Martin Luther King Jr. said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk.  If you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

Andrea Beaman is a world renowned author, chef, nutritionist and health coach, but her journey did not start with such a long list of successes.  In fact, she was rejected so many times as an author that she had to publish her first three books herself.  What she learned from her experience is that in order to be successful you must have “Chutzpah and Tenacity.” 

Chutzpah is shameless audacity.

Tenacity is the quality of being determined.

Success requires Chutzpah, the shameless audacity to have the guts to go for it in spite of everyone, including your inner voice telling you something isn’t possible.  Then it requires the Tenacity to see it through.  Here are 4 things that she recommends we all apply to our journey:

  1. Pay attention to your intuition, the one that calls you to do something.  When your intuition tells you that there is a big opportunity you should listen.
  2. Shush up the second voice that follows intuition telling you all the reasons that you can’t do it.  Learn to squash it that voice.
  3. Take consistent daily action on your intuition, no matter what.  If you can’t find anyone to publish your book, publish it yourself!
  4. Keep moving forward no matter what, no matter how many people turn you down or stand in your way.  Think Tenacity!

Think about a flock of geese flying south for the winter.  When the time is right, and their intuition tells them it’s time to head south, they take action.  No one stops to question all the reasons why they should delay or reconsider.  They go.  When your intuition speaks to you, have the Chutzpah to take action and the tenacity to see it through.

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