drunk girl confidence
Welcome to storytime.
It was an ordinary Tuesday in Memphis… not even a major holiday.
Around 10:30 pm, I was roused from my typical nightly Netflix binge by a loud shrieking outside.
It wasn’t a cat in heat (though the sound was not far off)… it was a drunk girl butchering Bohemian Rhapsody at top volume, in the middle of suburbia on a worknight.
It’s around 6ish minutes, and a fun way to kick off the weekend.
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This is exclusive content available only to you because, 1) you’re a badass and I like your style, 2) you’re a blog reader and I promised secret podcast stuff, and 3) I’m gathering up crazy stories from my time on the road and wanted to share them!
This stuff is so secret, it’s not being published anywhere else, not even to the main podcast feed.
So if you need a little chuckle on a Friday (plus a surprising takeaway from drunken caterwauling), listen now:
P.S. I talk about confidence a lot – not because there’s some series of steps you have to follow and BAM! CONFIDENCE!
I talk about it because we focus on it as if it’s magic, like we can’t possibly move forward or do something different UNTIL the confidence comes.
Soul-crushing newsflash: confidence doesn’t come first. If you’re waiting until you feel confident to make a move, you’ll be waiting forever. Feeling ready is not really a thing. So the trick is really to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
And I get that “feel the fear and do it anyway” is easier said than done… the first time I started a freelance business (and wound up failing miserably) I was deeply uncomfortable.
I couldn’t seem to find consistent work or charge what I was worth, and that frustration was enough to make me want to quit, to give up on the dream of being my own boss. Thankfully when I took a step back and looked at the situation with as much objectivity as I could muster, I recognized (and gave myself grace for) the fact that I had a skills gap. Turns out I was great at writing, but lacked the skills to build a sustainable business.
On the surface, that kinda sucks. But the cool thing about that realization? A skills gap is totally a solvable (even if uncomfortable and awkward-at-first) problem – learn, take action, rinse, repeat… until you have a business you love.
Why am I telling you all this?
Because the man that taught me everything I know about growing a freelance business has just opened up his coaching program. I went through Kevin Rogers’ Real Free Life (RFL for short) back in 2016, booking conference rooms at my day job so I could attend the training sessions. That same year, I walked away from my day job for good, and never looked back.
If you’re interested in this program (and potentially having me as your coach – SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT), get all the details here. Yes, that’s an affiliate link and if you choose to enroll, I get a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ for my part in getting you through the door. But I only recommend stuff I’ve personally bought and gotten value from… and I got so much value from RFL that I went through it multiple times and eventually became a coach in the program. That’s how much I believe in it.
And if you’re not there yet, at least let me entertain you with random stories about drunk girls.
If you’re an aspiring freelancer who’s working up the courage to leave the day job… good news! I’m sharing all the things I WISH I’d known before making the leap so that hopefully your journey goes a little more smoothly than mine.