Rejecting My Vision and Pushing Through My Upper Limit Problem

Rejecting My Vision and Pushing Through My Upper Limit Problem

I have a confession to make: for the past two months, my vision board has been suffocating in the trunk of my car. My dreams. My goals. My vision. It was all locked away, underneath flattened moving boxes, used grocery bags, and those dirty tennis shoes I sometimes use for hiking but never bring inside because they’re covered in mud. Yuck.

I don’t know about you, but re-reading the above paragraph makes me feel pretty lame. It makes me feel like a failure. Like I’d given up on my dreams, on my business, on myself.

But actually, I hadn’t given up on my dreams or my vision. In reality, I had encountered an Upper Limit Problem, and I had no idea it was happening.

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The Hardest Part of Being an Entrepreneur

The Hardest Part of Being an Entrepreneur

I was recently featured on a live panel of female entrepreneurs who had left the corporate world to start their own online businesses. One of the questions that the organizer asked really struck a chord in me. What is the greatest challenge you’ve faced since starting your business, and how have you overcome it?

Since I left the corporate world to pursue the entrepreneur lifestyle full-time, I’ve faced my fair share of challenges with technology, time management, finances, lead generation, and digital marketing. But none of that seems to affect me - at least not in a major way. The biggest challenge that I’ve struggled with so far as an entrepreneur is the management of uncertainty.

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How to Deal with a Vulnerability Hangover

How to Deal with a Vulnerability Hangover

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.” - Brené Brown

A few months ago, I wrote an article for a pretty big publication and it just went live this week.

Almost immediately after the editor emailed me with the link, I started to feel it come on: the vulnerability hangover.

It’s that intense, suffocating feeling of, “OMFG, what did I do?!”, followed by a spiraling thought process of how can I hide away in a dark, hidden cave for the rest of my life and never come out?

Here are some tips to deal with vulnerability hangovers BEFORE they even happen, so you don't feel like a deer in the headlights whenever you make an important decision or change.

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