How do we start? When do we start? And if we aren’t clear about it–do we hold ourselves back from actually getting started? I know I’ve been there–uncertain about what to do, wanting to do the right thing and FREEZING instead of doing anything to move forward. It’s called stuck–and I’m certain we’ve all been there. But how do we get out of our own way? Read below as Mindrise Coach Danielle Ford walks us through getting STARTED on the journey to clarity…

Just Start

by Mindrise Coach, Danielle Ford


Not to knock-off Nike’s iconic phrase, but sometimes starting our journey to clarity is the hardest part.

In the not-so-distant past there were two phrases I vacillated between. One was “I don’t know,” a phrase reserved for every time I had to make a big decision and the other was “I know,” often used to avoid having the hard conversations or accepting my emotions. As you can imagine, living somewhere in between those two contradictory thoughts left me feeling pretty out of control of my own life. Living in a constant state of wanting approval from others and feeling unaccomplished at every turn left me pretty unhappy.

At the time, I genuinely believed I just didn’t know what I wanted. In reality, I was avoiding at all costs diving a little deeper to figure it out. I was living in a way that was dishonest with others and worse yet, untrue to myself. In an aligning of the stars, I found Bailey’s LLCT program and just jumped in. Starting the path to owning my power was a bit like a snowball rolling downhill – once I started, I just couldn’t stop. For me, just starting was the hardest part.

Our paths are not always predictable and it can be easy to get discouraged in the moments of uncertainty…until you start trusting your intuition. Quiet down your mind and dive in a little deeper – it may be difficult, but you definitely won’t regret it. When we begin to own our power and start to show up as our authentic selves, the joy we feel in this life is limitless.


For me, clarity came when I began trusting that I don’t always have to have it all figured out. By letting go of the need to control every outcome and not holding myself to unreasonable expectations, I started to see myself and the world so much more clearly. Accepting my emotions instead of running from them completely freed my mind. My days now are filled with more joy, more peace, incredible new people and a brand new lease on life. Each day, I simply take the next best step and trust that I am right where I’m supposed to be.

I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t take the leap. Trust yourself, enjoy the journey and just start!


It’s time to take a leap–START now! Click here to speak with a Mindrise Coach now for your 20 min Strategy Session