Listen to your heart and be bold enough to follow it instead of doing what other people want you to do-Joyce Meyer
When I think of being bold my mother’s words come back to me : “You are so brazen”! Brazen means to be bold and without shame. At the time I was fearless and found it easy to be bold and didn’t think about the shame.
Somewhere along the way I developed what I call the FUD FACTOR
This is not a good look or feel and I doubted my own brilliance, got fearful and I did begin to get feelings of shame. As I write this, memories of really putting myself out there, stepping out of my comfort zone, and just being me return. Wow so what happened?
Des tells me I got tired and bored. I was running my Suzie Cheel Handpainted textile business and the selling climate changed. I started to look outside myself more and more. I got dazzled by so called “gurus” I stopped listening to and following my heart. Following my heart had taken me from safe secure employment as a trainer of Child Care Workers into the Textile Art world. I started spending money with various gurus and looking back today, I know that these”gurus” were not authentic and definitely not coming from their hearts.
I began to see so many people who “I thought” were starring and seemed very successful in what they were doing. Not always so I discovered when I have talked with them, they suffered from being in what I call FUD factor land.
Yesterday I feel like I broke free of the FUD Factor by being bold: I have a fear and do doubt myself in sending out emails asking for help, I also have resisted promoting my friends products as well as my own in solo emails. Yesterday I sent out an email titled Expect a Miracle to my whole list.
This is one crazy idea- yes expect a miracle!-I was doing QiGong this morning when this idea to ask you all for help flashed across my mind. I have resisted sending out an email just asking you to vote for my book Lucky To Be Alive My Year of Living Positively that will help thousands of people who have life threatening illnesses.
I am a messenger for change and this is the story of how I changed my life and recovered from a near-death experience.
Today is the last day- actually last 6 hours of voting time left and I have 1038 votes.
Now for the craziness- if 700 of you voted and clicked the 5 stars that would make 3500 extra votes and that might just get me across the winning line. Unlikely I know but a girl can wish 🙂
“Freedom lies in being bold.” -Robert Frost
I discovered after I had sent out this email, that I had shared Wayne Dyer’s inspirational image on my facebook page yesterday,synchronicity at work.
Yes miracles do happen and are very freeing and exciting. One of my fellow Law Of Attraction fellow facilitator Cynthia Manner shared my email on our private group and then Judy Garey took up the challenge inspired by my email. It was exciting and when the contest closed 5 hours later my book had moved to 6th place with 1193 votes, I then imagined what would have happened if I have chosen to let go of my FUD factor and asked for help from a wider audience earlier! Today I am smiling. I will also receive a prize.
This was a wake up call for me and the best thing was that I didn’t beat up on Suzie. I was excited I had broken though my resistance to sending out emails, yes I do send out my weekly Heart Whisper and that feels great. I do it with joy as I am giving and the feedback I get is amazing. I know it is uplifting and inspiring. Yesterday I also received many email responses to my email.- I love it, keep them coming 🙂 So I found a way by being me, to share and ask in a manner I feel comfortable with.
What was stopping me?
I hate, yes hate long emails, sales letters etc and always feel I have to learn a new way of being. I now know that is not me. Well I knew all along I just lost faith in me and what I was doing and that held me back big time.
Des said when I shared the email with him : “ Ah the real Suzie is back, you have written from your heart” . You can expect more heart felt messages from me.
I feet great, I had a wonderful few hours meeting new people and know that when the time comes to market my book I will have a ready and willing team to support me. To top it off I was asked to be one of 21 experts in an up coming tele-summit and be interviewed for a positive change radio show. Yes I will be sending emails out to let you know 🙂 without fear and worry!
Allows fear to fall away
Your brilliance begins to shine
Feelings of joy and happiness return
Change comes as you make the choice
To listen to you heart.
All my love
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