, Have you ever been asked to do something you know you can't do? Like speak in front of a large group of people or write a report on a topic you don't know very well? When that happens you do one of two things, you say no, or you say yes and figure out how you're going to do it later.
It happened to me a few years ago. My mom, Kate, was building her home business and she always invited me to her weekly meetings. I always went. I liked going, I learned really cool things at those meetings. I learned about personal development, I learned about vision boards, I learned about meditation. Most importantly, I learned to think bigger and to start dreaming. The meetings got me thinking about building my own home business. If others were having success, why can't I? But of course I felt inadequate. Then one week she was out of town and she asked me to host the weekly meeting. I was terrified, I knew I could't do it. I said yes anyway.
I arrived at the meeting we got settled into the living room and about ten faces stared back at me. They were all waiting for me to start. They were expecting me to inspire them with some words of wisdom as my mom had always done in the weeks prior but I had none for them. Though thinking back I probably could have inspired them all simply by sharing everything I had learned from attending the many amazing events my mom was always dragging me to. But back then I just didn't think I had anything to offer so I did the only thing I knew how. I pulled out my computer and I tuned into Jen Springer's Monday night call. Jen was a Platinum in Young Living and she always had these amazing leaders on her calls that shared their stories and gave insight on how to build a business from home, retire yourself from the 9 to 5 and pretty much live the good life. Those people amazed me. I thought it was so cool that they can do that and I also thought, "Too bad I never could."
So, I started the meeting, "Hello, everyone," I said in a timid voice, "Today let's listen to this great call." I pushed play on my lap top and that was it. An hour later the call was over, I think I asked if anyone had any questions but they didn't have any, so meeting adjourned! I was relieved. I don't remember much from that call except someone mentioned something about, "if you have time to play Candy Crush on your phone, you have time to build your own business, and then the term, "coconut money" was used (which I found out later is a term for when you're on the beach drinking out of a coconut and money comes to your mailbox for work you did once and continue to get payed for).
Fast forward about three years or so. I did decide to go for it and build my business. I continued to attend every event possible, I continued to listen to Monday night calls for inspiration, and I even began to speak at meetings of 10, 20, even 200 people, with confidence, I will tell you how I did that in another post, but what I'm getting at is this:
A couple of weeks ago I get a FB message from Jen Springer, asking me if I would like to be a guest on the Monday night call. I could not believe my eyes! I was brought back to the beginning. Is this real? I am always the one learning but now I am asked to teach? The inspiree became the inspirer! Needless to say I was honored and extremely nervous to do the call. But I couldn't help thinking that it was God's way of telling me that I am doing exactly what I was meant to do, that I am on the right track. That day when I had played the call I was a sad, lonely (hubby was working tons of hours), stay at home mom with no purpose, no vision, and with little hope of ever living a life that's above average. But now in this moment I am asked to speak on the very call that started it all. Now, I too am a Young Living Platinum, and I am calling in from Kohler, WI because my mom is treating me to a spa get away as a birthday gift. This would have never been possible if I wasn't inspired to take this road, to listen to people that have achieved success and pursue it for myself. Even though I had doubts, even though I still have doubts and fears and insecurities, nothing can stop me. My vision for greatness is much stronger that my doubts and my fears.
You can listen the call (my interview starts at about 12:00) with Jen Springer here:
My hope for you is that this call helps you to see that anything is possible. Your life does not need to be ordinary, you have the power to change the things you don't like and live an incredible life.
To your excellence,