Let’s get real about what is really stopping your success

The emotions we run through our body and spirit can destroy us. Especially when you’re refreshing an entirely new level of you and your business or starting out for the first time on a fresh new idea path.

The emotions we run through our body and spirit can destroy us. Especially when you’re refreshing an entirely new level of you and your business or starting out for the first time on a fresh new idea path.

Often times when I look at my own experience with emotions around business it’s set more in the realm of excitement followed by anxiety. The biggest challenge within our community that affects every single one of us at one time or another is fear of the idea of the unknown. (It’s scary and hard to walk into a tunnel without seeing the light at the end. And sometimes this tunnel is long as hell! When we are building something unique and new, well, we don’t know the future — we can only forecast and speculate. The anticipation of getting “there” can be unbearable without the right responses. Wherever “there” might be.

In the beginning, when these feelings I experienced depended on me alone, the emotions felt like an invisible force pressing me down into the earth. I felt as if no one understood what I was going through and never seemed to be gratified or supported enough. I wasn’t, and therefore others who tried to help couldn’t help me enough either. Sometimes it was a lonely feeling even though I was NOT alone on my journey at all. The most influential people in the world have experienced this level of emotional experience and worked their way out of it. I have been working diligently to do the same for years. It’s not easy which is why most of you will give up. I hope not though. I believe in you!

While this is painful and will mimic failure, this annoying part of your life can be remedied by knowing you have the control to stop it. This is the first step. The more you do for your mind, body, and soul, on a daily basis, the sooner you’ll get to a point when anxiety and fear stop ruling how you feel about what’s ahead when you can’t see clearly. You will have faith. You will have excitement! You will believe in YOU! This will give you comfort and improve your success.

Because I am beginning something new that I’ve been working on for a long time, these emotions presented themselves like toy soldiers in my mind quite a few times over the last few weeks. It was easy for me to observe, analyze, and overcome because of my experience and hard work in this area. But even those short moments where those emotions were in high gear made me feel ill, and I thought of all of you out there going through this punishing rollercoaster.

My first step is always taking responsibility for all of it. Even the things I don’t believe are my fault, and I am innocent. (None of us are innocent when it comes to our self-work.)

Remember, there are numerous tools and people out there to help you build your tool bag for life and business, and you are never alone. The harder and more consistent you are in supporting yourself physically and mentally, the quicker you’ll gain control in these areas and experience all kind of success.

The pure act of supporting yourself will magically bring more people, luck, success, and happiness into your life! It is called manifesting and you can’t experience this aspect of life until you work and take responsibility!

Emotions can be a liar and lead you down a ton of unfulfilled paths. Take responsibility and know you must keep working on yourself.

For those of you in crisis: Start today by taking a walk and breathing in the air deeply. With each breath tell yourself, “I am excited about the unknown and look forward to its fruits and jewels.” Say this during your entire walk to yourself or out loud. When you finally feel some relief observe this moment and know you’ve just healed yourself even if it is just a little. Small waves create significant change.

Thank you for reading and please reach out if you need support in your brand identity and overall business strategy. I love hearing from all my fans and read all your comments and emails <3


Alley Jean – Brand Identity Architect