Lies I Told Myself That Held Me Back

I remember back when I was an executive at AOL, I never felt like I "fit" the role. ... When I got promoted to Vice President, I felt out of place because I always thought I wasn't credentialed enough.

I was working with some super smart and well-educated people, with advanced degrees from Stanford and Harvard Business school, and here I was... a person with only 3 years at a B-rated college under her belt.

Yeah! I worked hard, got along well with my peers, and ended up being rewarded for my efforts - even though climbing the corporate ladder was not on my agenda - because, honestly, the voice in my head always compared my lack of an education to the people I worked with. So I pegged myself as less capable than them...

So if you asked the old me if one day I'd have my own business and would be helping others start their own online businesses, you'd probably see her jaw drop, followed by a deer-in-headlights stare, before she blurted out: "I don't have what it takes to do THAT!"

Until I...

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The 5 Most Effective Actions To Take To Reach A BIG Goal!

Today I'm celebrating a HUGE ONE YEAR GOAL that I set back in October...

I'm still on Cloud 9 from the experience, and I'm so proud of myself by the mere fact I even set it as a goal, then went after it and ACHIEVED IT!

My goal was be interviewed by my favorite podcaster, James Wedmore, for his podcast "Mind Your Business!" And I did it with almost half of the year left to go!!! (As of this writing, the episode has not aired yet. Once it airs, I'll update this post with a link to the recording.)

What makes this achievement even more surreal is that, even though I set this goal for real 7 months ago, it's been something I've wanted to do since I first started listening to James' podcast over 2 years ago!

Before I get into the specific actions I took to reach this big goal, it's important to add a little perspective...

A big goal like this is typically preceded by a lot of other little goals that need to happen first. So...

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