One early morning while still in bed, I was scrolling through Instagram when a quote stopped me in my tracks:
“So many people from your past know a version of you that no longer exists anymore. Growth is beautiful.”
Image credit @spiritualquora on Instagram
This week I’ll be turning 39. Plus, this summer marks the 9 year anniversary of my business.
This quote reminded me of how much I’ve transformed, inside and out.
- When I was 29, I was in business school. I felt so different from all my classmates who were being recruited to work at investment banks, consulting firms, and Fortune 500 companies. I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with my life…
- When I was 30, I took the plunge and started my own business. As an introvert who was shy and insecure, I questioned if I had what it took to actually be successful as an entrepreneur.
- Six months later, I decided to hire my first business coach and join a mastermind. It was a $27,000+ annual investment with no guarantees, but I took the risk. In the process, I opened myself up to a whole new world of possibilities for my business and life.
- Since then, I’ve had 6 and 7-figure launches, addressed thousands on big virtual stages, and hired an incredible team. I created my dream job: helping entrepreneurs and experts to elevate their brands, reach more people, and make their biggest impact.
- At 36, I left New York City, my home for 18 years. I spent a couple months in Florida with my boyfriend at the time, before relocating to tropical Puerto Rico—a big dream of mine.
- At 38, I broke my silence. This February I opened up about finding the strength to leave an emotionally abusive relationship that deadened my soul and threatened my business. Sharing my story wasn’t only healing to me; it became a way for me to help many women (and men) who felt trapped to finally break free.
As I approach 39, I can’t help but notice that a constant theme in my life is growth and courage. A willingness to take risks. To venture down the path less traveled. To feel the fear and do it anyway. To live my life to the fullest.
I honestly feel like the person I am today is wildly different from the person I was three years ago. I even feel different than the person I was six months ago! And that is the beautiful thing about life and growth.
So today I want to ask you…
💭 What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken, and how did it help you grow?
💭 Where in your life could you use more courage? (for example: in your career or in your relationships)
I’d love for you to share your thoughts with me on Instagram right here.
Thinking of you and cheering you on as you evolve & grow into the most magical, self-expressed version of you!