.
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Crazy Confidence Intro
Crazy confidence helps you focus on how you are pouring love into yourself, and reminds you how aligned you are. You can see now how the 14 Day Challenge, starts with jump start transformation leading you into unleash inspiration, and then step by step into practical areas like social media and money maker.
I am aware after any of us go through transformation in practical areas, there are emotions being unearthed from the inside out. As a result, it is important to focus on momentum and confidence at the end. You can see why I and we repeat the themes. As you grow, you see and feel things differently.
No matter whether you are a side-hustler, pursuing your passion and purpose full-time, and/or working at a business, crazy confidence will help you continue to focus on your daily actions and alignment to your vision.
When you choose to be and have crazy confidence, you will take actions to help you increase confidence. You will celebrate on a daily basis each step you took. Nothing is small or insignificant. Don't let yourself or anyone downplay any step you take.
In 2016, I created a 90 day plan including seven steps to success. I realized where my beliefs and behaviors misaligned in different areas of life. Step by Step, I began to shift each area focusing on 1-3 actions daily. I recognized where I played the script of "I am not enough". As a result, no matter what I did, I never felt enough.
In 2019-20, I felt compelled to celebrate each action and step I take no matter what it is. Equally as important, is giving yourself and others grace. Let's take today as an example so far. Normally, I wake up at 5 am >80% of the time. This morning, I felt exhausted.
Yesterday, I walked 7+ miles and went to Chastain Park. I didn't feel so tired. However, the two days before, I participated in all-day online conferences with RisexLive and She's Wanderful, and took aligned actions. Last week, I took massive action as well. I share this to say, I gave myself grace. Last year, I wouldn't have.
I adjusted my day to complete Banana Caramel Protein Donuts & Delights, this post, and a post and video for New York State and the Governor on an initiative on safety they are doing, as well as Rush Order Tees. Once that is done by 2 pm, I am working out at home and going running.
After my workout, I am doing posts and episodes on She's Wanderful and RiseXLive including my top three highlights and actions from each session on both online conferences. I am doing prework for a podcast episode I am doing live tomorrow with a guest, and following up via FB communities and influencer marketing networks. I am taking a break before Passion City - Grove for women at 8pm EST.
I share that to say everything will still get done I originally prayed and intended for today. Interesting isn't it? I believe a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day (2 Peter 3:8). In addition, I believe in 2 Cor 10:5 to take my thoughts captive to Christ. Years ago, I would not have bounced back near as quick and not judged myself.
If you focus on compassion, joy and grace, you will change how you treat yourself and others. At the same time, it is essential to focus on faith and work. Do the best you can today. After all, we are promised daily bread.
Crazy Confidence involves:
Seven Steps to Success
Are you willing to create crazy confidence especially when it looks crazy? How much are you willing to pour into you with our Creator? I don't know about you, but until I fully turned to God many things did not change. He left the 99 many times for me until I finally believed.
I regularly marry faith practices e.g. Bible, Bible Study, Prayer, Meditation with practical ways to take action. Practical ways include alignment to 90 day plan from spiritual to financial. They may include a meditation, writing a blog, recording a podcast, and leaps of faith with communities to name a few.
If you don't believe in God, consider what other practice you may do for spiritual. I spend a lot of time in nature as well. Evaluate Day 11 with Momentum Maker to help you create an outline for spiritual to financial.
Celebrate every step you take to create crazy confidence. I reflect on daily gratitude and e-mail myself celebrate lists.