A lot of people tell me they don’t feel qualified, or good enough, to follow their dream.
They want to write a book, but they don’t know if they have something valuable to say.
They want to start a business, but they don’t know if they;ll succeed.
They want to be a coach, but they didn’t get their degree, so they don’t feel qualified.
Because of their doubt, all these dreams get put on a shelf and saved for later and they won’t take them down until they have some guarantee they are good enough to succeed.
Your head is sabotaging you.
If you have THESE 3 THINGS, You already have what you need to begin.
1. DESIRE–and that is key. (Keep reading, more on this below.)
2. A KNOWING INSIDE that this is right for you, (and it’s alright if there’s fear around it.)
3. WORK ETHIC to take the right steps and hopefully, you get aligned with someone who has a MAP to show you the way.
That’s it, sunshine. That’s all you need to have to begin.
But for the natural mind, it’s not enough to satisfy the demands of your ego.
The ego wants some kind of certainty that this is going to work out and in that request, we are deeply mistaken because we are asking for something we only qualify ourselves to receive ALONG the way.
I doubt there has been anyone who created anything on the planet — who started with the certainty that what they were about to do was going to work who did not face doubts if they were good enough to do it.
We don’t even need these things — that’s just your head trying to hurt you.
Here’s what you really need instead.
1. DESIRE to rev up the machine and 2. WORK ETHIC to take us to the next steps.
For example, the DESIRE to be a coach causes us to share it with a few people and work ethic tells us, yes, it’s time to follow up with them. We get one client. They only want to trade services, not pay us. But as we trade services with them, we see that they got some positive changes from spending time with us and we lap up that evidence as validation that YES, we are on the right track and it’s time to put it into higher gear.
So, we share our coaching service with more people, and oh my goodness, even put it out there on Facebook in front of God and everyone that WE — DO — COACHING — for MONEY (gasp, I hope my relatives aren’t reading this!) and then we sweat for the next few hours until, oh hey, someone has messaged us and wants to pay us $50.
That’s 50$ of evidence.
They get good results.
We get more clients.
A few thousand dollars and some success stories later, and we’ve not only got some certainty, but we’ve got LAYERS to our CERTAINTY (from the results) and now, you’ve got yourself a business.
Did you start with all that confidence? No.
You gathered it.
You get it along the way and that’s why I am telling you, that DESIRE is enough to start the gears and WORK ETHIC will take you to the next steps.
If you feel a desire inside to write a book– THE BOOK wants to be created by you.
If you hear music in your head, THE MUSIC wants to be written by you.
The fact that you feel it inside, means that it wants to be born into the world.
Things are created SPIRITUALLY, and then they manifest PHYSICALLY.
There are a lot of book ideas that haven’t come to anyone yet, because there is no place for them in the world yet.
THE FACT THAT YOU FEEL THE DESIRE, is ALL THE PERMISSION YOU NEED.
I got really serious in business about 5 years ago.
Here was my resume at that time.
1. Mom of 4 kids (who were amazing when they came to us.)
2. College Drop out
3. No Work Experience
Wow, the job offers were just pouring in… (I just threw up in my mouth.)
I had ONE THING …. DESIRE.
Okay, two things. DESIRE and WORK. I was willing to work and work and work and fail and work and try something without even the slightest awareness that it would succeed for me.
It was enough.
I was too ignorant to calculate if it was going to succeed or not, and no one was more surprised than me when people started following me and buying my stuff.
In the past five years, thousands of people all over the world have attended my trainings, joined my doTERRA wellness community and and I’ve had a close look into many of their lives.
I can tell you from a LOT of observation ….
PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO MOVE WITHOUT a guarantee, are the ones succeeding.
They work with abandon. They throw themselves IN and they’ll take action waaaaay before they feel qualified. I love that.
The definition of “courage” is “ALL HEART IN.”
One of my favorite examples of this is PETER from the New Testament.
He’s passionate, and a tiny bit reckless. He’s lover and a fighter.
He’s the guy without a plan, but when His gut tells Him to go, he moves.
I love that when the guards came for Christ, he got so upset that he lopped off an ear.
Never you mind that he had been told this was going to happen and there was a group of surely
armed men around him, no…he just felt the passion of protection and the sword went flying.
I love that he fell asleep when Christ asked Peter to wait wait with him. The single most important event
in the history of the world is occurring a stone’s throw away and Peter’s catching some zzzzz’s.
I love that he denied knowing his leader three times and wept over it and still went on to lead the Christian movement.
Peter acts–sometimes without thinking, and things still manage to work out for him.
He is the most relate-able apostle, the leader for the everyday man and woman.
One of my very favorite parts about Peter’s life happened just before Christ left him in charge.
Here’s what went down..
After their leader’s death, they prepared the body, laid him in the tomb and in no less
than 3 days, Peter said, “I’m goin’ fishing.” Several others followed him.
Maybe the crew didn’t know they were going to carry on his mission after he left, but once He was gone, they scattered.
Back on the boat, they fished through the night and caught nothing.
In the morning, a man called to them and said, “Children, did you catch
They hadn’t. The man (whom they still didn’t recognize) instructed them to cast the net onto the right side of the boat and their net was soon bursting with the amphibious prize.
And then … the revelation.
It was their Leader.
Christ was there.
Upon hearing this, Peter did something very amazing …very cool and SO VERY … um, PETER.
He grabbed his coat (he was naked) and….
He threw himself into the sea.
I had two thoughts when I read this.
1. I didn’t know that people fished naked.
2. I LoooooVE PETER.
The guy is just pure heart.
He recognized his LORD, and nothing could hold him back, not even freezing cold morning sea water.
I’m thinking Peter could have traveled a little faster to Christ rowing the boat, rather than swimming.
But calculated thinking at that one particular moment would have held back his first impulse,
which was to MOVE
LOVE, DESIRE, PASSION, COMMITMENT — It moves us to action.
The plans and guarantees come later. I don’t know all the reasons why did Christ chose Peter lead the church, especially with so much human-ness he seemed to carry. But I have to believe that HEART was a part of it.
He had a huge calling ahead of him and the point of this whole thing is that HE — WAS — ALREADY — QUALIFIED.
He didn’t know that in the beginning, but he didn’t need to know it. He was going to have his refining experiences and the evidence would come later.
He would succeed at what he came to do. But he didn’t know that either.
The steps would be revealed.
He would actually die during his mission, but he certainly didn’t need to know that.
(Good thing, because that could really mess with your head.)
It seems to me that on our earth journeys we are operating on a ‘need to know’ protocol.
What do you “need to know’ to get started?
1. Do you have a DESIRE?
2. Do you feel you are pursuing the right path for you?
3. Do you have THE NEXT STEP. (not the whole map, just the next thing you are to do.)
If you do, you’re good to go baby, so, stop sweating it, and don’t over think everything ,
or you’ll be stuck on a boat forever waiting for the plan, when the most exciting adventure is waiting for you at sea.
Peter’s calling showed up, and he threw himself into it.
He succeeded–because he was willing to GO when it was time.
So…If you’re calling is here … how about you?
It’s your day to take a dive.