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This morning I listened to one of my favorite podcast episodes ever. Allison Micco you are ROCKING this. Check out the latest episode of the Don't Freak Out Podcast. It is incredible and hits home on so many levels.
Today at Toastmasters I picked a table topic (impromptu speaking question) to discuss my favorite celebrity Afro for 1-3 minutes. 😂 it was...um... interesting (I'm pretty sure Michael Jackson and Oprah both qualified at some point so I used them). But now I'd like to know social media world... who wore your favorite Afro? (And seriously, go to #Toastmasters, it's ridiculously fun).
#Repost @melissa_hartwig because she's freaking incredible 🙌🏻
WE CHOOSE OUR HARD. Anyone who has been through a traumatic experience knows the dread associated with processing that event. In the aftermath, we think the idea of talking about it, replaying it, "working through it" sounds like torture. No thank you. It sucked bad enough the first time. Why force ourselves to relive it over and over again?
The thing is, we choose our hard. Opening the box. Unpacking what's ...in it. Dragging it into the light. Looking straight at it. Turning it over. Holding it up over our heads for other people to see. Accepting it. Maybe carrying it around for a while. Making the choice to put it down. Forgiving. Okay. Yes. That is hard.
But so is what we do instead.
Eating it. Swallowing it whole. Pretending it doesn't exist, that it's not with us every moment, that it doesn't affect every relationship we have. Letting it slowly burn us from the inside-out. Shoving it into the box, fighting to close it, sitting on the lid, and praying that we are strong enough to keep it contained. And then falling apart on the days (weeks, months) when it breaks free. You guys. That is equally as hard.
I chose my hard for years, without realizing that's what I was doing. Until I said to a trusted counselor, "I don't want to go there. It would be awful." And she said to me in her no-bullshit way, "But you're already in hell." She was right, but damn did I hate her for pointing it out.
So I did something. And it WAS hard. But listen: It was no harder than the path I had chosen by doing nothing.
Everything costs something. Staying sedentary vs. exercising. Having the tough conversation vs. avoiding it. Changing your diet vs. eating the same comfortable stuff. Staying vs. leaving. Denial vs. acceptance. It's all hard... and you WILL choose, whether you realize it or not. Choose wisely.
#justmelissa #chooseyourhard #lovingwhatis #somuchtherapy 📷: @flyaltenes
I just recorded my first podcast with @abreathoffreshawe !! I am feeling 😮, 😜 but mostly 🤗! Can't wait for it to come out! We dove deep into my story, journey back to me, and the tools and practices I learned (and continue to use) everyday! This includes a shoutout the #the4agreements (pictured). ❤️👊🏻🌈
Why do you allow yourself to make other people more worthy/capable/smarter/better than you? There is nobody that is more capable than you, just the way you are. Step into it. Own it. Be you.
This is so true. When I have a breakthrough I almost always panic immediately after because I came up with something crazy/different/scary/impossible sounding. But this is all just fear... and I don't let it dictate what happens next. What about you?