EEEEEK!!! Chapter 1 Of my NEW BOOK
I’ll be honest – I can’t believe this is happening.
I didn’t think I’d be publishing a book this early in my career. Let alone a Hay House book. I’m excited. I’m thrilled. I’m TERRIFIED.
What do I do when I hit the terror of going bigger?
I turn toward my mission.
You, like me, have a mission that is MUCH bigger than your fear.
And, it’s time for us to unleash that mission in a way that’s aligned with our womanly authenticity, our truth and ALL of who we are.
I’m hoping chapter 1 of my book will help you get in touch with the depths of your desire and start you on the path of bringing even more clarity to your mission.
Below are the first few paragraphs of chapter 1 and a LINK to download the entire chapter – This is the first time I’m putting the book out into the world.
I hope it serves you.
Please let me know what you think of it – my goal is to bring an authentic, revealed, vulnerable but inspiring truth to the journey of women’s leadership.
Women Rocking Business
The Ultimate Step by Step Guidebook to Create a Thriving Life doing Work you LOVE
Chapter 1: FROM DESIRE TO DESTINY…
“Desires are like stepping stones on the path to your destiny.” — JANET ATTWOOD
I was lying on my back one summer evening in Santa Cruz, staring up at clouds passing overhead. It sounds like an idyllic moment of relaxation, right? Well, not exactly. My neck was out, and I was in terrible pain. I was exhausted, stressed, and broke, and I couldn’t move my head.
Full of visions, aspirations, and a bit of naïveté, I had just sold everything I owned, moved into an RV with my husband, and driven across the country to Santa Cruz. I was set to start my dream business and leave my legacy! Instead I found myself broke and burned out. Struggling to launch my business and finally give the gifts I knew were inside me, I felt like a total failure. A friend had told me, “Sage–follow your desire!” But at that moment, “desire” was about as far from my consciousness as Iceland or Timbuktu.
Why had my neck twisted into knots? I was in the midst of my first major business project, an interview series I was putting together for women entrepreneurs—and to say it wasn’t going as well as I had hoped is an understatement. I had invested thousands of dollars in the project with very little profit to show for my weeks of effort…
That summer evening, staring up at the Santa Cruz sky, I felt so sorry for myself. Then I remembered my spiritual work and turned my attention inward to a connection with something bigger than me. I found the part of me that was holding on for dear life, clenched in pain, and I turned toward it. Embracing my own fear and shame, I offered myself some kindness, and a flood of tears followed. The sweet pressure release that …read more
Source: Sage Lavine