Whether you like it or not: when you have a business, you have to be visible.

How else can you share your message?

How else can your potential clients find you?

How else can you make money with your gift?


And no matter how visible you already are, there’s always a next level to grow into.

To share more of your gift, more of yourself, more of your message, or more of your work.


The first thing most people ask when they think about visibility, is:

HOW can I do that?

Which strategies can I use?

What’s most effective for my type of business?


But those are the LAST questions you should ask.

Because as always, action comes SECOND.

Your inner foundation comes FIRST.

Some call it your energy, some call it your vibration, some call it your mindset.

I call it your energetic foundation, which is a combination of your MINDSET and your ENERGY.


THAT is where you start when you want to become more visible.

AND it’s where you start if you have a fear of becoming more visible.

(Don’t think you’re the only one who feels scared or uncomfortable around visibility – it’s one of the biggest blocks for women entrepreneurs!!!)


This is the inner step you MUST take before you take any kind of action to become more visible.

Your actions won’t yield much results if you don’t:


Decide to take up your space.

Most women make themselves smaller than they are.

It’s how most of us are raised.

It’s what hundreds of years of conditioning, silencing and persecution left traces of in all women, whether you’re aware of it or not. (witch hunt, anyone?)

It’s in all kinds of messages you receive almost daily.

Women generally feel less safe than men. They’re more aware of where it feels safe to go or walk alone, for example.

Whether you consciously register all this or not, it affects you either way.


And as a result of all this, most women are used to making themselves smaller:

To speak up less.

To show up less.

To not rock the boat.


This seriously gets in the way of your visibility.

So you have to decide to take up your space.

To stop making yourself smaller.

Which does NOT mean that you have to make yourself bigger!!!

And you DON’T have to shout either.


Taking up your space is about showing up in your power, without toning down your personality, your message, your appearance or your energy.


THAT’S what it means.

And to feel you have a right to be here.

To have a right to be who you are.

And to show up as you are without constantly questioning your worthiness or if you’re good enough.


You ARE worthy. You ARE good enough. You have EVERY right to take up your space – just like everyone else does.

So decide that you’re willing to be seen, instead of shrinking yourself so you’re more invisible – which might FEEL safer, but in the end, suffocates your soul, hurts your business, and stifles your joy.


Give yourself permission to be who you are, to claim your spot, and to show up as YOU.

AFTER that, you can look at the question HOW and WHERE you can make yourself more visible.

AFTER that, the actions you take to make yourself more visible can actually lead to more visibility.


It’s impossible to grow your visibility when part of you prefers to remain invisible or barely seen.

So start with the decision to take up your space in this world.

It won’t just serve your business.

It will make you feel so much lighter and freer, too!

Shine BRIGHT, baby.


© Brigitte van Tuijl


P.S.: Inner blocks & obstacles like the ones in this article are the ONLY thing standing between you and whatever it is you want to experience or achieve.


Clearing those blocks is all you have to do to live your DREAMS instead of your fears.

It’s not always easy to cut through your own crap or heal your own inner turmoil, though.

That’s why I created RISE, my onine business healing program for women entrepreneurs.

RISE helps you break free with done for you healings!

It gives you the tools, clearings, (healing) energy, mindset & support to transform and let go of your inner crap, so it no longer holds you back from whatever it is you TRULY want to do in your business & life.

You can read all about & sign up for it here.




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