Happy Tuesday Confident Lady,
This week we had an awesome guest on the podcast, Kelly Lynn Adams who spoke about overcoming the fear of "I need to work hard in order to be worthy". Today I want to briefly dive into this lie with you, as I know so many of us have felt this way at one point or another.
This topic is so interesting to navigate because we can have mixed signals going from traditional corporate jobs to being our own boss. I think this mindset is slowly shifting in our society as people are beginning to voice more openly how long hours don't mean success or higher quality work. Perfect example in my life right now. Recently the hubs and I completed our fixer upper! What a labor of love! We did most of the work ourselves, but outsourced things such as hardwood floors, insulation, plumbing, electrical, and so on. When we interviewed people for quotes I made it clear that I prefer paying by the job, not the hour. Without knowing other peoples work styles or ethics, it would be really hard to determine what would be fair. If one of the guys was really efficient at his work and charged by the hour, he may end up undercharging for his services. And on the other hand if I'm paying by hour for someone who takes multiple coffee and bathroom breaks on the hour every hour, that won't feel fair either. Get the picture?
Just because someone works longer hours and appears more stressed out doesn't make them a better or more worthy worker. When I worked in an agency setting, I remember thinking the more that I do and the later that I stay (even if I'm only being paid 9-5), the more respected I will be. My friend, this is so not true. It's a mindset that people have carried, but we know that ultimately the person who is validated and acknowledged the most is the one who brings quality work to the table. With all this being said, what are you doing today that isn't necessary? What are you doing in order to get approval from others even though the thing isn't making an impact? I gave these examples in the corporate world, but in the entrepreneurial space what are those things you are doing behind the scenes just because you think you need to, have to, or should be doing?
I want to leave you with this today---> You are enough exactly where you are. You don't need to prove yourself to anyone. Focus on the things that will bring you the biggest return for the most minimal work. Quit doing things just because you think they should be done.
My business today is so simple because I've made a conscience effort to only do what is necessary. If it feels like added fluff, I skip it. And guys guess what? By not doing #allthethings and working the minimum with two under two, I am still bringing in over six figures in my business. And this is because I believe I am worthy to receive this by only doing the best that I can do, not looking for others approvals.
Did this hit home today? Do you ever fear you won't be enough unless you put in all the hours? Comment below and share with me! If think you might be ready to get some support with this, shoot an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will chat about some ways I can support you in getting confident in what is already within you.
If you want to hear more of my morning discussion, make sure to head on over to my YouTube channel to check out the video I did on this topic as well!
Make sure ou check out Kelly's episode all on this topic over on the Podcast HERE!!!
Blessings + Abundance,