What Would YOU Tell YOUR Younger Self?
I would tell myself a LOT of things.
But there are two things I would FOR SURE say if I had the chance to go back in time to speak to the younger “me.”
First… I would say…
“Trust your instincts; it’s all going to turn out wonderfully!”
And I would also say…
“Take that trip to Hawaii when you’re 26… turns out it’s life-changing!”
Here’s a little back story…
It was 1993.
I was 26 years old and feeling pretty lost.
I’d been working and travelling overseas for a while and came home feeling at a loose end.
When I look back now, I can see I was soul-searching.
I wanted more from life.
I could feel all this amazing potential within me… but I just didn’t see how to free it up… how to create the life I sensed was possible for me.
A friend recommended I go to an event called the Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneurs being run in Hawaii.
At the time, the Business School was a giant leap outside my comfort zone… both financially (I saved for months to get the money together) and mentally (I had never invested so much in my business education before).
But I remember just having this “feeling” that, even though it felt far out of my reach and I was fearful about going, this was something I really needed to do.
So I committed to going…
I felt at the time like I was being pulled towards the next BIG step I needed to take.
And maybe right now, you are being pulled towards YOUR next big step or idea.
Maybe you’re even doing some soul-searching — sensing the potential in your business but just not quite sure how to get to the next stage.
It could be you want to expand, re-design or find a new direction for your business. You might want to break through to a new way of “being” that frees you from past obstacles and limiting beliefs about your success and enables you to feel more empowered, confident and in control.
Or it might be that you’re “stuck” and need a reboot, or you’re ready to stop playing small and finally get the financial rewards you know are possible.
The new perspectives I got when I made that leap to attend the Business School in Hawaii totally changed the course of my life.
And I DID go on to find my next BIG idea, and that led to multiple successful multi-million dollar businesses in Australia and in the US.
Those businesses went on to help hundreds of thousands of people and created financial freedom for my partner and me all BEFORE our 40th Birthdays!
And most importantly, I finally felt I was living on purpose.
Now I was doing EXACTLY what I was meant to be doing — and my business was really serving ME.
And as I look back now at the picture of that young woman who was making her first foray into really seeing and believing in her future, I am so glad she made that leap.
Here is a picture of me at that life-changing Business School in Hawaii, which really marked my turning point as a businesswoman. The time when I first caught a glimpse of my potential and how to REACH it. (Ignore the bad hair – LOL.)
And part of getting there was being with a group of other business owners — getting away from the day-to-day grind — to really be able to create something TRULY transformative.
So I know, in the deepest place in my heart, the power of making this trip to Hawaii…
That’s why I have been back many times since that first visit — to recharge, reconnect, and re-create. There is just something magical about this place!
I’d love to know. Would you share with me what YOU would say to YOUR younger self?
Just email me here. I read and respond to every message.
PS I’m in Hawaii right now with an incredibly inspiring group of women business owners who want more from their life and business. They want to have and do more without working harder and sacrificing time with their loved ones.
Would you like to join me in Hawaii in 2023?
I’m taking a small, intimate group of HerBusiness members to experience the transformation that I know is possible… over 5 days of an INCREDIBLE program and life-changing experiences… with some truly wonderful women business owners.
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And then, we can chat more about the program and whether it’s the right next step for you.