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What If You’re The Worlds BEST Kept Secret? by @xoxoamyjo

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by Amy Jo | Featured Contributor 

What an awesome week it’s been so far. Yesterday, I took the day to treat myself to a shopping spree with my grandparents. We shopped until we dropped, people! I can’t even remember the last time I went shopping and actually bought new clothes. I may have opened a can of worms, ha! I wanted to share something with you that I heard awhile ago on a virtual training and has stuck with me since:

“What if you’re the worlds best kept secret?”

Whoa. This saying really hit home for me because I used to run my business in the shadows. I had started my business…but was too afraid to show and tell people what I was doing. Whenever someone would ask what I did for a living, I’d break into a cold sweat because I thought they would think it was dumb or they’d think I was weird, crazy, or even lazy. I’d revert to telling them that I was an art teacher (because I do teach SOME art classes here and there) and they’d say something like, “Oh! That’s great!” while I was kicking myself for, yet again, letting myself down.

So, I stayed hidden. (p.s. it’s REALLY hard to make money when you’re hiding in the shadows.)

I didn’t post on social media about what I did because I was scared someone would actually want to buy from me…and let’s face it, I felt like a fraud and like I didn’t know enough. What if they DID buy from me? What if they didn’t end up liking my program? What if they wanted a refund? What if they told all their friends how stupid my business is and then the whole world knew and began to laugh at me?

These were my thoughts. Constantly.

So, I stayed hidden.

I cried most of the time. Fetal position on the couch, no less, with my husband stroking my head saying things like, “You’ve got this!” and my mom texting me things like, “Don’t quit! This is your dream!”

But still, I stayed hidden.

It wasn’t until I discovered mindset work that things began to change for me. I realized how I was actually BLOCKING success from coming to me (by staying hidden and believing those pesky limiting beliefs). So, I began to do the work. I got into a coaching program (or two or three) to help me clear my blocks and move my business forward to where I desired it to be. And things started to happen.

Slowly.

No, it wasn’t magic. It was evidence that BLOCKS keep us stuck and in the shadows.

If you desire your life, your health, your business, your relationships to be exactly how you want them to be, it’s time to step out of the shadows, do the work, and watch your life change. Mindset blocks come from many different things: our programming, life events, etc. If you’re ready to clear out the clutter and create the life you TRULY desire, it’s time to step into your spotlight and get visible.

{{ I’m running a FREE visibility challenge through the month of December to help keep you accountable, motivated, and visible. Join over 190 awesome ladies saying YES to stepping into their spotlight by clicking here. }}

 

xo

Amy Jo

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Amy Jo – International Success Coach + Soul Painter 

Amy Jo As a firm believer in listening to your body’s intuition, Amy Jo founded Soul Paint Co. as a way to encourage women to step into their spotlight. She coaches women around the world to balance their 5 “hot spots” in order to live an abundantly successful and fulfilling life. What are the 5 “hot spots”, you ask? They consist of: Health & Wellness, Emotional Wellbeing, Relationships, Career, & Spirituality. Amy Jo believes that how you do ONE thing is how you do EVERYTHING! When any of these “hot spots” are out of alignment, they affect other areas of your life as well. By balancing these areas, we create space for the magic to happen and to live the life we want! When she’s not coaching, Amy Jo is leading Soul Painting retreats focusing on listening to your intuition through the process of painting. These retreats are moving experiences that break through self judgement and open the heart to greater self love.

Amy Jo has her Bachelors of Arts in Art Therapy, as well as certifications in Holistic and Integrative Medicine, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She was awarded the POP Scholarship from the National Association of Women Business Owners and is a lover of beaches, elephants, and antique shops.

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