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  • Janine Paladin

Whats really holding you back from reaching your potential?

~“There are people less qualified than you, doing the things you want to do, simply because they decide to believe in themselves. Period.” ~

This statement brings so much truth to light, especially where I am in my life and career of sorts. I have this amazing idea of what I want to do and achieve and I see so many other people doing it yet I “don't" know how to get there. I say “don't ” in italics because deep down I do know why… I read their credentials and experience in our field of work and think to myself, “This is crazy! I know so much more than this person! I can offer so much more!”, but why don’t I?

After much contemplation I’ve realised that it all comes down to one basic truth, the dreaded F word...FEAR!

But, what may you ask are you afraid of? For me, it's not fear of failure. I have quite a few failures under my belt and they have helped shaped me into who I am today and I’ve learnt from them. It’s the fear of the unknown. Stepping into uncharted waters, doing something “unconventional”.

I feel as though there is no step by step guide, no tested way to say this is the way to do it! The only way to get it right is to be authentic and real, to make a connection with people through being vulnerable and raw and exposing yourself to who you really are.

This for me is the daunting part. What if people don’t like what I have to say, they don’t like my opinions or don’t resonate with me? This is the reason why we hold back! Its time to stop giving a f*ck as to what people think! Because you are good enough and there are people who will connect with you and resonate with you. You may not have 1000’s of followers on social media but its better to have fewer, really engaged people than 1000’s of people who are just there…

So I’ve decided to go for it! And see what happens when I step out of my comfort zone. Here is to being real, raw, vulnerable and giving it my all. Here is to finding my “tribe” and enjoying the connection of those who resonate with me.

#beingreal #givingityourall #beingtruthful #believeinyourself

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