It is said that power is the ability to make something happen. However, I’m convinced real power is the willingness to let something go.
I have to tell you, since I decided to let go of my last name and business model, I’m feeling very powerful.
But I definitely didn’t feel that way in the months leading up to those decisions. I felt scared. Very, very scared.
Scared of losing potential clients or Facebook followers, once I changed my name to Barbara Huson.
Scared of alienating, angering or disappointing people, once I changed my focus to affluent women.
Scared of financial loss, once I stopped teaching classes.
Scared of….The list was endless. And each fear was/is a valid possibility.
But then I opened a birthday card from an old friend, which read “It’s never too late to become who you’re meant to be.”
And instantly I knew, deep in my soul, I had to make those scary changes.
Because it was the only way to step fully into my power…the only way to become all I’m meant to be.
Even at age 70, I knew it wasn’t too late.
I invite you, as the New Year rolls around, to ask yourself: What do I need to let go of to become who I’m truly meant to be? I guarantee, it’ll be that which you’re most afraid to release.
Power (and growth) takes courage. What will you release in 2018?
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