67: The Breakthrough After the Breakdown

Hello Front Seat Lifers, it is Jessica, your host, and it is in the middle of COVID. And I want to have a deeply, profoundly PERSONAL PODCAST with you because everybody has different reasons that they do their business, that they do podcasts, that they show up in this world.

And one of my core values, one of my reasons for existence, is to be VULNERABLE and share my life experiences with you. So it’s gonna get real today. This is MY EXPERIENCE, and everybody’s having their own experience right now. I’m not going to sit around and judge parents as they’re going through their situation. And I ask that you don’t judge mine as a business owner and as a single person because these lessons, while they’re deeply personal, they’re also my own. The reason I’m sharing them is that I hope that you learn something from them.

And then secondary is I’m going to tell you how I figured this out in the middle of COVID, in middle of a launch, what I’ve been doing to have these deeply, deeply impactful LIFE LESSONS that are coming through very clearly.

So there’s going to be two parts of this podcast. One is what I’m learning as a business owner, as a woman, as a partner, as a friend, and as a daughter. And then I’m going to tell you how that’s happening so that you can hopefully learn from both.

So last week was the launch of my best program that I’ve ever put together called LIVE UNAPOLOGETICALLY. It’s specifically for Intuitive types. And I’m obsessed with it. I have been in a launch sequence plan for about four months, really just working on it, perfecting it, spending, teams, all the things. So last week was the launch. I may be clear in my head I had a hope, and that number or metric did not happen.

Not even close. I’m kind of over it. I sat in sadness and grief and shifting expectations. Last week it was deeply personal. It was deeply wounding, and now this week, just one week later, I have done what I’m going to hopefully teach you to do. This week, I’ve gotten QUIET.

So every hard time in my life, there is what I would consider a BREAKTHROUGH AFTER THE BREAKDOWN. And this might be the fifth or so full-on breakdown. Like it was bad. It was pacing. I don’t suffer from anxiety, but I would say that was the closest to a panic attack I’ve ever gotten.

And here’s the deal with all of those. You’ve got to have the break down before you have the breakthrough. I can’t speak for other people, but I’ve never actually had a real breakthrough if I didn’t have a breakdown.

Listen to this powerfully vulnerable episode as I unpack this fully. You can make excuses. You can remain busy, but right now, THIS IS THE GIFT, the gift of space, the gift of time, the gift of freedom to create, dream, and restructure.

This is the opportunity for the breakthrough after the breakdown, but you got to get real. You got to get real with yourself. We can do anything we want. You just got to know what it is that you want, and the only way to do that is to get quiet, to get quiet. I’ve spent more time being quiet this week than I have in a long time, and I’m going to do it again next week.

What can be your breakthrough after this breakdown, and how is this happening for you, not to you?

All right, my friends, we’ll see you next week.

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Jessica Butts

Jessica Butts is a retired psychotherapist turned Author, Motivational Speaker, and Business Coach who focuses on strategies, tips, and mindset tools to help you “be unapologetically who you are” in your life, love and business!

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