(v2 as in version 2 🙂 )
This is the second week of #wcw and it’s my girl P!nk! Ok, yes I know she doesn’t know me but she’s my girl 😉 And, she may never know I gave her a shout out today but the universe does lol 🙂 I love her for her badassness….her CRAZY level of fitness and physical strength….her take or leave me attitude….her ability to say and be about it and not give a HOOT if anyone doesn’t like her. I’ve always had to have people like me….and I’m getting over that. Not everyone will like you….and really you don’t want everyone to….because chances are if everyone does, you are not being true to yourself and showing people who you really are. You’ve likely built up walls around you and only those you really trust and let in know the real you. Well, I’m here to tell ya life is too short for that shit. Don’t be afraid of letting people in! Don’t show people a side of you that you THINK they want to see! You don’t know what they want. MAYBE just MAYBE they want the real you ~ and if they don’t, let them go. YOU will be happier and those that really care and jive with you will be happier too!
I love this one especially because I’ve been so paralyzed by fear that it’s almost ruined my life and my relationships and my dreams.
I actually am changing my team name from Team Live Fearless to something else…and I’m SUPER excited to make an announcement as to the new name and vision I have BUT I’m changing it because I realized I didn’t want people to join the tribe thinking they had to be fearless. I don’t believe we can ever truly be fearless. We will ALWAYS be afraid of something. That’s just human nature and life. In fact, I now believe you SHOULD be afraid because that means you are pushing the envelope! I remember reading something from a famous author that he’s terrified when he releases a book because he’s so nervous about if he’s over the edge or not ~ but he just decided that he would rather say what he needed to say and be himself than keep his words inside. He would rather say what no one else will say than not push the limits to truly reach and affect someone else’s life. So, what REALLY matters and what we REALLY need to focus on is to embrace the fear and DO IT ANYWAY! Don’t let your fears consume you! They will if you let them. Face fear head-on ~ do the unthinkable ~ find your voice ~ be unapologetically you ~ do hard things that you don’t wanna do so you can be free and live your life by your own design! Say to FEAR ~ “I just don’t care. You’re not real!” (FEAR ~ False Evidence Appearing Real) How many times are we simply afraid of the unknown?!? So often we are afraid of what WILL or MIGHT happen….and so often those things…..never…..happen….and you just spent another year of your life not doing those things you really wanted to do. Don’t wait. Do. It. Anyway. Do. It. Now.
Don’t get so caught up in your sad story that you forget there is a TON of happiness around you too. Life is sad. Life will throw you punches, beat you down and you will question everything and the world and your place in it. But, as the saying goes, this too shall pass. If you’re the believing kind, you know this ALL shall pass. The sooner you decide to let go, the better off you will be. (Again, ya’ll know I would never talk about things that I haven’t done or am trying to do myself! That would be hypocritical. Don’t get me wrong….I fake it until I make it sometimes….believe it or not ya’ll don’t know my EVERY struggle and bad thought lol….and I will NEVER have it all figured out so I decided I better share things along the ride!)
I don’t even need to say anything on this one. But, I will.
You are not less than perfect. Wake up and love yo’self JUST the way you are ~ your own kind of perfect!
Seriously, this one is one of my fave quotes and images EVER. #bebadass
Oh my gosh THIS! I’ve wasted so many years of my life….so many moments….trying to be anyone but me.
We all have something that sets us apart….
something that makes people love us the way we are….
something that inspires…..
something that matters.
This one cracks me up ‘cuz that’s her in a nutshell! She can call herself a FREAK and FREAKIN’ own that shit! lol
#imeanthis! I’m finding my voice with this blog and I can’t wait to write my book ~ and I TOTALLY get and accept that not everyone will like or agree with what I have to say and I will get plenty of eye rolls and judgement and people who doubt and question me, but it doesn’t matter. We live in the greatest country in the world with the freedom of speech and by sharing what I do, I’m finding freedom ~ my struggles have less power over me with each passing week that I keep writing. And, I think my daughter and my family are more concerned with me finding peace than they are those who don’t agree with or judge me. So, I just decided I’m gonna write what I wanna write and say I wanna say and if people don’t like it or don’t respect me, they are welcome NOT to read it or follow me anymore 🙂 I believe in God and I’m often conflicted about the fact I say the F word sometimes and I say “shit” and things like “badassness” and I like my beer and reality tv ~ and I sometimes check myself and ask if it’s really appropriate and Christian-like ~ but for now, I’m gonna just believe with my whole heart that He still loves and accepts me even if my language isn’t perfect. And, I
believe that I am a real Christian. To me, what matters is that I BELIEVE and I don’t want to turn something meaningless into meaningful. So, AGAIN, for NOW that’s just me and who I am and how I talk and write. You may not agree. I know my dad doesn’t really. And, how I approach my writing and my life may change tomorrow. It may change when I write my book….but that’s the thing….I’m changing every day and don’t intend on stopping.
They say when you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
And, I believe that to be true!
And, last but certainly not least, KNOWING WHO YOU ARE. I talked about it above but I spent far too much of life worried about everyone else….trying to follow the crowd and be more like my friends….trying to be like everyone else. But, WHY fit in when you were born to stand out?!? We’re ALL born to stand out! Don’t tell yourself for a FREAKIN’ second that you weren’t born for greatness ‘cuz I’m here to tell you I thought that and it didn’t serve me. You can go thru the rest of your life clinging to your self-limiting beliefs…..OR you can get over yourself and STAND OUT. And, I’m working on a blog post about staying in your own lane because I got caught up in NOT staying in my own lane even recently and I’m getting there again. But, I realized in Nashville that I don’t need to be doing what everyone else is doing ~ Instead of following someone else’s path, I can BLAZE one of my own and that’s just what I’m gonna do! And, if you wanna watch me and blaze one of your own, too, let’s connect!!! Click HERE to learn more! Ya’ll, I’m telling ya, I owe so much of my strength and determination to coaching and what I’ve found and COUNTLESS other people talked about it for 4 days in Nashville. Not everyone gets to join my team but I can tell you if we do connect and we both feel it’s a good fit, I will be with you every step of the way. You will have a confidante in me for LIFE if you want it. I am developing every day and finding new and exciting ways to help women love themselves and live in their purpose!
AND, THIS! It’s old but it never gets old lol 😉 And, I think P!nk’s part is the best part!!
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