"Doing everything 'right' does not equal happiness."
― Monick Halm.
Maybe you can relate… My parents always told me I could be ANYTHING I wanted ...so long as it was a doctor, lawyer, professor, or engineer. They meant well. That was their definition of success.
Being a “good girl”, I dutifully graduated from an Ivy League law school. But as a lawyer, the slow itch of dissatisfaction started creeping up.
Truth be told? Before long, I was full-out miserable.
But I did what I thought was “right” until one Tuesday morning, in seemingly “perfect” health - it happened:
The crippling pain.
The frantic drive to the hospital.
The panic about what was wrong with me.
And then? A 9-day stay in the hospital and 30 days at home to recover from an emergency appendix rupture.
But here’s the truly tragic part- when I was first told that I had appendicitis and would have a hospital stay plus at least 30 days at home afterward to recover, I didn't feel...
"When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."
― Audre Lorde
YES! Dare to be powerful, dare to go after the life you’ve always wanted, dare to live financially free. Don’t let your fear get in the way of the life you’re MEANT to live! You got this, goddess!
Sure, you can sunbathe in your comfort zone for a little bit, have a glass of wine there, check out the scenery, and walk around for a little while. But just like a vacation spot, your comfort zone is not meant to be lived in.
Because nothing you want lives within your comfort zone.
In order to achieve the levels of greatness you desire, in order to go after your biggest dreams and goals, and in order for you to achieve financial freedom, you need to step outside of your comfort zone! You need to take the leap! You need to go after what you want!
And yes, goddess, it may not be easy, but I promise you it will be worth it.
Your comfort zone may be a lovely place to hang out temporarily, but if you want those big dreams you have to actually come to fruition, you have to get uncomfortable.
"Everything I want is on the other side of my fear."
― Monick Halm.
When I was in middle school, I heard this quote from FDR that changed my life: “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”
I really took that to heart and decided to do things that scared me as often as I could (other than things that would kill me, of course). I didn’t want my fear to determine what I could and could not do.
So I developed a practice of really exercising my fear and courage muscles. Instead of walking away from things that scared me, I dove in.
In that journey, I've found that everything I want is on the other side of my fear. Some things scare me all the time, but I'm so comfortable with that feeling now, because of how often I exercise my courage muscles, that I'm like- "bring it!"
Launching a virtual event scared me, but I did it anyway. Starting an Investor Club scared me, but I did it anyway. Being interviewed on tv and big podcasts scares me, but I do it anyway. I have...
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
I am so thankful for each and every one of you for being a part of this online community. REI Goddesses would not be what it is today without the love, support and dedication from each of you. So, today, I am giving thanks for you.
"Don't let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn't do. What often happens is that people who are well-meaning, who really care for us, are afraid for us and talk us out of it."
― Cathy Hughes.
Today’s motivational quote is from an incredible woman- Cathy Hughes. And if this quote weren’t inspiration enough, here is a little bit more about Cathy’s story:
Cathy Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one – one woman, one vision, one company – Urban One, formerly known as Radio One. As Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast company in the nation, Hughes’ unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrum of radio, television, and digital media.
In 1999, Cathy Hughes became the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation,...
"I always did something, I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there is that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this', and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough."
― Marissa Mayer.
Growth can be scary. Growth can be unpredictable. Growth can be difficult. BUT that’s what makes the growth life-changing.
Don’t be scared of taking the leap because you feel like you’re “not ready.” Sometimes taking the leap is exactly what you needed to do to GET ready!
Thank you, Marissa Mayer, for this lovely inspiration today!
"Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way".
― Lee Brown.
YES! Because the obstacles will come, goddess, and it’s up to you how you are going to handle them when they do…
Ready for me to blow your mind? All 3 of these reasons are based on myths and misconceptions.
Those excuses are just excuses! They are not necessarily true.
- You don’t need a ton of money to invest in real estate (in fact, there are ways to get started investing with as little as $0!)
- You don’t need to have a ton of time to invest in real estate (in fact, some investments are completely passive!)
- You definitely don’t have to deal with tenants, toilets or termites in order to invest (in fact, many investments never require you to touch the 3 T’s!)
And yet, women use these three excuses ALL the time and prevent themselves from achieving the financial freedom they desire. When I hear one of these excuses I know that the woman saying it just doesn’t know enough about real estate investing and all the numerous ways that she can get involved. So I created a 40-page guide titled: Investing in Real Estate from $1 to $1 Million to help educate women on 12...
The Real Estate Investing Guide from $1 to $1 Million is available for a FREE DOWNLOAD that will show you 12 strategies you can take to get invested in real estate today regardless of your schedule or budget.
“Monick Halm opened my eyes to all the different ways of investing in real estate. I am now invested passively in 2 syndications and a performing note, with $2500 a month passive income, and now I don’t have any lazy money sitting in a savings account earning 0.01%.” — Bernardette Williams