Just Click The Button
I’ve had some amazing growth experiences in the past two years. Monumental shifts in consciousness, mindset, and awareness.
And they all started with a click of the button.
And every single time I had some resistance before saying Yes.
Plane tickets to Colombia to live with Nicky for a couple weeks. Plane tickets to Berlin to hang out with Dan for a couple weeks. Plane tickets to Costa Rica to teach some workshops here at the Trailblazer’s Retreat this week.
I don’t know who I would be without these life experiences. They make up the body of work that I bring to my work, my play, my sex, and my relationships.
Yet every time I’m faced with an opportunity to serve, to travel, or to learn, I encounter some resistance.
It’s never easy to click the button.
I remember how hard it was to click the button to say Yes to move to Columbus, OH to get my MBA. Even with a full tuition fellowship I was terrified of leaving my hometown of Tucson, AZ where I had been living for the past 27 years. But I reluctantly clicked the button, gave my parents and David a hug goodbye, and my life took off for the first time.
Every other experience above also has a story behind it. A story of massive resistance before saying Yes.
The fears I had about traveling to Colombia. The feelings of inadequacy I had before my first SXSW. The reservations I had about teaching these workshops in Costa Rica this week.
Even when it’s an absolute Hell Yes, there are those incessant thoughts that come up as you enter your credit card information and billing address.
- Maybe I should wait until next year.
- I’m not big enough to go to this conference yet.
- It’s dangerous to travel there.
- I should save this money for an emergency.
- I don’t deserve this.
- That’s too much money to spend on myself.
I get it.
I’ve been there.
But I can say with absolute certainty that the only reason why I’m here in Costa Rica writing this blog post at 6:30am on a Monday morning after watching the sun rise over the ocean while chefs are in front of me making breakfast for us is because I started saying Yes.
I just clicked the button. And then I did it again. And again. And again.
And then one day I woke up and looked around and my life wasn’t even recognizable anymore.
I have nothing to sell you here but an idea.
The idea that the most valuable use of your time and money is towards yourself. Not towards your wardrobe, your car, your living room, your addictions, or even your retirement.
Want to make more money? Invest in yourself.
Want to have better sex? Invest in yourself.
Want to have a healthy body that supports you and your purpose? Invest in yourself.
Just click the button.