Showing Up For Yourself
There are times in our lives where taking a leap of faith is the toughest thing in the world. Moments where you intuitively know you need to network and cancel the event in the last min. The meeting that you had to cancel due to Auckland traffic. The evening cocktail event where you have to look your best and you need to cancel because you don’t have the right thing to wear. These are all real reasons why we cancel. Has anyone ever told you that in that moment of cancelling is self-doubt creeping in and winning?
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In these private vulnerable moments, we take comfort that it best to stay home and recover from the anxiety of being too uncomfortable. Another opportunity will come along or there will be another meetup or I can explain I was sick and when I’m ready I’ll do it! This real anxiety we create can last for a week, then months and then it’s probably best to play it safe and stay with the corporate steady work.
I just explained myself in the last two paragraphs in 2009. Crawling into bed and cancelling my way through life and putting off what I desire on the back burner. Then on one Monday morning, I was rushed to the emergency room for emergency surgery to remove my gallbladder. It turns out playing it safe wasn’t so safe. I then decided I need to show up for myself.
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I started to talk to colleagues, people in my industry, new up incomers in my space and chat about what I wanted to create. Making room for what you want and being dedicated to it will start your process. I invite you today to linger in what you would like to create. Flirt with the seduction of getting it. Have a secret affair behind closed doors and keep those budding ideas as confidential as a new lover. Let the dream whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Let it lure you to a quick rendezvous at the coffee shop down the street on your break. It’s ok to be swept off your feet with that initial jolt of passion. Your destiny is yours and claim it unapologetically.
Does this sound like you? Let me know what you think about this article and if I hit on something that sounds familiar. Until then, go get em tigress!