We’re continuing to push upwards, towards the potential, the more, the better. We’re taking fear, and turning it into excitement and a drive to achieve the life we deserve.
This month, we’re Unleashing Ourselves, in our full glory. We’re embracing the mindset that the world is full of opportunities, and we’re seizing those opportunities with the knowledge that we become better through every experience we gain.
You know your goals and understand them inside and out, and have worked out the steps you’re taking to achieve them. Now it’s time for you to step outside and Unleash Yourself with all the tools you have at your disposal, your vision as your guide, and your values as your compass.
Unleashing Yourself is more than just getting out there. You’ve been getting out there all your life, trying new things, and just generally living, right? I don’t think you would have considered it an Unleashed way of living though. In fact, I’m pretty sure if you run through your life, you’ll see that up until now, there were a lot of tethers holding you to pretty much the same spot. Whether it’s fear of judgment, an inability to trust yourself, negative thought loops, insecurities relating to what you can do… well, the issues go on so I’ll just stop there, but whatever it was, you can that there were tethers.
Unleashing Yourself is embracing everything about you that you have come to know and accept (maybe even love!), knowing your strengths and weaknesses, and most of all, knowing what your Purpose is, and taking that entire package out into the world. It’s being your authentic self in the way you live your life, make decisions, and interact with others. No tethers.
For anyone who might feel a bit shaken by what I just said, please bear one important thing in mind. This isn’t about shedding responsibilities. It’s not about throwing your kids out the window, dropping everything that’s important to you, cutting ties with responsibilities and obligations… The stuff you need to tend to is stuff you need to tend to. This is about showing up in ALL aspects of your life, whether it’s professional or personal or just pure fun time, in a way that’s authentically aligned with who you are and your values.
Let me give you an example. You may have struggled with issues relating to frustration and managing anger related to frustration. You might have found yourself losing your temper with your kids or loved ones, people around you at work, friends. Anger is a massive sign that you’re distressed, and do not know either how to address the distress or to articulate it to get the cause of the distress to just cut it out.
The old you might have responded to anger by engaging in a fight, shutting down to avoid conflict, or dropping passive-aggressive comments that do not genuinely communicate a helpful solution to the problem at hand. The Unleashed you understands her boundaries and articulates them, treats people the way she expects to be treated, and is as much willing to listen as she is to share her point of view. Your Unleashed self is the implementation of your beliefs, and the understanding that you are living a life that’s worthy and full of purpose. Your Unleashed self can replace anger with a sense that regardless of the outcome of this conflict, there is a greater goal to be achieved.
To Unleash Yourself is to KNOW that…
- Your voice matters! You have so much to contribute to your life and the lives of those around you. There’s no more hiding your mouth with your hand, because you’re no longer afraid of sounding “stupid”. Your interactions are your opportunity to share and receive information, instead of being dreaded moments of potential judgment.
- In conflict, lies opportunities to grow! Not everyone is as receptive as you will be, because they are at a different point in their personal journey. That’s not your concern. You know your values and beliefs, and you understand that other viewpoints exist. You can engage in a heated debate, and learn from other viewpoints. Or… you can walk away, the choice is yours.
- Your goals are your priority! As long as you keep your eye on the message that you have, on what you are looking to share, and what your vision looks like, you will continue generating your own momentum. They ARE a priority, which means that you will be making sure that any plans you have include time that’s dedicated to your own goals.
To support this month’s theme, I have a ton of resources to help you concretely live out the life you’ve designed. There is a free Public Speaking Training session with SpeakUp, Europe’s No. 1 training and coaching community. Yes, it’s 100% free for all my CQA members, so jump in there and get started on your journey to a more confident, powerful presence. The course will teach you to speak in any public setting, whether it’s up on stage or even in groups, so don’t miss it!
There are also tips and tricks from stand-out individuals on handling conflict, showing up for yourself, and more, as well as a free Lead Magnet Course to help you get sales.
All right Queen, it’s all you now. Unleash Yourself, and get to living your design.
Fix your crown.