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Show highlights include:

  • How to partner with God (even when you feel stuck) (2:15)
  • The “snowball effect” that builds momentum in your life (3:35)
  • How to recognize the “sowing and reaping” seasons to push through barriers (6:00)
  • The “Forcing” technique that leaves you with anxiety (and how to recognize it sooner) (9:00)
  • How to communicate with God to reveal your true purpose (9:45)
  • When to let God do the “heavy lifting” and eliminate your overwhelm (13:00)

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Hi there. I'm Jill Allen and this is Find Your Fierce, the show designed for women to discover your fierce, unlock an unstoppable mindset, build unbreakable courage, and completely transform how you show up every single day. Each week, I will bring ideas, methods, and strategies that will inspire you to step into your greatness and live life on purpose. Let's be fit, fierce, and unstoppable.

(00:35): Hey there, gang, welcome to Find Your Fear. So glad that you are here with me as we dive into another episode. As uh, always I am super excited about these next few minutes of her day, but even more so again, uh, Liz is back with us and she always brings the fire that you are needing to break through, become inspired or that little straight talk followed up with love that will kick you into action. But before we go any further, I have to ask if you are needing a speaker for an upcoming event or conference. If so, I'm your person. I would love to bring the find your fierce message to your next function. So to book your event, message me at jill jill allen coaching.com. And I love that you're here listening in and spending time with us. So honored that I get to be a part of your day, you're just also amazing and I thank you for your love and support as always.

(01:16): I appreciate your feedback, your reviews, and I love that you share this podcast and a set free message with your friends and family. So if you could keep on doing that, that would be incredible because you are helping this movement as it helps reach more women and it impacts more lives, and that is certainly what life is all about. So thank you so much again. So, like I said, Liz is back. Hey, there just a ton of things happening in her world. All also good, all exciting. God is moving big time and I just love her perspective on life and I'm excited that she's with us again. Liz, welcome back. How are you? I'm doing awesome. Thank you so much for having me. How are you? Good. Yeah, really good. Fill them in. What has been going on? It's like you have, as if you weren't, your days weren't full already.

(02:00): Somehow God has opened up more avenues, more doors, more paths, and you are just like on fire. So yeah, fill people in. What's going on? Uh, just jumping in. Um, well, I, uh, stepped out this summer and took my real estate licensing courses. So I am working my real estate license and already while in the process of doing that, got opened a door and brought a first client. So I'm, I'm fortunate enough, blessed enough to be starting my journey with something behind me or, you know, a client to help serve. So that's been super awesome. If you were to hear the story of how that even came about, it's totally God thing. So it's just crazy. I, there's this meme or or video of this guy, you know, reaching up to this guy and he's like, Oh, it's holding God's hand. And God's like, Yeah, just, just walk with me, keep holding my hand and it's real slow.

(02:53): And then all of a sudden they start running and he is like, keep my hand, keep, It's kinda how it feels like. Um, yeah, but I'm, there's so much confidence and assurance that it's him and I, cuz I'm not having, we're not pushing anything. He's just, he's just doing it. So it's exciting. Um, then working on, you know, just t-shirt designs and, and working with my daughter with her own little business. So we've just had some things that have been kind of quietly in the works and now it seems like he's just kinda, Here you go, here's new opportunities. So yeah, it's a lot of fun. Well, I mean, it was a long time that this has been building. I just think of like the snowball effect, like just a little bit of a role and, and then be here it is like you just, whew.

(03:32): You're just, it feels like all in once momentum. Yeah. Yeah. It's really, and I think that's about it true of life in general. Sometimes we see, again, when somebody else puts out the new thing they're doing, we see like, man, why does it seem like everything happens for them and happens for them so quickly? But what we don't see is all the buildup leading up to, Yeah. So my husband's in construction and we have talked about me getting my real estate license and kind of dreamed about this, had it kind of on our heart for a long time, for years. And truthfully, I mean, I've had people encourage me to get my real estate license. Like this has just been the constant thing spoken, like seems to come up in my life over and over, over the years. And, uh, I had a friend say, Put it this way.

(04:15): She's like, it's like it's been chasing you and that's kinda how it feels. But every time I would pray about it, I really felt like I had gotten a pause. Like, no, it's not seasoned yet, for whatever reason, for various reasons. There were always different things going on in the last six years of our life had been a little bit of a whirlwind with children having health issues and that being time consuming, getting started with homeschooling and homeschool my four girls. And so just different various things going on in our life that it was like, no, be present here, focus on this, Hold on, hold on, hold on. So we just kept getting this, this wait, this pause. So even last year I had another opportunity and just really didn't, I just really felt like the Lord said, Just wait, just wait. And I know we kind of touched a little bit last episode on like authentic and being our truth are real of what's going on internally and then allowing the Lord to transform that.

(05:05): And I would say the waiting years were not wasted. There was a lot of just being molded and, and transformed. We'll say that transformed really understanding my identity, who he says about you says that I am what he says about me versus what my internal world is. You know, saying and doing and growing and trust. Truthfully, there's a lot of, like, especially through hardship, like, you know, I'd mentioned that we had, we've had some health stuff with different kids and just different things like you all, all of it, none of it's wasted. All of it grows your trust in the Lord and confidence that he's gonna be faithful and come through with what he says he's gonna do. And then finally this year here, you know, the opportunity kind of came up again and presented itself and, um, my husband and I took some time to pray about it.

(05:52): In the meantime, my husband started his own construction company last summer, so we've kind been in the thick of the first year of business, you know, starting. Yeah. But we really began to pray about it and just felt like we got so many confirmations, so much green light, so much like you have to kind of thing. Like that's time. Yeah. What surprised me, I will say is then after years of asking, seeking and knocking as the scripture says, and getting like a pause, pause, pause. Finally getting the green light, it was like, wait, what? Really? Wait, what? Seriously? And so that shift even internally and, and, and then really just taking that by the reins and stepping into courage that like, okay, this is God, this is what I'm, you know, supposed to do. And if not, like finger float, I guess if we fail, he's Gotcha.

(06:41): You like, and, and if I miss it, if he's, if I'm totally hearing all wrong, he still has me and just resting in that. So, you know, I had to take the action. It, it, it, the internal side was like, wait a second, what? And it's the shift, but still choosing to push past any fear questions, anxieties, any of that to take action, to do it having self discipline. I did, I've done school like work at your own pace, like online, but actually setting a goal of when I needed, you know, I'd like to be done by and, and really working towards that and stuff like that. So yeah. Yeah. It's like, I I say all that to say like, there's usually a lot going on behind the scenes in somebody's life before the big reveal that we see. And, and so if that's the space that you're in, know that you're not alone.

(07:28): And everybody else who's now there was in the building behind the scene at one point too. And to really just encourage and champion that, like he's for you and if there's something he's put on your heart to do and you're like, it's time and screen light to step into courage and it might require some self discipline, it might require some sacrifice and, and all those things, but if it's what he is asking you to do, it'll be, you know, be worth it. So we're still early on, you know, I'm just getting started, but it's been fun to see how him open doors and sometimes it feels like a hurry up to slow down kind of thing. Mm-hmm. , it feels like he's screaming, connecting all the pieces. Yeah. And it'll feel like everything's gonna happen really quick. And then you kind of pause and there's this hush mm-hmm.

(08:15): and then you hurry up and then there's a hush. And so anyway, it, it's been fun and exciting. I'm just, just, I keep saying I'm here for the ride, Lord. Like well, we'll see what you do. There's lot, there's a lot of obedience in that though as well in that story of what you just shared because sometimes, well most of the time we don't wanna wait. Yeah. Or on the flip side is that we use the waiting part as an excuse not to take action. Yes. And so it's having that, uh, discernment of when to kind of sit back and allow things to work behind the scenes. And then when he's asking us to take that action step Yes. Yeah. To get going, because I don't know, I I sometimes plow through and get it done and force things. Right. I, we're the fixers.

(09:05): We wanna make everything work. We we're, we're the planners. We wanna plan everything out step by step. And, um, it doesn't, it doesn't usually work out that way. Right. Sometimes it works out better than what we, but than we can imagine. But during that time when we're forcing and, and putting 10 pounds in a five pound bag, Right. It doesn't feel well, that's where the stress comes. That's where the overwhelm comes. That's where the anxiety comes. That's where we get all worked up because it's not possibly, well, how do we do, how do we know that? So I talk like that. You talk like we have, there's so many different sides of the story. How do you know when to push through, persevere Yeah. And be disciplined and, and to get it done and or when is it that, man, maybe it's not the right time.

(09:52): Yeah, yeah. That's, we've, we've had this conversation so many times. I feel like the challenge I'm constantly asking and I don't know, I mean other, the only thing I can share is from my own personal experience, what works for me is allowing myself to step back and evaluate. Okay. And, and really just ask the Lord, Okay, Lord, there's some challenges. Are theres some, you know, whatever is this, you know, what are you asking? Is that a season of standing and enduring and being firm and pressing through, you know, quote unquote like going, pressing through the hardship? Or is this you closing the door saying like, you can't force to happen. What I have said is not time to happen kind a thing. Yeah. Um, and I, I don't, I don't have a magic formula. I know. It's like, it's just talking to the Lord, having that conversation, leaving space for that.

(10:42): And I just believe, I know that he'll reveal, if you're asking him, he'll reveal it, it'll make sense. Yeah. Um, and, and sometimes it's like, uh, it feels like it's both like he's like, the patient enduring kind of does feel like a push to at times, you know? So like he's like, It's coming. It's just not in this second when you want it, so just wait and see. And anyway, it's a crazy journey of living life with purpose and following, you know, continuing to build our testimony Yeah. Every day life. Jesus, man. That it's never boring. No, it's not. And I think that's, I mean, it kind of even goes back to what we talked about last week of just being real with where we are and where God has us in this moment. And we're like crossroads all the time. Yeah. That's so good.

(11:39): Um, yeah. The decisions that we need to make, and move forward. I just love the fact that a seed was planted years ago. Yeah. Uh, and that now is a time for action, um, what you've done and, and just how things are unfolding. It's just absolutely amazing how that works. I'm sure you're pretty fired up. Yeah. It's exciting. Yeah. Feels like a piece to the puzzle coming together. So it's good and all the things, it's all the things, you know, scary or, uh, not scary, but like it's new, so unfamiliar and you're not sure. So there's mystery mm-hmm. , but there's excitement in the mystery and, um, Yeah. Just, it's just, it really, really more than, I think it's just exciting to see how God has been building it and then opening doors and, and kind of paving the way, I guess you'd say, like creating opportunity that I couldn't have otherwise created.

(12:38): So. Yeah. Well, and I just, what your story, I mean, your story is so inspiring too because you may have an end, um, insight like of, of what you, what you envision and what you see, um, and, and a loose game plan mm-hmm. . But what's inspiring is you're allowing God to just kind of let that Yeah. Unfold. Yeah. And you're okay with it. And I mean, I'm just hearing you over these last few weeks of walking it out and, and the decisions that you are making of where do you go and where you, you know, who, who are you gonna team up with and kids in your schooling and what, you know, co-op, are you gonna go, I mean, all of this is just like all the decisions that we are faced with every single day. Yeah. I've watched you just hand it over and give it to him and it's, it's, it's crazy how it all works out.

(13:27): Yeah, it really does. It's, but honestly that's, I feel like the only way I, I could navigate it otherwise I'm like, oh, all the decisions it feels crushing at times, but there's so much relief and, and relief in releasing it to him and saying, Okay, I mean, and I don't mean like releasing as an inactivity, it's just a simple even, hey, I need your help with this. Like, God, this is a decision I'm faced with. Um, can you gimme wisdom? Can you, you know, because I just really believe like all the things that he's asking of us and calling us into, he's supplied grace to walk it out. Grace meaning his empowering. And so I'm like, I don't wanna force things that are me and not him because I know I'm gonna need his empowering and now I'm gonna need, you know, especially as we, you know, increase what we're doing or change in, in the change and stuff like that.

(14:19): And it's un it's unfamiliar and new. So there's just been a lot of, ah, help. I need wisdom, you know, what's gonna make sense. And then it's amazing to see how as you even you go about your regular day to day life, it's like he just kind of fades away all the things that might not fit or it might not work. Mm-hmm. the, the decisions that maybe aren't gonna be the better choice. And then just puts together the ones that like, yeah, this is, this is what's gonna fit in season and what's gonna make's you're, and your kids are like banging on the door wanting their mommy because again, you homeschool them and all, all the things you're doing all the things and you're doing them very, very well. So, um, to do, and I just love that you're here and sharing and I, I tell you, if this doesn't get you fired up to take action on the dream that God has put in your heart, I don't know what does.

(15:08): Um, because he has you and, uh, you know, your dreams are worth fighting for. So it's good, good stuff. So thanks so much for being here. Absolutely. Thanks for having me. Awesome. If you guys are wanting even more fire in your day, there's so much for you to do. So you can follow me on Instagram, snag a copy of my book set free on Amazon. Join us in the fit and fear for the flip the script, one on one nutrition coaching and the next retreat. 2023 destinations are dropping soon. So stay tuned. Or if you're wanting to do your own road trip, you can hop in our sprinter van that sleeps up to five and hit the open road. Be sure to go to jill allen coaching.com for all updates and join the just brief Facebook group. We would love to connect with you. Not sure what is coming up next, but it will be good. So be sure to pop back in next week.

Thanks so much for joining us today and I pray that we filled your heart with joy. If you could let us know before hopping off here today, that would be incredible. Subscribe, Share this episode link on your social media if you felt encouraged or inspired as we all know someone that can benefit. And I would love it if you would give some feedback and a review as well. Talk with you next time. Be fit, be fierce, be unstoppable. See ya.

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