This week’s #womenempowered post is going out to all the women out there who’s worst enemy is…..yourself.
So if you’re new here, you maybe don’t know that I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery for the past 3 years or so. It maybe started before I found coaching…3 years ago….but I truly believe my life and my journey to self love started evolving when I became a coach.
From the very first day of joining a team, I found these amazingly inspiring and positive people talking about how important it was to work harder on yourself than anyone else and make personal development a priority.
I kinda thought it all seemed a little hokey in the beginning to be honest and I’m not sure I thought it could really work…but wow did it.
I threw myself into book after book, TedTalks, inspirational videos from other coaches and motivational speakers from across the nation and even started listening to podcasts instead of music while driving and working out.
I had spent most of my life being my own worst enemy before I found all of this.
So, when a fellow coach, who I just met online because we are in the same mentorship group posted this today, I just had to share it here ~
“God told her to love her enemies, so she did…she loved herself!”
Have you ever had that voice in your head telling you that you’re not good enough? I have.
Have you ever doubted you are smart enough? I have.
Have you ever doubted you are pretty? I have.
Have you ever wondered if you had any talents? I have.
Have you ever not taken a chance on yourself because it was easier to stay uncomfortably comfortable? I have.
Have you ever wished you had a different story….a different life? I have.
Have you ever wondered if you’re doing what you were meant to do? I have.
Have you ever wondered if there’s more out there for you….for your family? I have.
Have you ever doubted yourself so much that even the smallest of decisions left you stuck? I have.
Have you ever doubted your Faith? I have.
And, while I told myself all those things and doubted myself into staying stuck time after time, I honestly never thought of myself as being my own worst enemy.
I think I was so caught up in the lies I was telling myself that I didn’t recognize it for what it was….self-sabotage and lack of self love.
I’ve really had to work hard at loving myself first. I struggled for many years thinking it was vain or selfish and I was totally stuck in a comparison game. And, while I still have a long ways to go, I’ve come a long ways, too.
If you’re out there struggling with any of the things I talked about above, first of all know you’re not alone….and you’re wrong 🙂 If there’s ever a time to be wrong about something, let it be this 🙂
And, if you’re interested in a self love challenge, I’m kicking one off November 1st for 21 days and would love to have you join me! I will be sharing lots of tools and ideas that have helped me. We will likely laugh, maybe cry, and for sure grow together! I’m no expert….but I’m resourceful, passionate and full of Faith and I find joy in helping others find the same peace I’m finding. You can fill out the app below to help me learn more about you and to get more details! Oh, AND btw, we’re totally gonna be incorporating some fitness into this….we can’t not 🙂 Squats!!!
And, your extra for the day. B’s teacher has been concerned she needs glasses, so we went to the eye dr. today and sure enough! We were last in for her exam in January of 2015 and today her dr. confirmed she is far-sighted and has a slight astigmatism in her left eye. So, she was super excited to pick out some specs! She asked right away if she would get to pick out “girl” glasses. Oh, and she also asked me before the dr. came in if she would be able to tell she eats carrots. 😉 Mom’s kinda anxious to see how this goes! I also wanna give a shout out to Williston Basin Eye Care in the 20/20 Professional Center. They are always so amazing, friendly, helpful and we are always treated so well!