I just returned from LA, speaking at the Santa Monica chapter of NAPW (National Association of Professional Women). Getting to share ways to help business owners, executives and their teams to be more productive, profitable…and FULFILLED in life makes my heart sing.
I love how my ideas, as well as my Miraculous Living Method is being received so beautifully. Even though some of the ways I do things are a bit different, the results are FAST and LASTING.
Yet even though I have 35 years of experience, supporting thousands and thousands of people, there is still never a time when I don’t get a little nervous before I begin speaking. And there is never a time when I don’t get a little nervous sharing my wonderful gifts and processes I’ve cultivated over the years.
I’m sharing this now….because I’m wondering if you also, at times, feel a little uncomfortable sharing your gifts and talents.
Do you share yourself with confidence?….or do you shy away from really showing the world what you are brilliant at?
For many years, even before my healing gifts and processes were cultivated, I was one of those that had a tendency to down-play my ideas or when I would have an intuitive ‘hit.’ I’m naturally a somewhat shy and introverted person. Knowing that, it’s a bit interesting that I’ve spent my entire career in the public’s eye, either as a speaker, seminar facilitator or corporate consultant. It has given me the opportunity (and the challenge) to come out of my ‘shell’ and not hide out.
However, it took me a while to find my true, authentic voice. So no matter how uncomfortable I felt, I would remember WHY I was doing something and it would lift me out of discomfort right into CONNECTING with others.
One of the things I was speaking about today(and most of the times I speak) is the journey to AUTHENTICITY.
On one hand, it sounds so simple. JUST BE YOU.
But on the other hand, there is a very large tendency for any of us to be conditioned in a way that has us either ‘show up’ and speak up in a way we perceive others want us to be.
Do you ever find yourself struggling a bit with this? Do you ever find yourself in situations where you are hesitant to show the REAL you?
If so….I want to encourage YOU to be willing to shed that barrier within you, so that we can truly connect with the real, authentic you!!
That’s right…the you that has gifts, as well as your human ‘imperfections.’
I LOVE remembering something that my son said, now many years ago when he was just a ‘pup.’ We were talking, and although I no longer remember about what…I remember Adam looking at me and simply saying: “Mom, you know there really is no such thing as perfect, but everyone is PERFECT JUST THE WAY THEY ARE.”
Out of the mouths of babes! (and I remember it was a moment wondering who really was the parent, and who was the child).
There is such wisdom in that statement.
So I encourage you to take a closer look to see if there is somewhere in your personal or professional life where you are holding yourself back.
And if you are….what will it take for you to stretch, even if it’s just a little…out of your comfort zone?
More than EVER the world is needing what you have to offer! And the time is NOW! So please choose one ‘something’ and do it NOW. Whether it be picking up the phone to a potential client or customer. Whatever. The waiting and wondering is always more painful than the actual doing.
I’m totally grateful for YOU…and thrilled to you being who you are…and doing what you and only you can do!
Have a great one!