Freddy said it right: “I want it all. I want it all. I want it all. And I want it NOW.” But can you have personal growth that way? Probably not. This post is about the frustration that you sometimes feel with the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.


The book, the podcast, the $$, the online program, the clients, EVERYTHING. AND, I want it RIGHT NOW.

Sometimes, I’m straight outta patience and growing frustrated, and I just want it now, like a petulant little child.

Now, now, NOW!

*performs stomping temper trantrum*

I want a picture-perfect Instagrammable life (even though I’m not really a big “look at me and my great life person”), and I want it NOW. The house. The business. THE life.

Did I say I want it now?

Without all the work, and the stress, and the growing pains and the feelings that come with stepping out of your comfort zone. ‘kay, thanks. Hello Instagram.

Reality Check. You can’t. Personal Growth and all that jazz.


‘Cuz you need all the work, and the growing pains, and the trying, and failing, getting up again, and all those other “snakes and snails and puppy dog tails” to grow into the person you need to be, every day, so you can take that next step forward that will lead you to have all those things.

Plus, there isn’t really anything like an instagramable life. What you see there is only some one’s high light reel, not all that happens in between.

It seems so unfair. But in the end, this is what makes life wonderful. Not all the achievements, but the sugar and spice and everything nice PLUS all the tails. The in-between that’s where we live.

So instead of wanting it NOW, let’s appreciate what we have/ where we are/ who we are right now and go forward from there (this is exactly what my course Start Where YOU Are is all about if you’re interested), says me sitting in front of my future Berlin summer house @ Sans Soucis, Potsdam (just kidding). 😉

Let me know in the comments, on Instagram, or Facebook, what you appreciate about your NOW and work from that together!
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