If you’re “playing it safe, you’re playing small”
If you don’t jump you don’t have faith
Leap and the net will appear
Don’t have a plan B because it distracts from plan A
I use to be a devout follower of the “Jump the Cliff” Crew. I happily followed all the entrepreneur rhetoric about leaping and not worrying about falling on my ass or to my death and while I do still have that kind of faith in myself and what I am doing, something was missing for me.
When I didn’t leap, I felt like I was being judged (by other entrepreneurs, myself or those pesky books written by the experts!).
When I heard that inner knowing telling me to go slower, smell the roses and maybe jump at a later date, I promptly said to that knowing, “Shut the hell up. I have some diving to do!”
If I didn’t jump...I didn’t want to face the judging of myself that would come with it soooo yep I jumped and jumped and jumped to the chagrin of my coach who was a BIG fan of jumping.
I didn’t care whether there was a net. I didn’t care whether I leaped to my death because I figured, “Hey it’s better to get in ring and risk death than to sit on the sidelines.”
In many cases I think that’s true. In most cases. Ok, all cases.
However, sometimes, you shouldn’t jump so fast. Sometimes it’s sexy to have a parachute on your back instead of leaping and blindly hoping a net will appear.
These days, I am more of a fan of the strategic leap.
When you listen to that inner guide saying, “Patience grasshopper. All things in due timing.”
This leap feels even more exciting because it’s a leap with positive expectation, not hope.
It’s a leap of planning and action, not flying by the seat of your pants.
It’s a quality leap.
A leap where you test, you ask, you refine, you set yourself up for success.
Entrepreneurs don’t talk about this leap...but many of them do it. Behind the scenes.
Yes it’s what I teach.
And it’s what I live now.
And you know what? There’s space in my life. There’s pleasure. There’s joy. There’s the excitement of launching something big but KNOWING I will be ok no matter the outcome. There’s a release of attachment. There’s expansiveness.
It’s what we all strive for...but did anyone tell you that you don’t have to strive?
When you take the strategic leap yes it’s scary. However, it’s less painful.
The strategic leap may not give you the adrenaline rush of Cortisol…
But you will get a hefty dose of endorphins.
One of my clients recently launched her debut music single. We created the plan for the release, I supported her during it and the entire time I kept whispering (and sometimes yelling at her) “Do what feels good. Celebrate along the way. Acknowledge your small wins instead of racing to the finish line. I know that “so and so” suggested this but do you actually WANT do that?”
So she took a leap. A big one.
She was strategic and planned for pleasure.
She had fun while putting the project together and took care of herself along the way.
Result? - 15,000 views in 24 hours.
No she didn’t have a huge list, thousands of followers or a big affiliate marketing push.
In fact, she never asked anyone to share it at that time.
But they did….over 250 times in that 24 hour period. That’s THOUSANDS of new people that listened to her music, through friend recommendations. The best kind.
Oh and that huge release party everyone said she should have (but me)…She had a cookout at her house instead that to the turn of 75 people.
No expensive venue or large marketing push to get people to come.
No door minimums to contend with or nasty club owners.
Just love, fun, pleasure and a ton of support. Even MORE than she would’ve had at a club. She has been all over the radio now and she’s getting some international press, managers and industry folk are paying attention.
All because of the strategic leap. Yes she took the jump...a quality one, in divine timing.
And now all else will be left to the Universe to figure out AND that’s how it should be.
Whether you’re thinking of a big move, leaving your job, releasing a product or just going to the next evolution of who you are, I would suggest you take a minute and commit to the leap...but do it strategically. Plan out the steps, course correct and most importantly...follow what feels good.
It’s the path that will lead you to what you want and the true connection you’re looking for. I do it. She did it. You can too.
Now don’t get me wrong, If blind faith is your jam, I say go for it. However for me right now, cliffs are way more fun to jump when you know you have a string to pull and let out a parachute. ;-)
The net will appear whether you strap on a parachute or go flying without one. Just remember, you can’t control the WHEN or the HOW of either.
Either way you choose, just JUMP.
You will only regret it if you don’t when you know you should.
If you know someone who’s thinking of taking a leap or could use this, please share it with them.
Also, connect with me on social media (IG or Facebook) or comment below and let me know if you’re thinking of taking a leap I’d love to hear about it.
Love you Fiercely,