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After I had my baby, I did not want to take pictures or record videos. A major block for my business and life.

In life because I did not want to take family pictures until I had lost the weight from having a baby. The photographer we picked was going to take newborn pics as well as family pics.

In business because it took me forever to do my headshots. And I did not want to remodel my website without it which delayed upgrading the site. And because I did not want to send people to my old and unprofessional (at least for me) website, I stopped advertising. It was a vicious cycle.

The change in my mindset occurred when I realized my baby was now a little boy, and I missed taking professional pics of him as a newborn because of my weight issue. And that saddened me. I decided that I did not want to block happiness or success from my life because my physical image was different than the mental image I had of myself. I did not feel I would be ready for success in life or business until I was successful at losing weight.

Friends, we cannot live just for the future. What I mean by that is we need to LEARN from the PAST, LIVE in the PRESENT, and PREPARE for the FUTURE. Let me repeat the part I want you guys to hear and remember, LIVE in the PRESENT. Don’t delay having your ideal life or business for when you look a certain way or for when you’ve accomplished certain things. Life and success will pass you by.

 

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What is stopping you from starting? Face that block head on and succeed. I ended up missing the opportunity to work with some wonderful people because I did not advertise my website when I felt strongly I should have.

Guess what? I still have not lost the weight, but I have updated my website, took some professional pictures, am advertising like crazy, and have opened my mind to any success headed my way. In fact, I am taking active steps towards success instead of waiting for it to come to me. None of the successful entrepreneurs that I know waited until everything was perfect in their life before actively taking steps to being successful.

 

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In the comments below, I would love to know what is or was stopping you and how you overcame it.

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