In the last year, I’ve started to get a little more daring in my life and business. Between putting on my first live event, doing the 30 Day List Building Challenge, and launching the Daring Business Cultivator… there’s been a lot of waves in my part of the ocean.
I’ve had more opportunities coming my way from peers and people in my industry than ever before, and it’s no surprise why.
How I dared to make waves
My core desires lead the way
It all started with a simple semantic shift in how I like to feel.
I love Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map process, and when I picked my words the first time around they were:
- Center Stage
But after having lived with these words for awhile I realized something didn’t quite fit.
The definition of being intrepid is “fearless, adventurous” – often used for rhetorical effect… like “our intrepid reporter”. No wonder I wasn’t feeling the right vibe, it was reminding me of my younger fearless self instead of making me feel confident.
When I switched from the word “intrepid” to “daring”, everything changed for me. The definition of daring is “boldly unconventional” and “to have the courage to do something”. Now we’re talking!
I love being a little unconventional, and every time that I come up with and implement a new idea that no one has done quite like I do… I get more recognition and amazing results. Because I’m not following someone else’s formula or pre-existing path to get to where I’m going.
And you’ll notice that daring people have the courage to do something, and I’ve learned that time and again the people who take action even when it’s scary and outside of your comfort zone, are the ones who stand out. Who get the prize, win the girl, or rock their business.
Take a leap of faith
So, if you want to embody a little more daring in your own business, you have my permission slip.
It’s not the only ingredient to building an amazing business, but it is a great way to move through life. It takes some introspection and self-awareness too, because it’s all too easy to become an ostrich with your head in the sand.
I’ve certainly been there, and it took me awhile to really look at what I was doing and decide to do something different.
Business is a great series of experiments, and being daring is one of the ways you’ll be able to experiment with bold goals and fun projects. There are no guarantees that these projects will pan out like you hoped or that you’ll reach all your goals… but you’ll be stronger for it, and you’ll get a lot more than if you hadn’t tried at all.
So if you want to get noticed by more people in your industry, to be one of the big players… it all starts with creating something worth talking about and having the courage to put it out there and ask for what you want.
Define your desires. I double-dare you!
I’d love to hear your core desired feelings, and if any of this resonated today, let me know and leave a comment below!