129: Let go of the good to make room for the great

Can you let go of what is good in your life to welcome in something great?

Leaning into self-trust and believing in your goal, when you have no evidence that what you want to create is possible, may feel like the opposite of what you want to do but it is exactly what you need to do to create your full and expansive life.

Join me for the last episode of the season, as I share the personal journey I am on right now, of letting go of what is good in my business to step into what is great.

You can listen to the episode above or read the unedited transcript below.


Let go of the good to make room for the great


Meaghan Smith


Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Money Mindful podcast. I am your host, Meaghan Jean Smith. I'm a money mindset and life coach for women. I help entrepreneurial women create their money and life goals, so they can live a big, full life and feel amazing. And who wouldn't want that? I don't know if you're into this sort of thing, but we've just had a lunar eclipse, I think, a lunar eclipse in Scorpio, and I'm a Scorpio. And my mum sent me this email yesterday before the lunar eclipse happened. I'm recording this podcast ahead of time, just in case you hadn't noticed, when you look outside, and it's not a full moon. I'll tell you about that in a minute.



But before we get into it, I'm getting into the habit of telling you about a free course that I have for you. I made it quite a while ago now. And sometimes I just don't tell you that it's there. Anyway, it is a course on how to create your money and life goals, how to actually move from being in overwhelm and procrastination, which a lot of us are, in the pre-goal stage, right, like we don't move  - oh, my earrings are jangling, I don't know if you can hear that. Sorry about that. I'll see if I can just fix that. And voila, the magic of being able to press pause when you're recording a podcast. Okay, no more jangling earrings. So yeah, this is where we're at, a lot of us are in overwhelm and procrastination. And we don't actually have a process to set goals, right, and we don't move forward with them.



So this is why I want you to get access to this course. It is three videos that I send to you over three days. It's the process that I use to get all the ideas out of my head and onto paper, and then following a process so I can identify any obstacles that might get in the way of creating the goal, and then what are the solutions to those obstacles. And I'm taking you through the steps, basically, to move from overwhelm and procrastination to having a clear path to create your money and life goals. So go and get your hands on that. It's on my website, go to my website and you'll see, it'll either say 'get the free course' or there'll be somewhere where you can grab it. And why I'm not being really specific about exactly the URL that you can go to, I'll explain to you in a minute.



I am going through some big changes in my business, which I'm going to be talking to you all about as we get into the episode. But before we do, because I'm going through a lot of big changes and not even because, just do it anyway, I want to invite you to come and hang out with me on Instagram. On Instagram is where I am daily, I often talk to you in stories on Instagram, and I do many trainings on Instagram. My handle is meaghanjsmith . Come and hang out with me there. And while you're at it, make sure you're on my email list. The only way to get on my email list at the moment is to sign up for the free course that I just told you about, because that will add you to my email list. My email list is where I tell you about everything that's happening. I give you juicy love letters every week, helpful stuff, I tell you about the podcast, I tell you all the things. So if you want to be in my world, get on my email list. Come hang out with me in Instagram.



Now, what is happening with me. This episode is going to be a bit of musing, I hope it's not going to go all over the place. But I want to tell you what's going on in my business right now, because big stuff is happening. But let me take you back to the email I got from my mum. So basically my mum sends me stuff all the time, which some things, you know, maybe aren't relevant, sorry, mum, if you're listening. But this particular email that she sent me was so spot on and she was telling me that there was a lunar eclipse in Scorpio and I'm a Scorpio, in case you didn't know that already, or it wasn't obvious from how I come across. And in the email it talks all about how the lunar eclipse in Scorpio is about one part of your life should end and another part should begin. And it talks about how you should look closely at your life, at what should end, and what do you need to begin.



And I just can't believe the timing of this, because I am in a massive change transition stage right now in my business. I am kind of shutting the door on some areas, and I'm opening the door for new growth and new beginnings. And I think there's a book title something like this, I've actually haven't read it, but it's like, we need to - I think it's 'From good to great.' Is that right? I know somebody will tell me, I'm pretty sure that's the book, it's some famous business book, which I've always been meaning to read. But it's like we need to let go of what's good, to make room and allow for what is great. [Good to Great, by Jim Collins.]



And I feel like that is what is currently happening in my business. And truth be told, these changes that I'm making in my business have been coming for a long time, they've been brewing for a long time. But I haven't had the self belief, I guess, to follow through, or I hadn't been able to create that safety. And what I mean when I say 'create that safety,' is just like create that self trust, that I can trust that the decisions that I'm making and these big moves that I'm making in my business, are right for me to make, and I say 'right' in quotation marks, because any decision I make, it's not right or wrong. Like whatever decision I make, it will work out. But do you ever find that you don't change things in your life, or you don't move forward with things, because things are, you know, they're okay as they are. But when we want to create really amazing new things in our life, we have to let go, we have to release what's good to make room for what's great.



And so I'm about to take a month's break from the podcast. Surprise! So this episode will air on the last day of May. And so the month of June, I won't be releasing any new podcast episodes. I'm making some big sweeping changes in the back end of my business. I will be archiving the past episodes of the Money Mindful podcast, not archiving as in - you'll still be able to listen to them on whatever podcast player you listen to the podcast on - but on the current Money Mindful website, where I usually send you to for shownotes, that's all going to be archived, and I'm not going to add anything to that website. And this might sound, you know, like the boring details of my business to you, like where my website is hosted, but this is all a part of the bigger scheme of growth in my business. Because where my business is at now, I only work one on one with women. And I want that to change. I want to be able to work with more people, and my business is growing, and so I'm setting my business up so I can do that.



And also from day dot, because I know some of you who listen, because you tell me, have been listening since day one. You've been with me since day one. And you know that I'm not the same person I was when I started this podcast a few years ago. I was working as a primary school teacher when I started this podcast. The podcast, myself, my business, everything, has been evolving and changing along the way. And at this point in time, I feel like it's time to really change things up. And so you might have noticed that I've put a new artwork up on the podcast, and when you come to find me in the future, some of the links that are from old episodes, you know, they might not be relevant anymore, because I'm creating new content. I'm creating new ways for people to work for me. Work for me? Work with me. So I can work with more women, not just one on one.



I'm definitely not letting go of one on one, not yet anyway, but I'm making room to work with you in other ways, beyond one on one. And it's so exciting. But it's also equal parts, I don't want to say terrifying because that word sounds so dramatic, but I've really been doing so much work behind the scenes with my coach to get myself to a place where I'm ready to show up bigger. Like I'm ready to bring out the next version of my business and bring out the next version of myself, the woman who plays bigger, and has a bigger business and is just all around, bigger, fuller, if that makes sense, not that there's anything wrong with where I'm at now, and this is what I'm talking about. It's like being willing to let go of what is good to make room for what is great.



And I think what gets in the way of us doing that is a couple of things. One is lack of self trust. If you don't have self trust, it is really hard to move forward and make these big changes in your life or your business, because we get ideas of what we want to do, but we're too scared to follow through on them, because we don't quite trust that the choices that we're making are going to work out. And another point is lack of belief, right? Lack of belief in ourself, but also, lack of belief when there's no evidence.



So when you don't know how to believe in advance without evidence, that can be a barrier to exactly what I'm talking about, like this letting go of the good to make room for the great, because we don't know how to believe that we can create the great without there being evidence for it. This is the work that I do with my clients. This is what I teach you how to do. It's interesting, you know, I'm in a couple of groups on Facebook, some business groups, and one of them is a lot of mums who are growing businesses. And somebody asked a question in the group about managing her money and accounting and GST. And it was so telling to me that she doesn't have the belief yet that her business is going to be a success and that she's going to make a lot of money, because she's not registered for GST.



Now, for my beautiful international listeners, hello Mexico, hello South Korea, I can see that there's some new people who've come in from these places recently, GST in Australia is a tax, a government tax. But when you're a business, if you earn below $75,000, you don't need to be registered to collect this particular tax. But once you earn over $75,000, by law, you have to be registered for GST, and you actually have to collect GST when you sell a product and give it to the government. Now that we've got that little tax lesson out of the way, let's continue.



This is something that we do to ourselves and what blocks us moving forward, is we don't know how to believe without evidence. So lots of people will register for GST when they're earning, you know, $60,000 or $70,000 and they're getting really close to the threshold. But you know, what's really powerful is registering for GST when you're earning $20,000, because that is believing ahead of time without having the evidence. And I tell you what, I registered for GST way before I was making anywhere near $75,000 a year because I just decided to believe that I was going to make $75,000. Like that year that I registered for GST I was like 'I am going to make $75,000.' And I did. And that's the difference, right, about being able to believe ahead of time.



Because when you can believe in something before you have evidence, that's when you create it. That's when you can move from good to great. So I want to invite you to move from good to great with me, right? I'm going to ask you the question to look closely at your life right now. And look at what should end. And what do you need to begin? Right? And if I relate it to this GST example, it's like, do you need to let go of being somebody who doesn't pay GST because you don't earn a high income, to step into being the person who is registered for GST because you are making a high income, right, and you're just going to 100% back yourself that you're going to do that.



So this is what I'm doing over the next month. I'm not releasing podcasts for the next month, one, because I had already planned that at the start of this year. If you've been following me for a while, you might remember that I made a lot of changes to how I was going to do the podcast, because I really wanted to make making money a process that was easy for me. And I was constantly looking for ways to really look after myself and stop being busy all the time. And one of the decisions that I made was to make my podcast in two seasons in the year, that I was going to do two seasons in the year and take time off from producing the podcast in the middle of the year. So this was planned. But it's coincided with me building new great things in my business and building the foundations to welcome in new clients and do business differently, which is so exciting, and also so terrifying.



But I'm letting go of that part of me that only does one to one, and I'm making room for what's great, and inviting more people to work with me in a different capacity rather than just one on one. So over the next month, I'm going to be busy behind the scenes, cooking up this magic. And when I come back in a month too, you will notice that -  you might not even notice, because I'm still going to be coming into your ears through whatever player that you listen on - but there'll be changes behind the scenes. I'm going to have a new platform up, I'm not going to be using the Money Mindful website anymore, and things are changing for the better. So I'd love to invite you to do that too.



And as I've been saying, for the last few weeks, I have opened up new one to one spots, which is super exciting. And they're open, for you, and waiting for you to step into them and work towards your money and life goals so you can live a big, full life and feel amazing, and learn how to process any of the stuff that gets in the way. When you work with me there's four pillars that we work on.



I teach you mental fitness, how to manage your mind, how to deliberately create new beliefs, how to think new thoughts, so you can create new results in your life.



I teach you how to get it done. I teach you processes that you can do so you can make your goals as good as done and have a clear path and clarity on how to achieve that, right, so you can stop spinning in overwhelm and procrastination.



The third pillar we work on is money mindset, right, it doesn't matter what your income is, we all have money stories that we could work on, you know, we can change our story around money and change your relationship with money. So we do money mindset work.



And finally, we work on becoming more you. And so that's like the confidence piece, the creating more joy in your life, the showing up as the person that you want to be.


I've got spots open, I would love for you to be one of those people, if we are an amazing fit. That's why I invite you to have a consultation with me which is a one hour session with me, it's free. We talk about where you're at now, we look at what you're struggling with, exactly what you want to get out of coaching. And then if I am confident that we're a really good fit and we feel great and we have an amazing connection together then I invite you to work with me. Investing in yourself and the life that you want is, oh man, the best gift that you can give yourself.


So if you've been thinking about working with me, stop thinking about it. Just book a consult and come and meet with me, it is safe to meet with me, and we'll find out together on the call if we're a really good fit. And now is the perfect time because we are nearly six months away from the end of the year and I work with you for six months. So what a beautiful time to really create the life you want deliberately, so you can finish out the year exactly where you want to be.


Alright, until I'm in your ears again in a month, make sure you go and get your hands on that free course I have on my website that is going to help you create your goals. Come and hang out with me on Instagram. My handle is meaghanjsmith . And of course get on my email list so you don't miss out on any news and all the relevant stuff. I'm still going to be around on Instagram hanging out with you. And what a perfect time too over the next month to catch up on all the past episodes if you're new around here. Alright, until you hear from me again, have an amazing month. Bye bye.


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