The truth is I am just like you. We all have our own path to walk in this world. In my late twenties, I decided that I didn’t want to have the life I grew up with and more importantly, I didn’t want to pass my low self-esteem and lack of self-worth down to my children. So I began this line of work, and yes it is work.
I started working harder on myself than on anybody else. Jim Rohn once said, “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” I wanted to be better. I wanted to be a role model for my children. I learned to gain awareness of the “old stories” that my sub-conscious mind was telling me. Those old stories were never even true. I believed that I wasn’t good enough or that I didn’t deserve abundance. These old stories no longer served me so I gave myself permission to stop playing them in my mind. These stories kept me playing small in the world. I no longer wanted to play small.
I began doing exactly what you’re doing. I sought out coaches, mentors, and people that I could learn and grow from. I started getting advice and surrounding myself with people who had the results in their life that I wanted in mine. By doing this, I learned I had to change my mindset so that I could change my life. I learned to quiet that little negative, nagging voice that kept me in fear and always wondering what other people thought of me. Notice that I said “quiet” that little voice; it never goes away. The voice does get quieter. Once I gave myself permission to live in my own light and embrace my gifts, the magic began to happen.