Have you ever heard the analogy of the Hero’s Journey? The concept derives from Joseph Campbell. He realized that in every story with a hero, from Odysseus to Jesus Christ to Joan of Arc, the exact same pattern emerges.
First, the hero sets off on his or her journey. She leaves the common world into a magical, mystical journey. Supernatural forces are at work.
Have you felt this way today? Do you feel like despite all the chaos and craziness around you, you just happened to wind up on this blog or you happened to get the kids to sleep right when you saw my ad on Facebook?
This is the supernatural force guiding you to your true destiny.
Next on the Hero’s Journey, our hero encounters some misfortune or setback.
Every entrepreneur encounters a setback. Sometimes they seem monstrous.
Last year alone I:
- Finalized my divorce to a man I idolized and hoped to spend the rest of my life with.
- I spent over $65,000 to keep my business amidst an unscrupulous business partner’s abandonment.
- My servers crashed and the hosting company hadn’t backed up over 6 weeks of work.
- I had to rehire and repay contractors to redo hundreds of hours of work.
- I finalized my divorce while trying to launch Moms Wear Capes.
- I moved four times in a calendar year… which is wholly disruptive.
- My daycare suddenly shut down overnight and I didn’t have a backup. It was a nonstop storm of poop, to be honest.
An average person would go back to their easy, common, unsurprising life. Not me, and not you. The Heroine enters the abyss and desperation. She slays the dragons, even if it means getting some cuts and bruises along the way. Instead of turning around and going home, she forges ahead, ready for the next dragon. In truth, it is the very obstacle that forges the way to victory. The Obstacle is The Way, so says author Ryan Holiday. He couldn’t be more accurate.
Superwoman School is your turning point.
It’s is your blueprint to victory.
Your map outside of the dark places of financial destitution, relationship destruction, divorce and heartache.
On the other side of your financial distress, postpartum depression, divorce or devastation is your treasure.
If you’re not prepared to fight for that treasure, you simply don’t deserve it… or you aren’t ready for it just yet.