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#497: Do Something Different: A Method For Getting Unstuck

September 13, 2022

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What scares you AND lights you up is the key to rapid progress

Is there something that scares you a little bit, but also lights you up when you think about doing it? 

Maybe the thought of leaving your 9 to 5 J.O.B. to pursue your side hustle full time or doing your first Instagram Live gives you the butterflies, but every time the idea pops into your mind you think, “Man, this could change my whole world!” 

I’m going to tell you something that I’ve learned over the past 13 years of being a business owner: Those butterflies in your stomach are a loud and clear message to shake things up a bit and do something different — or DSD, as my friend says. 

DSD isn’t always comfortable — because let’s be real — it usually requires you to step outside of your comfort zone. But let me tell you, sweet friend, the biggest moments of growth are the ones where I’ve decided to DSD. My business, and my life in general, would be nowhere near where they are today without these leaps of faith, whether they’ve been really big or very small.

Yes, it can be a little scary, and it’s not always easy. But I promise you that it’s totally worth it. 

In this episode, I share some of the life-changing, blind leap-of-faith, DSD moments that have made a major impact on my life and business, and some ways that you can shake things up, too.


Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [05:24] Tracy Porterfield, introduced me and Hobie when we both worked with Tony Robbins. One of the things she would always say is DSD or do something different.
  • [11:53] The moments that I've decided to DSD are the ones that have also been the most significant and have had the most impact.
  • [12:28] I'm also proud of myself when I DSD when I'm actually afraid of what people will think. Those are the moments I'm the most proud of myself.
  • [13:16] A few ways I've DSDed in my business. 1. I joined Marie Forleo's Mastermind when I still had a nine-to-five job. 2.  I invested in digital courses early on. 3. I hired my first virtual assistant, Rebecca. 4. I poured my heart and soul into one digital course without knowing whether it would work or not.
  • [15:29] 5. I also added a membership to my business. People who go through Digital Course Academy get a personal invite to Momentum. 6. I've also gotten up on stage when I didn't really feel comfortable being in the spotlight.
  • [17:07] 7. I think my biggest DSD was having the courage to get out of a partnership that wasn't serving me anymore.
  • [17:36] If I hadn't DSDed, I'd still be in my tiny apartment in Carlsbad struggling to make ends meet. Your life can change when you embrace the concept of doing something different.
  • [18:03] What is your heart telling you to DSD? What scares you a little bit but lights you up a lot?

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