friday's confession: I want you to start.
It's no secret: I want you to start.
Start what? you ask. You know what. (And don’t you dare tell me you don’t. You know.)
I want you to start that blog or that project or that recipe.
I want you to take a moment and pick up a pen and sketch your idea out on paper, in a notebook where you keep all of your brilliant ideas. Where you get them out of your head and into your hands.
If you don’t have that notebook, I want you to go get one. A beautiful Moleskine like Picasso used. Don’t be intimidated by it, be inspired by the potential. You and Picasso have the same tools. How cool is that?
But whatever it takes, I want you to start.
If you’re dreaming of starting a business and are ready to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, I want you to start with me. Soon. Because I want your business to be alive in this world as soon as possible. (How does September 2015 sound for things to be launched? #omgright?)
But even if this program isn’t right for you, I still want you to start.
And that start might be taking a walk around the block. Or emailing that friend who owes you a favor. Or letting yourself buy that sexy bra or those shoes that you can’t stop thinking about.
Your starting might look like (finally!) putting your dreams above everyone else’s, like declaring that what you want for your life matters as much as what everyone else wants for theirs and that you can’t prioritize them anymore.
Your starting might look like subscribing to a podcast about creative entrepreneurs, or submitting a guest post idea to your favorite blog or writing a thought on a post-it and putting it up on instagram.
Your starting might look like telling your husband that you’re ready to shake things up, like committing to spending your lunch hours working on building your own business, like raising your hand and saying yes to something that you’ve been dreaming about for years.
Your starting might look different from everyone else’s and that’s okay. Because it doesn’t matter anymore what everyone else is doing. It doesn’t matter anymore if your checklist matches theirs. It only matters that you start.
Because the start is magic. The start is what tells the Universe that you’re ready, that you’re here to stay, that it’s your turn. (tweet it)
The start is what gets you on the path to your How. The start is what sets you apart from everyone else. The start is what signals to the world to look the fuck out because you are a force to be reckoned with.
The start is what starts it all.
And I want you to start. Big or small. Just start already.
But don’t wait. Don’t let your enthusiasm wane. Don’t try to be more ready or in a better position. Because that day won’t come.
You won’t be any more ready a year from now than you are today. You won’t feel any different if you let this chance pass you by and hope that it comes around again.
You won’t look back on this day, on what you’re feeling right now and feel glad that you dragged your feet and didn’t take action.
Do something that your future self will be proud of you for: Start.
PS. If you're ready to make your start in a safe, supported, and structured environment, applications for It's Business Time are open for one more week. There are only 8 spots available and applicants are being accepted on a rolling basis. Don't delay - your turn is here. Are you willing to take it?
** graphic by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching