It puzzles me how many of us women have become comfortable with putting ourselves last at the risk of being there for everyone and their momma. Oh you know what I mean we put our goals on hold over and over again and we don't make our needs a priority. Of course, I don’t suggest you not be there for your friends, but when are you going to show up for you?
My word for this year is “shift” and my theme is “show up.” It took me some time to come up with what I wanted to feel and experience in 2018. The word shift kept coming up in my mind, it really resonated with me and it's what I want my 2018 to look like. Meaning every area of my life needs to shift upward and I need to show up for myself like never before.
Now you may be thinking, Siobhan you’ve been doing your thing and that’s true however it’s time for me to allow my light to shine ever more and get out of my comfort zone. As I was writing about this in my journal - I realized that not only do I need to show up but I want my supporters, audience, and community to show up for themselves too.
The goal of the Show Up For You Challenge
It’s quite simple- for one week you commit to putting you first and doing the work to change your life in a positive direction. You make a decision that you will SHOW UP and make you a priority. That’s it.
So you may be thinking how exactly do I show up for myself-- great question! I want you to think about the following ...
- What’s the one thing you’ve been putting off over and over again?
- When I get more time I will do ______________. (fill in the blank)
- What’s something that you think about often but you're too afraid to take the first step?
Whatever comes to mind first that’s what I want you to commit to for the challenge.
The goal of this challenge is to for you to stop making excuses and finally put yourself first in whatever way feels good to you. (1) figure out what you want to do especially for you for 5 days. (2) by the end of the week, you’ve committed and proven to yourself that you can do the work. You’ve also built your momentum to keep showing up for yourself throughout the year.
What to expect for the Show Up For You Challenge
The challenge kicks off Monday, January 15th which is just a couple of days away and we are getting started. Every day you’ll receive a video from yours truly that will empower and motivate you to show up for yourself. Then you’ll check in to our private accountability Facebook Group and share that you've completed your task for the day. You can also expect to receive support and encouragement from the online community.
A brief breakdown of each day:
Day 1- You matter. No matter what you’ve been through there is a reason you’re here on earth and even though things may look bleak right now, this is not the end of your story.
Day 2- Not another year. You’ve wasted enough time doing nothing. It’s time to push past your fears and stop comparing yourself to others. Now is the time to take action in your life.
Day 3 - Live on purpose. You have the career, beautiful family, money and freedom to travel as you please, but yet there's still an emptiness and void in your life due to a lack of purpose.
Day 4 - What do you want? If you were living your ideal life what does that look like? What do you want to experience in your lifetime? Now, what are you going to do to make it happen?
Day 5- Girl, let’s get it. Now that you understand that you matter and that you have no more time to waste, it's time to go get everything you desire.
Benefits of the Show Up for You Challenge
We give and give and give to our friends and family and when it comes to ourselves we don’t make the same effort. The goal of this challenge is to help you get the year started off right by doing what feels good to you. No more are we saying “new year, new me” without any changes or action behind it.
We’re choosing to do the work and show up for ourselves because we understand that no one is going to come and save us, we have to save ourselves. It’s time for you to discover what you want for your life and say yes to yourself for a change. Plus you’ll be a part of a community of women who like you are also deciding to show up for themselves this year.
The reason why many women don’t show up for themselves myself included is due to fear, lack of clarity or they’re expecting for someone to validate and affirm them. As a result, you’re stuck and you’ve been watching everyone win but you. Now I want you to win!
What to expect after the challenge?
It’s the end of the week and for the first time in a long time, you showed up for yourself like never before. You’ve proven to yourself that you can do it and you’re not a failure. Girl, you rock!
Now I know what you’re thinking…
- Will I be able to show up for myself for an entire year?
- How will I stay motivated and keep the momentum going?
- What happens if I fall off track and end up back where I started?
I hear you loud and clear and that’s why on Tuesday, January 23rd in our Facebook group I am hosting a free workshop to help you to take it a step further. It’s a 60-minute workshop where I’ll provide ways for you to make 2018 your best year ever yet. Plus we’ll have q + a so you can ask your most burning questions, so come prepared. Basically, this challenge is you getting coaching from me to help you set the tone for your year. Awesome right!
Oh, and you’ll also have the opportunity to be entered into a giveaway to win Girl Be Free products and a complimentary seat in my online group coaching program.
Alright! I get it and I am ready to sign up!
To sign up for the free challenge you need to go to bit.ly/showup4you. After you register you’ll receive details about the challenge plus the link to join our accountability Facebook Group. I’ve also created worksheets and a Spotify playlist that’s guaranteed to empower you.
By registering for the challenge you’ll receive 5 lessons for the week and automatic access to the free workshop happening later this month. Lastly, you'll have an opportunity to be entered into a giveaway to win Girl Be Free products and a complimentary seat in my online group coaching program.
The Show Up For You Challenge is just what you need to start your year off the way you desire. Go sign up for this free challenge and be sure to share it with your friends who you know need to show up for themselves as well. Don’t second-guess if this is the right time we’re all in this together and I’ve created content and a community to help you do the work. Sign up right now and I can’t wait to see how you show up for yourself for the challenge.
How will you show up for yourself this year?