Episode 232: Be an Encourager – Life Hack

Episode 232: Be an Encourager – Life Hack

Welcome to the LYS Podcast 

November is a set of 3 episodes called 15-minute life hacks. I’m calling the November nudges. Each episode is a quick reminder of a life tool to inspire and help you connect to the world around you as you create your best life story on purpose.

Today is week 2 and we’re all about cheerleading. This life hack is about Being and Encourager and Jessica Burrell, owner of Life Amplified will be here for all 3 episodes.

Come with me for a quickie. This one’s about lifting as we go.

When I started my Next Level training – that was my emotional intelligence training back in 2016, I had no idea what it would entail. I was there because a friend suggested the training for my own personal growth. I’m not here today to list all the things I gained, but one of those things was a personal coach. My coaches, across my program, not only called me out on my fears and complaints, they not only answered my hard questions, they were also cheerleaders. When I said, “It’s too hard,” or “I can’t do it.” they said, “If you say so.” And, I automatically knew it was up to me to change my attitude. But when I was in the struggle to pull up courage, to face fear and self doubt, they would look at me with complete and utter faith. They would help me envision outcomes and create belief. When I doubted, they did not. Oh my heart! What an incredible gift. To find people who will believe and lift you, support you when you need it most.

Join us for the audio program where we talk – short and sweet about the importance of encouraging each other.

Some of the things we talk about:

“You can borrow my belief in you until you can believe it for yourself.” – Jessica’s friend.

We don’t do life alone, and we have chances everyday to make a big difference in people’s lives – in the lives of our families and friends. These moments of cheerleading can make a huge difference in each other’s lives, can cement relationships. We can make history when we cheerlead at the crossroads of people’s dreams.

I heard a story the other day of a little gal that carried glitter in her pockets. When her mom was doing laundry she asked her why there was glitter in her pockets. “Mom,” she said, “you never know when someone needs to be celebrated.”

Clifton Strength Finders: Jessica’s strength is WOO. How many of your have the gift of Winning Others Over by supporting them.

Reminder – in my book LIFE – Living Intentional and Fearless Everyday, the 21-Challenges, Challenge 12 is – Give someone in your SOI hardy encouragement for something they are doing. Do what you can to forward THEIR agenda.

Sometimes this is simple like leaving a podcast review for a podcast you like. Maybe it’s showing up to a ribbon cutting or kick-off party, maybe it’s calling to tell them you know they’ve got what it takes to make their dream happen. Think about the other person, what they are trying to accomplish – how you can support them and what you can contribute to helping them move forward. By small and simple things. 

Whether it’s glitter in your pocket to throw for those spontaneous celebrations, or really standing for someone’s dream. Whether it’s a quick phone call to say, “you can do it,” or creating a killer play-list for someone with all the “take the world by storm” songs, let’s be cheerleaders. 

Of course your challenge this week is to find someone in your SOI that you can cheer on. That you can celebrate. That you can shore up their foundation when they doubt.

LET’S DO THIS! Have a great two weeks, until we meet again.

About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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