It starts with you!
How do you start your day, your month, your year so the best version of You is in charge?
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day with my 2 nephews, aged 3 & 6. That 3 year old knows what he wants, the order in which he wants it and what is/isn’t acceptable. He’s up for negotiation, but first and foremost he’s clear on his needs. He doesn’t always acknowledge the ‘No’s’ in his life, he is confident and his awesomeness shines through, no playing small, making excuses, his one life affirming statement is “I’m free” from the Robbie Williams song – I love my life. His playing big is empowering his older, more sensitive brother to play big. Together these two have taught me so much about acknowledging my needs and being bold, whilst still empathic in how I meet my needs first and foremost.
Why am I sharing all this? Because I’m stepping into my power, I’m igniting my spark. I’ve stepped onto a new career path which enables me to empower others to thrive, and this just lights me up on the inside. This is my ultimate dream job. And this hasn’t happened by accident; I’ve had to be courageous, I’ve taken time to really explore who I am, and what I’m all about, what I will say Yes to and more importantly what I will say No to, sacrifices need to be made and when you’re doing something that enables you to be the best version of yourself, then those sacrifices are worthwhile. I am by no means perfect, and that is what I love about myself, being imperfectly perfect, being real, being vulnerable, talking about things not everyone will want to talk about, creating a safe space to explore. By discussing some of these things, we cut to the core of who we are as an individual, as a team, as a group of people who have been bought together for a reason that unites.
So take some time to reflect on You. What are your needs? How can you fulfil these needs? Who can help? I’ve been part of an amazing program led by Lou Banks of Rising Vibe and I can’t tell you how much it is lifting the lid on who I am and creating that safe space for me to explore all the different elements of me in a supportive community. Find your tribe, create a tribe that enables you to thrive. In order for you to show up as the best version of yourself and so that you too are owning the lyrics of the song…..”I love my life, I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free”