So. I learned something about myself this year... in a rough and BIG way. I learned my personality type and let me tell you... It was a H-U-G-E lesson.
Along with the type itself, I learned that I have a fatal flaw... which also happens to be one of my greatest strengths. There are 2 sides to every coin and my personality comes with a shiny and a dark side (I like to think it's mostly left on the shiny side ;) ).
That flaw/strength is CHEERLEADING/a Cheerleader personality type (as Mollie Fagan calls it).
Now, I'm not talking here about the physical kind where we prance around in short skirts and pom-poms (although I WAS a [not-so-great] cheerleader in high school so apparently this is nothing new). This is more about my can't-help-myself personality and my undying will to see others be their truest and bestest selves, thriving and stepping fully into WHO THEY ARE in the biggest of ways. Seeing people not be afraid to quit a job or take a new one. Seeing people take the risk and - hey - it might not work out but that's A-OK.
I absolutely adore watching people take their first steps in Entrepreneurland. It's scary and unknown and there are A LOT of questions that come up. But having been through the first 18 months of it myself (and never regretting one single minute of it), I get SO excited to see others take their first steps too... like watching my own babies roll over and take their own first steps.
I love seeing people ditch what they think they're supposed to do to be successful and actually embrace WHO THEY ARE, doing what they LOVE to do and what comes naturally to them!
Where this is fatal:
Sometimes I have a tendency to push too hard, before you're ready... because I see SO MUCH in you that you don't see in yourself. And that has caused me to push important people away...
I'm too much sometimes.
This is also where this is a great strength.
I have the ability to see your potential... to see what you're capable of before you see it yourself. And in that way, I will want to push you and encourage you to not be scared of your own amazingness... To STEP INTO IT, ALREADY! I get impatient waiting for you to realize your own awesomeness. I want you to start serving the world with your superpowers RIGHT NOW... not in a year, not in 5 years when you feel like you'll be ready... now, please!
YOU, my love, were meant to do something and you're not embracing it to its fullest capacity. You're hiding it, holding back, not taking the ACTION you need to move it forward and, in the end, flourish!
So please bear with me while I cheer the hell out of you, your hopes, your dreams and your business. I'll apologize here and now if I push you too hard, too fast but know that it's all with a LOT of love that I do that... because I see incredible potential in you!
That is all. Had to get that off my chest today!
Wife. Daugher. Friend. Sister.