“Shoulds” vs. Soul

Get with yourself, by yourself, and do a soul check.

Earlier this week, I launched my g2Coach Membership. It’s a live mentoring program where I walk closely with ambitious women that are seeking to develop confidence and a game plan to level up in their careers and fully walk in their brilliance. During my “CEO Sessions” segment, we had a raw and real discussion about being proactive with our professional development. But before we could address any of the things typically associated with strategic planning, we had to do a gut check to make sure that our direction was 100% soul led.

As you make plans for your level up this year, I challenge you to ask yourself, “am I leading with my ‘shoulds’ or with my soul?”

Most times we think about “shoulds” as outside pressures and pleasing other people. Yet the biggest “shoulds” are in our minds, the things that we tell ourselves about what we think we should be doing.

One thing that I’ve learned: “Shoulds” will suck the life from your soul.

Now, don’t get me wrong. You can be successful with “shoulds,” but they don’t likely produce sustainable success or fulfillment long-term.

Phenomenal impact, however, occurs when you lead from the seat of your soul.

In this aligned place:

  • You’re operating in purpose
  • Flowing in your natural gifts and abilities
  • And choosing environments where you’re able to show up as your authentic self 

(For more on this, listen to Episode 1 of the Activate Podcast with Laura E. Holloway, “How to Pivot with Grit and Grace.”)

In 2021, I am being relentless about showing up for women that are willing to show up for themselves. My “How to Become a Career Free Agent” Masterclass returns on Thursday, January 14th at 7pm CST/8pm EST. Register today to learn how to shift from an unfulfilling career into one that feeds your soul. 

If you’re ready to take charge of your career, there’s no better time than right now. Join my g2Coach community today and gain clarity, confidence, and a game plan to transform your growth with coaches, resources, empowering content, and an amazing tribe of ambitious women eager to support one another. Get your first month’s membership for just $1!