Everyone loves a good story.
I’m not talking about stories like the time I totally scraped the entire side of the rental car in a too tight parking garage.
Yep. That’s a true story.
I’m talking about the stories and narratives we carry around in our mind and that shape the way we live our life.
I’ve already shared one part of my story. You can read it here.
But that’s not my only story. We all have lots of stories in our life. Some of them are stories that are old and no longer true. We’ve just accepted them, not realizing how much they hold us back.
Not sure what stories you’ve been telling yourself?
Take a look at your bookshelf.
What stories do the books you own tell about you and your life?
When I examined my shelves recently I saw that...
I have a lot of parenting books. They tell the story that I wanted to be the perfect parent. They tell the story of a new mom that wasn’t confident in her intuition to know what her babies need from her.
I have a lot of books about diets and weight loss. They tell the story that I didn’t think I was ok just the way I was.
I have a lot of books about finding my purpose. They tell the story that I knew I wanted more out of life, but I wasn’t sure how to figure it out what that “more” was.
I’m so much happier since I’ve been able to let these stories go, and I began writing new stories in my life!
Now, I know I’m a good mom.
I know my body is just fine the way it is.
And I have found that “something more” in being a coach.
Most of these narratives are absolutely a direct result of the messaging we receive from our families and cultures about what we SHOULD do. About what is acceptable. About what makes us a good person.
I LOVE this quote from the introduction of the book!
“These pages are a pep talk to honor that voice inside of you that says you have something special to give. It’s a reminder that while there is no map for where you’re going, many have traveled this road before. It’s permission to unlearn everything you’ve ever been told you should do in order to learn what you must.”
See? It’s totally ok to let go of the old stories that no longer serve us. It feels amazing knowing that I can rewrite my stories which means I’m rewriting my life.
Life isn’t just happening TO us. We can create the life we want to live!
So, tell me, friends. What are the stories you’d like to change about your life? What stories do the books on your bookshelf tell about you?
I’d love to hear from you and get to know you better! Share your comments in my FB group, Live Your Legacy Now, where we focus on personal growth and creating a life we love!
P.S. HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT MY BIG GIVEAWAY!?
There’s nothing better than this time of year when we start thinking about all the things we want to change and accomplish in the new year ahead.
It’s so exciting to think about all the possibilities!
You’ve got BIG goals and BIG dreams. And sometimes those big plans can get a little overwhelming without support.
That’s why I’m SUPER excited to let y’all know that I’M DOING A GIVEAWAY!!!
And this isn’t just any ol’ giveaway. There will be NINE winners!
Here’s what you can win:
- A three month 1:1 coaching package with me so you can get clear on your goals and start making what matters most to you happen instead of your plans fizzling out by February 1st.
- A 2018 Powersheets Intentional Goal Planner by Lara Casey...one of my absolute favorite tools for making sure my goals are aligned with what I want most in life and for helping me live intentionally every day.
- A 2018 Get To Work Book by Elise Blaha Cripe...another one of my favorite tools! This planner is where I schedule my day to day priorities and activities. I especially love the project planning pages!
- One of six spaces in a virtual vision board workshop...we’ll work together online digging deep to discover how you want to feel and what you’d like to accomplish in 2018.
Who wouldn’t want all this awesomeness?! Did I mention it’s a FREE giveaway?
I know you’re serious about growing and creating the best life you can. So take a stand for yourself and give yourself a gift by entering this giveaway!
Click the link below to sign up and fill out a short application (to help me with market research) and to be entered to win one of these 9 amazing prizes!