Are You Living or Existing?


Twenty-two months. Twenty-two months it has taken me to write, design and finally pre-launch to the world what I would now like to affectionately call, my baby. Twenty-Two months later my new book, Living Over Existing is finally available for pre-order.

I wrote this book from a place of need and from a place of hoping that by sharing my journey that it will prevent you from making some of the same mistakes that I once made in my early days of entrepreneurship. See for so long, I was that girl who walked with her head down, who was too afraid to speak up for herself and was too afraid to do anything outside of my comfort zone. I went through life doing the bare minimum of what was expected of me and never acted on any of my ideas out of fear, even though I felt like they could have been life changing.

I was existing. 

And through the years of working with women one-on-one to help them to build their brands, I've learned that what stops most creative women from taking the leap of faith and either turning their idea into a profitable business or taking their current business to the next level isn't lack of know how. See, there are currently millions of articles online that can teach you HOW to start a business and thousands of books as well. But not many of those resources tackle the mental barriers like fear, self-doubt and comparison that often keep creative women like us stagnant.

THAT is why I wrote Living Over Existing, to not only help you to dig deeper into the bigger reason why you were placed on this Earth but to also help you push past those mental barriers like fear, comparison and self-doubt that are holding you back from success.

You're probably thinking, "Alisha you talk about business how is this supposed to help me in mine?" There is no coach, guru, e-course or webinar that can help you to take your business to the next level if your mindset is all out of wack. If you can't even push past your own fears, how are you supposed to implement the strategies that are way out of your comfort zone? If you can't get a hold of comparison, how are you supposed to learn from someone else without wishing your life was like theirs? Mindset is everything and once you can get a hold of that you'll quickly learn that it makes building a brand a lot easier.

Yes, this book is slightly self-helpish but it is also actionable. I am a self-help book junky but one of the things that annoys me the most about them are the fact that they make you all warm and fuzzy and inspired but don't tell you what you need to do next. At the end of every chapter in this book you will be given an action step to make sure you are implementing everything that you've learned. I want you to feel good but I also want you to work because that's the only way this book will change your life is if you put in the effort.

So how do you know if you're living or existing? Simply put, if you've ever felt like you were created to do something bigger in your life but you're unsure what that something is..then you're currently existing. If you've ever hesitated or thrown out an epic idea because you were afraid of the work it will take or the possible outcome..then you are existing. If you feel like you have been barely scraping the surface of your purpose and that you're constantly playing it safe..then you're existing. But you don't have to be stuck in this same space for ever. What it's going to take for you to begin LIVING are a few big bold leaps of faith.

Throughout this book I share my journey, how I failed and literally got knocked down on my feet to the point where I had no other choice but to move up. In this book I share with you what can happen if you simply make the decision to change, look fear in the face and have unshakeable faith that everything you desire is within arms reach. This book will change you for the better and will make you look at the impossible as something that can be easily accomplished.

This book shares my journey but it is for you because I've been where you currently are. Doubting your greatness, feeling like you don't have a voice in a noisy industry and downplaying the incredible gifts you have been given. I am you. And it is my prayer that this book allows you to see yourself in the way that God see's you.

You don't have to wait until the new year or until your life seems "put together" to begin living your life and building your business on purpose.

Pre-orders for the book and book bundle are available now through Nov. 8th. And if you made it this far in this post, then you can take 15% off orders over $50 now with the code PURPOSE.

Alisha Byrd