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You know that famous line from one of those "Housewives" shows…"Who gonna stop me?" Sadly the answer for most people is…YOU. Yep, YOU. YOU are either your biggest champion or your biggest obstacle to your success. The reason for this is because most people simply cannot get out of their way. They cannot push past their comfort zones. They cannot break their patterns. And they cannot activate the type of faith required to go blindly into the unknown and/or new territory.

So here's the good news. As someone who has gone around the mountain, hung out in the valley, and repeated self-sabotaging patterns…In brief, I took the long hard way. I have developed a simple strategy I use to help my clients get out of their way without having to suffer for 40 years in the wilderness. And today I'ma share it with you.

1. Focus on ONE: Pick ONE product/service you are going to market and promote (I recommend something with a premium rate). Then pick ONE Core Customer to create content around. Finally, pick ONE social media platform to spend time engaging, educating, and empowering people to purchase from you. This works because you are sowing 100% into ONE thing instead of putting 25% into 4/5 things expecting a 100% ROI and sorry to burst your bubble…it doesn't work that way.

2. Brain Dump: Sometimes we become stuck because our brain becomes filled with so many ideas that we become paralyzed with what to do first and/or next. So carve out some time to brain dump every idea, task, assignment, or strategy that's floating around in your mind. Yet, please be aware that EVERY idea is NOT meant to be implemented.

3. Choose Whatcha Gonna Do: Pick 2-3 tasks that you are going to take from idea to reality. Then sit down and write out ALL the steps to get there. Next, put a deadline for each step. Finally, add each task to your calendar. This is the best way to hold yourself accountable. Reminder: what gets measured…gets done.

4. Commit to Finishing: Understand this is a process. This is a journey that will prepare you for the next steps along the path. Don't try to rush it. Don't get impatient. Instead, become disciplined, dedicated, and determined to reach your DESTINY!

You don't have to be your biggest obstacle. You can become your greatest cheerleader. You can become your hero. You can become your biggest advocate. All you gotta do is be willing to tell the old you…to MOVE because you have NEW territories to explore. You have NEW opportunities to say YES to. You have NEW people to get to know. So let me ask the question again…"Who gonna stop you?" My advice…don't let it be YOU.


I’m Kandis Troutman, The Creative Architect. I'm a mother, teacher, and spiritual seeker focused on purpose walking, and serving others. I help women activate their God-given power so they can transform their purpose into a prosperous business.

Thanks for reading my post. I try to publish new posts weekly, but I believe in leaving room for God, which means there are no guarantees. But check in often and let me know what content awakens your spirit and I’ll be more than happy to share my experiences.

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