No You Cannot do that! What? Hmmmm
Anybody ever been told "No you can't do that?"
I am guessing we all have at one time or another yes?
And look at us now. All entrepreneurs!
Wow, so much for no you can't, huh ?
Well when I was growing up, in the time before well ,everything we know now as technology, there was delineated gender roles.
Yup boys could do anything almost, but girls, welp girls not so much.
I had an adoring father who was also a bit on the patriarchal side, but probably in line with his generation. And he was so gender specific that my brothers could sit at the table while they watched me clear the table and do the dishes.
And I was as I got older, , uh uh.not a happy camper... this is not happening.
So my brothers still tease me about this. I somehow figured out how to make a quick exit to the bathroom just as dinner ended. They called it dishpan diarrhea.
But I made my point.
To me it was a conundrum. We all ate. We all help.
My Dad was not comfortable with this. Yeah, I know, no one ever promised us a rose garden Grin.
But later on it was ironic justice to me that both of my brothers had daughters!
And in those days, wow I am so old, lol. It was constant to hear, girls just don't do this or that or even try to do that.
So all of this was brought up as I was having a conversation with a friend today about how we let go of what we have heard vs what we know is the truth about ourselves.
Although I was often told no you cannot do this. Look at me now! Running my own business. (well soon it will really be a force.). lol but even so..
Here is the deal.
When we hear someone else determine what our capability and worth is it is not ours to take in. It belongs as their opinion only! We do not have any obligation to take it in. Ever!
I was told that I did not need to learn to drive or go to good schools or learn money management, because, well I would have a husband to take care of me.
Yeah, really it happened!
Wow, do you think that is why I became a strong feminist?? LOL.
My daughters are so incredibly independent and capable because I would not ever let them think they were ever less than.
So what was your stumbling block? What did you have to do to get to Wealthy Affiliate and know that you would be amazing as a CEO?
What is your YES WE CAN story?
And the best part of it is that we just let go of all of that. .because it is not the truth.
There is nothing we cannot do.
But then again, it's up to us. We are only as successful as how we choose to be, yes?
Work hard, make it happen.
We are on the NOW plan. And you know what I really resound with about the NOW plan?
IT'S ON ME!
AND WELL THAT FEELS GREAT!
Gotta go back to work now!
See you at the top!
In peace and gratitude,