“I wish you could see yourself through my eyes, then you would know how amazing you are.”
Luke said this to me the other night, and my heart did a little cartwheel. I was feeling down on myself after a long day of balancing work obligations with mom life.
In addition to my regular editorial deadlines and weekly content creation for clients, I had a big deadline looming for a new copywriting client, and I just signed on for a new coaching program.
At the same time, I was stressing about a decrease in my milk supply because I am still breastfeeding our daughter, who was also teething, going through another growth spurt, and waking up for a feed in the middle of the night.
I actually wrote Luke’s words down right after he said them because I wanted to be able to refer back to them the next time I found myself struggling to “do it all.”
Then I realized, I wish I could see myself through his eyes too.
To be honest, I never knew how hard it would be to come back to work after a brief maternity leave. It really gave me a whole new appreciation for the working moms in my life.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to be back to work.
I feel this renewed sense of energy every time I open my laptop. In some ways, I feel like I am starting this business all over again. I am more motivated than ever to bring our mission to life and help our clients grow their businesses by building meaningful relationships online.
At the same time, I’ve been facing some of the same inner battles I was up against when I first went out on my own to launch Web of Words, and it’s strange to be back in that place again.
I keep catching myself in moments of self-doubt. And I decided it’s time to turn my inner dialogue around.
This week, I’m inviting you to join me.
I want you to write down three phrases that come to mind when your negative self-talk is taking over.
For example: “I am not capable of ______.”
…”running my own business.”
…”building a strong social media presence.”
…”bringing in new clients.”
We’ve all filled in that blank at least one hundred times.
Next, I want you to flip the script and write out the positive version of this phrase.
For example: “I am fully capable of _____.”
…”building a successful business where I can do work I am passionate about.”
…”having a positive influence on my community.”
…”signing on clients who trust in my talents and believe in what I do.”
How good does that feel?
Now, I want you to say each positive phrase aloud every day this week. Maybe even repeat it a few times.
Say it until you believe it.
Once you do, it will start showing in the work you’re doing. It will start coming up in the content you’re creating.
Because the way you do one thing is the way you do everything.
Ready to be your own biggest advocate online this week? Let’s show the world all that you’re capable of.