A spoonful of sugar and all that
About a month ago I was interviewed live for the very first time about my business, how I got started and one of the amazing goodies I use (Soul Contract Readings) as part of my coaching amazing ladies to plan and launch successful sustainable businesses.
For weeks I have been very reluctant to see myself on the screen. I held such horrible stories in my head about my looks, how I sound, my authenticity and what I thought was an absolute train-wreck of an interview. I chalked it up to being the first interview ever and that mistakes are all a part of learning and evolving.
That is until I braced myself and sat down to watch the interview for the first time today…
Before I clicked play, I told myself that if I was going to grow my business, I had to face some of my dragons head on. I had to lose the illusions I held about myself. It is time I recognise myself for the shining star I am.
I have amazing talents and wonderful skills, knowledge and experiences to share. If I did not tame my dragons and get these experiences out in the world, too many ladies would make the same mistakes I did and simply give up. Give up on a world-enhancing idea. I couldn’t in good consciousness let the planet go one awesome woman’s idea short.
The time had come for me to take a spoonful of my own medicine. I braced myself for the bitterness and mouth-curdling yuckiness of the medicine to lollop down my gullet. I hesitated before leaning over to press play.
Something amazing happened instead though.
Something that made me sit bolt upright and say “enough”. I have said this word at many life-changing intervals, so was a bit surprised it came bellowing out my mouth again! Enough. Of. The. Word ‘horrible’.
I sat in silence for a bit, and my Higher-Self piped up: “you do realise, you can learn from this? Look through the illusions and see the light shining behind them. That is you. That is what they will see”.
Gob-smacked, in silence, I pressed play.
Now to be fair, the interview could have gone a lot better, and there are some things I will take from it like: buy a new sofa; don’t get annoyed at my head tilt and glasses – I have a lazy eye and can’t change that over-night; smile more; actually give out a phone number and email address so people can contact me, to name a few!
The biggest lesson I will take though, is that I was not as bad as I thought.
A month of winding myself up is a really horrible thing to do. I wouldn’t dream of doing that to any other person, so why do it to myself? No more! I am a shining a star. I am helping awesome women follow their own soul’s compass. I am making wonderful changes in my world, which ripple out into the wider world. If I don’t shine my soul to the world, I am not doing my job.
I feel so proud of myself for getting over the first hurdle, for putting my work out there and having my words echo through the grand channels of blab, youtube and facebook!
I have lit the flame, and now it is up to me to keep the light shining bright. I hope you feel inspired to get over your hurdles and get your world-changing work out there. Enjoy my first ever interview: https://blab.im/andy-brine-ep13-soul-compass-follow-your-destiny-now I’ve followed my souls compass, leaped over the first hurdle and survived to share the tale with you. What will you do to lose your illusions?
Cheryl-lya is a Soul Adventurer, helping women around the globe plan, launch and grow successful and sustainable businesses. She runs workshops alongside one-to-one coaching. To contact her: call UK mobile 07527 303 911, or visit her website soulscompass.net and schedule a free introductory session. Say ‘hello’ or share your joys via email: firstname.lastname@example.org