Last night I had a moment, a moment of doubt, uncertainty, which fuelled back to my business vision, but ultimately myself.
I began questioning the slogan behind my brand ‘Stay Humble, Stay Wholesome, Stay Healthy’ and whether or not it was a true representation of me as a person. The thought did run through my head of thinking to change the slogan – but something within me wouldn’t budge…
Out of a moment of curiosity, I pondered: what if my own interpretations/definitions do not match the ones word for word in the dictionary? Is that correct?
The dictionary is words on paper which have been created for thousands of years. I am not saying that ‘happy’ can have the same definition as ‘giraffe’ just because we choose it to. I believe it is ok to add your own interpretation of words and how you have understood them in your life.
We all have them, whether there in business, family, relationships or even cooking! Those moments of asking ourselves, “have I done this right?” or “am I doing this right”? “what happens if this does not work or go to plan?” fear, fear, FEAR.
FEAR – just a feeling from an emotion that we create in our minds. It is not even real. In fact, many people suggest that FEAR simply mean False Expectations Appearing Real.
So naturally whenever I have moments of doubt – I always seek out people who know me on a deep level. I am passionate about helping people realize their potential and achieve goals in any area of their life, particularly health. However, this post is for the ones who are facing doubts in their own potential growth in business.
“Hear what others say to you but always remain in tune with your own inner voice” – unknown
Stay True to Yourself
Own your vision, believe in it even if others don’t, get clear on what it is that only YOU can offer to the world and never dishonor your vision because as soon as you dishonor your vision, your vision will dishonor you.
The words you associate with your brand now are not the same words that will stay with you forever. So acknowledge that.
As you grow and change, your brand will change and therefore, new words, inspiration, meaning unfolds. The definition of your branding will change along the way, and that is ok.
For a while, I was striving for perfection. I didn’t want to release blog posts to you because I wanted them to look perfect sitting on my website – then I came to an understanding that I was using that as an excuse out of the fear of failure, being judged, scared of what others may think.
For now, I am living in the present and the words that I feel represent what I am striving for are Staying Humble, Wholesome, and Healthy. I chose these words as a reminder to myself of what I always want to be.
To be humble is to be gracious in all that you do, always open, willing to learn/listen to others, not be closed-minded. It is not about showing off, but leading by example and taking everything in your stride. I do what I do purely for passion and am honoured to be living my truth. Don’t look for recognition, but if it comes your way be grateful.
It does not mean you do not want recognition for the work you do in the world – purely, recognition comes to you without you having to seek it. It is how you react to recognition, that defines humility. True humility means to never feel like you are in any way entitled to recognition.
Always talk to everyone in life – not just people you want to get something out of. To be humble you can still be outgoing, you must know you can make mistakes and be human.
To be wholesome means to eat whole foods, be vulnerable and don’t be afraid to show your true self. Love every part of you, give yourself permission to fall in love with yourself, in love with your life, because really, no one has ever been you or will be you and that is your power!
To be healthy – fuelled by a career that you love, people that you thrive off and a life that fulfils you on all levels: food, relationships, career, finance, location, travel, self-care.
So there you have it – now I would love to hear from you, what have been your moments of doubt this week? What actions do you take to stay true to yourself?
Peace, Love, Health
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