Did that really just happen? I must be dreaming, right?

My friend Yinka emailed yesterday, asking if I ever get that feeling. So today, I’m going to ask you. You know the one – where everything seems just too good to be true? Here’s what Yinka said: 

Purple fireworks over a city skyline

Allow yourself to celebrate your victories, you deserve to. Then set your sights even higher.

“Did that really just happen? To lil old me?”

“The morning after something so life changing, can feel like – that good feeling that you were literally covered in from head to toe was just too good to be true – and for a split second, you find yourself wondering if you’d just had the best, most realistic dream EVER…

“Until you look over and see the trophy

“And your brain then calms down as you realise that sometimes, life just is that good…”

Yep, I do know that feeling, because I had it this morning. In fact, I’ve had it most mornings for the past couple of weeks. I’ve woken up, had a shower, made myself a cup of tea, then… instead of sitting in front of my screen with my first cup of tea, I’ve gone for a walk around the garden and the orchard.

And for the past few days, I’ve gone to let the chickens out and say good morning, and laugh at their antics.

This morning, I just stood in the sunshine and wondered at it all. How I am finally living in my dream cottage in the country, with the most wonderful husband and cats. I’m so very lucky.

So when is somebody going to come and take it all away from me?

And that’s the toxic thought. That suspicious part of your brain that says, “You don’t deserve this. You’re not good enough.”

I know you know what I mean.

So my pledge to myself is to hang onto that first feeling for as long as I possibly can. I feel like I’m on holiday every time I go outside – and Joe and I keep hanging onto each other in fits of giggles when we realise that we actually are living here. It’s funny.

It’s fun, and I’m going to make damn sure I don’t ever take it for granted.

Have you ever had that unreal, “did that really just happen?” feeling? I bet lots of people had it the night after Leicester won some ball competition. What about you? In your business or personal life?

Because let me tell you: it was real, and you do deserve it.

Own your victories, because you work hard for them.

Then start on the next one. And the next. If you need a helping hand with that, buy a copy of Business For Superheroes. It’s a step-by-step guide to business success with zero woo woo. Get a copy here.



Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.

PS This is one of my little hobbyhorses: I really want you to be kinder to yourself because if you’re anything at all like me, you’re incredibly tough on yourself. Stop it. Bask for a second in something you’re proud of, that makes you happy, or that makes you say, “Did that really just happen?”

Then hit the comments and tell me what it is.

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