My Take On Quantum Leaps – Shamelessly Ambitious Episode 125

Filed in Business Strategy, Collapsing Time, Emotional Intelligence, Podcast — October 24, 2023

Quantum Leaping: The Hype Annnndddd The Reality

First of all, let’s address the hype surrounding quantum leaping. I sort of feel ridiculous even talking about this, but it’s become the buzzword everyone’s throwing around. What does it even mean? Essentially, it’s about achieving your goals at an accelerated pace. It’s the dream of having a viral post that catapults your business, an epic launch that multiplies your income, or reaching that magical six-figure mark in your business. It’s the dream of sudden, massive success.

&& don’t get me wrong, that can be exciting and, some days, that is the goal for me. Who doesn’t want to fast-track their success? But here’s the reality check – quantum leaping isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be and it’s often really unsustainable.

The Not-So-Sustainable Side of Quantum Leaping

I’ve witnessed people experience quantum leaps, (transparently, I’ve experienced them too) and while they can be exhilarating, they’re not always sustainable. When someone goes viral or has an epic launch, it can lead to unaligned audiences, overwhelmed systems, and a messy aftermath. When you have an instant influx of people coming into your business, you may have a full Instagram inbox that you can’t respond to, a business email with client questions on your passive programs, or people that aren’t investing in your offers at all.

So what’s the secret to handling a quantum leap?

It’s all about preparation. You have to ask yourself, “Am I ready for this growth?” If you’re looking for more followers, more clients, or more money, get realistic and check if you have the systems, support, and strategies in place to handle the influx. 

Remember, if you’re not currently managing what you have well, it’s unlikely that more will be sent your way, and if it is sent your way it’s unlikely to “fix” all your problems if you weren’t managing well to begin with. If I’m desiring more of something in my business, I love reflecting with this thought: Am I handling what I currently have well? Before you think about your next big, quantum leap, prepare yourself and your business for a large increase of traffic that could potentially be unaligned for your true goals.

The Importance of Emotional Well-being

How do you know if a quantum leap is what you’re really after? You might actually be desiring more growth or more money (without the quantum leap). By putting your emotional well-being first, always, this allows you to have a balanced nervous system that will help you navigate your goals more clearly.

I’ve seen that achieving a quantum leap often involves a strong sense of urgency – fear that everything will fall apart if you’re not constantly striving for more. This fear-driven approach is not healthy and can lead to extreme burnout. However, if you ARE desiring a quantum leap, take time to be quiet by meditating or journaling to ensure it’s coming from a place of excitement and growth, not fear, scarcity, and urgency.

Again, your emotional well-being should always be a top priority. Sometimes when we are unaligned and moving from a place of desiring financial abundance, we can begin to make decisions that aren’t right for the long term. Money is just energy. It’s a current that amplifies what’s already there. If you have money issues, getting more money won’t solve them… it will only magnify them. So, work on your emotional wellness first, and the money will follow suit. && remember to ask yourself if you’re holding well what you already have. If you’re not currently holding what you have right now well, I truly don’t believe that more will be sent to you. Don’t move from a place of urgency because a majority of the time, you won’t get what you’re looking for.

The Long Game and Resilience

Building a successful business isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. Most of the time, it’s not a quantum leap. I often encourage my clients to slow down and focus on long-term sustainability rather than rapid success. Yes, overnight success feels damn good in the moment, but what happens when you have no success the following week? That’s why I’m focusing on sustainability this year. Sustainability means consistent revenue with less effort. It’s about building a business that stands the test of time, and that requires resilience which is the ability to keep taking action even when things aren’t going as planned.

Your mindset and beliefs play a crucial role in this journey. Start by addressing your core beliefs and working on emotional resilience. If you struggle with presence, urgency, or fear, more money & success won’t magically fix these issues. It’s a journey that starts with you, my friend. I’m so passionate about emotional well-being and nervous system regulation because they’re so important in our roles as CEO’s.

In the world of entrepreneurship, we’re all attracted to the idea of quantum leaping. The promise of rapid success is tempting, but it’s crucial to approach it with preparation, emotional well-being, and a focus on sustainability. Remember, success isn’t about shortcuts; it’s about building a resilient, long-lasting foundation.

So, ask yourself, why do you want to quantum leap? Is it a genuine desire for growth and excitement, or is it driven by fear and urgency? Work on your emotional well-being, address your beliefs, and remember that money is just an amplifier of what’s already inside you.

Let’s remember that success is a long game, not a sprint. Hopefully this conversation made you think about quantum leaping differently && yes, it is a conversation, so drop in my inbox and let me know your thoughts on this! Together, we can debunk the myth of quantum leaping and embrace the path to sustainable success. 🖤


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Ash McDonald is a 3 time founder and multi 6-figure CEO. She’s a therapist turned business mentor that helps female founders scale their legacy with a psych-backed, human-first approach. She studied at the University of Northern Colorado where she received her BA in Sociology and holds 2 masters degrees from the University of Colorado Denver in Counseling Psychology & Sociology. 

Before stepping into full-time CEO, Ash ran a private practice where she served and helped patients for 4 years. During this time, she also provided consulting & business strategy to other aspiring private practice therapists. After closing her practice she continued her entrepreneurial journey in the network marketing space - successfully owning & operating two separate six figure companies. During her 7 years in network marketing, she spoke on stages in front of thousands, traveled around the world to consult with other business owners, and established herself as an industry leader. 

In 2019 Ash founded her online coaching & consulting business that she’s spent the last 4 years building into the empire that is Ash McDonald, LLC today. Best known for her therapy-backed approach – Ash merges sales psychology, therapy and strategy to help female founders create soul-aligned businesses and scale their legacy. 

She believes that being bold enough to build a business takes so much more than strategy and perfectly timed schedules. It takes tapping into your humanness, being willing to hold space for your dreams and the space for the people you serve, while addressing your own emotional intelligence, sense of safety and expanded nourishment. She believes that every woman is layered & individually unique and therefore requires a personalized & multidimensional approach of coaching. With this strategy, she’s successfully helped hundreds of women establish their brand identity and find their voice, build offer suites that are in complete alignment and scale their businesses to new heights. 

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