I went to an old former workplace the other day – I started my time there a little over 16 years ago when I was a 20 year old baby, and I haven’t worked there in over 11 years…
I ran into a few of my favorite coworkers, one whom hadn’t seen me in years, and she was just gobsmacked (and gushing, because she’s the sweetest little lady EVER) that I look exactly the same and when I said something sassy, she remarked that I am just the same as I ever was… and it alarmed me a little how quick I was to correct her and say “oh no, I have grown, I have evolved, I am no longer anyone’s doormat, and if the shit this place – customers, contractors and coworkers alike – put me through then were to happen now, there would be a lot more hurt feelings out there courtesy of ME.”
And she was just stunned. And so proud, she got tears in her eyes and she was just so blown away by how I found my voice, my confidence, my self esteem, and my sense of self worth. The two of them were A L W A Y S trying to instill my sense of self worth, they were ALWAYS trying to coax my confidence out of me.
And I don’t mean to sound rude or self righteous, but there were MANY, many years where I just did not stand up for myself; I tolerated mental and emotional abuse, and it was often my coworkers who stood up for me and got hell raisers on their way.
So it’s freakin’ empowering to see how I have grown!
I don’t love that there was a period in my life where I felt it was causing conflict to stand up for myself… but it just means I can look back now and realize how truly far I have come – it inspires me, and I won’t be going back to that shy, meek person who never was sure of her own worth.
Growth is freakin’ radical as eff, feel me?
With everything, your intention is important. Why are you doing this, or that? Is it for YOU? Or is it for other people/reasons?
You gotta do it for you. It’s okay to let other people inspire and influence you, but your inspiration to take action has to be for YOUR own good.
Do it. Do it for YOU. Because you CAN. And so you SHOULD.
Much as we wish it would, no change happens over night, and the same goes for building your self-worth.
By taking each day one at a time, you feel more capable. It doesn’t seem as overwhelming when it’s broken down into smaller chunks, such as 7 days instead of one week.
And not all days will be up, just like not all days will be down. There will be ebbs and flows, good days and less good days. But each sunset closes out that day and each sunrise brings a new one forth.
Love yourself and take each day as it comes.
“The privelege of a lifetime is being who you are” …
A couple of my fellow coaches and I hosted a webinar where we shared our stories, and how being a Beachbody Coach has changed our lives (the very reason this blog exists is because being a Beachbody Coach gave me the confidence to do it!)
I am the second speaker, and while my speech isn’t perfect or anything, it took a lot for me to do something live like this… I have always been a little shy on that front due to a sudden, profound hearing loss in both ears around age 10.
So when my success partner and I decided to do this, I was a little nervous! But truthfully, any nerves were worth working past, because being a Beachbody Coach has really changed me… not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as well! And it feels like it would be a waste to not share what it has done for me, and help others see what it could do for THEM.
Take a look, if you would like. See how I have come out of my shell, embraced all that life has to offer, and changed the financial reality of that and my husband – and we’re just getting started!
There is, TRULY, more to life than just going to work and paying your bills. It’s called LIFE because its meant to be LIVED!
Life has been busy lately with yard clean up, and projects, and working full time, and continuing to elevate my businesses, and my workout program (done tomorrow!), and the Guns Buns and Ab’s Challenge… I love a busy life, and I love going to bed every night knowing I had a productive day.
But whew….. easy to forget to show yourself some love while you are busy doing anything and everything, huh? I can’t be the only one that falls into this trap?
My husband gifted me a certificate for a massage for Christmas, and I thought it would be great to use after the crazy packing and moving spree we went on… I never did get around to it and then I jumped into Hammer & Chisel, and it didn’t make sense to get it done then, so I told myself my reward for finishing Hammer & Chisel would be a nice massage – after all, my muscles need it now more than ever!
I find this to be so true – we need to give ourselves more credit, and we need to feel our worth to truly feel good about anything else! You work hard – don’t forget to give yourself much-deserved credit!
Enjoy your Saturday!