In this week’s bite-size Seven Figure Secrets episode, I’m talking about the momentum of personal growth and self-actualisation, and how you can start saying yes to yourself.
When we work on ourselves, it has a transformative effect on our businesses. You can’t have the business growth without the personal growth and so often, we are the ones holding ourselves back.
One book that I highly recommend on this topic is ‘Year of Yes’ by Shonda Rhimes. It’s a fantastic read that encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new experiences. Magical things can happen when you start saying yes to yourself.
“One of the biggest surprises to me when I first started my current business was that what I thought of as business growth was actually pretty much impossible to achieve without also delving into personal growth. And I still find it completely fascinating in myself, but also for many of the women I speak to, that often when we’re stuck in business, the glass ceiling holding us down isn’t usually an external force, like a board of directors or some corporate policy. It’s an inside job. We are the ones holding ourselves back.”
“We can so often be living in a state of constant no. We wear clothes we don’t like, eat food we don’t enjoy, deny ourselves the pleasure of hobbies and socialising, or stepping into the things we are really good at. And then we wonder why life feels sad and small and we are so unfulfilled.”