Showing Up (in Your Life + Biz)0
We all know that the real magic happens only when we show up fully in our life and business. Boldly, authentically and consistently. When we own who we are; light & shadow, good & bad (and sometimes ugly). When we accept and embrace who we are, we can finally let go of the constant need for approval and validation from others.
Alignment. Self-expression. Purpose. Freedom. Ahhh…
The thing is all of that can feel incredibly vulnerable and deeply challenging. So we hold back. We play small. We hide. We sugar-coat. We please. We pretend. We wait. We hope. We beat ourselves up. And then we wonder why things aren’t happening.
When you don’t show up for yourself, others won’t show up for you either. Let that sink in for a minute.
How do you go from hiding to showing up? Well you start by doing the inner work. Practising self-love and self-acceptance. Listening to your deep desires. Doing what brings you true joy. Sitting in the muck. Embracing stillness. Breathing lots. Re-connecting to my WHY. Reaching out and connecting with those who are committed to your vision. And then taking small baby steps forward.
It’s not easy. And it requires a whole lot of courage and determination. But you are worth it. Plus the world needs you and is waiting for you to share your brilliance.
And by the way, this is a work in progress for most of us. I can tell you that I’m still learning and figuring this out every moment of every day. I fail a lot. I question myself. I doubt my gifts. I get stuck in negative thoughts. I worry about things outside of my control. Arghhh.
But I eventually pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. And again. And again.
I’d love to know – how do you shift from hiding to showing up more fully in your life and your business?
Please share your tips, insights and wisdom below.