Good Morning Everyone!
I wanted to share something with y’all something so beautiful that I heard last week in my yoga class. My teacher, Tricia said so poignantly in yoga class, that instead of saying, I have to, you say I get to. And I really liked that twist that she put on that phrase that we all say EVERY DAY! She made that realization and the words so powerful, hit me like a brick. They’re so incredibly powerful.
Let’s be honest, what are we telling ourselves all the time in the mirror? We’re looking at my our lines, our little bit of sun damage, our extra five pounds from the big dinner we had the night before. And then? Oh, I need to lose ten pounds! We always say to ourselves, “I’m not good enough.” Right? And if you’re sitting reading this and saying to yourself, “Oh, I never do this.” You are lying to yourself, my friends. We’re our own worst self-critic.
This is something that you have to work on every single day! Self-worth, Self-love, Belief in yourself, Mindset. These are values that everyone needs to practice, every single day. I don’t care what’s going on in your business or your personal life…ask yourself if you’re sweating the small stuff! A couple of weeks ago I had non-invasive heart surgery. I think that maybe even though I didn’t have “open heart” surgery, it was still heart surgery, and there’s a lot of unknowns there. I had a ton of anxiety and angst leading up to that surgery. I was crying before the surgery, I cried all the way through the surgery, I was crying after the surgery because you go in there not knowing a lot of things! You’re just thanking God that you’re still alive there on that table when they are operating on you. Then, after the fact, you’re thinking, “Damn, I made it.”
My perspective was changed. A lot. Everything that you are telling yourselves, every time you overthink, every time you look at what is not going right, you’re going to attract more of that into your life and into your business. I have seen so many people who were positive for a while and then they had a series or a string of events that happened and then all they could focus on was the shit that wasn’t going right in their life, instead of what is going right. I’m going to challenge y’all.
Pick Five Things That Are Going Right!
I don’t care if you’re in a crappy mood, I don’t care if you’re in a mediocre mood, I don’t care if you’re doing the Eyore dance. What are the five things going right for you? I want you to take those five things, write them down where you can see them every day and stick them up on your bathroom mirror.
Be grateful that you got up and your feet hit the floor this morning. When you wake, the devil’s running scared. I got to wake up this morning, I got to go to yoga this morning. I got to talk to one of my favorite people on the phone this morning. I got to give my husband and my girls another kiss and have another day in front of me to spend with them.
My favorite part of the day is getting to wake up. My second favorite thing about the day is getting is kicking ass. I love to help my team out, help my friends out, whatever the case may be. I always think, “What can I do today to make the world a better place?”
Always be conscientious of the things you say to yourself. Along with that, always be conscientious of what you’re reading, watching, and listening to. If you’re having a bad day, always Switch!… If you’re having a crappy day, put on some happy music and go dance. Seriously, that’s one of the best things that you can do and that’s why I listen to music a lot. You have the power to change your mindset right here, right now. I double-dog dare you to do it.
Share this with somebody, make them smile, and tell them to write down five things that they really, really are grateful for and five things that they love about themselves. If you see someone having the crappiest of days, share this with them. You could be saving them and yourself.