That is the question to which we all oscillate between conflicting answers—”Yes,” in theory, “no,” in reality.
Can You Be Your REAL Self AND Do Amazing Things?
We want to do amazing things, but we know we fall short. So short, we might not have to duck under low branches (staying small keeps us “safe” from opposition), but we still can’t reach the fruit (the magic that comes from stretching to live our deepest, most fulfilling lives).
We are flawed beings who may function and even thrive, but won’t ever get to that truly amazing place, because our screw-ups and problems keep us from ever being good enough.
This is what we often say to ourselves, or what we hear in the messages shouted at us by others and by our harsh challenges in life.
It isn’t the truth, though. Well, half of it is true, but the conclusion is completely off base.
Here’s what’s true:
- You’re not perfect.
- You do have flaws.
- There have indeed been some screw-ups, messes, and hardships along the way.
Yeah, sometimes your real self sucks.
But… here’s what’s also true that we tend to forget:
- That is NORMAL
- That is part of being HUMAN
- It MEANS nothing
- You are worthy just as you are
- That is beautiful
YOU Can Do Amazing Things
I want to be really clear…
You do not have to be someone other than yourself to do amazing things.
You do not have to be someone you are not to do amazing things.
You do not have to change who you are to do amazing things
YOU can do amazing things.
How do I know?
I’m pretty open about having a history of depression, social anxiety, and self-loathing, being a DVSA (domestic violence & sexual assault) survivor, and the fact that up until last year (when I went through the worst hell and most significant breakthrough of my life, a whole other story), I still had a suicidal thought regularly, like every week. This was BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER:
- Achieving my 1st through 5th degree black belt ranks.
- Taking over my kung fu school to be the owner and head instructor.
- Taking commissions for fine art portraits.
- Becoming a freelance graphic designer with local, national, and internationally relevant clients.
- Creating massive breakthroughs in my life including busting through income barriers and leaving my abusive marriage.
- Using my unique insight and experience to coach clients through their own personal or business breakthroughs.
Here’s my secret—
I didn’t wait until I was “perfect” or “better” to move forward in my life. I moved forward in my life so I could improve and be better.
I did all of those things and more IN SPITE of my flaws, weaknesses, and struggles. I just did it anyway.
This is what my clients do too. This is what you can do too.
So can you be your real self AND do amazing things?
Hell yes you can.
Besides, it’s not even you that has to change!
It’s the protective facade you have around yourself that has to be shed in order to reveal the real you.
It’s the “facade you” that is running the show manifesting what you have now, while the real you is tucked away inside, wanting something more or different, but staying safe from whatever you fear.
It’s that fear that we’re discussing on this FREE call, Shine Without Fear!
Fear of the judgment of others is so unbelievably common, we’re focusing on it as the main theme, and there are so many other fears to which this content will apply as well.
Yes, you will transform. No you will not lose yourself, rather you will gain so much more of yourself you will wonder why you ever doubted in the first place!
I hope to see you on the call. Learn more and register here.
In the meantime, do what you love through the fear. Do what you love in spite of your real or perceived flaws and weaknesses. Just do it anyway.