I am a self-growth junkie, not that it seems to do much good when I am struggling with the stuff of life.
Many of you know, I am in transition or as I like to say, 'unstucking' myself from the middle (middle management, middle life, middle ground). I have recently made some choices, and had some made for me, that created a plot-twist in my life (again!). The result, I had to figure out who I was (yes, again!)...
Ok, I have a pretty good sense of who I am, but somewhere, somehow I lost my voice, my ability to stand in who I truly am. Deep down I have a powerful vision; a calling to stand up and have a voice. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it is playing small waiting for the courage to resurface. Sometimes I get mired in "how do I brand that part of me?" Funny thing is, the answer to all of my searching was so simple: JUST BE ME!
The key for me in this latest growth spurt, was to let go of the attachment to the labels of who I was playing the part of: "corporate employee", "learning professional", "room parent", "dedicated friend", "recovering brain injury patient", "Mom", "Wife"... and just BE ME in all situations.
Wow! A bit too deep for a Tuesday morning blog post, but there is something I'm feeling compelled to share with those of you who are still reading this! ;-)
BE YOU! No matter what your business, your title, your role in the world - do it phenomenally as you! Don't fear being you. Fear NOT being you! What are you missing out on, what is the world missing out on when you don't stand in you? Do it from a place of respect, love, and honor for yourself and others, but DO IT! BE YOU!!!!
Yesterday I was exchanging emails with a friend/mentor/client who had a dilemma. She was injured and could no longer keep a commitment she made with a new client. After some reflection, she decided to reach out to her client and share what happened through an email message. What was fascinating was, all of her power was not lost by showing weakness. In fact, she radiated even more by sharing her vulnerability and truth. Her words were real and raw and reached a deeper level than a professionally crafted email could ever reach! She stated what happened without any drama. She revealed how much this commitment meant to her, and what she could offer instead. She was also very clear on who she is and what she had to offer this client. His response was incredibly positive and she now has some time to heal. She has also earned even more respect for her integrity, honesty, and authenticity. I am excited to see how things will unfold for her and her client!
That's it for today. Thanks for allowing me to share my growth spurt and spread the love! ;-)
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