I’m back in the The States this week and I’m really excited about today’s episode. It’s all about asking that question (watch the episode or read below to learn what it is!) that probably got you or your friends in trouble when you were in grade school – either by teachers or by your parents.
I hope this is episode is both challenging and inspiring as you step into your greatness this week! Enjoy!
The question that probably got you in trouble in grade school and why you SHOULD ask it now! (PLUS, a carrier pigeon!)
Welcome to Episode 20 of UnSabotage with Ginny Townsend! I’m so excited and I want to celebrate – so I’ll tell you how at the end.
What is that one question that probably got you in trouble in grade school – maybe with a parent, or a teacher, or even with a friend. But now… harnessed properly, could really help you make some serious steps forward!
Here’s the question: “Says who?”
Do you have memories popping up of when you or someone you knew asked that question as a kid? Oh dang! They’re going to get in so much trouble!!
But it’s interesting how things change but we don’t get a notification that they DID change.
So, as you’re building something amazing in your life, whatever your business looks like right now, I’m sure you didn’t receive a notification on your phone, or a letter in the mail, or a courier delivered letter, or a courier pigeon telling you that the rules changed about this question.
So, I’m going to be your courier today! Your carrier pigeon! Here’s your official decree and proclamation!
Dear Lady Townsend,
Please accept our sincere apologies for not sharing this important proclamation until this moment.
We applaud your efforts in being a respectful youth and not asking the question “says who?”
However, it has come to our attention that this limit is no longer required of you. Please consider this proclamation as your official permission to ask “says who?” as you step into your greatness.
Actually, your world needs you to ask this question of others but especially of yourself!
And while this may sound silly – actually I hope it sounds really silly!
Because sometimes we view permission to do something from an external source as having more credibility than internal permission-giving.
This is actually a glass wall I’ve experienced running into in different iterations. Waiting for permission. External permission. And I’ve spoken with enough driven, entrepreneurial women to know I’m not the only one who has experienced this wall.
So back to the question…
What does asking “Says who” actually look like in our lives?
If you find yourself thinking: Oh, I could never do that? – Says who
Or “Oh, I’m not good enough for that?” says who
Or “Oh, I’m not ready for that” – says who
Or “Oh, this isn’t a typical career” – says who
Or “What if it doesn’t work?” – says who
Or “What if I look like I don’t know what I’m doing?” – says who
Or “What if I’m not the best at it?” – says who
Or any other Glass Walls style thought that may cross your mind.
Challenge it. Ask “says who?” And if you don’t come up with a great answer, don’t trust the thought.
It’s a limiting thought that probably THINKS it has your best in mind. But you’re not in grade school anymore.
At first the thought may seem like it has authority – but look, you have a proclamation. From the authorities.
And if you want one for yourself, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Says who? and the name you want on your proclamation. There’s no cost. No commitment. Simply an early holiday gift from me to you.
P.S. If you’re interested in learning about the upcoming Shatter Your Glass Walls MasterClass, you can get all the juicy details over at: unsabotage.com/masterclass
Until next week.