How do Facebook, my little sister, and my pedicure connect for a compelling email that can change the course of your business?
Last week, I was given a fabulous massage gift certificate at the Red Door Spa in Phoenix. Since I was there already, and indulging in the facilities, I decided to also treat myself to a pedicure.
I tend to choose my polish by name, and when the manicurist pointed me to a certain area she was excited about, I selected none other than “Miss Fancy Pants.”
As I relaxed with my coffee and let her take care of me, I settled in to the idea of being Miss Fancy Pants.
Because that is how I felt. The salon was beautiful and I was treating myself well, enjoying the wonderful life opportunities I’ve created for myself, which have become consistent now rather than a rare indulgent treat.
And that is just not something that was done in my world growing up.
In fact, being some version of Miss Fancy Pants (aka Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are Pants) caused my sister to stop speaking to me, and even un-friend me on Facebook because I made a decision that didn’t sit well with her.
I made a decision to put myself first.
While not the acceptable norm in my family of origin it’s something I’ve been practicing this year, because as CEO of a business that doubles every year and pays several people, quite frankly, I need to.
But it’s more than that. I’m in a mission-driven business. I care deeply about the work I do. And that kind of business is the world’s best personal development seminar.
Here’s what I’ve come to believe about people like us:
- In the beginning we want to change other people… to fix what’s wrong with them.
- Then we get really inspired and want to change the world… fix the whole deal.
- Then we realize that to change the world, we have to change our own world… which often makes the people around us highly uncomfortable.
- Then our world starts to change to reflect who we’re becoming, and we don’t understand our world anymore… and we become highly uncomfortable. (Note, in order to get this far, we’ve gotten pretty used to being uncomfortable!)
- Then, if we don’t revert back, if we can stay with the discomfort long enough to allow our Truth to fully emerge, we become who really are. And we look around and notice we’re a leader. And we get present to the immense responsibility that goes with that position, yet we cannot retreat because it’s just who we are. So we continue stepping forward on faith, trusting that the right resource, the right perspective, the right intuition, and the right guidance will come to us, every time. Even when it’s scary and even when the bulk of the world can’t quite see where we’re heading, and we worry we’re all alone on the skinny branches of life.
I know it well. And the heartbreaker?
Somewhere between steps four and five, most entrepreneurs lose their way. And here’s the main reason why:
They are afraid to be Miss Fancy Pants.
They don’t want to be judged, or viewed as self-important.
Because they’ve got too much to lose.
So they put someone else’s opinion, judgment, or perspective above their own Truth, and buy into old rules for marketing, for selling, or for what it means to be a “good person,” so they can stay safe.
See, I used to believe that the world would work if we could all just be ourselves without judgment.
But the Truth is that the world would work if we all made ourselves important enough to give ourselves what we need to be happy and fulfilled, whether or not we are judged.
Judgment gets no traction when we heal our wounds and stop looking for someone else to make us happy and fulfilled – including our clients!
If you can go there, your business would get really REAL, and you would get really WEALTHY.
You would be UNSTOPPABLE. Confidently swinging from the skinny branches, shouting your message clearly and decidedly.
Sure, you’ll be judged. To some you’ll look crazy.
But to that 10% of people in your world who are just dying for someone to have the RAW courage to step up and lead this mission, it will be their lucky-freaking-day.
Here’s the thing. You’re that person, Miss Fancy Pants.
(Or Mr. if you like it).
I know, because you’re still reading this message.
“Your playing small does not serve the world.”
Larry Winget said recently that human beings are the only species in nature willing to settle for being less than the biggest they can be. A tree never stops growing. It never says, “Eh, that’s enough for me.”
I know that’s not who you are. You’re a grower – you’re a part of the world’s best personal growth seminar, after all. But you are not yet seeing your big vision. You don’t know what will happen on the other side as you start making decisions based on faith in your own calling rather than fear.
That kind of commitment will have you start to get REAL. And by nature’s laws, you will also get WEALTHY.
If that makes your stomach churn just a little bit, then you’re my person.
I’ve got 5 spots in my new elite program.
RAW Biz Club
(Real And Wealthy)
I’m taking applications. You can find the application here: http://bit.ly/ZN8vxf
You will get real.
It’s a big commitment – from you and from me. And it’s a big result – being the person who lives in faith that you are enough, your REAL message is enough, and that the Universe is supportive of your genius and your mission, AND wants you to get WEALTHY living it.
W.H. Murray wrote: “Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness…. The moment one definitely commits to oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.”
The goal of this program is to provide the 360-degree support to your commitment, which leaves no room for drawing back, quickly eliminates ineffectiveness, and lets you claim your leadership position in your industry.
You will be judged.
But not by me. I’ve built in the support structure that gives you time and space to explore the upleveled message you’re birthing. You’ll give the best parts of that message the life it needs to gain traction and make profit.
The rest of the W.H. Murray quote goes on to say, “Whatever you can do, or you can dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
Funny how we often hear that piece, but people skip the part about commitment.
See, you can have it all. Not all of everything, but all of what you truly desire and commit to. Commit to exploring your bigger message in a safe and strategic space.
You will be free.
You’ll get the full details when you apply, but a piece of this program includes a global cultural immersion trip. There is nothing like plopping yourself in a new culture to inspire you to DEEPLY GET what you REALLY KNOW AND BELIEVE. This aspect of the program is strategically designed for you to fully experience being free to be you. (And don’t worry, we won’t be roughing it!)
You will be supported.
I’m an over-giver. I’m a generator. I never get tired, and I love to wake the dead. (Proverbially, though my mentor says literally). So I’ve designed this program to allow me to honor how I am designed. It’s limited in number, so I can be unlimited in scope. You won’t get in if you really need me to wake the dead, but I will help you awaken the dead aspects of you that we need to fully grow your business. You will be seen and known. Your dreams will not get lost.
You are very likely to get wealthy.
I can give you all the support in the world, but I can’t make you make money. But I’m highly confident that the balance of inner alignment healing, and outer alignment strategy is THE BEST WAY to get wealthy inside and out. There is no wealth when we’re not real. “When we are unreal, so are our rewards.” – Vernon Howard. Strategically aligning your message with the deepest desires of your ideal clients is the fastest path to consistent, predictable cash.
If you are still reading this long-@ss email, either you’re my person, or you’re waiting for me to tell you how to be a Miss Fancy Pants without committing like one.
Either way, apply to get the details, the only commitment required to apply is a willingness to get REAL. http://bit.ly/ZN8vxf
Fancy Pants LeDoux