This past Saturday morning I did the unthinkable.
It was 9:30 am and Wayne Dyer was taking the stage at the Javits Center for his opening keynote at I Can Do It! New York. Just down the street, at the Ink 48 Hotel, I was enjoying a delectable omelette freshly delivered by room service, still ensconced in the fabulous zebra-striped robe that had been waiting for me upon arrival.
For the first time in 12 years – the entire history of Hay House’s I Can Do It conferences on this continent – I wasn’t producing and emceeing the event, I wasn’t introducing Wayne. I was no longer the one everybody turned to. I had, in fact, turned that responsibility and privilege over.
I was no longer the one and only one. I was no longer needed. And that was a good thing…though utterly unimaginable until that moment since I had spent most of my life buying love by bending over backward and banking self-worth by ensuring my indispensability and irreplaceability.
So in that moment what surprised me most is that instead of feeling FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) I felt liberated!
I thought to myself: So this is what happens when we make a conscious choice to change on our own terms, in our own time. This is what happens when we rock our own foundation before it rocks us. This is what happens when we take life into our own hands, knowing that every choice we make today has the power to propel us into the future we most desire. This is what happens when we are in alignment and integrity with our truth. This is freedom.
I got it right away.
When I took that same stage later in the afternoon for my keynote, I immediately felt free to let go of any fear, insecurity, doubt that had been holding me back and I jumped in to claim the present moment in service of my future–so that I can ultimately be of more service to you.
Isn’t it time to release the old identities, labels, costumes that you’ve been clinging to and make room for the new?
Isn’t it time to jump?