What about my credibility as a human being?

I've poured all my pixie heart into creating all things #QuietBraveRadio.

Soon it'll out of my hands and into the world. And I'm so excited for this because that's when it stops being just MINE and becomes OURS.

And yet, I was flushed with anxiety for the second half of yesterday. Why?

Because while this podcast is an absolute representation of what #TheQuietBrave stands for, it's FREE. Which makes it SO much easier to share.

Like many creative entrepreneurs I know or have encountered, setting your own prices, as oppose to being told how much you will earn, is scary.

It's not talked about a lot in fear of downsizing your credibility as an expert.

What about my credibility as a human being?

Am I not allowed to tell you that I battle voices that tell me I will be rejected and called a fraud? Can I not tell you that earning well, has always felt out of my league because struggling has been synonymous with my story for a very long time?

Trust me when I tell you that I know these limiting beliefs don't have to be my truth. That doesn't mean, though, that they aren't real feelings I work through every day.

What it does mean, though, is that using this platform to tell you about my fears, has officially moved me into new territory with this lesson.

Because of a big part of it was covered in shame. And that shame has been dismantled today.

@sarahstarrs_, host of the amazing podcast The Girl Gang Conversations says that the two most powerful words in the English language are "me too"

And my hope in sharing this is that you remember, as I have, that we don't have to travel these roads alone. Everyone has something they're working on or working through because the work is never over.

And giving those issues of voice gives us back our power. And with that power the opportunity to deliberately design a new story.

"We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" -Marianne Williamson


photo lovingly borrowed from @alimakesthings

Vanessa Feliciano