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"I'm gonna do it after…" This is the most commonly used BS statement on the planet. I hear and have used it more times than I should admit. "I'm gonna do it after…I lose a couple of pounds, after I pay down my credit card bill, after my child graduates from high school, after I save a kitten out of a tree, blah, blah, blah…

In brief, this statement is the go-to for creating an excuse and giving yourself a reason NOT to pull the trigger. It is the default setting for fear. It is the baseline of purposes unfulfilled. It is the navigation system for confusion. We use this statement to create a list of all the reasons why we are unworthy of our heart's desires. Sometimes we run it around in our minds for years. It becomes even more dangerous when we start saying these excuses out loud because we are speaking our fears into existence…YIKES!

So then what causes some to keep dwelling in their BS and others to go ahead and pull the trigger? Sadly…most of us wait to pull the trigger until we reach a point of pain that becomes intolerable. We wait to change careers, move, get out of a toxic relationship, or until all our money is gone before we commit to doing something new. Although pain is what usually pushes us forward, the good news is that once we make the decision and commit to MOVE…then the next decision becomes easier and we can do it faster. Why? Because you permit yourself to live your best life…otherwise known as dwelling in happiness.

Happiness, success, joy, purpose, destiny, and a life fulfilled is not for the special. It's for all of us. The difference is that the majority of people would rather spend their lives sleepwalking, numb, and playing it safe than to leap, shift their perspective, and take a risk. I know and speak to a crazy amount of highly intelligent women, have all the degrees, the experience, mass amounts of money sitting in their bank account, and are way more talented and gifted than me…these women are what I've come to label as "locked and loaded." Yet, they are miserable and stagnant. Why? Because they refuse to aim and go ahead and pull the trigger….for fear of missing the target and/or running out of ammo.

So what makes me and other women so different? That's easy. Although I may not have as many bullets, and/or the best firearm on the market. I have what they lack…and that is knowing that I'm designed to win in the end. I'm not worried about the shots I take and miss (that's part of the process). I focus on the ones I hit. I'm not worried about running out of ammunition, because my creativity is an unlimited source of innovation. I'm not worried about the judgment of others because nowhere in my job description or biography will you find… "please people."

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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.

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