Are You Asking Permission or Forgiveness?

by | Sep 22, 2019

Category: business
2 min read

Okay, folks, time for the truthiness. The truth about how we make decisions and walk in the world. The truth about asking permission instead of forgiveness.

Voice peeps that now have a business are stuck in a pattern.

We’ve been conditioned to ask permission. To beg for a place to stand.

From our own voice lessons experiences, to the audition scene, to hustling for a gig, all we’ve ever done with our voice is ask permission to use it.

  • “Was that okay?”
  • “Can I really sing this?”
  • “Will you book me?”
  • “Is that phrase right?”
  • “Is the part mine?”
  • “Do you think I am good enough for…”

It’s an endless cycle of “please love me” for the sake of “making a living”.

No more, peeps.
You run a business now. The time for permission asking is over.
It’s time to ask forgiveness.
You, quite literally, cannot afford it.

It’s time for you to step up to yourself and do what you already know needs to be done.

You know the things I am talking about:

  • Get the website up. Or at least the URL purchased.
  • Create a new onboard process
  • Get your systems in order and purchase the right tools to implement them
  • Create an actual budget and sales plan for your biz
  • Take over that event that needs more focused leadership
  • Sell the heck outta your new downloadable
  • Get your mind around that pedagogy concept you’ve been avoiding

What are you waiting for? What are you scared of? Pissing someone off?

Well, you can’t control that. You can’t control what anyone thinks of you, or how they feel. And trying to manage another person’s feelings is rude and disrespectful.

Which I know you are 100% not.

Before you argue with me about not wanting to hurt people’s feelings and step on toes, re-read the paragraph just before this one. I’ll wait.

We don’t go around Hulk-Smashing our way through the world. Duh.

And when we do accidentally step on toes in the midst of being awesome and BeastyBoss, we own that shiz. We apologize and we make it right.

We ask forgiveness.

What is it going to take for this switch to flip? Where can you move from waiting in the wings to stepping into the spotlight?


We are coming up on Quarter 4. You’ve got three more months of 2019 to transition from hope to happening.

We can’t sing on hope. We can’t run a business on hope. We sing with intention. We run a business with intention.

It’s your time. I’ll be over here, waiting to forgive you.

You don’t need my permission.

All My BeastyBoss,

P.S. You ready to join SECO? Cool. Head over here.
P.P.S. Not sure you should join SECO? Here’s one darn good reason why:
Atomic Habits by James Clear Why you should join SECO

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