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Last Updated on October 31, 2023
Welcome to the Success with Soul Podcast! Today I dive deep into the myth of “I’m not ready” and explore how embracing the present moment can propel us forward. Have you ever found yourself saying, “I’m just not sure if I’m ready”? We all have those moments of doubt, questioning if the timing is right for certain decisions in our lives. But here’s the thing: waiting for the perfect moment or feeling completely ready might keep us waiting forever.
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In today’s episode, I challenge the idea that there’s a “right time” for everything and share personal stories of overcoming obstacles and finding silver linings in unexpected situations. Life is full of challenges, unexpected twists, and competing priorities, but that doesn’t mean we have to put our dreams on hold. I’ll discuss the power of embracing imperfection, taking action despite uncertainty, and surrounding ourselves with support when we need it the most.
So, if you’ve ever felt unprepared or held back by the belief that you’re not ready, this episode is for you. We’ll provide practical tips and mindset shifts to help you move forward, trust yourself, and realize that you already have everything you need to take that next step. It’s time to let go of the myth of readiness and start embracing the incredible possibilities that await you. You’ve got this!
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Waiting for the perfect time often leads to inaction and missed opportunities. The perfect time rarely exists, and by waiting for it, you delay your progress and hinder your chances of success. It’s important to take action and make the most of the present moment.
Challenges are inevitable, and timing will rarely align perfectly with our plans. To navigate through challenges, focus on adaptability and resilience. Break down your goals into smaller, manageable steps, and take consistent action. Embrace the idea that progress is possible even in imperfect circumstances.
Failure serves as a powerful catalyst for self-improvement. Each setback or mistake provides valuable feedback and insights into what works and what doesn’t. By analyzing and learning from those experiences, you can identify areas for growth and make necessary changes. Failure pushes you outside your comfort zone, encourages innovation, and fosters personal development.
Having a supportive team can provide encouragement, guidance, and resources when facing obstacles. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who believe in your potential can boost your confidence, offer different perspectives, and help you overcome challenges more effectively.
Your mindset plays a crucial role in your success. By shifting your mindset to one of self-belief and confidence, you empower yourself to take risks and embrace challenges. Recognize your strengths, celebrate past achievements, and cultivate a positive outlook to propel yourself forward and embrace new possibilities.
Take time to practice mindfulness and self-reflection. Pause and acknowledge your current situation and how you’re feeling in the present moment. Recognize that you have overcome challenges in the past and have the ability to adapt and thrive. Trust in your resilience and inner strength, knowing that you are capable of handling whatever comes your way.
Bront'e Singleton 0:00
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Kate Kordsmeier 1:18
You're listening to the Success with Soul podcast where we believe empowering women is the key to creating a brighter future for us all. Whether you're an entrepreneur, employee, or stay at home mom, this podcast is for you. I'm your host Kate Kordsmeier and ICF life and business coach who has made over 2.2 million while working less than 25 hours a week, raising two toddlers, and quitting social media. I'm here to transparently share my expertise and help you create a life and business you love. Together with my diverse team of passionate women, many of whom you'll hear from on this podcast. We empower 1000s With holistic strategies, personal development resources and mindset tools to find freedom, flexibility and fulfillment and business and beyond. Every week we offer life coaching for Busy Women who want to improve their relationships, self care, and overall well being and business coaching for coaches, course creators and consultants who want to make money sustainably. We believe personal growth and entrepreneurship are powerful tools for creating social change. And the world is a better place When more women find their voice and create their own money, power and freedom. Expect candid conversations and insightful interviews with experts that will inspire and support you on your path to intentional whole living and Success with Soul on your terms. It's time to ditch the hustle and find inner peace. Here we go. Welcome, welcome. Welcome. It's Kate here. I'm back with a another quickie solo episode. So this one is for all of the ladies out there who are saying to themselves, I'm just not sure if I'm ready. Does that resonate? I'm just not ready. I don't know. I just don't feel ready. How many times have you said that in the last week, the last month? I'm not ready. Or it's not the right time? It's such a knee jerk reaction, right? But have you ever really paused to examine this thought and see if it's really true, and is it serving you? Because if you're waiting for the perfect time to do anything, it literally does not matter what you don't feel ready for right now. If you're waiting for the perfect time, if you're waiting to feel that perfect amount of ready, you will be waiting forever. I mean, if you wait for all the stars to align, you would never move forward on anything. Like how many times can you count where you've thought about making a decision? Maybe it's enrolling in school or having a baby changing careers buying a house? And then all of a sudden, something I don't know where it comes up. I mean, yeah, it's undeniable that life happens and there's always going to be a big expense on the horizon. Little wrenches that are thrown into the daily mix, unexpected personal quagmires, quagmires, that's a good word, and even surprised the likes. Because, folks, that's how life works, right. And part of what I'm so passionate about, is showing women how to bring their full humanity into their business and their life. And that means bringing all the shit that's going on in your life and continuing to show up for yourself and your business in spite of everything else, and maybe even embracing all of that stuff along the way. Like what if, when the time quote unquote, isn't right, is when you actually need the most support. Like when you're figuring out how to be a working mom contemplating leaving your nine to five to go all in on your business going through a divorce and when family emergencies and health issues and moves and vacations and maternity leaves come up. What if that's when having a team of support surrounding you He can actually be the exact thing that you need. So you can keep showing up for yourself and choosing yourself and working towards your dreams and moving forward and not getting stuck. What if the time to start whatever it is, is right now? And what if you could embrace the idea that of course, there will always be challenges that come up along the way. And it's super easy to delay taking action until you can find that elusive right time. But the right time is a myth. Because the only time there really is this is about to get a little existential is now today. What can you do today, to work towards your goals? If there's no such thing as the right time? What's stopping you from taking action? What's really getting in the way of you moving forward? Well, hey, there, it's Kate Kordsmeier, and I wanted to play a quick game with you. Let me know which of these you can raise your hand for? Are you wanting to reconnect with your authentic self, soul and purpose to become the woman you want to be? You wanting to create aligned habits for more rest and less stress? To live intentionally and take control of your daily life? To connect to other women who are on growth journeys, and rediscover your inherent worthiness and value so you can step into your power? Are you wanting to get clarity on life's decisions and your direction? Are you wanting to partner with your mindset to achieve your goals and find the balance between your priorities and all of the competing roles you serve? If you're saying yes, then you're going to absolutely love our Success with Soul membership. This monthly membership includes monthly soul sessions with energy healers, spiritual guides, wellness gurus and other guest experts. Monthly mindset coaching calls cyclical living guidance, journaling prompts and taro and other resources and tools for living a soulful, whole life. Head on over to Kate kordsmeier.com forward slash membership to join us today. That's Kate kordsmeier.com, forward slash membership. So let's play a game. What happens when your thought is I'm not ready? Maybe you feel unprepared? And what do you do when you feel unprepared? What do you not do? I mean, you probably do nothing, you know, stay stuck waiting for that ready feeling to show up? And then what result? Do you have? Well, the one you currently have? And most likely, it's the one where you don't have the thing that you want. Right? So what if we flipped that around? What if you decided? And again, it's a choice? What if you decided to feel ready? Now? What would you do? If you felt ready? Would you invest in your business? Would you quit your nine to five? Would you finally launch your offer? Which you get support to take your business to the next level? And then what result would you have when you take all of that action? You'd have the result that you're looking for all along? You'll have your goals met? Right? So amazing. What do you need to think in order to feel ready? So here's a few suggestions. I love just offering up thoughts. Try them on, see how they feel. And if they're resonate, or they're like, Yeah, I would love to think that. Write them down. Put them on a post it note, stick them on your computer, your mirror, go old school. So here's some thoughts to try on. I am committed to making this work, no matter what. I have everything I need to take the next step. I am as ready as I will ever be. The time for me to choose myself is now I can do this. I know what to do. And I have all the support I need. So what happens when you believe you can do this? How do you react when you know the truth that there is no such thing as being ready? Like do you bet on yourself anyway, trusting that you will be okay. Because Haven't you always been okay? As long as you're connected to the present moment to now, you will always be okay. Try this exercise just real quick. Whatever you're doing right now. Just stop for a second. Are you okay in this exact moment? Yeah, you are. How does that feel? And can you trust yourself to know that no matter what the decision you're sitting on the fence about is no matter how uncomfortable it feels to move forward and to take that risk. No matter how not ready you might feel. You will always be okay. And what can you do from that place? From that place of trusting you have everything you need. You know what to do next. And you can do this. I'll see you next week. I hope you've been inspired by this episode and feel ready to take action on your dreams and goals. If so, please hit subscribe. This makes it possible for me to continue to provide free helpful content and bring you amazing guests. Just go to iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe so that you know when we released a new episode, and you never miss a thing. Worse, we often put timely opportunities in our shows, so if you don't subscribe, you might miss something valuable
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