What are you waiting for?

It’s time to celebrate life, now.

We have something inside of us that we know can help others and yet we create this invisible gatekeeper that holds us back from serving.

We wait for the perfect tagline. We wait for the perfect certification. We wait for the perfect timing.

We believe something has to happen in a certain order in order to move forward. For example, I thought in order to reach a lot of people and make a big difference in the world, I had to be featured in a lot of articles, speak on really big stages and have a published book.

But what I now know is that all of those things came *after* I built a community. At Simple Green Smoothies, I focused on adding as much value as I could, creating meaningful connections, and loving up on people first. This resulted in reaching over 1 million people online through our emails, Instagram and Facebook.

Do you ever catch yourself watching, wishing and waiting to press play on a dream or idea that’s been brewing in your heart?

What I’ve noticed with many of my clients is they already have success in business, but they have this secret heart project that they want to bring to the world.

Celebrating Life, Now

In this episode, I get cozy with Lynnette Abbott where we talk about trust, taking steps blindly and making decisions from love, not fear.

Lynnette Abbott is the founder and designer of Craft My Occasion, a company that creates party supplies celebrating children of color.

What started as a party planning company, turned into a purpose-driven company when Lynnette discovered that there was a huge disparity in the amount and variety of party supplies that feature characters of colors. As a creative, Lynnette was compelled to create more diversity for the party planning industry.

Craft My Occasion’s party supplies raised more than $21,000 and was named a “Project We Love” by Kickstarter. The party supplies have also been featured in The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Parents, Black Enterprise, and POPSUGAR.

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!):

  • The pivotal moment Lynnette realized she needed to change directions in her career and still be creative, but with less stress
  • What challenges Lynnette overcame to pursue her passion project
  • What the journey to start her own business looked like, including the way she successfully used a Kickstarter campaign to make it all happen
  • Where Lynnette’s passion for celebrating parties comes from
  • What lessons healing from cancer has taught Lynnette and the way she’s applied them to her business
  • The amazing story about how she stopped wishing and waiting, and made her dream of living on Hawaii a reality

FIND full show notes here: jadahsellner.com/155

Check out the episode on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play. As you’re listening, take a screenshot, share your favorite takeaway and tag me on Instagram and Facebook with #leadwithlovepodcast.

I hope you enjoyed Lynnette’s journey as much as I did. In this episode, we mentioned the Build Your Challenge course that Lynnette joined before launching her $21,000 Kickstarter campaign. You can get the 5-step roadmap for free at buildyourchallenge.com.

And to learn more about the Love Over Metrics Incubator that Lynnette has been a part of, make sure you’re on the waitlist at loveovermetrics.com.

Warm hugs,

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