As an entrepreneur, I know first hand that it can be difficult to get out of our comfort zone even though we know it’s what we need to do if we want to start creating a new reality for ourselves and our business. I’ve been asked to do two speaking engagements in the month of May. Eeeash! Although I have spoken a couple of times in front of a familiar networking group, this is the first time I can really say I was “invited” to speak as an expert in my field (that being branding of course). This is both terrifying and exciting because I know this will launch me into the next phase of my business.

With this theme in mind and with Spring finally here, I thought I’d create a free desktop wallpaper to help keep you inspired and motivated. The trees are starting to bud here in Montreal so this famous quote by Anais Nin couldn’t be more fitting. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” —Anais Nin

I challenge you this month to say a big YES next time you get asked to do something new that you KNOW will benefit your business but that’s a little uncomfortable. I may very well flop at these speaking engagements but either way I know one thing for sure—I’ll be proud I got my first speaking gigs done and I will learn a great deal from the experiences.

There is also another possibility here to consider—I may do really really well! People may love my presentations and I may deeply help people in developing their own branding. Had I said no, I may have robbed myself of the opportunity and I may have been stuck playing small in my business for years to come. A risk I am not willing to take. I promise to give you an update next month to let you know how it all goes so do check back! Good vibes are welcome! 🙂

What RISK will you take this month in your business or in your branding to step out and been seen? Please share with us in the comments below.

Spring is here, time to blossom!

Big hugs,
Christine Joy

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  • Ruchy Khurana
    Posted at 21:46h, 17 May

    Love this quote! Inspiring 🙂

    • Christine Decary
      Posted at 15:50h, 19 May

      It’s such a perfect quote for getting out of our comfort zone! 🙂 xx