Light the Match

Running your own business is such a rich mix of experiences.

Things you want to do.

Things you get to do.

Things that pop up, pep you up, and keep you glowing.

Things you fight against that end up being just what you need to propel you forward.

Can you relate?

There’s so much to treasure on this journey.

Mastering your brand story and strategies.

Getting comfortable marketing and growing your bottom line.

Niching down and giving your best to your dream clients and customers.

Growing your character and capabilities through rough challenges that stretch you and burn off your dross in the fire.

There’s so much to celebrate and be thankful for.

Your first major client.

Your first mega gig.

Your first 10, 100, and 1,000 fans.

Your first “sold out!” experience.

Are you taking the time to soak up all the richness in your business journey?

Of course you’ve made mistakes. You’ve lost some sales. You’ve missed some opportunities, stepped on some toes, and rubbed some people the wrong way.

But do you recognize that every single mistake is a gift?

Because now you know better. Now you know what to look out for, what to avoid, and what to do when there’s no clear answer of what’s right or wrong. You’ve got some experience under your belt, hard-won wisdom to guide future decisions, behaviors, and strategies.

Now you see that this is a marathon, not a sprint, and you have the privilege of learning as you go along. Now it’s easier for you to think on your feet and solve thorny problems that’d have broken an earlier version of you.

These are all things to celebrate, so celebrate yourself!

Right here, right now.

Light the match for the sparklers of your love, joy, and desire.

Light the match for the torch that illuminates your path forward.

Light the match for the fire burning in your heart.

Celebrate what you want to do.

Build a 7-figure boutique company that crafts deluxe experiences for your dream clients and customers.

Collaborate with A-listers in your space who can take your business to the next level.

Start the charity foundation you’ve been dreaming of for years and finally reach out to the people you ache for every day.

Celebrate what you choose to do.

Host luscious retreats for your VIP clients.

Send surprise gift boxes in the mail just because.

Create mentoring masterminds that give back to the next generation of young business owners.

Celebrate what you can’t wait to do.

Elegant photoshoots in Paris.

First-class tickets to Rome.

Super exclusive clientele you pamper and delight with loads of delicious goodies.

You have the privilege of making a difference with your programs and ideas. You have the calling of meeting the urgent needs of your clientele. You have the tools to build something magnificent.

Celebrate the richness of your life. Celebrate all you’ve learned, all you’re learning, and all you’ll soak up in future. Celebrate your wins, desires, milestones, and growth spurts.

Soak it all in. Let it sit and unfurl in your spirit.

Then light the match for your fire and stride forward with stars in your eyes.

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