Welcome to Episode 8 of Forging Fortune, an inspirational podcast for visionaries, activists, and future-focused entrepreneurs anywhere between the poles on the life experience spectrum.
Recently I made the decision to make an investment in myself. Now that the date draws near, I am struggling to make peace with this decision. And it’s not because I don’t think I deserve it but after a series of unfortunate events where I trusted perceived mastery more than my intuition, I’m just a little less confident about making financial decisions.
I’m sure you’ve been there too.
Actually, I know you’ve been there. The things you go through in life, especially those you haven’t had a chance to reconcile, are the things that make you vulnerable both in your personal and business life.
Marketing and sales gurus aren’t the least bit shy about exploiting “pain points.” They pour countless hours and dollars into understanding those experiences so they can speak to those pains in a compelling way. Even if the source of your pain is completely unrelated to their product, they know your experiences transfer to other aspects of your life and tap into that aggressively. In the gap between our pain and your insecurity, is where our worst financial decisions are made. And that’s exactly where most of the “most successful” try to wedge their message.
So, what can you do? How can you secure yourself without becoming jaded?
Get in there! That gap, the space between your pain and your insecurity, is also the space where you can achieve the most growth, the kind of growth that can evolve into transformation if you approach it with courage, curiosity, and integrity. In the same year that I accumulated excuses for self-doubt, I attracted even more proof that I can trust myself to pivot and correct quickly even when I make mistakes. And really, that’s going to take me further than never making mistakes at all. Don’t you think?
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