So, I made a post on social media the other day that honestly got quite a bit of attention and I have felt compelled to elaborate even further so a blog post, it is…
First off, here was the post:
“Everyday, I get asked if I’m still a part of a network marketing company. & the answer is…
Yes, I am. I think if “done” correctly, it’s an incredible business and if you find the right one, with an abundant & collaborative culture, as well as innovative products & systems, it’s a win win.
Yesterday, I saw that a top leader from a company I am very familiar with joined another company. At first, I was a little stunned. I would assume that’s what many people think when they hear of the shifts I’ve personally made in my businesses over the years.
My mind started to wander asking myself several things…
I wonder how he feels? If he’s doing okay? What pressure is he under? What are people saying about him? How’s he handling it inside the four walls of his home? Does he have support? Are there meetings being held about him out of scarcity? To say he’s a bad person, don’t talk to him, cut all ties…
& I came to the conclusion that I sure hope the answer to these questions were all positive without negative effects on him. Although I don’t know him well, I can see through his shift enough to know that he was just going for his personal best.
What would the world be like if we could just all surrender control, take hold of the poisonous, inflated side of ego, & cheer each other on for each of our personal bests? After all, our personal best is absolutely OURS to pursue & achieve.
No one should ever stand in the way of you going for it 💙”
If you’ve made it this far in this blog post, you may be wondering what sort of attention this social media post got. I’m not a fan of sugar coating things so I will just openly say that numerous people were in my Instagram and Facebook messenger asking me who this person was and actually affiliating this story with the assumption that it was someone from my former company.
Now, if you were one of those people and you are reading this, please do not feel bad or think that there was anything wrong with you reaching out. I’m honored you would trust me enough to even be in my DM’s! So, this is not an attempt to make anyone feel like reaching out to me was wrong or indifferent.
It was not someone from my former company, by the way.
But, the response just made me think of a couple of things & two words came to mind… Hear me out, please.
FEAR & BOX were the words. Now, I’m a definition girl so let’s start there.
1. an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. “He is prey to irrational fears"
1. a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid. “A cereal box"
Let me preface what I’m about to say with these words and thoughts are my own unique thoughts and opinions & obviously each of us have our own way of thinking. But, when these two words popped into my mind, I started to really think about what emotions this type of post caused in my audience.
This might not resonate with you at all, but I absolutely believe these two words were given to me for a reason and I feel this will speak to a lot more people than I can probably even imagine.
Here is the TRUTH.
So many people are living in absolute FEAR of moving forward in their lives, but are sitting in positions where they are literally BOXED watching the clock of life tick, tock, tick, tock, & are being held back from moving in a direction they truly want to go because they will experience some type of pain if they do.
The pain of rejection.
The pain of criticism.
The pain of judgment.
But, what about the pain of never seeing YOUR dreams come to life? The pain of regret? The pain of never truly living the life YOU desire. If I appear like I am yelling at you through this blog, I cannot say I’m sorry. I am.
My desire for you to wake up and live the life you were called to live is much greater than my desire to be liked.
However, I believe you will love me for my ability to lead by example, speak truth over you, & guide you to open your eyes. I want to be the person that one day, you say, “Because of you, I didn’t sit on my dreams. I didn’t allow fear of judgment to keep me stagnant. I chased my unique vision and built my best life. I did this for ME.”
You are allowed to be FREE, my friend. Free of FEAR & free of the BOX.