The weird thing is, I hardly recognise myself. I have spent these past 12 months so focused on watching my Deetoxers learn, grow and excel that I hadn’t stopped to notice that I was learning, growing and exceling along with them. It is hard to articulate the difference that I feel. It isn’t just increased confidence although I am certainly more confident than I was. I think it is actually I am more at peace with myself. I don’t question myself to the extent that I used to. I trust my instinct much more and I have cultivated a deep seated belief that I can do anything I set my mind to. For the first time in a very long time I am perfectly happy to be me. Happy to be Dee.
I have also learned that I, just like my Deetoxers, have many limiting beliefs and sabotage patterns to contend with. The most prominent for me over the past 12 months has been my people pleasing tendencies. In a desire to ensure peoples experiences are the best they can be, I have frequently over extended myself and offered too much for free. I have only just this very month learned the difference between being appreciated and being valued. Simply put, when it comes to my business, being appreciated doesn’t pay the bills, being valued does. I have given away too much of myself, my experience, my skills and been left feeling under-appreciated and undervalued. And I only have myself to blame for this. I am learning. Fast.
The most inspiring lesson I have learned this year is the power of one small idea. Deetox was born of a question in a Facebook status which led to an idea. So simple and yet extraordinarily life changing. I coach so many new entrepreneurs who feel they have to be 100% ready before they launch their businesses – the website must be done, the Facebook page must be perfect, the business cards printed etc. – and this couldn’t be further from the truth. All that is needed is an idea and the motivation and enthusiasm to show that idea to the world in all its imperfect beauty. Your customers will be far better judges of the power and potential of your idea than you ever will.
And as for the next 12 months? I’m thinking I probably shouldn’t make any plans – I seem to do better without them.
P.S. Maybe you will discover your idea in next months Deetox 30 Day Challenge. Sign up here today and let's see what happens https://deehutchinson.com/hellodeetoxers