Do it Scared!
Updated: Jan 15
The phrase "Be afraid, and do it anyway" is kind of played out, but the validity holds true.
"Leap and the net will appear", "Jump and build the plane on the way down" are some other sayings that apply here. Cheesy and a little over said, but accurate.
However, there's more to it than that...
How many times were you afraid to do something, but you did it anyway and realized it wasn't so scary after all? Think about doing that for your big, audacious goals.
Anyone can achieve anything. Period.
It takes guts, determination and consistency. You have to immerse yourself in every facet of the thing you want to accomplish. Educate yourself, try things in baby steps, watch and try to meet the people already doing the thing you want to do.
Most people give up too early. And a lot of times it's right before they're about to reach the top- their GOAL!
None of us can see the future, give it your absolute ALL and don't give up when things get hard, you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.
THERE IS NO LIMIT.
We were scared shitless when we decided we were going to move to Hawai'i almost 3 years ago and start a brand new business where we knew no one, and had no clue if it would actually work. See our story here. We're still here! Still chasing and achieving our dreams. Not giving up when things get hard. Pushing through and trying to be better today then we were yesterday.
Fear is real, and it can stop you in your tracks, but you can conquer fear!
Mel Robbins has a good video on how to beat fear.
In 2014 I (Jenna) was scared shitless to open my own Hair Salon, but with the push from James who believed in me, hard work and determination, I opened my first salon with a partner and 10 (starting to see a #10 theme here) months later I branched out on to my own and opened a salon by myself and quickly out grew that space and opened a bigger salon with more chairs and more stylists who believed in me and the brand that I was building. That ended up not being the path that was for me long term, (I owned my salon for 6 years) but the point is, I made a dream a reality and I'm not special, just determined to reach for the stars. The beginning isn't going to be perfect or glamorous- You have to start somewhere, so just start!
Last photo was 1st Salon
Who you surround yourself with will absolutely play a HUGE role in you achieving your dreams.
If you've been told all your life that certain things are out of your reach or "not for you",
FORGET THAT NONSENSE! They may have meant well or thought they were protecting you from failure, but how do you think you learn? From failure! You have to fail forward and learn from mistakes, but not taking the risks at all keeps you EXACTLY where you are at now. Do you want to be exactly where you are 5, 10, 20 years from now? If not, then get out there and chase those dreams, make shit happen and don't be afraid to fail! Life is too damn short to not take chances.
"You will miss 100% of the chances that you don't take!"
And now we are making another huge leap of faith in business and can't wait to share with the world, so stay tuned to see what's next for us if you're interested.
You're 100% in control of your life. What will you accomplish? What will you be proud of at the end of your life?
"The fastest way to do things you don't think can be done is to surround yourself with people already doing them." -Scott Dinsmore See his inspiring Ted Talk here