Giving Excuses The Middle Finger

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I woke up this morning with a lot of difficulty and hesitation. I kid you not. I hit the snooze button on my phone five times.

I ended up rolling out of bed at 4:30 a.m. instead of 3:30 a.m.

You may think I'm nuts for waking up so early but I'm not. I wake up at this hour because it's the time that I've intentionally set aside to focus on my mindset.

But this morning was difficult.

The resistance was STRONG! I just wanted to sleep late.

I could have done so.
I don't have a traditional job.
I don't have to report to a boss.

The self talk in my head was so damn loud!

It was saying, "What's it going to hurt, Stacie? It's just a few hours. Isn't this one of the perks of having your own virtual business? You can do whatever you want."

I could have justified my excuse to sleep a few hours more. I could have let my excuse slow me down before the day even started.

I could have let my excuse set the tone for the rest of the day with more excuses.

You know what I did?

I gave my excuse the middle finger.

After I did that, I quickly reminded myself why I choose to wake up at 3:30 a.m.

I choose to wake up at 3:30 a.m. because it's quiet in my home. Everyone is sleeping. It's the perfect time to work on my mindset.

No clients.
No social media.
No internet.
No house cleaning.
No cooking breakfast.
No toddler crying.
No errands.

No distractions whatsoever!

I love IT!

Days like this is when I REALLY need to work on my mindset.

If don't work on my mindset every single day, then I'm not taking action.

If I'm not taking action, then I'm NOT...

Making a positive impact in the lives of the people who resonate with my message.
Moving my business forward.
Nurturing relationships with the community I've built.
Focused on helping my clients achieve their goals.
Consistently growing my email list.
Being visible on social platforms.
Consistently increasing my credibility.
Creating new content to attract new clients/customers.

Those are the things that I do daily to earn money.


It's a non negotiable to do the inner work FIRST and then take action that is in alignment with my goals. That's what I've been doing to design the beautiful life that I've envisioned for myself and my family.

No excuse is going to keep me from that!

No way!

I hope you feel the same because excuses don't serve you.

You shouldn't let any excuse like...

"I don't have the money."
"I'm too busy and don't have enough time."
"I just went through a terrible break up."
"I'm going through a divorce."
"I haven't been feeling well."
"I'm afraid of what might happen."
"My friend just passed away."
"I've had so much bad stuff happen to me."
"My partner doesn't support me."
"What if something terrible happens?"

Yes, those ARE excuses.

You may have taken offense to what I listed above but hear me out.


I'm not being heartless, harsh, or mean.

I'm being real.

Bad things happen all of the time!

It's expected.

Welcome to the real world.

This is life!

Challenging moments in your life will continue to happen. There's no way to avoid them.

Never use the unfortunate things that happen in your life as an excuse to not work on your mindset, take action and pursue your dreams.

You do get to choose how you're going to continue to move forward and create the best life for yourself.

Even if it takes longer than expected.

If your excuses are standing in between the incredible life that you dream about, then it's time to push them aside.

Always remember…

You deserve happiness, abundance, freedom and anything else your heart desires.💖

If this message is tugging at your heart and soul, then join my free Facebook group Elite Society of Ambitious Women - Aligned Marketing For Coaches & Healers.

The women in this community have a strong desire to live above mediocrity. They can support you in many ways. And you can do the same.


I can help you apply online marketing strategies that energetically feel right and in complete alignment with your soul. There are so many ways to market your business BUT it’s smart to choose the ways that empower you and feel GOOD.

I'm looking forward to connecting with you there!

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About Stacie Walker

Hi, there! I’m best known as an Online Business Strategist, 2x International Best Selling Author and Award-Winning Podcast Personality.

I help online coaches, consultants, healers and service providers put themselves first so they can design a beautiful life doing what they love.

More specifically, I help my clients rapidly accelerate the growth of their businesses through uncomplicated marketing strategies and powerful collaborative strategies.

My expertise and life experiences have been showcased in The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, KillerStartups, About, Medium, Ambitious Entrepreneur Network, The Boomer Business Owner, Women on Business, Evan Carmichael, and Morpheus just to name a few.