Take Stock of What You’re Proud Of – You Should – You’re AMAZING!

Feel down in the dumps? Or unsure of your worth? Not confident you’ve ¨got it¨?

I spoke to a lovely woman this morning who confided in me that she’s ¨always only gone for things in life that she knew she could do¨. In other words, she never truly jumped into the unknown nor grab a challenge completely out of her comfort zone. She’s now up against that very same lesson again, as an executive position is being offered to her, and she’s scared to take it. I told her, ¨this is not the time to be chickening out. How many times have you shied away from becoming the true leader that you are…? ¨ We’re going for coffee in a bit – can’t wait to hear what she actually did, if she went for it… (you know who you are!)

Wanna’ feel like a million bucks? Go bigger. See yourself going for things WAY bigger in life and business than you ever thought you could handle. Feel scared? Take stock of your accomplishments and EVERYTHING you’re proud of – EVERYthing you’ve managed well – and SO well – so far…Chances are, you have a LOT more things to be proud of than you think.

Look to these four main areas of your being, and you’ll find TONS of things to be proud of. Here are some ideas to stir your imagination!

In the physical sphere of your life…

  • Think about how many times, amidst life’s ups-and-downs, you’ve been able to…

Run a race, even though you have kids, a spouse, a job, and tons of other responsibilities….

Keep your body healthy and fit – or just going…that you’re here and still breathing is a miracle, given how crazy complicated life is!

Travel, learn new cultures and understand peoples…

Keep a nice home, even when you didn’t have an ounce of energy left…

In your mental life…

  • Think about how many times, amidst life’s ups-and-downs, you’ve been able to…

Get an education, degree or land a job…

Find work that supports yourself and your family…

Have the courage to take a risk, change or explore jobs that would make you happy…

Get recognized for your work well done…

 

In your financial life…

  • Think about how many times, amidst life’s ups-and-downs, you’ve been able to…

Save a significant amount of money for future needs – that takes will power and you did that…

Have minimal and manageable credit, and when you’ve gotten into debt, you’ve managed to get out of it…

Spend only what you can afford and not beyond your means…

Buy your own home or find a first-hand rental contract….

Invest intelligently in stocks or business….

 

In Your Emotional Life…

  • Think about how many times, amidst life’s ups-and-downs, you’ve been able to…

Approach something new with confidence, even though you’re both scared and unsure…

Approach life joyfully regardless of circumstance…

Be open and friendly toward those around you, despite the mood you woke up into…

Assert your personal need to pamper yourself…

Find your soulmate and partner forever…you know that can be a needle in a haystack – but you found it!

Have patience with your significant other or yourself…

Be compassionate towards other people…

Say, “I love you,” even when you’ve been upset, sad or tired…

Spend quality time with your family, even when you’re out of steam…

Have kids with your life partner, even though you love your career…

 

In your spiritual life…

  • Think about how many times, amidst life’s ups-and-downs, you’ve been able to…

Face failures, take responsibility and persevere…you’ve been a survivor many, many times over…

Take quiet time to reflect and be still…

Say ¨no¨ to bullying in your environment, be it at school, at work, online, or in the neighborhood…

Write a helpful post on Facebook or in your blog, uplifting those around you…

Truly listen to another…

Go out of your way to make a call or visit someone you care about, even when you don’t actually have the time…

Contribute to a charity, not because you can afford it, but because it’s the right thing to do…

 

YOU.

Are amazing.

Be proud.

Love,

Coach Jo

PS. I will LISTEN to your OWN personal list. Set up a call. I will just sit there and listen to EVERYthing you are proud of or SHOULD be proud of. THAT would be fun – do it!

 

 

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