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How can I be the best version of myself? When will I FINALLY be happy with the current me? We might not explicitly think these questions, but our brain fog and generally negative stream of consciousness can really mess with us. We look around for benchmarks to let us know how we are doing. Oftentimes, we feel discontent because we are always striving to be “better” yet never actually achieving that in a meaningful way. This week, we unpack how your ideal self is NOT actually the most impactful version of you. And how embracing your current self, flaws and all, is actually better for your life and business.

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Calendly: Nichole uses this app to convert inquiries to booking clients. This calendar signup system makes booking consultations very easy and works seamlessly with Google Calendar.

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Posted in: The Self-Starter Podcast

May 24, 2022

Why “Ideal You” is Hurting your Business (and your LIFE)!

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