In another episode of "Ashley Scares the Sh*t out of Herself on Facebook Live," I talked about a pretty vulnerable topic...hiding.
Raise your hand if you're a big dreamer, goal digger, you have a bucket list the size of a mountain, you have an important message to share that you know will touch the lives of others and change the world... Keep it raised if, overtime, your excitement has turned to fear turned to hiding, because: *you saw others with the same dreams and goals and you started comparing yourself. *you started making excuses for why it couldn't happen just yet, like...I'll get it it when...I lose weight/I move/I get that degree/I take that course/and on and on and on. *you started rationalizing why it couldn't happen instead of showing up for yourself and rationalizing why you COULD. *you started feeling way too exposed and scared to show people the real you, for fear of rejection and ridicule. *you felt like in order to do it, you'd have to do it perfectly. ***My definition of hiding: Any self-afflicted action or behavior that holds you back from being the human you want to be and doing the work that you were called to do. The work that you're called to do could be anything, but the main point is that, whatever it is, you're not reaching your fullest potential.
If this sounds like you, I am right there with you. People often think that coaches and healers and leaders are magically exempt from this self-sabotaging behavior, but it's just not true. We are here in trenches with you, figuring things out as well.
Y'all, I was hovering over the "go live" button forever. Why? Because hiding is my comfort zone and pressing that button made me feel super exposed. But I did it anyway! I pushed through and I'm alive to tell you about it. Right?
So here's the deal. I'm starting a challenge tomorrow. It's not even a formal challenge, but you are more than welcome to join in. If you feel like I was talking directly to you, then please, come along for the journey. It's a beautiful thing to share your story and show the inner workings of who you are. So stop hiding ok? The future "you" will thank you. - 12 hours ago