KMA: how to embrace (and own) your expertise

It’s time to kick Monday’s ass…

I hear a lot about “working up the courage” to do something. Or waiting for inspiration.

Especially last week as my big client wrapped up his launch – one of the biggest objections we saw to starting an online business?

“I just need to work up the courage to put myself out there.”

Let me tell you something… courage and confidence are like fruit and veggies. To be able to harvest those to nourish your body, first you’ve got to plant SEEDS.

The seed of courage and confidence?


Even if you don’t know how it’ll turn out. Even if you don’t think it’ll work. Even if you have no clue what you’re doing.

When you commit to figuring something out, and showing up every day until you’ve achieved what you set out to achieve… that’s when you get courage and confidence. Not before.

That brings us to…

Kick Monday’s Ass Video

I love the work I do in helping people start their own businesses. I remember when I was stuck in a day job I hated and couldn’t figure out how to live life on my own terms.

There was a clear moment where I decided, I’d rather depend on ME, even if that means it’s a struggle. Because the struggle and the problem solving I can handle… this feeling like I’m slowly dying from toxicity in the workplace and like I can’t actually make an impact because of politics, it’s not something I can live with.

But even after I decided starting my own business was a thing I needed to do, I came up with EVERY excuse in the book not to act. Most of them revolved around this idea that people would see me as a fraud, would challenge my expertise.

So today I wanted to share with you some of the biggest excuses I made in an attempt to avoid putting myself out there – and the logic I used to set those excuses on fire.

(here’s a link to the video in case you don’t see it embedded below)

No one was born into Forbes. No one woke up this morning shocked to see their name in print in a magazine like Forbes – if they’re in there, they worked to get there.
There are always going to be reasons NOT to step up and lead… and stepping into the unknown is always scary.

But the sooner you can toss the head trash in the bin where it belongs, the sooner you can own that expertise you’ve EARNED… and do it with confidence.

Badass of the Week

BotW goes out to a young lady named Alexandra Castillo. I was reading the local news this weekend and came across this article about this little badass

She’s been selling homemade face masks to earn money to fund a food pantry for her local neighborhood.

She’s in THIRD GRADE and she’s out there working hard to make a difference. And she’s not stopping to think, “well I can’t save everyone, so I might as well not even try”.

At so young, to realize that every little bit helps, and that you don’t have to be a bigwig to help… it’s amazing.

In fact, I heard this awhile back and it’s stuck with me… if you ever become rich, who you are doesn’t change. If you were giving and generous before you came into money, you’ll continue to be that to an even great degree after you’ve got money. If you were a selfish penny pincher before you had money to spare, you’ll continue to be that.

So remember that if you ever find yourself trapped in that “I don’t have enough to help” loop. If you don’t have money to give, you can still give your time. Generosity always comes back.

On Repeat This Week
This weekend my boyfriend took off to visit family in another state… he’s gonna be gone for an entire month.

Not gonna lie… I had a few “woe is me” moments, wrapped up in a blanket watching movies and eating pizza.

But this is one of those cases where I used music to lift my mood. I found a playlist on Spotify called “Have a Nice Day” and after conneting to my Bluetooth speaker, spent time dancing around my house and singing this one at the top of my lungs.

Hopefully it lifts your mood as much as it did mine.

It’s Monday y’all… get out there and kick some ass.

Rock on,

“Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations


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.

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