I’ve been there, wondering how I could have been such an idiot, only to realize that if I could have paid less for the lesson, I would have. The ultimate lesson is giving up everything that doesn’t matter for what does. And if we have to lose it, quite literally, well, that’ll work.… More
The tattoo you almost didn’t get, your signature style, your inimitable story telling and countless other things act in concert to help others form an impression of you. And just as branding can make or break a product’s success, it can make or break yours.
Think of branding as creating a reputation; it’s what people buy into before they open the box or look under the hood. And in the case of your own personal branding, it’s not just what others value; it’s what you value. It’s a picture of what wakes you up in the morning and motivates you to go for it — provided the brand fits you.
The heart of my work is being true to yourself … and that means aligning your choices with what’s inside, your essence of love, your values, sense of purpose and vision to make a difference.
We constantly choose how to direct our energy; and in the process, we create an image that talks, looks and acts in an identifiable way to brand us. Oddly enough, the brand doesn’t necessarily reflect what’s inside; we can be oblivious to what’s there or intentionally hide it.… More
If we want an enduring relationship, we have to stand on our own two feet, the truth of who we are, for better or worse. There’s nothing more liberating or satisfying, but that’s a little known — or experienced — fact.
Why? When we fall on our face, instead of getting the lesson, we’re apt to lose some of our confidence … and the more confidence we lose, the more scared we are to gamble with what little we have left!
Thus, we find ourselves trying to have heart-to-heart talks and relationships while shielding our hearts and stumbling over our own two feet. We think that if we can just manage to keep our “flaws” under wraps until after the “I-dos,” everything will be OK.
When it’s not, we can learn from it, or we can reinforce our defenses and keep our distance. Enter the emotionally unavailable.
By hiding the pieces of ourselves that we fear will be rejected, we live a lonely existence, regardless of how visible we make our facade in the process.… More
Still we try to hold on to both fear and love, rather than choose love and let go of fear. We can’t truly love somebody while also judging him, (judging is fear-based). We can’t manifest abundance and contentment, while also striving to prove our worth with material possessions (that, too, is fear-based). And we can’t be true to our essence of love, while also clinging to something tangible (more fear).
We can’t choose love and anything based in fear at the same time. We have to let go of fear to choose love.… More
When you are open to that truth, you will see it. And it will dramatically change your relationship and your life.
I know this, because I have been curled up on my bed sobbing, trying to see how this was possible … to find that it was both possible and precisely true!
And it’s very good news. WE CAN GIVE WHAT’S MISSING AND GET WHAT WE WANT.… More
Our destiny is to choose love, to manifest love, to grow into the very best version of who we are, what we are. LOVE.… More