My favorite thing about being a woman over 40 is understanding and embracing my gift of a visionary. While I have had the entrepreneurial spirit my entire life, it was until my 40s that I took a chance on myself. What do they say? No matter where you go, there you are. My fears of failure kept me small. Then one day while in my 40s, I decided to change my inner voice and face those fears head on. I have never looked back. I love my life and my business.
I am living my most extraordinary life right now by refusing to suffer. That’s my motto: “I refuse to suffer”. Suffering includes worrying about things I cannot control, or coming to conclusions in my mind that were always worst case scenarios. My inner voice was toxic, and I went to war with it and won. Winning meant I gave myself freedom to enjoy every day and every moment, while not passing judgement to myself and others. I love my life!
In the next decade, I aspire to get to $40M in revenue in my business. I think we should all have a BHAG “Big Hairy Audacious Goal”. Mine is always huge. It stretches me to limits that will take me out of my comfort zone. I have a reminder in my office that reads “If your dreams don’t scare you, dream bigger!”. The learning process to build a business from 100K to 500K, and then to 1M, all teaches us new skills. My coach once said, “New Level – New Devil”. So bring it!
When I saw my portraits for the first time, I felt beautiful. At the same time, I felt sad that I can’t see in myself what others see in me. I have worked 100-hour weeks for so many years that makeup and style turned into yoga pants and hiding to avoid a camera. But when I saw my photos, I thought “I am still beautiful!” I can’t believe it! My inner child is still beaming. Thank you Karianne. You let my inner child shine and captured my authentic self.