Don't despise small beginnings

don't despise small beginnings, start the work.

Do you dream of doing something new with your life? Do you feel called to a greater purpose, but you aren't sure of how to get from here to there? Or feel overwhelmed when you think of all of the steps you'll need to take to reach what you envision?

Coaching other creative-female business owners through their transitions from fear to possibility has been at the center of my heart for a long time. I've sat on this dream for a little over three years with a lot of confusion on where to go next with it. I had this big picture of perfection of how I thought my coaching SHOULD look, but when I realized I was only at the beginning of it, (no website, no name, no clients), I felt discouraged. 

Because of that, I didn't do much at all with it other than remind myself of all the big work I would need to do to get to where I wanted to be with lack of time, money or resources to make it happen. Then, I woke up one day and realized I was focusing too much on the big end picture of perfection and it was overwhelming me; paralyzing me into inaction. So, I decided right then and there to make the switch and redirect my focus on what smaller actionable steps could I take right in the moment that would take me closer to realizing my bigger picture dream.

Achieving your dream doesn't have to be fast, furious and big all at once, (in fact, I believe we could all benefit from slowing down a bit and enjoying the process).  You don't have to get from here to there tomorrow, even if social media is making you feel like you do. I am giving you permission to start small and take the first modest and actionable steps toward reaching your dreams. Actionable steps are things you can do right in this moment without fear or resistance getting in your way before you can complete them.  My first actionable steps were small indeed, but they were a start to the work I am called to do, and for that, I celebrated a victory for each and every one.

Don't get me wrong, it's important to keep a bigger, clear picture somewhere in your mind  of where you want to go so you can return to your intention when making decisions. But, by switching gears and focusing on actionable, smaller steps, rather than overwhelming and discouraging yourself with the bigger end picture, you're able to kickstart the law of motion that will help align you to where you want to your bigger purpose.

What are some small actionable steps you can take to get started on pursuing your purpose? How can these steps help you get started on your journey? I offer all new coaching clients a complimentary 30 minute discovery call centered around gaining clarity on where you are headed and accountability on the first smaller action steps you can take toward aligning with your dreams.  Reach out today to learn more.



Christina Shaw