Sit down for a second. Would you like some tea? cookies? Anything I can do to get you comfortable before we have a chat? Ok great...let's continue.
You are amazing. You do something that no one else on this earth can do like you. You have skills, talent, brains, and courage. (no, don't look around and start comparing - that is just going to hurt you in the end) And that's just tip of the iceberg. Other people could follow your exact path but you still have a way about what you offer that cannot be replicated. It's proprietary. It's special.
And as a bonus - you have dreams. If you really let yourself feel them, they are terrifying and exciting at the same time. You don't just take what is given to you, you want more. Oh, you want things so badly. Your mind is flooded with ideas. The energy builds and you can literally see yourself 1 year, 5 years, 10 years from now, living in that dream. And then...it slowly fades.
You've been misunderstood. You've been told you need to change, you can't do "that" in "this" field, or you aren't being realistic. You are told that your expectations aren't normal. You should "get out of debt first, have kids first, buy a house first, get this certification first, or get a degree first." And little by little, fear creeps in. It's starts to tell you that you need to lower your standards just a little or expect less. You know what I am talking about. The people that say "no one will pay you for that!" or "I can't make it so how could you?" You look around and there aren't many people like you. It feels lonely.
Listen. Do you hear that? It's the truth, trying to make it's way in. Listen.
You are stronger than you realize
You aren't a victim
You can put your mind to anything and make a change
Your dream is valuable
You are worth it
Your family is worth it
Your future is worth it
You give hope
You give solutions
You give transformation
People need you
People are looking for you
And that truth eliminates the fear.
Look in the mirror - You are who matters. You are the one capable. Are you going to be there for the people that need you? Are you going to make your message known to the masses? What are you waiting for?