I distinctly remember declaring to my mom around 3 years old that I would, in fact, be saving the world. Around the same time, my mom introduced me to the pure glory of a seed – a sunflower seed to be specific – and a top-cut-off gallon milk jug.
We collected soil, filled the jug and sunk the seed. To my sheer delight and dazzled excitement, it sprouted and grew to be taller than I was.
As I grew up, I often climbed and swung from the branches of my Grandparents’ grapefruit tree, enjoying the juicy fruit for breakfast often. Besides that, I didn’t do a lot of planting.
Fast forward to college, one fateful day my freshman year…
Throughout my twenties, I explored and tried-life-on in all sorts of ways. Between moving around the country to include parking my couch in New York City, Hawaii (I left my couch in storage when I moved there :D), Austin TX, Santa Barbara CA, Silverton CO and Seattle WA building several entrepreneurial ventures, gaining multiple certifications in superfood nutrition, peak performance & energy medicine, studying with the worlds best in multiple disciplines… the thing I can tell you this decade did for me was teach me about me.
I learned myself inside, out.
I discovered how I break.
I discovered how I build.
I discovered how I sabotage my own efforts.
I discovered how I lead.
I discovered how I refused to lead when I needed to lead bigger.
And I became the kind of woman who wasn’t afraid to break,
Or go broke,
Or lose touch with her only trustworthy guidance system (her intuition)
Or tear it all apart and start again,
I became this woman because I broke over and over, and went broke over and over, and left over and over, and lost touch with my intuition to the tune of such a deafening silence I actually became convinced (from very “sure” external sources) that it was all “hocus pocus.”
I learned that sometimes I tore things apart, because I was afraid to succeed. and not because I really needed to (hello painful, sobering realization).
Here’s the thing I now know,
There is no competition in this entire world for the one who walks their own path,
Or tears it all apart to only start again and again again.
All the while, supporting others in rising, building and being their best.
Because, actually no… your power is NOT determined fully by where you’re AT in this moment… but rather, by the grit & grace of your soul that’s been MADE from what you’re been through.
There is a force that resides in the woman who has built herself day by day (often moment by moment). Something much more powerful than anything earthly.
… and this woman is capable of anything because she does not live by the law of fleeting ideas, she’s here to stay, build and rock the world right back to its feet.
As for me…I’m focusing all of the tools I’ve built over the last decade+, combined with my I AM presence as my internal guidance system to build an international organization that looks a little bit like this…