Who are you trying to please?
And why are you giving them that much power in your life?
These questions are so powerful to me. I recently heard Rachel Hollis speak about this and it struck so close to home.
I think many times we are raised to believe that we are to push ourselves to please someone else. We try to make our Mom's and Dad's proud of us.
We want to please our teachers, our church family, our friends, our husbands/wives, our children, and even our bosses.
During these times of our lives, it is so easy to lose ourselves in the process. We put on a mask that projects what we feel others want us to look/act like. Can I tell you, there is so much freedom behind that mask. As the new year has begun it is a time to refocus on what you want. What do you want? For yourself, not anyone else. Can you even dream what life would look like if you allowed yourself to focus on your inner happiness first?
For me, that is exactly what I did starting in June of 2017. I decided at the age of 48 to start taken care of myself first. Putting my overall health and the health of my soul first. What I have learned is that I have become a better person, a better Christian, a better wife, a better mother, a better grandmother (CoCo), a better leader, a better coach, a better business owner, and a better friend. Simply by working on myself from the inside out, I have allowed myself not to focus on pleasing others and worrying about what "they" are going to think about my life. Why you may ask..... because it's my life, not theirs.
I turn 50 in 6 days and I have never been so excited for a birthday, and this is a BIG one. I have heard people say the following this week. "It's downhill from here." or "You have one foot in the grave now." With all due respect, this is going to be the greatest time of my life. I have such a bright future ahead of me and my company. This path is going to help so many people have hope again and even help employers provide help to their employees. This has opened up an opportunity to touch people on levels I have only dreamed about. 2019 is just the beginning of my new life, my team and it can be yours too. You just have to stop letting someone else decide what your life should look like. You can start today and we will walk with you. Are you ready to sparkle?