We all know that girl. She’s moving and shaking and making things happen and freaking getting things done. She’s going into business for herself, making her voice heard in her city, putting a unique stamp on her family, giving back her time and talents in significant ways. And you wonder how you could ever do that?
How could you even compete with that?
Because you’re not nearly as creative/assertive/innovative/talented/fill-in-the-blank. But here’s the thing, friend. This isn’t a competition. It’s not about getting ahead, climbing a ladder, or building a high tower. This is about resurrecting and chasing some dreams you’ve put away. This is about heart and grit and gumption. And I would argue that you have more of all of that than you think.
“You either walk inside your own story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
– Brené Brown
Every week on The Thersday Series, you are going to hear from women creating noteworthy lives. They are the makers, the business builders, the champions of cause, the tour guides of their cities, the lovers of life. But what I want you to hear explicitly—or implicitly—from their story is what’s deep in their heart. What moves them toward creativity or vulnerability or possibility. Or all of the above on any given day.
And if in the reading you find yourself feeling inspired or motivated or challenged, listen to that inner voice. She’s been a little suppressed lately. Pushed aside by efficiency and busyness. She’s gone quiet because she wonders if there is still space for her.
And so I ask you, is it too late for you to pursue something you really love? To change direction?
Is the putting yourself out there too much? Will people wonder if you’re too much?
My hunch is that our weekly featured guests wondered the same thing at one time or another. They held some real fears about going public with their dreams. And then they pushed through and kept going.
So give that inner voice some room, girlfriend. She has some things to say about ambitions and callings and ideas and change.
Listen closely. Pray for wisdom. Seek counsel.
Your inner self is calling.
And she’s using her outside voice.
The Thersday Series officially begins next week. Guests will be spotlighted in one of three areas: HER Business (business owners and creatives), HER Town (guests will give a tour of their cities), and HER Heart (featuring causes, organizations, or social issues for which the guest is passionate).
If you would like to be considered for The Thersday Series, I’d love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story with me.