We’ve been facing lies and labels here since before there was an actual big blue couch. It’s just what my besties and I do. Recently I discovered an interesting lie rumbling around in my head: I Can’t Be A Good Coach and a Good Business Woman at the Same Time. Hear me out on this. Anytime we start a sentence with “I can’t,” we should pay attention. We should pay attention because what follows is almost always a big. Fat. Lie.
We can do way more than we give ourselves credit for. You can do way more than you give yourself credit for! And so can I.
This lie that we can’t be good at more than one thing has got to go. For me, it’s the lie of “I Can’t Be A Good Coach and a Good Business Woman at the Same Time.” That’s a load of crap because the truth is that I AM good at both AND I’m getting better at both, too!
Here’s the TRUTH that I will start telling myself when that lie tries to stop me from growing:
- I have a decade of experience of being a business woman, and nearly two decades of experience in the working world.
- I’ve learned a LOT on this journey AND I’m not done learning! I’m willing to share what I’ve learned along the way, too.
- I have six years of experience as a Coach and I’ve helped thousands of people get results!
- What makes me a good Coach is how I encourage and believe in the people I get to work with. I am also not afraid to ask hard questions.
- My own journey in life and business is what makes me a better Coach, too. I am always pushing myself to grow and level up in both areas.
Since I just discovered this lie, I’m going to give myself some grace to grow, but I’m also going to journal on where the root of this silly belief or thought might have come from. For now, the truth I shared above has already encouraged my soul more than I realized I needed!
So what about you? What lie do you need to face today so you can stop beating yourself up and encourage yourself? It’s more important than you realize to face the lies. You are worth it. This one life that you get to live, and what you choose to do with it, matters.
Find the lie today, my friend, and then encourage yourself with some truth.