GET TO THE HEART OF YOUR BRAND AND YOUR LIFE
As I sat at the edge of my bed lobby tears of frustration and anger, having spent the past year working day and night to build a company I didn’t want to own, feeling trapped by the expectations of those I had hired to help me create the life I wanted to create, those I wanted to serve and those expectations on the inside that I just couldn’t shake, I felt hopeless. For the first time in my entire life, I felt lost and hopeless. I didn’t know why I was feeling this way. I knew I wanted to help people which is what the business I had built would allow me to do, I knew I wanted to make money helping people, which is something the business I built would allow me to do, I knew I wanted to help people create things, which is something the business I built would allow me to do. So, if all of this was true, why was I feeling this way?
I sobbed until no more tears would come and then I shook. I lied down on the bed and began to calm down and think. I was too exhausted for emotion to cloud my thinking, which was a relief and the realization came to me. I was feeling this way because even though the business I had built would allow me to do all the things I knew I wanted to do (help people, make a difference, provide for my family), it didn’t allow me to do it in a way that fed my soul. It didn’t allow me to do things my way.
I have spent the last 10 years of my career helping other people make this movies, build their brands, get to the heart of what they really want to do, in the way they really want to do it and here I was not listening to my own advice.
I had a real “come to Jesus”moment that day with my tear stained cheeks, lying on my bed with the covers over my head just wanted everything to stop for a minute. And, that moment was me realizing I was being a big, giant, poopy hypocrite and I needed to take a big giant gulp of my own medicine. I needed to take my branding course again as a student. I needed to set aside my “I’m the teacher, therefore, I have nothing left to learn” attitude. I needed to shut down the “yeah, yeah, I know this stuff” voice and really do the preliminary work again.
And, so I did. That day helped me to realize I was digging myself into a financial and emotions hole that I needed to climb out of, I had to do some tough things to turn the ship around, but I could no longer live with myself doing things the way I was doing them. I restructured my entire life. Now, the dreams that I had put on hold to create a company others said I needed to create are my realities. I become a #1 best-selling author, I’m living on the road with my husband and our dog, I’m speaking around the country and I’m writing. I’m literally living my dream and it’s only because I got real with myself and I took the course and did the work.
The thing I’ve come to realize in all my years of producing, teaching and coaching is that there are a million ways to accomplish any goal we set out to accomplish. There are a million ways to make our dreams into realities. The key is to figure out YOUR way.
That’s what my branding course is about and it can be applied whether your goal is to build a fortune 500 company, make a Hollywood movie or be the best parent you can be.
So, I went back to it, I took the course and I realized that you can never have the life you want if you are not clear on your who, what and why, your “brand,” if you will. Whether that brand is your company or your personal brand, if it doesn’t resonate with your heart, it’s not sustainable.
Imagine if you could easily (well, easy might not be the right word, because really this isn’t an “easy” program. The steps are simple to be sure, but there’s a lot of deep work to be done if you want to create the life you dream of) so, let’s replace the word “easy” with “simple” and “joyful.”
So – imagine if you could simply and joyfully set out to make your dreams into realities. What if you could create the life of your dreams? It’d be pretty cool – right?
You CAN! ABSOLUTELY! I know because I have done it and the only time I’ve gotten off path and things have become more frustrating than I knew how to handle was when I lost sight of my true heart. My Udemy course will help make sure that that doesn’t happen and if it does, it will be there to help you get back to your heart.
So, I implore you, if you want to figure out how to make sure you’re living the life you dream of, invest the $50 in this course. You won’t regret it.
With all my creativity,