Six years ago TODAY, March 13, I officially started my business full-time! 🎉

After a 25-year corporate marketing career, I finally said “yes” to a longtime dream of having my own business, and what a wonderful (and at times, painful and humbling) ride it’s been.

Here are 3 valuable lessons I’ve learned so far:

Lesson #1: It starts with the willingness to say “YES” to the dream and then backing up that decision with immediate action. Seven months prior to devoting my full-time work hours to my business, I sat in a counselor’s office painfully aware that I was not living my dream. That day I said “YES” to this business. I didn’t know all the steps. I didn’t know how it was going to happen. I didn’t have a business plan, or a marketing plan. Heck, at the time, I didn’t even know what the business was going to be!

But I said “yes” to my inner calling, followed the nudges of my heart, and took the steps I knew to take in each moment. And, voila, the path unfolded. The path is still unfolding, and I continue to remind myself to say “yes” even when the pathway seems mysterious or unknown.

Lesson #2: It’s essential to ask for and receive support, invest in myself through coaches, mentors and trainings, AND it’s equally and even MORE essential to invest in, trust in and follow my own inner guidance. Even if it means doing the exact opposite of what the experts say. Even if it means turning people off, or getting unfollows or unsubscribes.

My inner guide is the boss.

Lesson #3: Love is the most important aspect in my entire business. Who I’m being in each moment, the presence I bring into my actions, my interactions with others, and how I operate things is the single most important ingredient. I’ve had many vulnerable, painful and humiliating experiences since becoming an entrepreneur, and when I let Love lead the way, things flow smoother and there’s a spaciousness to hold it all.

Daily, it all boils down to this very simple question of alignment for me:

Am I being the presence of Love in this moment, or am I in fear?

How Can I Help You?
Today, six years later, I’m grateful and humbled that I’ve created a thriving business, doing work I love, working with clients I love, and having a schedule and abundant lifestyle I love.

I’ve now had the good fortune to work with hundreds of soul-inspired entrepreneurs and professionals, teaching and coaching them how to clarify and communicate their message to their ideal clients, so they can create their desired income and impact.

And I particularly LOVE supporting women entrepreneurs to be radiant on stage with a riveting signature talk that positions them as a leader in their field, gives them maximum visibility, attracts their most perfect clients–all to unleash the abundance in their business.

Thank you for being part of my community. I truly honor and celebrate you for your love, support, and encouragement over the years, and especially for you shining your light in your own special way.

About Rebecca Massoud

Rebecca Massoud, founder of SHINE, is an award-winning business success coach and marketing mentor for soul-inspired women entrepreneurs. She believes it's time for you to move beyond what holds you back in marketing your business and bringing your unique message to the world, so that, individually, you can create an amazing income and amazing joy in your work, and, collectively, we can create an amazing impact.
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