I recently interviewed an incredibly successful woman - Krystal Sutherland. In a few short years, she has launched herself into unbelievable success as a Social Beauty Influencer. Over 1.1 million Facebook followers, over 600,000 Instagram followers and a massive Youtube following. Her smile is intoxicating and her beauty is flawless.
She must have the perfect life, right?
Nope...she really is just like all of us.
Krystal Sutherland is the founder of Krystal Clear Makeup and is an online Social Media Beauty Influencer. With her incredible online videos and tutorials, her flawless and gorgeous photos and her massive fan following, you might think she has it all together; that the image you see online is a portrayal of her day-to-day life.
In our interview, Krystal shattered that perception and gave us a glimpse into the Reality Behind the Perfection.
How has she managed to build a huge online presence and brand amongst the self-proclaimed “chaos” in her household as a stay at home mom to two boys, maintaining a healthy relationship with her husband, and taking care of the household?
How has she managed to overcome her difficult upbringing and her own demons of negativity, depression and self-doubt in order to push through the obstacles and keep moving forward? And not only move forward, but launch herself into tremendous success?
To listen to this interview, head to http://bit.ly/CHANGEbyCHOICEpodcast.
Her interview has really got me thinking about success and struggles.
Krystal has built herself a hugely successful business amongst her self-proclaimed “choas” in her household as a stay at home mom to two boys, while maintaining a healthy relationship with her husband and taking care of her household. She has overcome a difficult upbringing and her own demons of negativity, depression and self-doubt. She has overcome those moments of feeling not good enough, like she wanted to quit, or like success just wasn’t going to happen for her.
How do you push past the difficult times?
How do you overcome all of the obstacles that life throws in your path?
How do you keep pushing forward through the times that you feel like quitting?
Because we ALL have those moments. And what separates the most successful individuals is their ability to persevere and keep going.
But how do we do that?
One - Habits & Disciplines
Long-term, sustainable success - in any field - requires the implementation of certain habits and disciplines into your life. These are physical habits, like self-care and taking care of yourself, but also mental habits as well.
-Allowing yourself the space and the time to acknowledge and deal with negative emotions instead of ignoring them and pushing them aside.
-Eliminating distractions and remaining focused on your goals
-Setting yourself up for success each and every day - journaling, scheduling, time blocking and prioritizing your to-do list
-Getting enough rest and taking care of yourself - mentally and physically
-Dealing with conflict head on and with confidence instead of being passive or overly aggressive
It’s a process to get there. But over time, as you slowly start to implement these habits and disciplines, you train your mindset to be able to look at situations through a different lens; to allow yourself to work through and acknowledge the difficult times. And that’s what pushes you through when times get tough.
Two - Ditching the Perfection
The idea that everything is going to be perfect, or needs to be perfect, is completely paralyzing when you are building a business. Are you trying to make it look like everything is perfect on the outside, when on the inside you are really struggling?
Acknowledging and being authentic to the fact that things aren’t perfect is freeing. Learn how to ask for help, to ask for what you need and realize that you don’t need to do everything on your own and things don’t always need to look perfect.
When you can let the perfectionism go and let your true, authentic self shine through - in whatever it is you are doing - success is naturally going to follow. Why? Because you’re instantly relatable.
It’s about establishing your Success Mindset - establishing the long-term habits and disciplines that will propel you forward to that next level while giving yourself grace along the way to fail, to be imperfect and to have difficult moments.
Because that’s really what it’s all about - that delicate balance in life between working hard and being successful, while maintaining our relationships, our happiness, our peace and our health.
I have a couple of free downloads that can help you in establishing your Success Mindset that I’d love to share with you.
Daily Planner - set yourself up for success each and every day with my daily planner. Prioritizing, setting your goals and getting yourself organized each day is crucial to success.
Clarity Journal - I say it all the time, but journaling is SO important in giving you clarity; clarity in terms of what you want, what you don’t want, what’s working, what’s not and what patterns keep coming up in your life. You can’t fix things if you don’t know why they’re broken - gaining clarity is huge here.
You can access BOTH, as well as all of my other free content and downloads, by becoming a member of the FREE Change by Choice Members Lounge. You can join here: https://charlotte-ferreux.mykajabi.com/store/GCgCFewi