… just the way you are.
Aaaaand what about when you’re NOT?
I went along for the fresh perspective a change of scenery brings in researching, thinking about, and writing my book.
(With morning temperatures of -25 and -35 degrees… Whoa! That air was pure Caffeine!)
I knew we would have a great time. What I didn’t expect in working on my book was this:
1. I called BS on myself where I was NOT amazing.
2. I tossed massive content where my voice has changed and am no longer about *that*.
3. I thought about YOU – and all the Noise – and all the Should’s – and all the NOT GOOD ENOUGH’s – all the DODODO BEBEBE MOREMOREMORE – and those times when we own our greatness (BRAVO!) and yet what about those times we may need a fresh jolt, a wake-up call… yes, self-included. (see #1 above)
I came away from all that with this thought for you:
WHAT IF YOU REALLY ARE AMAZING… JUST THE WAY YOU ARE.
WHAT IF YOU CLAIMED IT AS YOURS.
AND OWNED IT.
AND WHAT IF YOU ALSO CLAIMED & OWNED THE TIMES YOU ARE WELL, LESS THAN AMAZING…
This is where the gut-check reality comes in. BEING AMAZING INCLUDES TIMES WE ARE NOT ALL THAT AMAZING…
THOSE are the times that present the opportunities head-on: to grow, change, disrupt, re-invent… to be what you know you crave.
Reality check: Nothing shifts or changes or happens with any inspired thought until you apply courageous action.
So go ahead. Jolt your BOLD. Bring your Amazing … to one situation, conversation, opportunity, presentation, challenge, relationship, work or life. Today:
Lead & Live It.
OK, it’s Monday. Just not feeling it?
Relax… there’s someone in your life who’d cherish your word of encouragement, your nod of *keep going!* or simply your smile.
Find one way to champion THEIR Amazing today.
See what happens.
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Photo: Apparently lots of hot chocolate with marshmellow drinkers at the Ely Lodge!