Live true and be you

Perfectly Imperfect

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Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm a perfectionist.

Well, a recovering perfectionist, really. 

And believe it or not, the recovery began when I started my own coaching business.

It didn't take long before I realized that my business is not a place for perfectionism.

When I tried to make everything perfect, it stressed me out.

It felt overwhelming.

I felt anxious.

When I tried to make everything perfect, the fun was sucked out of it.

So I decided to say "fuck it" (a reoccurring theme, you may have noticed), and started to share messages that came from the heart, rather than content that was polished and professional.

And guess what happened?

You love it!

You relate to me more.

You know I understand what you're going through.

You trust me, because I've been there too.

All you need is someone a couple steps ahead of you.

All you need is a mentor who is authentic.

Someone real.

Not some put-together bullshit professional content that makes you roll your eyes.

You like real life stories.

You like knowing you're not alone.

You like being coached by someone who gets it.

And how cool is it that by being my perfectly imperfect self, I'm helping to change lives.

And you're turning around and doing the same.

A beautiful butterfly effect.

All because I decided to get real.

To get raw.

To show up as myself.

To believe in myself.

And to help you do the same.

It's time, ladies.

It's time to drop the perfectionist act.

We're only doing it out of fear of what other people think of us.

And we all know the truth about that crap.

The judgment of others is merely a projection of their own inner struggles.

Wouldn't it feel amazing to be yourself in this world?

To cut the bullshit and truly show up as who you are.

Who you really are.

To live the life you want.

To build the business you dream of.

To experience the freedom of living through your authentic soul.

It's time.

Let's unleash that fearless fempreneur inside of you!

Because shit just got real.

You just felt that flicker of inspiration.

There's no turning back now.

It's time.

It's your time.

So step up and become who you know you are.

Live free.

Be yourself.

It's such an amazing feeling.

And you deserve it.



Seriously, Just Be Yourself

If there's ONE thing in this world I believe, it's that we need to live as our true, authentic selves. We don't need to dim our colours because someone else doesn't like them. The people who are your true tribe will love you even more for just being free, as your wonderfully amazing self.

Photo by  Denise Chan

Photo by Denise Chan

Whoever you are deep down at your core, after you strip away all the bullshit of what other people tell you that you are - THAT'S who you really are. 

Wouldn't it be amazing to live life as that woman?

What would you do differently if you didn't give a shit about being judged by the people around you? What would you do differently if you didn't feel the need to live up to your parent's expectations. What would you do differently if you decided to love yourself as you are, without trying to be skinnier, prettier, smarter?

No really, what would you do differently? 

Take some time to just run a thought download onto a piece of paper, or type it on your computer - hell, write it in the memos on your phone if you want to. Just sit down and get honest with yourself about how you would show up differently in this world.

One of my missions is to empower women to live more authentically - to shed the shoulds of what they've been told they should be doing. By society. By family and friends. By themselves.

Life is so much less complicated when you're being true to yourself. You develop this super power called intuition (spoiler alert: you've had it in you all along) - and you learn to trust yourself.

You stop wasting time worrying about what other people think of you. Because it doesn't matter.

You're not for everyone, and everyone is not for you. 

It's like the saying, "you can be the juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who hates peaches". It's the truth. There will always being people trying to dull your shine.

But who gives a shit?

Why would their opinion even matter? 

And if you find yourself in a situation where someone you love is grinding your gears - remember that they're usually coming from a place of love. They're genuinely scared for you. 

And so what?

Their fears and worries and anxiety are not on you. That BS is on them. 

Have they been in your position, building their own business the same way you are? Likely, the answer is no. So are they qualified to tell you how to do things? Nope.

So let them think their own thoughts of trying to keep you small - you have no control over how they think.

But you do have control over how YOU think. You can choose to believe their thoughts, and give up on yourself.

Or you can choose to believe that you are capable of great things, and continue on the adventure of being your wild, crazy self.

Doing it differently.

Being successful.

Creating the freedom you deserve.