-Hey Girl, Hey!

I hope all of you ladies had a great week and were able to get a little rest and spend some quality time with your loved ones over the holiday. I want to thank you all for all of your feedback and creativity in last week’s challenge of letting go! We got more engagement in this particular challenge than in any of our other challenges so far (and I know “letting go” is one of the hardest things to do)! Which just shows me that you ladies are really serious about making changes for the better and you are willing to put in the work necessary to take your lives to that next level. As always, I want to encourage you to just keep going! You guys are doing a great job! 

Side note: Just in case you missed our story update (last week)- I know a lot of you have reached out looking for additional tools and resources that can help you continue to shift your mindset and let go of some of your past behaviors (or help you begin to create new habits)… so we put a link in our Instagram bio to our Amazon Storefront where you can easily find some of our favorite books on personal development, business development, and mindset mastery. Check it Out: Our Favorite Tools and Resources for Personal and Business Development 

So this week, we are going to be doing things a little differently. Key 7 of Excessive Elevation is Be Brave. The purpose of this week’s challenge is to help you get past that perfectionist mindset, stop obsessing over every little detail, avoid “analysis paralysis” and stop waiting to have all of your ducks in a row before you decide to go after something. I really want you all to embrace the idea that bravery will get you further than perfection. Bottom line, I want you to get comfortable taking risks! 

This really resonated with me after hearing Reshma Saujani’s ted talk- teach girls bravery, not perfection so if you haven’t seen or heard it yet- I need you to stop what you’re doing and check it out below! Her presentation perfectly lays out the reality of how society breeds girls to be perfect and not brave.

In this presentation, Reshma discusses her view on why women are currently misrepresented in c-level suites and boardrooms around the world. Some of her research shows that “Even at a 5th grade level, girls consistently outperform boys in almost every core area (when given IQ tests)” and she explains that this misrepresentation of women in higher level positions… really has nothing to do with their ability to perform but rather the way that they have been socialized to aspire to perfection. Ultimately, making them overly cautious and less willing to take risks (than men). 

She states that “Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure- they’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boys on the other hand are taught to play rough, swing high- climb to the top of the monkey bars and just jump off- head first- so by the time they’re adults, whether they are negotiating a raise or even asking someone out on a date they are habituated to take risk after risk, they’re rewarded for it.” 

So, this week I want you ladies to start breaking chains! Put your big girl pants on. I want you to go out on a limb and force yourself to take a risk. Stop obsessing over every detail, stop waiting for that perfect moment and stop feeling like you can’t try something new (just because you don’t meet 100% of the qualification or requirements, just yet). You have to begin to truly embrace the idea that bravery will get you further than perfection. 

Maybe you’ve been waiting to share your brand with the world but because your logo and branding board isn’t 100% perfect… or your website doesn’t function exactly how you want it to-  you’ve been holding back your greatness. Or maybe you haven’t raised the prices of your products or asked for more money for the services that you provide because there are 10 other people in your industry who have been in business longer than you have… Or maybe you haven’t submitted your application to have your business featured in that start up magazine because you don’t meet “the revenue requirements” listed for that specific publication but you are absolutely killing it in all other areas of qualification. 

The bottom line is, you can wait for that perfect moment and you can continue to push things off until you have everything just right but ultimately, that perfectionist mindset is going to hold you back. Waiting for everything to be 100% perfect is going to have you sitting on the side lines- watching other people (who might even be less qualified than you are- in your respective field) get out there and crush it. They are going to get a head start… in your race, simply because they weren’t worried about everything being perfect. They were brave enough to go for it!

Hey Girl, Hey!

I hope all of you ladies had a great week and were able to get a little rest and spend some quality time with your loved ones over the holiday. I want to thank you all for all of your feedback and creativity in last week’s challenge of letting go!

We got more engagement in this particular challenge than in any of our other challenges so far (and I know “letting go” is one of the hardest things to do)! Which just shows me that you ladies are really serious about making changes for the better and you are willing to put in the work necessary to take your lives to that next level. As always, I want to encourage you to just keep going! You guys are doing a great job! 

Side note: Just in case you missed our story update (last week)- I know a lot of you have reached out looking for additional tools and resources that can help you continue to shift your mindset and let go of some of your past behaviors (or help you begin to create new habits)… so we put a link in our Instagram bio to our Amazon Storefront where you can easily find some of our favorite books on personal development, business development, and mindset mastery. Check it Out:

Our Favorite Tools and Resources for Personal and Business Development 

So this week, we are going to be doing things a little differently. Key 7 of Excessive Elevation is Be Brave. The purpose of this week’s challenge is to help you get past that perfectionist mindset, stop obsessing over every little detail, avoid “analysis paralysis” and stop waiting to have all of your ducks in a row before you decide to go after something. I really want you all to embrace the idea that bravery will get you further than perfection. Bottom line, I want you to get comfortable taking risks! 

This really resonated with me after hearing Reshma Saujani’s ted talk- teach girls bravery, not perfection so if you haven’t seen or heard it yet- I need you to stop what you’re doing and check it out below! Her presentation perfectly lays out the reality of how society breeds girls to be perfect and not brave.

In this presentation, Reshma discusses her view on why women are currently misrepresented in c-level suites and boardrooms around the world. Some of her research shows that “Even at a 5th grade level, girls consistently outperform boys in almost every core area (when given IQ tests)” and she explains that this misrepresentation of women in higher level positions…

really has nothing to do with their ability to perform but rather the way that they have been socialized to aspire to perfection. Ultimately, making them overly cautious and less willing to take risks (than men). 

She states that “Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure- they’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boys on the other hand are taught to play rough, swing high- climb to the top of the monkey bars and just jump off- head first- so by the time they’re adults, whether they are negotiating a raise or even asking someone out on a date they are habituated to take risk after risk, they’re rewarded for it.” 

So, this week I want you ladies to start breaking chains! Put your big girl pants on. I want you to go out on a limb and force yourself to take a risk. Stop obsessing over every detail, stop waiting for that perfect moment and stop feeling like you can’t try something new (just because you don’t meet 100% of the qualification or requirements, just yet). You have to begin to truly embrace the idea that bravery will get you further than perfection. 

Maybe you’ve been waiting to share your brand with the world but because your logo and branding board isn’t 100% perfect… or your website doesn’t function exactly how you want it to-  you’ve been holding back your greatness. Or maybe you haven’t raised the prices of your products or asked for more money for the services that you provide because there are 10 other people in your industry who have been in business longer than you have…

Or maybe you haven’t submitted your application to have your business featured in that start up magazine because you don’t meet “the revenue requirements” listed for that specific publication but you are absolutely killing it in all other areas of qualification. 

The bottom line is, you can wait for that perfect moment and you can continue to push things off until you have everything just right but ultimately, that perfectionist mindset is going to hold you back. Waiting for everything to be 100% perfect is going to have you sitting on the side lines- watching other people (who might even be less qualified than you are- in your respective field) get out there and crush it.

They are going to get a head start… in your race, simply because they weren’t worried about everything being perfect. They were brave enough to go for it!

16 KEYS to excessive elevation:                Copyright © 2019 HEY GIRL, HEY!

 

7. Be Brave: If you haven’t seen or heard Reshma Saujani’s Ted Talk: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection you need to stop what you’re doing and check it out as her presentation perfectly lays out the reality of how society breeds girls to be perfect, not brave. “Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure, they’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boys on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, climb to the top of the monkey bars and then just jump off- head first. They’re habituated to take risk after risk, they’re rewarded for it.” In this step we will help you get past the perfectionist mindset. You’ll learn how to stop obsessing over every detail and get comfortable taking risks.

16 KEYS to excessive elevation:Copyright © 2019 HEY GIRL, HEY!

 

7. Be Brave: If you haven’t seen or heard Reshma Saujani’s Ted Talk: Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection you need to stop what you’re doing and check it out as her presentation perfectly lays out the reality of how society breeds girls to be perfect, not brave. “Most girls are taught to avoid risk and failure, they’re taught to smile pretty, play it safe, get all A’s. Boys on the other hand, are taught to play rough, swing high, climb to the top of the monkey bars and then just jump off- head first. They’re habituated to take risk after risk, they’re rewarded for it.” In this step we will help you get past the perfectionist mindset. You’ll learn how to stop obsessing over every detail and get comfortable taking risks.

THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE:

 

Be Brave


This week I want you to stop obsessing, stop selling yourself short and start getting comfortable with taking risks! Ask yourself what are you afraid of? What is the worst possible outcome of you going for what you want without meeting 100% of the qualifications?

More than likely it’s not going to be life or death.  Whatever it is- it doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to get done. Take the risk! Go talk to the guy you’ve been crushing on, go to the place your friends don’t have time to go to-alone, apply for the position (that’s requirements look like they are beyond your current skillset). Stop selling yourself short because you have mastered where you are. Stop allowing yourself to only do those things that “you know you’re going to be great at.” 

The next level- should be a challenge, it should require you to have to grow in certain areas. It won’t be perfect the first time around! You might get rejected, you might mess up, and might even get it all wrong but you have to be willing to take that risk and get comfortable with being imperfect. 

One of my favorite quotes is by Allen Neuharth- he said:
“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down”.
And this is the mindset I want you all to keep this week and every week from here on out. 

Grab the graphic below and think about two things that you want to do but (don’t feel like you are 100% ready, perfect or qualified for) … you are going to pick two days this week and force yourself to do them! 

In the risk boxes- you’re going to write down the two biggest things that you haven’t felt quite ready for and then once you’ve gotten the courage to knock them out (THIS WEEK) you are going to jot down the date that you “got brave and went for it”. share it to your story and save it to your phone. 

Going forward you will use this as a reference. Whenever you find yourself slipping into that perfectionist mindset or you feel nervous about taking a risk- look back at this graphic and remind yourself- that on these specific dates, you took a risk, you were brave enough to go for it… and whether the end result was you thought it would be (or not)… you did it- imperfectly and the sky didn’t come crashing down!
It’s time to put your big girl pants on Queens!

Be sure to: Leave a comment below or on our YouTube Channel, Send us an email, Shoot us a DM (via Instagram or Facebook), Tag us in your posts and/or videos and use the hashtags #getupGirl and #getupGirlchallenge.

Our community is here to cheer you on and we can’t wait to see what you ladies accomplish this week. You’ve got this Queen!

This week I want you to stop obsessing, stop selling yourself short and start getting comfortable with taking risks! Ask yourself what are you afraid of? What is the worst possible outcome of you going for what you want without meeting 100% of the qualifications?

More than likely it’s not going to be life or death.  Whatever it is- it doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to get done. Take the risk! Go talk to the guy you’ve been crushing on, go to the place your friends don’t have time to go to-alone, apply for the position (that’s requirements look like they are beyond your current skillset). Stop selling yourself short because you have mastered where you are. Stop allowing yourself to only do those things that “you know you’re going to be great at.” 

The next level- should be a challenge, it should require you to have to grow in certain areas. It won’t be perfect the first time around! You might get rejected, you might mess up, and might even get it all wrong but you have to be willing to take that risk and get comfortable with being imperfect. 

One of my favorite quotes is by Allen Neuharth- he said:

“I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down”.

And this is the mindset I want you all to keep this week and every week from here on out. 

Grab the graphic below and think about two things that you want to do but (don’t feel like you are 100% ready, perfect or qualified for) … you are going to pick two days this week and force yourself to do them! 

In the risk boxes- you’re going to write down the two biggest things that you haven’t felt quite ready for and then once you’ve gotten the courage to knock them out (THIS WEEK) you are going to jot down the date that you “got brave and went for it”. share it to your story and save it to your phone. 

Going forward you will use this as a reference. Whenever you find yourself slipping into that perfectionist mindset or you feel nervous about taking a risk- look back at this graphic and remind yourself- that on these specific dates, you took a risk, you were brave enough to go for it… and whether the end result was you thought it would be (or not)… you did it- imperfectly and the sky didn’t come crashing down!
It’s time to put your big girl pants on Queens!

Be sure to: Leave a comment below or on our YouTube Channel, Send us an email, Shoot us a DM (via Instagram or Facebook), Tag us in your posts and/or videos and use the hashtags #getupGirl and #getupGirlchallenge.

Our community is here to cheer you on and we can’t wait to see what you ladies accomplish this week. You’ve got this Queen!

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