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Are You Ready to Leap?

“Should you ever find yourself on your path, moving along in spite of fear, wondering if you’re ready or not to rise to the next level, chances are great that you will not be ready.”

Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe

Are we ever really ready?

Wouldn’t it be better to wait until it’s perfect?

All of us have been there, that time in our life when we were being called to step into our greatness; to leave that job, to release that relationship, to take that new position, give a speech, write that book.

I call it taking the leap.

The leap is when you make the final decision to do it. That’s it. You just say, “Okay, I am doing this thing.”

And here is the secret. You don’t have to know how yet. The how comes in the plan.

And yes, you leap before you plan.

The leap is simply making the declaration that you are doing something new. The leap is a pivotal moment. Because several things happen as soon as you do this:

  • First you activate the Law of Attraction because you are sending your desire out into the Universe and then the magic begins.

  • Opportunities start coming your way to make it easier.

  • People start showing up to help you on your path.

It’s funny, because there is one other thing that often happens when we take the leap.

We freak out! We will often go into major fear because our subconscious or ego chimes in with, “What are you doing? Are you crazy? Let’s do this later? I’m not ready!”

This pivotal moment is when you need to have support — someone to help hold you accountable. Someone who can show you the way.

This is when you will need your cheerleaders to motivate you forward by saying, “You can do it! We believe in you!”

This is when you must simply trust that you are on a Divine mission to fulfill your higher calling. You don’t need it to be perfect. You simply need to step through your fear, and when you do, you will find your power.

Why is the leap important?

Every time we take the leap, even if we fall, we learn and grow. We also get closer to our goal.

So what is your LEAP? What is your dream?

Don’t keep your music inside of you. You have come here for a purpose. Understand, you will probably never be completely ready to leap … and that’s okay because it’s all part of the process.

If you are feeling called to step into something new, to reinvent midlife, I’ve got something very special for you. I have taken 10 of my private coaching exercises and turned them into a special course called, Unlock Your Financial Power, and it’s free! You can access it through the Smart Women’s Academy.

Take the leap and register for my course, do the work, and when you are finished, schedule your personal leap session by booking a 30-minute complementary coaching session with me. I’ll ask you to complete an online assessment so we can have a very productive session together. Once you finish the course, you will be invited to a coaching session with me.

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Katana Abbott, CFP® practitioner, is a Life and Legacy Coach™, host of the Smart Women Talk Radio™, founder of the Smart Women Companies with over 1 million subscribers globally, inspirational speaker and author of several books.

She began her financial planning career in 1987 and became a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. In 2003, Katana created Smart Women’s Coaching® to offer financial coaching and educational workshops for women in transition who are dealing with caregiving, death of a loved one, divorce, retirement or looking to create or grow a business. She founded Smart Women’s Empowerment in 2008 to bring free financial empowerment resources and programs to women around the world through her team of Contributing Experts.


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