“Should you ever find yourself on your path, moving along in spite of fear, wondering if you’re ready or not to rise to the next level, chances are great that you will not be ready.” – Mike Dooley, Notes From the Universe

Are we ever really ready to LEAP?

Wouldn’t it be better to wait until it’s perfect?

All of us have been there, that time in our life when we were being called to step into our greatness; to leave that job, to release that relationship, to take that new position, give a speech, write that book, to launch a new brand, to shine our light!

I call it taking the LEAP.

The leap is when you make the final decision to do it.

That’s it. You just say, “Okay, I am doing this thing.”

And here is the secret. You don’t have to know how yet. The how comes in the plan.

And yes, you LEAP before you PLAN.

The leap is simply making the declaration that you are doing something new. The leap is a pivotal moment. Because several things happen as soon as you do this:

First you activate the Law of Attraction because you are sending your desire out into the Universe and then the magic begins.

Opportunities start coming your way to make it easier.

People start showing up to help you on your path.

It’s funny because there is one other thing that often happens when we take the leap.

We freak out! We will often go into major fear because our subconscious or ego chimes in with, “What are you doing?  Are you crazy?  Let’s do this later?  I’m not ready!”

This pivotal moment is when you need to have support — someone to help hold you accountable. Someone who can show you the way.

This is when you will need your cheerleaders to motivate you forward by saying, “You can do it! We believe in you!”

This is when you must simply trust that you are on a Divine mission to fulfill your higher calling. You don’t need it to be perfect. You simply need to step through your fear, and when you do, you will find your power.

Why is the LEAP important?

Every time we take the LEAP, even if we fall, we learn and grow.  We also get closer to our goal.

So what is your LEAP?  What is your DREAM?

Don’t keep your music inside of you. You have come here for a purpose. Understand, you will probably never be completely ready to LEAP … and that’s okay because it’s all part of the process. 

DREAM, DISCOVERY, LEAP, PLAN, DANCE & MASTERY, are all part of my signature six-step system that I use to help my clients bring their dreams to reality.  In fact, as I write this, my private Midlife Millionaire Mastermind group is on step #3:  The LEAP, right now.  It’s a powerful step, and a time you will want support to deal with your disempowering beliefs that may pop up!

This is why I have brought together this month’s expert guests to Smart Women Talk.  Before I share about our first shows of 2022, I am excited to announce that we are now producing Smart Women Talk in-house! 

I want to thank composer, trumpeter, Bill Lucas, of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, who has donated our new theme music from his new album, When it Rains.  We are so excited and totally grateful!

Smart Women Talk is available on all major podcast platforms. Be sure to listen, subscribe, like, and review! Click HERE to listen on Apple Podcasts. Click HERE to listen on Spotify. Click HERE to watch the show on our YouTube channel.

This month on Smart Women Talk, I interview PR Guru and bestselling author of Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul, Susan Harrow, who discusses how to get past the Imposter Syndrome, how to get the media to call you, and simply how to be calm and confident anytime you are called to speak and share a message.  You won’t want to miss this rich conversation!

Our second January show features a young and vibrant team of website, copy writing, and marketing experts who came together to help me create my beautiful website, where I launched my Midlife Millionaire Solution in 2020.  Do you know it took me 10 years to finally do this?  Why does that happen?  Join our show and we’ll talk about how to get over those beliefs that hold us back so that we can finally shine … and get known!

Happy New Year! I’m so excited to be traveling another year with you on this remarkable journey.  Please share our programs with others you know! 

Katana Abbott

Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Midlife Millionaire® Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk with over a million subscribers.  For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it’s never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new retirement guide, Three Smart Strategies for a Midlife Millionaire® Lifestyle. visit www.katanaabbott.com