My Word for 2022 - Courage

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”― Coco Chanel

Did you pick a word for 2022?

I started picking a word for the year a few years ago and this year my word was Courage.

There are multiple definitions of Courage, but basically, it comes down to having...
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Shine Bright Like A Diamond

“𝘈 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘉𝘦 𝘛𝘸𝘰 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴: 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 & 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴” - Coco Chanel

Her 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜 true self.

 Being who she wants to be by choice, and on purpose.

Doing what she wants to be doing simply because she wants to be doing it.

Not because it is the "𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵" thing to be or...

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Self-Confidence is a Choice

What does it mean to be self-confident?

“𝘍𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵 ‘𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵?”  ------------ 𝐓𝐎𝐓𝐀𝐋 𝐁𝐒!
 
That is NOT how confidence really works.
I used to fake feelings of self-confidence, and it always 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 on me.
I either came across as arrogant or super insecure!...
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Lies We Are Told...

Is that really true? Like really?

Have you ever stopped to think whether all the things you were taught to believe as a child are actually true?  

What makes something true?

Is something true because your teacher told you so? Your Mom? Dad? Minister? Best Friend? A respected elder?...

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Why do we compare ourselves to others?

Oh, because it's normal.

However, often when you compare yourself to others, you lose sight of what’s important. Be onto yourself and remember, you are not in competition with them. 

Let's someone else's success inspire you, motivate you, dare I...

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Feeling Confident Over Fifty, Age is just a number...

So many people get caught up in their age...

but folks - it is just a number.... really.

And to be honest, it is what it is. So worrying about it, or fretting over getting older isn't doing anything other than wasting your time, AND worrying about it is aging you (don't you know worrying...

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C is for Confidence

Self Confidence is key! 

Yes, you've heard me talk about it before, and that's because it is so important to living a fulfilling and happy life. 

As children, most of us run around without a care in the world. We dance in the rain, we run naked through the house, we say what's on our...

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Thoughts - Part 2

Part 2 - If you haven't read part 1 yet - click here!

Now for the rest of the story...

In Thoughts Part 1, I explained the difference between the facts and your thoughts about the facts, and in Part 2, we are going to discuss how those thoughts actually create your feelings. 

Most people...

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Thoughts - Part 1

We all go around thinking thoughts - all the time.

Lots of them.

But how often are we telling our brain what to think versus listening to the chatter in our head?

If you are like most, you are doing more listening unconsciously than you are intentionally thinking thoughts.

Why does that matter?...

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Self-Confidence is Key!

So much is wrapped up in our confidence.

Our self-worth. 

Our identity.

Our success rate.

Have you ever studied a confident person? Like really studied them.

I was never very confident growing up, people always thought I was, which is funny, but it was an act. Apparently, a good one, because...

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Understanding Your Brain.

The challenge?

Understanding and overcoming your human brain.

Yes, I do practice mind management daily.  However, I still have a human brain and left unattended, it will remain past focused keeping me safe, stuck, and comfortably uncomfortable.

As humans, we don’t like to be wrong, we...

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What's Your Story?

Contrary to popular belief, life isn't happening to you, and it isn't the way it is because of the world in which we live or a result of the current circumstances.

Nope.

You created your life from the story that's going on in your head.

What do I mean? or What am I talking about?

I mean the story...

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